Saturday, August 6, 2011

Review: Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings: Am I Being Haunted?

Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings: Am I Being Haunted?
by Michael Pye (Editor), Kirsten Dalley (Editor)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (August 15, 2011)
ISBN-10: 160163174X
ISBN-13: 978-1601631749
Product Description

“Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio 
by which the dead outnumber the living.”

–Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

What are ghosts, spirits, and other apparitions?
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.

My thoughts:

This book is a must read for anyone interested in the paranormal. The essays are brilliant and I was very impressed with the amount of footnotes with many of them. Michael E. Tymn’s essay “Are Spirits All Around Us?” has nearly 4 pages of footnotes. In addition to great research, I was impressed with some of the ghostly photographs.

Last month, I gave you a small taste of Joshua P. Warren’s essay “The Immortals: Understanding Apparitions” by showing you some of the pictures in the article (link). You can check out his website (link) for an animated look at the alleged phantom soldier. All I can say is that it is thought provoking.

Thought provoking best sums up the bulk of the essays. You wont agree with everything that is said, but you will read some brilliant theories from well known writers. I couldn’t put it down.

I give it a solid 5 stars out of 5. It is a must-read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”