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1. Paranormal Phenomena (Opposing
2. Ghost Hunting: True Stories of
3. The Witch in the Waiting Room:
4. Interdimensional Universe: The
5. PSIence: How New Discoveries in
6. Future science: Life energies
7. Hidden Files: Law Enforcement's
8. Adventures in Paranormal Investigation
9. Unexplained!: Strange Sightings,
10. The Fog: A Never Before Published
11. The Paranormal World of Paul McKenna
12. Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical
13. Paranormal State: My Journey into
14. Paranormal Technology: Understanding
15. The Paranormal Investigator's
16. The Paranormal Caught On Film
17. The Paranormal Source Book: The
18. Meaning of Personal Existence:
19. Paranormal Phenomena, Science,
20. Weird Science: An Expert Explains

1. Paranormal Phenomena (Opposing Viewpoints)
by Karen Miller
Hardcover: 214 Pages (2008-06-06)
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Asin: 0737740086
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pacific Book Review, November 17, 2009
Reviewed by:Nicole Sorkin, Pacific Book Review
Title:Paranormal Phenomena

Ever wondered if there really are castles that are haunted? Or people who have real, honest-to-goodness ESP?Paranormal Phenomena is a great collection of a wide array of paranormal occurrences, most of which are very intriguing and satisfying.If you've ever had questions about seemingly unexplainable events, then you should really pick up this wonderful book filled with information on a number of mind-bending subjects.

Karen Miller does a wonderful job have testing the paranormal under the microscope and research all of the evidence.She interviews believers in the paranormal as well as skeptics.Both who have valid view points on the relevant issues.

For anyone who enjoys pouring over facts, and especially for those interested in the paranormal and unexplained, this is a definitive guide for your collection. A great gift for the curious, and a great read for the interested! ... Read more

2. Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society
by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Michael Jan Friedman
Paperback: 288 Pages (2007-10-02)
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Asin: 1416541136
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Atlantic Paranormal Society, also known as T.A.P.S., is the brainchild of two plumbers by day, paranormal investigators by night: Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Their hair-raising investigations, fueled by their unique abilities and a healthy dose of scientific method, have made them the subject of a hit TV show: the SCI FI Channel's Ghost Hunters.

Now their experiences are in print for the first time, as Jason and Grant recount for us, with the help of veteran author Michael Jan Friedman, the stories of some of their most memorable investigations. The men and women of T.A.P.S. pursue ghosts and other supernatural phenomena with the most sophisticated scientific equipment available -- from thermal-imaging cameras to electromagnetic-field recorders to digital thermometers -- and the results may surprise you. Featuring both cases depicted on Ghost Hunters and earlier T.A.P.S. adventures never told before now, this funny, fascinating, frightening collection will challenge everything you thought you knew about the spirit world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is by far one of the best books EVER! The best part of Ghost Hunters is they are honest! They are not out there to take your money, and make you scared! They are based on facts and facts alone! Love you Jason and Grant!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars TAPS UNPLUGGED
I really enjoy the show because of how they approach the investigations. The book taps (excuse the pun) into the two men who made the show what it is today ontop of presenting cases not shown. It was great reading episodes you remember seeing plus getting more details about the investigations.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cost Factor
As I've found in the past, Amazon offers certain Kindle books at a higher price than the bound books.What a shame.One of the reasons I bought the Kindle was to be able to read books at a lower cost.They should get with the program.

4-0 out of 5 stars ghost hunters
i was very please at the speed this book arrived, i would definatley do bussiness again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
The book was excellent. Anyone who believes in ghosts or the paranormal, would enjoy reading this book. ... Read more

3. The Witch in the Waiting Room: A Physician Investigates Paranormal Phenomena in Medicine
by Robert S. Bobrow M.D. M.D.
Paperback: 256 Pages (2006-05-29)
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Asin: 1560258144
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Telepathy, reincarnation, voodoo, and witchcraft are just a few examples of phenomena now defined as paranormal activity. But just because these marvels lie beyond the reach of current scientific explanation does not mean that future developments will not bring understanding.

For instance, some scientists now believe that the mysterious symptoms, such as hallucinations and spasms, of the accused witches in Salem may actually have been reactions to a type of poison. And a hundred years ago, who would have thought that acupuncture could be scientifically explained, let alone covered by most mainstream insurance companies?

Citing case studies and analyses from respected medical journals, Dr. Robert Bobrow — an accomplished physician and clinical professor at Stony Brook University — investigates numerous instances that do not fit into the normal lexicon of medical diagnoses. He argues that by simply dismissing unexplainable phenomena we may be missing valuable opportunities to advance science.

Although The Witch in the Waiting Room provides enough data and research to satisfy the scientific community, Dr. Bobrow’s fluid writing style and straightforward analyses will engage the raft of curious lay readers who will be drawn to this book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Robert Bobrow makes a great spell checker
I have a preference for books that bull a subject apart bit by bit. I read such books as "A Perfect Red", "Oranges", and "Green Cargoes". This book fits very well on the same shelf or Kendal.

Before you try to place Dr. Bobrow in the category with new age cooks like Shirley McLane or Gary Zukav Wait and read. This book is a natural extension of a research paper and the bulk of the information can be found and verified at "pubmed.gov".

The basic theme is that maybe we ascribe technology or phenomenon that we do not understand to witchcraft and the like. Be aware the there may be reviews that take statements from this book out of context, and make more of it than was intended. Speaking about the theme in this book, you may want to read a story by H. Rider Haggard "She" where the use of scrying is explained as a technology that is old but technically workable and not magic.

Any way I find the individual cases fascinating. Dr. Bobrow made a good selection and dissertation. I think you will enjoy the book and come away with a new view of medicine.
I also think he left room for a second book.

Just a note my version is on the Kendal and I used the reader a lot during my morning commutes to work I just plugged onto the car speakers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Witch in the Waitingroom
It was easy reading and very informative. I would recommend the book to anyone who is interested in the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars An M.D's Investigation into the Paranormal
Dr. Bobrow, a physician and professor, writes an easy to read, fascinating book about paranormal phenomena, bringing to us many aspects,mostly regarding its effects on the human body, including experiments regarding the power of prayer, therapeutic touch, and remote healing, to name a few, with surprising and often conflicting conclusions.He touches on various cultures and the effects of voodoo, spell casting, even the phenomenon of zombies.This is a recommended book for anyone who is interested in unexplained phenomena, and I believe you will appreciate the open-minded approach in which Dr. Bobrow delivers his findings.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ignorance wears a lab coat and a stethoscope
Anyone who knows even the most basic concepts of witchcraft will be struck by the author's stereotyping of witches and witchcraft.Take the opening sentence of chapter 2 as an example:"Loosely defined, witchcraft is a ceremonial marshaling of evil (or negative) spiritual forces, asort of flip side of prayer (which focuses positive spiritual energy."WHAT!!!!The Wiccan crede is 'As it harm none, do as you will'.Hardly a bunch of people sitting around marshaling evil.The word 'wicca' is often translated as 'wise one' and was used to describe the elders in a community who used natural herbs to heal the sick.Again, doesn't sound like evil to me.But then, praying for your god to protect you before you march off to war to kill people doesn't sound like "focusing positive energy" either.Perhaps the author has his definititions reversed.This book gets 1 star, because it can't get less.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow.
"The Witch in the Waiting Room" is not only mind-expanding, but just a great read.Absolutely bizarre things have happened in doctor's offices; these arestories of things you'd hardly believe, yet, they've been witnessed and corraborated by trained professionals of the highest integrity.This book will make you wonder how much we don't know yet. ... Read more

