Christopher Balzano is a teacher and folklorist living in the Boston area. He has been investigating the unknown for fourteen years and running Massachusetts Paranormal Crossroads, a website dedicated to the paranormal and local folklore of Massachusetts, for more than five. His writing has appeared in such respected publications as "The Haunted Times" and "Mystery Magazine" as well as "Unexplained Paranormal Magazine." His investigations have been covered by "The Boston Globe", "The Boston Herald", "The Standard Times" and "Worcester Magazine" and he has been asked to speak about urban legends and the paranormal at conferences throughout New England. He is a regular on several paranormal radio shows, including "The Ghost Chronicles" and "Spooky Southcoast" and has appeared in documentaries and television specials on the supernatural. He was one of the featured writers in Jeff Belanger's Encyclopedia of Haunted Places and contributed to the collection Weird Hauntings and the soon to be released, Weird Massachusetts. His writing and research have also been featured in Thomas D'Agostino's Haunted New Hampshire and Haunted Massachusetts and the recently released Ghostly Tails from America's Jails.
Picture Yourself Ghost Huntingby Christopher Balzano
"Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Exploring Haunts and Finding Spirits, Spooks, and Specters" introduces novice paranormal explorers to the history, techniques, and equipment used in the search for proof of life after death, or simply, ghosts. Written like a field guide to ghost hunting, the book begins by examining what a ghost is,
"Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Exploring Haunts and Finding Spirits, Spooks, and Specters" introduces novice paranormal explorers to the history, techniques, and equipment used in the search for proof of life after death, or simply, ghosts. Written like a field guide to ghost hunting, the book begins by examining what a ghost is, and isn't, and presents a brief history of ghosts and the pioneers of the ghost hunting field. You'll review what has already been discovered and the tried and true methods and tricks that have been successfully used by seasoned ghost hunters and their outcomes. You'll also take a look at the different types of equipment used to both search for and communicate with ghosts, as well as how to approach the hunt depending on the location. Finally, you'll learn how to assess the evidence that you've gathered and what it all means, and how to avoid the pitfalls that are the stuff of popular ghost legends. Written by an avid and experienced paranormal researcher, "Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting" is filled with firsthand tips and advice, including a 90-minute interactive DVD featuring tutorials and interviews, and is both a reference and a source of helpful inspiration for any aspiring ghost hunter.
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A must for the beginner, and a fantastic review for the professionals! The easy to read (and understand) guidelines offered here will undoubtedly make this one an instant classic! This book contains ideas and steps which allow the beginner to easily follow along, and allows one an easy understanding of, and background of, ways to go about becoming a paranormal investigator (researcher/assistant etc...)! The book also allows one an understanding of the supernatural/paranormal events, and where and how to go about researching those topics further. The comprehensive resources allow one to find further (more in depth) knowledge when necessary! Overall, there is finally an easy way to get an answer without having to feel like the class dunce! The book also contains valuable lists of helpful resources (such as computer programs, tape recorders, camera's and other tools used in the trade... as well as phone numbers, and valuable contributors to the field of paranormal research which allow one an understanding of what to do/and how to go about handling various paranormal experiences; and how to record such events). Included with this book, is a fantastic video DVD which explains many of the items listed in that book, including an actual EVP caught during the filming of it! My hat's off to Christopher Balzano for making the field more accessible to those beginning investigators... researchers and potential future leaders in the field of paranormal research. All one has to do is "Believe"! Congratulations Christopher, I've already begun to read your next book(s)!
Would have liked more information concerning how to ghost hunt and the DVD should have had more examples of real ghost hunting stories.