It was the result of more than six years of effort, but on Saturday, Nov. 25, Lothar Malmberg sat down at a table at Bernie and the Boys Bistro for an afternoon of book signing.

Guests to the restaurant could purchase a copy of Malmberg's new book "Drumheller Ghost Walk." Despite its name, Malmberg assured 99.5 Drum FM that the book is good for people of all ages, even those who might be afraid of ghosts.

"There is a fascination about ghosts and ghost stories. There's a fear about them as well. So, I wanted to let people know that they're not bad stories, they're not scary stories like out of Hollywood. They come at a deep sadness, a deep sorrow. These are stories of people trying to get somebody's attention to try and make good a bad situation that they died in."

The book came about after years of giving ghost tours to people in downtown Drumheller.

"I started a ghost walk tour in 2011 because of all the ghost stories I heard about the town. But, more than that, it was about the interesting history about the town that I had heard, that people don't know about, and there are some really interesting stories behind the individuals that started this town. And, I thought, what a shame that that's not being shared."

Malmberg is an authority of Drumheller history, and his latest book reflects that.

"It's not a book just about ghost stories, it's about the history of Drumheller -- who made it, why they made it. Some interesting stories around those individuals that folks don't know about, and they're not written down anywhere. You won't find some of those stories in the history books. I had to dig for them and ask questions."

The book is available online, or by contacting Malmberg directly.

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