4. Interdimensional Universe: The New Science of UFOs, Paranormal Phenomena and Otherdimensional Beings
by Philip J. Imbrogno
Paperback: 312 Pages (2008-08-08)
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Asin: 0738713473
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Over the course of his thirty years of investigation into UFOs, including his own field research, photographic evidence, and meticulously compiled case studies, Philip Imbrogno has provided fascinating new insight into paranormal phenomena. In this book, he reveals for the first time the detailed findings of prominent paranormal experts as well as his own firsthand experiences.The UFO Phenomenon: Fascinating New Theories and Never-Before-Released PhotosUsing the latest quantum theories, Imbrogno sheds new light on classic UFO cases, government cover-ups, and the hidden connections between UFOs and other unexplained phenomena-from crop circles and animal mutilations to angels and jinn (or genies). Imbrogno's insider knowledge spans the very early UFO reports to present-day sightings. He personally investigated four of the best-known UFO flaps of the modern era—Hudson Valley, Phoenix lights, the Belgium sightings, and the Gulf Breeze Florida sightings—and shares information never released before, including photographic evidence that something very unusual is taking place on planet Earth.

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First let me say that I read this book almost two years ago, and it still scares me. Now when I say it scares me I mean just that. I love to own a book that is worth every penny I spent, a book that when I am done reading it, I will put it with all my other great reading books, my library. What really impress me and astonish me was chapter "SEVEN" "Angels, Jinn, And Extraterrestrials. I learn more about these beings. especially the Jinn, in the Quran it does talk about the Jinns and how now they are in people lives, just like
Angels are good the Jinns are not. the book tells about victims who went through hell withJinns and aliens. it even was in the author life, in doing an invesigation of aliens making a victim's life horrible, some of his friends die, and others went down hill. lost their happy life. there is so much more that this book has..and all of it is true with evidence. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, SO OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.

5-0 out of 5 stars Make Time for Space...
...because, according to the author, it's making time for you.Spaced-out ideas told with a down-to-earth flair for the imaginative.The lively language and sedate pace combine to keep you at the forefront of the speculative...This gentleman wants to believe, but coming from a military background, he requires proof...and he is seemingly foolproof as well, not suffering fools lightly.He can pinpoint a hoax at thirty paces or more or less, for which you have no choice but to give him attention and respect.He knows what he's talking about, and with this book, he walks the walk.Definitely worth looking into, and deeply too.An excellent addition to the UFO/paranormal literature.

5-0 out of 5 stars The mystery continues
Interdimensional Universe is a sequel to Celtic Mysteries, a book I strongly recommend reading prior to reading this book. Perhaps the internet will sell both as package atdiscount. This book begins witha brief history of the UFO phenomenon that began its modern era in June, 1947 at Roswell, New Mexico, according to the author. This spurred the author to investigate in detail many of the sightings, and he worked alongside Dr. J. Allen Hynek, head of Project Blue Book. Phil's investigations expanded into Exeter, New Hampshire, Barney and Betty Hill`s UFO experience, and finally the Gulf Breeze activity. Some other areas of exploration are multiple dimensions, psychic connections, angels and jinn.

Multiple dimensions, or windows that open in time and space periodically, is a concept Dr. Hynek had considered to be a possible solution for some of the UFO activity. Events involved in Celtic Mysteries, such as strangeness in and around stone chambers in New York are mentioned. Cases not included in that book occurred on Reservoir Road (scene of much paranormal activity), New York in which beings with glowing red eyes were seen by witnesses and these witnesses were later interviewed by Phil. There are other eerie encounters by witnesses who are interviewed in great depth by the writer. Other sites investigated are the "Bermuda Triangle", areas near Japan, Hopi traditions, and the Sedona, Arizona area (I experienced strangeness here some 30 years ago). Stargates are discussed, which may be an interaction between magnetic anamolies and vortexes. This is based on the changing of EMPs which may open a window to other dimensions, according to the author. Experiments conducted by the government , such as "The Philadelphia Experiment" (which actually occurred in the Gulf Of Mexico), is a section that, if true, is mind boggling to say the least.

The psychic connection presents a multitude of case studies and personal experiences by the author. Some cases involve narratives by witnesses such as one by a Loretta Chaney. Another case study deals with a channeling session in which an entity by the name of Monca takes over the body of a man named Brett. Phil remained neutral regarding the strange happenings that ocurred in the session. Other cases involved UFOs in some manner. One was a 75 page story of experiences by a Posy Gilbert which included experiences with dark shadowy figures and red headed Celtic appearing women (tall Nordic??).

The section involving angels and jinn and extraterrestrials is beyond eerie. and well worth the price of the book. It is evident the author did a great deal of research in this area before his investigations. One case dealt with a drawing of a small gray being that looked strikingly similar in appearance to one evoked by the magician John Dee, a consort of Elizabeth I of England. Jinn is Arabic for "hidden". Also, in western lore they are sometimes referred to as genies. Phil seems to think jinn are responsible for 95% of the authentic channeling done by psychics. Jinn may take many forms. I have read where such beings take the form of asmoky wolf in Hopi lore or a shadowy figure as described in "Emily Rose" or as a so called "trickster" in some tales. An interesting case involved the author, a biologist, a police officer, an engineer and an airline pilot all of which, according to Phil composed the "dream team". The story is spine tingling and as scary as any horror movie (it should be made into a movie!). I will leave that story for the reader, but beware. Another study involved a woman, who under hypnosis, spoke of contacts with aliens. The facts are eerily similar to those found in the movie "The Fourth Kind", which supposedly is fictitious according to some reports. Angels, as messengers, is a great relief when compared to the to the stories involving jinn. Here the author goes into a brief background of angels which includes writings called angel script. Several cases are cited regarding angels.

The final section is about extraterrestrials and cattle mutilations, sky critters, spook lights, sightings of UFOs, multidimensional universe, string theories, super strings and other dimensional possibilities. Phil has a masters degree in physics, so he knows the material very well. I'm sure he catches some flack from his colleagues, but the reader will realize the depth of his analyses in these many cases.

The last part of the book provides a detailed analysis of experiences in two categories: 1) extraterrestrial and 2) Interdimensional and psychic involving 342 cases. There are several appendixes as well. The material in this book will be viewed different by many of the readers. Some may call it a series of hoaxes. Some may call them fiction of fraudulent, while others will accept the cases as real encounters with beings from another dimension or other world or even with angels and jinn. In the end, each reader must form his own conclusions and search his own soul or beliefs. One thing is certain. You will find the author to be very credible and very ethical. Maypeace be with you in your journey.

Don Barnaby
Marion, Ill.

4-0 out of 5 stars WOW
VERY interesting read.It brings to light some very good points to ponder and to me, it supports the theory that other dimensions are quite plausible as is travel and communication between them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost Made it to a Theory of Everything....
I will start by saying that this book fit in well with several threads I have been following after reading three other books that I highly recommend. The first two are, "The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts" by the later Joe Fisher and "Walking Through Walls" by Phillip Smith. These two books deal in a very well documented way with the effects and possible repercussions of "Spirit Channeling" and who these "Spirits" might be. The last is the "The Hunt for Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Ranch in Utah" by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp. As stated in the title this is a scientific study and it studies a geographic area that has been known for centuries as a very strange place by the local Indians.

