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#1    dagda


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

I am intrested in the ghost phenomenon. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a book which I could read for more info?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

Hmmm...my first reply did not go through. Let me try this again- I said that a really informative yet funny book is Will Storr vs. The Supernatural.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

I just read a good book, Personally Haunted. It's availble on line at various book stores.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

The Ghost that Haunted Itself

'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:00 AM

Perhaps not specifically 'ghost book' I'd say, but worth a look;

* Dimensions - Jacques Vallee
* The Trickster and The Paranormal - George Hansen
* Daimonic Reality - Patrick Harpur

'Dimensions' is mostly a UFO book, but the author connects UFO's to ghosts, poltergeists, cryptids and so on. The same could be said with the other two, 'The Trickster' focusing on psionics and 'Daimonic Reality' on psychology. Worth a look.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:56 AM

Read Ghost Hunter: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death. I cannot recomend this book enough. Anyone interested in paranormal research and investigation should check it out, because it will give you a historic point of view on the field. It chronicles the psychologist and philosopher William James in the 1800s and his involvement with ASPR...the american society for psychical research...and their investigation of the spiritualist movement, mediums, hauntings....it is a great read.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

I suggest Harry Price, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's spiritualism stuff, maybe some books on poltergeists too, Nandor Fodor, William G. Roll. If yu want to go back a bit, anything by members of the SPR like Lodge, Sedgewick, etc.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:13 PM

Staceyinfo on Apr 28 2009, 05:15 PM, said:

Hmmm...my first reply did not go through. Let me try this again- I said that a really informative yet funny book is Will Storr vs. The Supernatural.

I'll second that, it's really entertaining!

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:51 PM

The Dimension is a very good book as Senator said

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:06 PM

THe Weird 100 (Steven Spignesi)
Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & and Puzzling Physical Phenomenon (Jerome Clark)

Both books are on all sorts of paranormal stuff - and they have specific chapters and sections dedicated to ghosts, demons, poltergeists, and possessions.
Both are great books two, I've read The Weird 100 at least twice original.gif

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