Halloween Hauntings

Halloween Hauntings : 300 Real-Life Ghost Sightings

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Many people believe they have seen ghosts, many others are doubtful, but despite the rationalism of the present day, there has been no decrease in the number of sightings: old ghosts have survived for centuries and have been joined by modern ones, haunted houses retain their eerie reputations, apparitions are studied by parapsychologists, poltergeists still wreak havoc in homes, and ghost hunters seek proof of the paranormal.
Halloween Hauntings is a wide-ranging guide to ghostly phenomena from all parts of the globe. It covers cases throughout history: many of them famous, others less well known. It examines malign spirits and gentle ghosts, apparitions, wraiths, haunted houses and spooky urban myths. Each entry gives details of the date, location and course of events, as well as providing a historical context and analytical assessment of the phenomenon.
The book's extensive appendices provide fascinating additional information, including the differing roles of ghosts in the world's religions, an exploration of out-of-body and near-death experiences, and modern theories offered to explain ghosts by figures such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
Halloween Hauntings is a thorough study of a subject that has intrigued, amazed and terrified mankind throughout history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 208 x 264 x 19mm | 628g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 photos; 100 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782747370
  • 9781782747376

Table of contents


Chapter 1
Ghosts of Centuries Past

Chapter 2
Ghosts of the 19th Century

Chapter 3
Haunted Houses

Chapter 4
Gentle Ghosts

Chapter 5
Some Malign Presence

Chapter 6
Apparitions and Wraiths

Chapter 7
Animals and Non-Living Apparitions

Chapter 8
Mischievous Spirits

Chapter 9
The Vanishing Hitchhiker & Other Urban Myths

1. Ghosts: the Primitive View
2. Spirits and the Spirit World
3. Out-of-Body and Near-Death experiences
4. Automatic Art from Beyond the Grave
5. Ghosts: towards an explanation
6. Ghosts in Fiction
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About Brian Innes

Brian Innes trained as a scientist and worked as a biochemical researcher before turning to writing. He published a large number of articles and books on forensic science. He died in 2014.
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