So what do all of these things have in common with this book? They all present sides of what could be either the same "UFO" phenomenon, as this author appears to state, or an intriguing picture that requires that a few more blanks be filled in. In short, he backs up his ideas about dimensional travel using references to UFO encounters that center on certain places with strange magnetic fields, but the big picture may be more intriguing.

If you read Skinwalker, you learn that just about everything from strange "bigfoot" like animals to voices coming through stereo units without power, cattle mutilations and orbs seem related to things that emerge from strange "tunnels that appear and disappear". This would explain why creatures such as the Jersey Devil and Bigfoot don't die and leave bones behind. This book documents similar incidents. Together, these two books create a very convincing picture of what may be going on worldwide.

If you accept the evidence presented by this book and Skinwalker, you might then wonder about the aspect that I've always felt keeps people from believing in aliens of any kind, Religion. If aliens exist, then surely they could have been the angels from the bible and provided the fiery chariots and burning bushes. There goes the "loving God" and "safe afterlife" and with it fear of death comes roaring into the picture. Is is any wonder that people don't want to see UFOs??

What does the book have to say about the relationship between religion and UFO's? Quite a lot, but it is the weaker part of the book. The section that equates Angels with tall Nordic looking aliens makes good sense, however imposing a biblical hierarchy on them (think Cherubim, Seraphim, Dominions etc.)and claiming to have mysterious bits of "angelic" writing and a mostly "good" agenda was going a bit to far. He completely steps off his otherwise well referenced "wagon" when he gets to the Jinn, who he casts as demons, using several encounters which seem questionable after you read Fishers book.

If you read Skinwalker, there are "sulphur" and chemical odors associated with the strange dimensional tunnels. This could be why that element is mentioned in association with what people have long thought of as "demons". But his references to these Jinn are not of that kind and they are mixed with referencesto the "Men in Black" who show up to shut down UFO folks who get too close to some truth. When describing his Jinn phenomenon he mentions that MIB visit one of his doomed researchers, but doesn't weigh it against his "evidence". While it certainly must have been frightening to have so many of his co-workers die on the "jinn" investigation, he does not make much out of the mix of strange events which include finding "backwards talking" on a tape recorder he was using to interview a mother and her daughter who were the target of suspected "alien attack".

I was surprised that he had to go to a specialist to identify someone talking backwards. I think most of us could identify the jumble of a tape played backwards and to my knowledge this phenomenon was introduced as an "easy" special effect in the movie "The Exorcists" and doesn't really have much of a demonic history. The fact that whoever or whatever was bothering these people used it would suggest to me that it had more in common with those "Men in Black" trying to keep the investigators away from whatever they had been studying, perhaps for generations.

I'm not big on conspiracy theories, but the military has used civilians to study the effects of drugs like acid and various types of demoralizing mind control before. History is marred by such government studies as the "The Tuskegee Syphilis Study" where the government used innocent people for medical research, studying the course of their untreated disease from 1942 through 1972. It made sense to me that something very human could be behind the episodes. His other reference to the Jinn being channeled, sounded very much like one of Fisher's accounts of some "spirit" trying to gain control by pretending to be a guide.

If is useful to talk briefly about Fisher's book here. His investigations led to the premise that channeled entities are probably spirits of the dead who are afraid to go on for one reason or another and frequently impersonate authority figures. When we look at some of the "Near Death Experience" records, its seems that there is support for a "spirit" existing. The main point here is that Imbrogno's book lumps a "spirit channeling" incident together with physical evidence, when they can be two separate and unrelated events. If a "spirit world" exists do they have a better knowledge of other dimensions, perhaps enough to fake an impersonation of someone important? This is getting far away from what can be proven, but the conjectures made about the Jinn in this section of the book are equally hard to prove.

If you put all this together, what you get is that have probably always been part of our world and can use our fears to scare us. This neither confirms nor denies the existence of some universal law or the existence of an afterlife for those who are afraid of losing it. All three can exist together and/or as aspects of each other. The mind just needs to expand to hold it all. It is probably good that the aliens didn't drop this concept on Cavemen. Read the books mentioned along with this one and draw your own conclusions! I for one am hoping they show up to take over the banking industry!

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5. PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena
by Marie D. Jones
Paperback: 255 Pages (2006-11-15)
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Are poltergeists energy fluctuations in the Zero Point Field?

Could even the simple experience of déjà vu be explained by the quantum theory of parallel universes?

Do thoughts have the energy to manifest and move physical objects?

PSIence introduces readers to the latest discoveries in quantum physics and New Science that may explain the existence of paranormal phenomena—UFOs, ghosts, poltergeists, mysterious apparitions, time anomalies, the Bermuda Triangle, energy vortices—and psychic abilities such as ESP, telekinesis, remote viewing, and recalling past lives.

You'll explore the cutting-edge ideas that are fascinating both scientists and paranormal investigators, including:

• The latest theories of multiple universes and eleven dimensions.• The Zero Point Field—is it the potential source of all creative energy?• The potential of every human being to experience the paranormal.

Many of the world's leading scientists, researchers, philosophers and spiritual leaders—from noted physicists like Michio Kaku to the revered Dalai Lama—are beginning to accept the possibility of alternate realities and dimensions that warp time and space. PSIence takes the reader on a journey to where the "normal" and the paranormal intersect, where the known and unknown converge, where science greets the supernatural. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars The reason funding for scientific investigation of this area is so hard to come by.
One of the few books I will dispose of so no one else reads my copy:
1) Typos and misspellings. Very poorly edited.
2) Reference to crop-circles. Demonstrated to be done with a 2x4 and piece of rope. No aliens or UFO's required.
3) Reference to the Bermuda Triangle.Such a huge area of ocean that statistically no more disappears there then in any other like sized area of ocean.

While I find the this book's line of of inquiry to be valid, the poor editing and references to junk science and easily explained earthly phenomenon eliminates all credibility.

I feel this book illustrates why good, solid, peer-reviewed scientific inquiry into these phenomenon is so hard to get funded. With more than enough truly unexplained phenomenon in the human experience the use of urban myths as subject matter is completely irresponsible.This is a difficult area to pursue with the scientific method and the criteria for phenomena to be explored must be limited and very strict. Crop-circlesand the Bermuda Triangle do not qualify. Had I continued to read it, I feared I would have come across references to wizards, magic and von Däniken's ridiculous and debunked ancient astronauts theory of the 70's.

I am not a professional skeptic like the Amazing Randy ( appreciate much of his work). Ironically I would have been OK with the author using things like dreams and shamans as lines of inquiry.

"absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" Carl Sagan

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy read, hard title
Marie Jones is an expert at translating the difficult jargon of science into everyday language. This book is a great read and one to go back to over and over again for that little detail you can't quite remember.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Suprised
I recieved the book PSience on Thursday evening and blew through it in 5 days. I have read many essays books on the implications of quantum physics, and truly enjoyed this selection. I must admit that I was skeptical about buying this book at first because Marie Jones does not have a doctorate in physics or science, and feared that the entire book would be more speculation and less scientific theory. I was pleasantly suprised to find that this was a good blend of metaphysical speculation and scientific theory. The author tries to cover all paranormal phenomenon and their links to physic theories, which casts a broader net than most other books I have read. This also means that there is limited detail for each subject as compared to other books as well. Over all she tries to give the reader enough information to keep their mind open to scientific explanations for paranormal events. She also does not get too bogged down in technical details but tries to make sure the reader understands the underlying concept of the scientific theories. Interesting and easy read.

