Why do they visit, and what do they want from us?
Are OBEs, NDEs, and PDEs real?
Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits,&Hauntings tackles these questions and more, as some of the world’s best-known paranormal experts come together in a tour de force of investigative journalism. Ghosts have been an integral part of the folklore of almost every culture; indeed, extant references to them stretch as far back as the ancient civilization of Babylon. And the evidence for their existence is mounting.
Resident psychic for Paranormal State, Michelle Belanger, covers the strange Phillip Experiment, in which a group of Canadian paranormal investigators attempted to create a spirit.
Professor of parapsychology Loyd Auerbach tells us what every ghost hunter should know about parapsychology.
Noted expert on paranormal research Joshua P. Warren carefully examines some startling photographic evidence of ghosts.
Andrew Nichols, PhD, director of the American Institute of Parapsychology, discusses his theory of haunted houses, which posits hauntings as manifestations of ESP and/or psychological projection.
Raymond Buckland (Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications) looks at ghosts as spirits and gives a take on how to talk to ghosts . . . and get a response.
Folklorist Dr. Bob Curran delves into the connection between poltergeists and human origins, and regales us with three classic cases of poltergeist activity.
Journalist Nick Redfern examines cases of ancient animal ghost apparitions.
Noted folklorist Ursula Bielski gives a spooky and detailed account of the “Vanishing Hitchhiker” phenomenon.
Evidence of ghosts is everywhere—if you know what to look for. Whether you’re a believer, a skeptic, or somewhere in between, Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits,&Hauntings is sure to entertain and educate.
About the Author
Michael Pye has been an acquisitions editor for New Page Books since 2003. He developed a healthy appetite for the unexplained by watching far too many episodes of In Search Of hosted by Leonard Nimoy after school instead of doing his homework, which turned him into a reader of books on the strange and unexplained. He earned a BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University.
Kirsten Dalley has functioned in various editorial capacities at New Page Books since 2004. She is coauthor of The Nightmare Encyclopedia, along with Jeff Belanger. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in comparative literature, which has proven to be of use in both her career and her leisure pursuits (reading fiction and riding sportbikes).
Table of Contents
Haunted Houses: Theaters of the Mind Andrew Nichols 9
Not Quite Dead: When a Ghost Is Not Really a Ghost Larry Flaxman Marie D. Jones 25
The Problem With Poltergeists Bob Curran 43
The Immortals: Understanding Apparitions Joshua P. Warren 65
Talking to Ghosts Raymond Buckland 91
Are Spirits All Around Us? Michael E. Tymn 107
Psychic Gift or Psychotic Nightmare? The Biology of the Supernatural Micah A. Hanks 131
Monsters of the Spectral Kind Nick Redfern 145
Road Tripping: Phantom Hitchhikers Ursula Bielski 167
Parapsychology for Ghost Hunters Loyd Auerbach 179
About the Contributors 211