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Ghosts, Apparitions and Poltergeists: An Exploration of the Supernatural through History

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    Loved it, Loved it, Loved it...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The material inside seemed extremely well researched and although I have been ghost hunting for many years I still found a wealth of information that was new to me. I enjoyed the book so much I nearly read the whole thing in one sitting. One of the things I really liked about the book was that it presented both sdies of the story and allowed me to come to my own conclusions about the paranormal. It also delved far back into the history of ghosts which is not something I've seen done before. I really loved this book and know you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2009

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    Great read for paranormal investigators or enthusiasts

    I highly enjoyed Mr. Righi's book. As a paranormal investigator myself (of about six years), I felt it was extremely valuable in giving an objective look at the history and background of paranormal research, as well as some of the different theories in the field. I thought it was great that he presented evidences from both sides, and then left it up to the reader to decide for themselves. It was well laid-out and easy to read. Even though a good majority of the subject material dealt with things I already have a decent knowledge on, it was interesting to read more opinions and details.

    Overall, of course it wasn't perfect, and the marketing information that said something about it being "a great book for those just looking for a scare" was completely off. There was nothing in this book that really qualified as scary. In my opinion, it felt more like the movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," where stories may have been used to illustrate a point but were told from more of an analytical viewpoint than with the intent of giving the reader a scare. If anything, it presents things in a more scientific manner so that if you've ever wondered about the afterlife, maybe watched a ghost hunting show on television, or experienced paranormal activity yourself and wanted to know more, it would help you understand some of the background and what is behind the theories out there.

    Personally, I also take anything that David Oester (a cited source) says with a grain of salt, since the validity of some of his evidence seems a bit controversial and his website seems to be a method for him to pad his retirement fund, selling instructions and information that most other groups are willing to give away for free. I wish the author would have found someone a little more credible; however, I tried not to let that detract from the book as a whole.

    Would I recommend this book to a friend? Most definitely, in fact my copy is at a fellow investigator's house right now, and one of the other members of our team said he'd be interested in reading it as well.

    Good reading and happy hunting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Yth .


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Should i read it?



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    Posted January 16, 2010

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