2-0 out of 5 stars Shallow, unoriginal ... a waste of money
I seldom pan a book because I respect the work that an author has to put in to get one published. But PSIence by Marie Jones is about as disappointing as a book could be without actually being offensive. In the Foreword, Pavel Mikoloski lauds the book in the words: "Marie has brilliantly condensed the essentials of quantum physics and made the subject matter not only understandable, but personally applicable." I will grant that the section of the book on quantum physics is the best part of it but it's still shallow and void of original thought. There's nothing new or deep here, simply a collection of snippets, often quotes, concerning UFOs, ghosts, weird stuff in general, properties of the mind, possible origins of the universe, different dimensions, the zero point field, resonance and consciousness. After the barely two hours it took me to read the book I had the sense of having gone through a simple catalog of diverse subjects vaguely related to psi but with no in-depth analysis and absolutely no new information. I cannot even recommend the book as a primer on psi, given the excellent books available such as Dean Radin's Entangled Minds or Russell Targ's Limitless Mind. A complete waste of money, I'm afraid.

1-0 out of 5 stars Easter Bunny Material
This book is at best irresponsible and at worst exploitative.As someone who really enjoys the subject of the paranormal (when its pragmatic and treated seriously eg: The Witch in the Waiting Room), I find there is a lot of junk out there of people trying to make a quick buck with flimsy material on the poplular subjects of ufo's ghosts etc.

I don't doubt that the author has a lifelong and somewhat serious interest in the paranormal from her statements.So I am leary to call this downright exploitative trash.But on the other hand the author seems willing to accept every paranormal event and every far out exlanation.I am surprised she didnt start talking about the easter bunny as a dimensional traveler.

Maybe if she didn't spread it so thin and try to cover so much this may have been good. Perhaps if shedidnt include phenomenon that has been debunked frequently (ie: the bermuda triangle which she keeps coming back to including flight 19 of which the remains were found)and instead concentrate on those that baffle the skeptics (Fatima, widespread abduction phenomena, etc) this book may have been worthwhile.

On the science end she starts out fairly decent with a history of quantum physics but again tries to use every theory from the other worlds theory (which I think may be true) to supposed current anti gravity devices and time storms to cover all sorts of paranormal events.

From the books I have read so far there seem to be two camps on the paranormal: one is the "out there" camp and the other is the "inside here" camp.The inside camp sees it all as an aspect of consciousness, perhaps a higher level (wouldn't an advanced civilization find it easier to travel by mind than space ship?) .Examples of this are Carl Jung for one.The author here seems to prefer somewhat the possibility that its all external, like Budd Hopkins.To me this doesnt make sense.Why would an advanced civilization travel light years with any technology when it may be easier to travese space time through the conciousness plane?Of course the latter is purely theoretical but makes more sense.Even bigfoot could be explained as a collective concsiousness projection of the human nature barrier.But a projection that could be as real as real.

Hopefully there are better books out there that manage to critique their theories and evidence , rather than give cart blanche to them all.

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6. Future science: Life energies and the physics of paranormal phenomena
by John White, Stanley Krippner
 Mass Market Paperback: 598 Pages (1977)

Isbn: 0385112033
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Radionics, quantum physics, top authors in this field
Where Science and paranormal meet.Edited by John White and Stanley Krippner.
I. Setting the Perspective
From Pseudoscience to Superscience
2.New Fields, New Laws WilliamTiller
3.The possibility of a New Force in Nature.Rexford Daniels
4.Psychotronics:The State of the Art.Zdenek Rejdak.

Ancient mysteries, Modern Revelations
6.The fields of LifeEdward Russell
7.Radiations Known and UnknownLangston Day
8.Prana:The Traditionaland the Modern ViewGopi Krishna
9.The Energy BehindTrue MagicW.E. Butler
10. Wilhelm Reich and Orgone EnergyW. Edward Mann
11. Bioplasma: The Fifth State of Matter?Viktor M. Inyushin

III.The Geometry of the Paranormal
Other Dimensions, Higher Planes
12. Commentary
13. Toward a Representation of the "Irrepresentable" Steven M. Rosen
14. Space:The All-Embracing ContainerHermine Sabetay
15. The Idea of CounterspaceOliveWhicher
16. The Etheric Formative Forces GuentherWachsmuth
17. Ther Rediscovery of the EtherH.C. Dudley
18. Neoenery and Geometric FormsSERGE V. KING

IV.From Physics to Metaphysics
Toward a Creative Synthesis of Knowledge
19. Commentary
20. Biopsychophysics--The Proper Study of ManE. Stanton Maxey
21. Biogravitation and PsychotronicsAlexander P. Dubrov
22. Hidden Variables:Where Physics and the Paranormal Meet E.H.Walker and Nick Herbert
23. The Positive and Negative Space/Time Frames as Conjugate Systems
William Tiller
24. Paraphysics:A New View of Ourselves and the Cosmos C. Muses
25. The Convergence of Physics and Psychology J.H.M. Whiteman
26. Quantum Physics and Paranormal Events Laurence M. Beynam

V.The New Technology
Harnessing the Energies of Life
27. Commentary
28.Applications of Dowsing:An Ancient Biopsychophysical Art
Christopher Bird
29.Radionics--Science of the FutureEdward W. Russell
30. The Incredible Hieronymus MachineJosephF.Goodavage
31. Orgone EnergyWeather Engineering Through the CloudbusterTrevor James Constable.
32. A First-Hand Look at Psychotronic Generators Stanley Krippner
33. Methods of Detecting and Measuring Healing EnergiesRobert N. Miller
34. The Motoyama Device:Measuring Psychic Energy
Hiroshi Motoyama
35. Paranormal Tape-Recorded Voices: A Paraphysical Breakthrough D. Scott Rogo
36. Apparatus Communications with Discarnate PersonsJulius Weinberger
VI. The Social Dimension
The Impact of Science on Society
37. Commentary
38. The Societal Implications and Social Impact of Paranormal Phenomena
Willis W. Harman
39. Parascience and Social Responsibility
Michael Rossman
40. Science and Illumination David Spangler
41.The SkepticsSaul-Paul Sirag
IThe X Energy: A Universal Phenomenon
II"Operation Kooler"Trevor James Constable
IIISuggestions for Further Exploration
About the Authors.
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7. Hidden Files: Law Enforcement's True Case Stories of the Unexplained and Paranormal
by Sue Kovach
Paperback: 224 Pages (1997-09-01)
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Most of these amazing stories of unexplained events from thefiles of law enforcement across the U.S. and Canada involve actualpolice cases, or occurred while an officer was on duty. A few arepersonal, off-duty experiences. These are thought-provoking andfascinating accounts, supported by credible witnesses. 60 photos.Amazon.com Review
Ghosts, UFOs, and other reports of paranormal phenomena oftentest the bounds of credibility, but can such reports be easilydismissed when the witness is an officer of the law trained to makecalm, detailed observations under the most stressful situations? InHidden Files Sue Kovach presents some of law enforcement's mostintriguing (and often repressed) files from around the UnitedStates. For example, while looking for a woman and her son, DeputyRich Strasser believes he was guided by the spirit of the deceasedmother to find the wreckage of her car and her young son still aliveinside it. Officer Ron Chancey recounts being chased by aboomerang-shaped flying object in Florida. And Brian Gosselin shareshis encounter with a Sasquatch-type creature in Washington county, NewYork. These strange reports by respected police officers rivalanything on television's X-Files, because they're not works offiction, but events that actually occurred on the streets of America. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Breaking the Code of Silence
Cops are credible eye witnesses and "Hidden Files" add to that evidentiary standard. I was in law enforcement for 26 years and have researched the paranormal ever since my own experience in 1983. Regarding the case in this book citing detective Jim Duff's homicide case, which didn't make it to trial, you can check out another case in Gary Dias' book, "Honolulu Homicide" (available on Amazon). It had the same circumstances where the victim's spirit haunted the crime scene and luminol results generated further investigation. This book just scratches the surface. There are thousands of paranormal encounters that cops can share. But to share them would bring ridicule and subject their courtroom credibility to serious cross examination by sharp defense attorneys. Can you picture it? "Detective Duff, you say reports of a ghost enabled you to discover the crime scene?" You can just see the jury snickering. In one case I know of, a psychic led homicide detectives to a crime scene where luminol uncovered the victim's blood type. The team will never admit they used a psychic. There is a code of silence among cops when the unexplained or paranormal is involved, for good reason. This is a good read and cops who are now retired will be open to share their own experiences like my colleagues, homicide detectives Jim duff and Gary Dias. Those who do paranormal research can use the first-hand accounts here as examples in your seminars like I do; because of the acceptance of cops as credible eye witnesses.

