Ghosts and the Supernatural

Ghosts and the Supernatural

by Colin Wilson

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Fascinating photographs and tantalizing tidbits introduce puzzling mysteries of human experience. Illustrations in both books include full-color photographs of scenes staged for dramatic effect, monster-movie stills, historical evidential photographs, and colorful artwork. Ghosts puts forth some well-known cases such as the haunting of Borley Rectory, the apparition of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train, and the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall. While a few of the hauntings are revealed as hoaxes, several of the modern poltergeist incidents that have already proven to be hoaxes are presented as true paranormal events. As material for stimulating speculation, this book will do as well as any other on the subject. As a serious resource for study, it falls short of Christopher Maynard's more scientifically oriented All About Ghosts (EMC, 1978; o.p.). Psyhic Powers offers a breadth of coverage that ranges from such human oddities as magnetic or luminous people to performers of the Indian rope trick, fortune telling, and other feats of magic. Spontaneous human combustion, reincarnation, and out-of-body experiences are presented as possible occurrences. A brief index in each volume makes specific cases accessible, but there are no bibliographies or lists for further reading. Cursory but appealing introductions.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Product Details

DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
Unexplained Series
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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