Pleasant Hill has been 200 years in existence, and is one of the restored Shaker villages in the Eastern United States . The Shakers, or United Society of Believers in Christís Second Appearing, worked diligently to create a Zion , or heaven on earth. Their founder, Mother Ann, encouraged them to put their "hands to work and hearts to God". While the Pleasant Hill Shakers have passed on, their legacy of spiritual devotion and material prosperity remains. The book covers a collection of odd occurrences which include mysterious singing, phantom footsteps, appearances and disappearances of Shaker-looking people, invisible helping hands, and the sights and sounds of work and worship continuing at odd hours. The Shaker spirits seem to act much in character with their original dispositionsódemonstrating faith, fervor, and a guardianship of their homes and land.