5-0 out of 5 stars Involving and inventive!
WOW! Was I shocked how totally engrossing most of these were. I wish there was a series of these. I gobbled this up in a day. Great, interesting and believable true stories. My in-law was a cop, and I rode along for years. There is so much weird stuff that happens youd never blieve! i especially loved the story about the mother saving her baby in the drowning water- although she was already dead! Grab this if you can- I have it,love it, wont lend it out!

4-0 out of 5 stars In Law Enforcement's Own Words....
When someone says they saw a ghost, it's natural - and in fact encouraged - that they be closely questioned as to the details of the occurence. As someone who's seen a number of apparitions I can say that a number of the things I've seen can be explained away due to factors such as remnant REM images upon waking, etc. Police are trained to ask questions, to note details, to review evidence objectively. So when I read a police officer's report on an unusual event, it naturally carries more weight as to plausibility.

While a couple of the stories were less than completely convincing (at least in terms of there being a 'supernatural' explanation), overall the book was well-written and covered a range of subjects. Although this may "taint" the book, I have to say fans of the X-Files will appreciate Hidden Files. While the X-Files fictionalized basic story elements existing in real accounts of the paranormal, this book recounts actual cases, and as the tired-but-still-accurate phrase goes, "Truth is stranger than fiction."

This was a good read. I bought Hidden Files for the section on ghosts and poltergeists, and although disappointed that there weren't more stories specifically on that topic, I found the book engrossing.

1-0 out of 5 stars Just Blah
I bought this book for about a dollar second hand and paid three or four dollars for shipping.It wasn't worth it.It was dull and uninteresting from beginning to end.I've read owners manuals for appliances that had more kick!If someone gives this book to you for free, it still isn't worth a read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hidden Files, REVEALED !
Ms. Sue Kovach's "Hidden Files" was a breath of fresh air! I first became VERY interested in this weird, unknown stuff after reading Jerry D. Coleman's "Strange Highways". My concerns about finding another book with actual police testimony and actual research work ended when I read "Hidden Files". It's full of logic which I seek and true investigations that I demand. Great book, great read! ... Read more

8. Adventures in Paranormal Investigation
by Joe Nickell
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-11-09)
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Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell is equally at home when recreating the mysterious Nasca lines at a remote site in Kentucky as he is in his research lab at the office of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has traveled the world, seeking to understand its strange mysteries. Nickell does not engage in hype or sensationalism, yet he avoids the instinctive dismissiveness of many skeptics. Instead, he scientifically investigates the claims he encounters with the intention of finding the truth. Guided by the notion that the extent of the evidence must be commensurate with the extent of the claim, and by the principle of Occam's Razor--that the simplest tenable explanation is most likely correct--Nickell has spent his career uncovering the truth behind seemingly inexplicable phenomena.

In Adventures in Paranormal Investigation, Nickell presents the case files of his examinations of claims ranging from alien abductions to zoological enigmas. He investigates snake charmers, alien autopsies, crystal skulls, a Russian girl with X-ray eyes, Jack the Ripper, and a haunted gas chamber at Dachau, among many others. He even reveals how intuition has changed his life, causing him to meet the daughter he never knew he had. Nickell brings his trademark skepticism to each investigation, carefully observing each claim and using scientific methods honed over many years to discover the real stories behind these fascinating tales. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Adventures in Paranormal Investigation
Another fascinating collection from Joe Nickell. His background as a magician, private investigator & folklorist gives him the necessary skills to investigate paranormal events.

Nickell is refreshing in that he looks at all the facts before making a decision on the case, rather than attempting to squeeze the facts into a pre-existing hypothesis as so many authors do. This is a problem with authors on both sides of the paranormal fence.

My only quibble is that I would have liked all the cases to be longer. Many of the chapters would have benefited from more detail, & fuller descriptions of Nickell's investigative experiments.

A good addition to anyone's collection of books on the paranormal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well-written, objective, entertaining.
Mr. Nickell once again takes on the forces of ignorance, superstition, and gullibility in his usual deliberate and easily-understandable fashion.Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Amiable Skeptic
"Adventures in Paranormal Investigation" is the latest collection of Joe Nickell's investigative essays from "The Skeptical Inquirer" magazine.Previous volumes include "Real Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal," and "The Mystery Chronicles: More Real Life X-Files."

Many skeptics approach the paranormal with a condescending and even insulting tone, implying that those who believe in paranormal phenomena are stupid or venal or both.Not surprisingly, it's awfully hard to get someone to agree with you if you begin or end your argument by insulting them.Nickell avoids this mistake, and he makes a serious effort to evaluate and test claims about hauntings, UFOs, alien abductions, ghost towns, Roswell, the Nasca lines, ghost ships, bleeding statues, crops circles, crystal skulls and a whole host of other pseudoscientifc "mysteries."Generally speaking, Nickell is not too hard on the people he disagrees with, with the exception of fraudulent psychics and healers who use "cold reading" and other unscrupulous methods to separate grieving or injured people from their money.

True believers probably aren't going to be convinced by this book, but for the most part they won't be put off by it either.Skeptics, on the other hand, will learn to think about unexpected phenomena in new and different ways.This book will give the card-carrying skeptic some new insights that will make those cocktail party conversations with "true believers" even more entertaining.

If you enjoy this sort of "gentle but insightful" skepticism, you may want to pick up some of Nickell's other books--among my favorites are "Unsolved History" (an updated version of "Ambrose Bierce is Missing"), "Secrets of the Supernatural," and "Entities: Angels, Spirits, Demons, and Other Alien Beings."In the same spirit (so to speak) are Brian Dunning's "Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena" and his ongoing "Skeptoid" podcasts.

