Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Ancient philosophers suggested that the appearance of spirits is evidence that we are part of a larger community of intelligences, a universe of interrelated species, both physical and nonphysical. Master ghost hunter and best-selling author Brad Steiger invites you to join him as he explores the many dark and nightmarish pathways leading to this shadowy world of spirits and hauntings.

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places is a defining work on spirit phenomena. The culmination of Steiger's 50 years of paranormal research, Real Ghosts is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters. It is also a comprehensive classification of the spirit world touching on time travel and parallel universes, presenting the full range of ghostly manifestations and haunted locations. A major work sure to be heralded by paranormal enthusiasts (whatever their corporeal state), Real Ghosts is organized into 30 topical chapters, including:

*Spirits Seen at Death Beds and Funerals
*Haunted Churches, Cemeteries, and Burial Grounds
*Phantoms on Roads and Highways
*Battlefields Where Phantom Armies Eternally Wage War
*Speaking to Spirits: The Mystery of Mediumship
*Animal Ghosts--Domesticated and Wild
*Spirit Parasites That Possessed
*Apparitions of Religious Figures
*Haunted Hotels, Motels, and Inns

Did you know that ghosts still haunt Ohio's State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank? Or that the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is home to some of the most famous ghosts in the world? With Real Ghosts, you'll discover that Abe Lincoln regularly consulted "spooks" and mediums, Rudolph Valentino haunts his old mansion, and the ghosts of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, Katharine Howard, Jane Seymour, Elizabeth I, and King George III all still haunt some of England's most famous castles. You'll also learn how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid your home of unwanted spectral visitors. More than 125 illustrations grace the pages, many of them from private collections. Plus, Real Ghosts provides several appendices, including a full bibliography, selected filmography, a list of North American localities heavily populated by ghosts, and a special section on ghost hunters, researchers, and general resources.

Title:Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places
Edition Language:English
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  • Mauoijenn

    This is a huge book of all things paranormal. It covers ghosts, orbs, haunted places and has pictures. It was an interesting read for sure....

  • Doreen Petersen

    Lots of information and excellent reading in this book. If you believe or are curious about the paranormal this is a book well worth checking out....

  • L.J.

    This is an ambitious survey book of hauntings, poltergeists, spiritualism, mediumship, spirit photography and paranormal phenomena that generally fit into a ghost or spirit-related category. It is wri...

  • Sabrina Rutter

    This is the best book to own about real life paranormal activity! It has some really terrifying stories so don't read this if you sleep alone at night!...

  • Gary

    Brad Steiger is one of the most foremost experts today on the subject of parapsychology and real ghosts.In this volume he presents a comprehensive study of ghosts, restless spirits and haunted places,...

  • Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)

    This was a huge book -- tremendously full of paranormal stories. I enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book. The final sections were too bizarre to take seriously. Many of the stories in this book could easi...

  • Eric Farr

    I only finished half of this voluminous collection of ghost stories. I enjoyed it at first because a ghost story can always be fun, but the relentless tedium of folk tale after folk tale, all presente...

  • Dena

    This one is a really fun read. I just really enjoy ghost stories, and this one is fun because the stories are alledgedly "real". It is obvious that a lot of the stories are hoaxes and such, however, I...

  • Mel

    I have always been drawn to the paranormal, this book was very enjoyable. Ever since I can remember,The "Borley Rectory" has been my favourite haunted spot - the accounts are recorded so well in this ...

  • Tami

    So fun! A great read! Amazing stories! ...