3-0 out of 5 stars I'd like a little more...
A great, if brief, collection of Mr. Nickell's studies of various paranormal happenings across the globe in the service of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine. The book will not convince true believers of theirerrors but skeptics will find his tales light and entertaining reading. Several times I would have liked a more thorough study or investigation done, or perhaps more of the author's thoughts and insights... I guess we'll have to wait for Mr. Nickell's next "real" book for that! ... Read more

9. Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena
by Jerome Clark
Paperback: 672 Pages (1998-11-01)
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The truth is out there, but looking for it is the real fun. Now, countless X-Philes and other fans of the supernatural, occult, and UFOs can join Jerome Clark, as he journeys once again to the outer limits of science and nature in an updated and expanded edition of his popular work. 150 photos. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Unexplained - explained!
A very informative book about subjects not always widely publised.

Interesting and useful for all those things that go bump in the night.

End of the day a good thought provoking read.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE book on unexplained phenomena

I've re-read this book from cover to cover many times.

I especially appreciate the fact that lesser known subjects such as Mad Gassers, Springheel Jack, Mokele Mbembe, and Pwdre Ser are given respectable coverage.For example, I consider this book's account of the Mothman sightings to be the definitive summary.Those who muddled through John Keel's convoluted "Mothman Prophecies" will appreciate the concise and to-the-point treatment given to the sightings in this book.

The book is extensively supported by sources.

This is a MASTERPIECE.Jerome Clark's name may not yet be a household word like Brad Steiger, but it should be.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Fun Read
This book provided me with many hours and hours of fun. It has an extensive list of strange events and weird creatures that have been seen (and allegedly seen.) It isn't filled with nonsense talk like "One day the world may come to an end if we don't turn to our space brothers who enjoy probing our butts."

It is definitely worth buying if you can afford it.

1-0 out of 5 stars A disappointed reader
I have been interested in the subject of paranormal and unexplained phenomena since I was in 4th grade. I have a considerably large library of books on the subject and I purchased this book because of the good reviews and because I have read a couple of other of Jerome Clark's books (The UFO Book, Unnatural Phenomena) which I thought were excellent. I hate to say this but I'm sorry I bought this one. Clark does not use any cross references in the text, and he is far too subjective on certain topics and too objective on others. He seems to place more emphasis and belief in chupacabras, green children and black dogs than in such physically tangible phenomena as spontaneous human combustion (by the way: In spite of what Clark has to say about the subject, SHC is a real phenomenon--I have a close friend who once had a neighbor in Florida that died in this terrible manner; incidentally, she was not alone at the time--there were family members present!)

But what really upset me and raised my ire about the book was when I got to the last section and found that Clark had relegated Noah's Ark as a "Thing That Is Not"! Being a Christian who believes that the Bible says what it means and means what it says, I was really perturbed by this. Clark states in the Noah's Ark section that "if the ark had come to rest near the summit of Ararat 5,000 years ago, it likely would have shifted by glacial movement to lower elevations long ago. To at least some extent, the ark would have broken up, the wood strewn about on the lower slopes of the mountain, easily accessible even to those who are not mountain climbers".

Well, I beg to differ with that remark. The Eastern Turkey-Caucasus region is one of the most seismically active areas on earth and over the last 5,000 years there have been numerous earthquakes and avalanches in the area around Ararat, so many in fact that I'm sure that any remaining pieces of the ark would be long since buried under 30, 40, perhaps even 50 feet of earth, i.e. they wouldn't just be lying around on the ground in plain view to be picked up! Of course, Clark doesn't mention this probability because he was only seeking to discredit the ark account altogether.

3-0 out of 5 stars A lot of info lacking a little extra
This book is actually quite entertaining to read.It was well written and had tons of interesting information...however, what I truly expected in a book like this was pictures, and there weren't a whole lot of them.Half the time the images were drawings, and a good portion of them were described as "fakes."I was disappointed because the book is strictly about unexplained physical phenomena, but there are hardly any photographs in the book to add to the entertainment value. ... Read more

10. The Fog: A Never Before Published Theory of the Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon
by Rob MacGregor, Bruce Gernon
Paperback: 240 Pages (2005-09-08)
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Is there an explanation for the thousands of people who have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? What can we learn from Charles Lindbergh, Christopher Columbus, and Bruce Gernon-the co-author of this book-who have survived their frightening encounters in this region?

The Fog presents Gernon's exciting new theory of the Bermuda Triangle, based upon his firsthand experiences, reports of other survivors, and scientific research. Gernon and MacGregor intelligently discuss how a meteorological phenomenon, electronic fog, may explain the bizarre occurrences in this region: equipment malfunctions, disorientation among pilots, and time distortions. They also explore the fascinating history of this infamous region and its potential link to Atlantis, UFO sightings, and a secret navy base on Andros Island.

Rob MacGregor has written several books on New Age topics and has won the Edgar Allan Poe award in mystery writing. Both Gernon and MacGregor live in South Florida, on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle. Bruce Gernon is a pilot who has flown extensively in the Caribbean. He has appeared in many documentaries about the Bermuda Triangle.

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Fog review
It made for a very interesting read. As someone who has a naturally curious mind and considered the Bermuda Triangle mystery to be almost a "pet project", I very much enjoyed this book. However, I'm wondering if it truly is a new revolutionary theory or simply "junk science." Possibly a combination of the two? The experiences that have happened in the Bermuda Triangle cannot be denied and simply explained away, obviously something more is going on than science can thus far explain. I would like to see more scientists and scholars review this book. It is important to keep in mind though that most (if not all) major scientific discoveries come from the "underdog types" (of which Bruce Gernon is) and often are ridiculed by their scientific counterparts at first. I'd like to see this theory put to the test.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Fog: A Never Before Published Theory of the bermuda Triangle Phenomenon
I bought this book because of my son's name and the events of his fatal plane crash 02/01/2001. I had always suspected that the area where his plane went down was in the Bermuda Triangle zone, which this book documents, and I always knew that he was too careful a pilot to have made any risks for anyone's safety. I am still of the theory that it was not due to his negligence, as suggested by the NTSB. There are many proven points in this book that substantiate it. Rated very excellent, makes good reading for anyone trying to prove this dangerous ocean zone. Joanna Purvis Brown, mother of Casey Alex Purvis. 29 June 1950- 02 February 2001.

3-0 out of 5 stars At times very interesting indeed
The so-called Bermuda Triangle and all the stories surrounding it isn't something that is easily understood. Perhaps mostly because the opinions differ whether or not something mysterious and unexplainable is actually going on there or not. Perhaps all the stories about missing airplane, boats, and people are made-up nonsense based on manipulated or faulty statistics.

The believers are convinced that something truly unexplainable is going on, and all sorts of explanations have come to light ever since the five doomed airplanes of Flight 19 (also known as the Lost Patrol) disappeared without a trace back in 1945. Regardless of your personal beliefs, the phenomena are worth investigating, if for no other reason than definitely for its fascination among the general public and the allure of the area (which really isn't triangular at all).

Rob MacGregor and Bruce Gernon's The Fog is an attempt to get the phenomena into some sort of order, and the book should be considered a breath of somewhat fresh air in a subject that for too long has been exploited by greedy authors using, for instance, the alien abduction scenario to explain "missing" individuals in the region. Gernon is one of few who has experienced a genuine phenomenon and lived to tell about it. (That is, if you choose to believe his story. If you don't there's really not much reason to read the book). He experienced what he's chosen to call "electronic fog", an atmospheric phenomenon which causes a time slip and malfunction in all instruments onboard. There's nothing supernatural or paranormal about it; it's just that science hasn't accepted it, and even though not every single disappearance in the area can be blamed on the electronic fog MacGregor and Gernon still remain convinced that the phenomenon is genuine and should be dealt with seriously by the scientific community.

And why not? The Fog might not be the most scientific book in the world, but the arguments are interesting and throughout the book the authors make sure to distance themselves from pseudoscience and New Age stories about parallel universe and alien abductors. They even manage to discuss Atlantis in a sensible way, and that is no small accomplishment.

In the long run, however, the reading becomes somewhat monotonous with the very long row of case descriptions. These take up a large segment of the book's content, and since most readers are likely to be familiar with the fact that unknown things are allegedly happening in the area, this continuous repetition of case after case quickly becomes rather boring. After all, many cases look much the same and none are solved. Still, The Fog is an interesting contribution to the debate about the Bermuda Triangle. ... Read more

11. The Paranormal World of Paul McKenna
by Paul McKenna, Giles O'Bryen
Paperback: 192 Pages (1997-09)
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An investigation of paranormal topics such as UFOs, extra-terrestrial beings, ghosts, psychokinesis, energy healing, ESP and reincarnation. The author examines phenomena which he argues are scientifically "impossible" but nevertheless still exist. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A nice introduction
I was fairly educated in the paranormal before I read this book, but because of the examples and information he includes from the wide perspective in the paranormal field, I found it to still be a most interesting book. He brings up a lot of research that gives us an indication to that we have still a long way to go to use our full potentional. And I sure loved the show as well... :)

This books do I highly recommend to everyone, but especially rookies and skeptics. As I think they would get the most out of this book, and maybe it will spark a curiosity that will lead to further research in the area...

5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
It is rare that one finds readable a book by a celebrity.Mr O'Bryen has done a wonderful job. ... Read more

12. Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience
by Rosemary Guiley
Hardcover: 682 Pages (1994-07)
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Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience by Rosemary Ellen Guiley is destined to be a classic in the understanding of mystical experience--a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, A-to-Z guide. It is the most substantial one-volume encyclopedia of its kind in more than twenty-five years. 50 black-and-white photos. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Handsome, Concise, Perceptive- Excellent Reference Work
One could do far worse than make this handsome and hefty volume one's primary reference for topics of a spiritual, mystical, and paranormal nature. You will find every thing described here from the perenial wisdom literature to various "new age" movements and personalities. I know I've refered to it any number of times over the years. The author generally gives concise but fairly comprehensive entries that leave you informed about the essentials of the subject without overwhelming you. Should you desire to know more, she gives you both cross references to other entries, as well as, a listing of sources that go into more depth.

It is obvious to me that Rosemary Ellen Guiley knows what she is talking about on such subjects. She fully understands what she has gleaned from her sources. She is is very perceptive. Nor have I found an error to date with those subjects that I am personally familiar with. Also, she is clearly not totally credulous- if a topic is somewhat...dubious... she doesn't hesitate to point it out.

Perhaps it isn't totally comprehesive, but no source short of the Akashic Records (page 4) can claim that....

5-0 out of 5 stars Hefty, Handsome, Perceptive- Excellent Reference Work
One could do far worse than make this handsome and hefty volume one's primary reference for topics of a spiritual, mystical, and paranormal nature. You will find every thing described here from the perenial wisdom literature to various "new age" movements and personalities. I know I've refered to it any number of times over the years. The author generally gives concise but fairly comprehensive entries that leave you informed about the essentials of the subject without overwhelming you. Should you desire to know more, she gives you both cross references to other entries, as well as, a listing of sources that go into more depth.

It is obvious to me that Rosemary Ellen Guiley knows what she is talking about on such subjects. She fully understands what she has gleaned from her sources. She is is very perceptive. Nor have I found an error to date with those subjects that I am personally familiar with. Also, she is clearly not totally credulous- if a topic is somewhat...dubious... she doesn't hesitate to point it out.

Perhaps it isn't totally comprehesive, but no source short of the Akashic Records (page 4) can claim that....

5-0 out of 5 stars Swiftness of Service
This seller, was very professional, she kept in touch with me, without me, contacting her first.I received the book in excellent condition, in less then 4 days. Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience
I ordered the book on Monday and got it on Saturday.I could not believe it got here so fast.The book itself is in excellent condition.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good reference guide
As the name implies- Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal is just that- all entries are comprehensive and presented in a textbook format. This could be a valuable research tool- entertainment value is somehow on the low end- but it (somehow) makes up for it for the well researched entries as well as the unbiased discussion of the Mystical and paranormal. ... Read more

13. Paranormal State: My Journey into the Unknown
by Ryan Buell, Stefan Petrucha
Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-10-01)
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Ryan Buell, star of the hit A&E series Paranormal State, takes us behind the scenes of his most intense supernatural encounters.

ollow Ryan Buell on his extraordinary journey as he seeks out the truth behind terrifying demonic disturbances, hauntings, and paranormal phenomena to solve unexplained mysteries that have been plaguing frightened families who have nowhere else to turn.

In Paranormal State, Buell gives readers a chilling, in-depth look at some of the most disturbing cases—including some that have never been aired—revealing startling new facts and incredible new discoveries. Buell relives the origins of the Paranormal Research Society—discussed here for the first time—and the strange path his life has taken since the show's beginning. With unparalleled candor, Ryan discusses the intriguing mysteries, the difficult decisions, and the struggles with questions of faith, sanity, and the very concept of reality.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Paranormal...
For anyone who is interested in the Paranormal, this is a definite "must have" for your reading library. Ryan and his team are, in my opinion, a huge asset to the Paranormal Community and should be highly respected. Ryan's passion, drive and willingness to accept the unknown is amazingly brave! If you are already a fan of Paranormal State, then you won't be disappointed...and if you are thinking about becoming a fan, this is a great start!

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
I'm a big fan of the show Paranormal State and was surprised and excited when I found a SIGNED copy of this book at my 'local' bookstore. (I wish I had known Ryan was going to be there; would have been incredible to meet him!)The book is an easy read.Ryan uses plain language to share the journey of PRS and the show on A&E.He shares some interesting insights on the familiar cases and people behind them.I would postitively read it again and highly recommend it to others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read entire book in 24 hours
This book is genuine.I can hear Ryan's voice throughout the entire book.It brings more insight into his life as well as the journey of Paranormal State. I enjoyed reading it, and I am looking forward to the next book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Filled With Inside Information on 1st Season Shows
This is a very good first book effort. Important Points are....

(1)-Ryan has a more analytical and questioning mind than is seen in most ghost hunters, and this comes thru throughout the book.

(2)-The backgound detail of the first season's shows is tremendous, and answers many questions I had about the episodes. It is obvious that only so much can go into the 22 min episodes, and much gets cut, or left out. My respect for Ryan increased after he explained in so,so much detail,what really the full story of each episode was. Fans of the show will love this. I want to now go back and watch each episode again, having been told this additional information, which greatly fleshes out the video with much background and additional details. Including some of this info would have made the shows even better to begin with.

(3)-I must warn people that the book starts very slow, detailing the intricate history of the early start of his team at Penn State. I wasn't much interested in this part, but the book rewards those readers who perservere. I wasn't able to put it down later on. The second, third and forth quarters more than make up for the slow, sanitary start.

(4)-People looking for a constant stream of scary stories should look elsewhere, but Ryan expounds upon the staight facts of each case in a very honest manner, and this realness of his encounters with the paranormal can be scary enough without needless hype. I appreciated this approach.

(5)-About halfway thru the book, Ryan drops a personal bombshell that just floored me(favorably). I was facinated by his inside, honest story of the effects this had on the people around him. It's tough getting started as a well known ghosthunter, as it is in any other endeavour, I guess.Great Job, Ryan!

(6)-Ryan makes reference to a very profound and devastating early chapter of his nascent team, and states that it will take a separate book to truly and fully explain it. Did this raise my curiousity?--Yes. Would I have liked to have seen this explained in this book?---Yes. Will I buy this book when it is written and published?--Yes--real early. Is this a reason to pan this first book because it wasn't included?--No, I don't think so. This is the way these things work. You can't write a "War and Peace" book with multiple storylines these days, for this audience. This book is about his team getting started, and the first TV season---and it succeeds at that.It's a very interesting and well written book.

Maybe, Ryan's childhood experience that other commenters really wanted to have explained more, is better suited for this other (or another)future book.

This book gets my five stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great deal
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14. Paranormal Technology: Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting
by David M. Rountree
Paperback: 296 Pages (2010-08-24)
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Paranormal Technology is the first book to provide a scientific method for ghost hunting, which includes in-depth explanations of what the collected data means. Paranormal Technology offers new techniques, answers questions, and provides experiments, which will help bridge the gap between the paranormal and science. Written in everyday language, it offers keen insights into the nature of paranormal phenomena, the protocols required for collecting evidence that will stand up to scientific scrutiny, and the possible theories that may explain the source of "Ghosts". Currently employed test equipment is examined and proper use is covered in great detail. Paranormal Technology is an indispensible aid to any scientific researcher or ghost hunting group, whether you are a beginner, or with many years of experience. This book is not a means to an end, but rather, an invitation to a fresh begining. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
Paranormal technology is an excellent compilation and study of the world of the paranormal. Filled with a myriad of information and knowledge, I found this book a great read on this subject to date.

This book covers many subjects thoroughly and intelligently while written for the professional researcher/investigator but also for newcomers/beginners in the field. Consequently, anyone can gain valuable knowledge from the information presented in this book.

I found David Rountree's approach to be one based in grounded logic coupled with critical thinking. Personally, I found this a 'breath of fresh air' as it does not delve into speculations, fallacies and assumptions most books on this subject seem to exploit.

I agree with reviews on this book already, if you are truly interested in any form of paranormal research or investigation then do yourself a favor and sit down and read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars What can I say? This book is incredible!
If you are a paranormal investigator do yourself and those you serve a big favor and get this book. Every aspect of investigating the paranormal is covered thoroughly. Mr. Rountree guides the reader with ease on a scientific journey. He has one of the greatest minds in this field and generously shares the scientific methods,equipment,results and even his inventions in this extensive text.

Whether you just have interest in the paranormal,want to start a paranormal group,are a seasoned investigator or a rocket scientist then this is the book for you.You will not find the information contained here anywhere else. I have spent countless hours trying to find all the answers to the questions Mr. Rountree covers. This will definitely be your favorite investigative tool.

Many people in this field claim to take the scientific approach. Anyone who watchs TV knows that the science is severlely lacking or absent. Mr.Rountree explains the scientific method and how to use it in your investigations. You will learn what equipment to use,what equipment to stay away from ,and more importantly how to use the equipment properly and how to interpret your results.There is no stone left unturned.

The way it is put together is pure genius. It was defintely written with much thought to who his readers will be. Each chapter starts out covering the basics, and then blends right into more advanced topics,and some end with aspirin taking, migraine causing concepts. When he wants to explore some of these rather mind boggling sections, he understands that not everyone is ready for what is to come and comments with a wittywarning to the reader.

I bought this book as soon as it became available and couldn't put it down. I am now reading it a second time and learning new things. Its one of those books that everytime you read it you will find something you may have overlooked the time before. It is just so jam packed with valuable information. It would be my wish that every paranormal investigator or researcher get this book. If we all learned from this book and employed the described scientific methods, our field would be so much better for it. The discoveries that could or would be uncovered are endless.Paranormal research would be a respected and sought after scientific field of study.

Do not miss out on this book, buy it now, you will be so glad you did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally elevation of the paranormal to legit.science + EVP solved
I've followed the author's work and his many appearances on radio and televison.Rountree is to the paranormal what Bohm was to quantum physics.Speaking of which (quantum physics), IS explicated in this book. In fact, Rountree manages to touch upon nearly every meaningful and interesting connection to this field possible.Check out the table of contents! I was one of the first to buy this book, and it is the best book of its kind I own.
This book is the first of its kind, actually.Finally, the elusive connective tissue between the paranormal field as an 'area of interest' and the hard sciences has been developed.This body of work is both a field manual for the practicing investigator and the armchair enthusiast alike.
I found the foundational work in the book an important review for why investigators must follow the Scientific Method, and found the end-of-each-chapter expansions to be like the Master's course content after being taught the sound science of paranormal technology.
When Paranormal Studies is offered in the college/university setting, this will be the textbook.And what a course it will be: Wholly interesting, with a cogent narrative running throughout the work.Rountree's 'voice' comes through in the work:He's direct, exact, and he lets the reader know when he's stating empirical fact, forwarding grounded speculation, or advancing the cause of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the paranormal.
One-part 'how-to' para-tech field manual, one-part 'why try', this book does not disappoint.
If you're a 'fan' of Ghost Hunters...well this is the real-deal from the most under-rated, innovative field investigator in the paranormal.
Oh, and BTW, he's solved the EVP mystery.Big enough bread crumb?Rountree has empirically determined that EVP isn't audio at all, but rather EMF!
This is from a small indie publisher -I wouldn't wait - who knows when they'll run out.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best of its kind!
David has been actively investigating sine 1976, and has seen the popularity of the subject come and go with mild amusement.Instead of jumping onto the next big half-baked theory, David has instead focused on the time-honored tradition of the scientific method and advances in quantum and post-quantum theory.

The essential premise of the book is straightforward: for each type of data that might be collected, David gives the fundamental reason why it should be collected, the recommended technical equipment to be used to collect the data, how the data should be collected, and what that data means (and, most importantly, what it doesn't mean).In some cases, there is also some speculation as to how that data fits into some of the more exotic theories of quantum and particle physics.

As a result, the emphasis is on what the massive amounts of technical information collected during an investigation means when taken in context.The usual metaphysics are discarded in favor of true scientific analysis.David describes the best way for investigators, both new and experienced, to focus on what is objectively being recorded.Most importantly, while each section is often self-contained, there is a constant reminder that meaningful results require a preponderance of solid evidence.

The prevailing emphasis is not on proving common paranormal "theories", but rather, developing the means to collect data that can be applied to experiences that are unexplained.This may seem like a subtle point, but it involves letting the data point to the meaning, rather than finding a way to fit the data to a pre-conceived notion.Confirmation bias is minimized, and any and all conclusions can be disproven as easily as any scientific hypothesis.

David also emphasizes sharing data and equipment designs with other investigators, and making the evidence available for peer review.The ultimate goal, as expressed in the book, is to develop methods of data collection that will allow for submission of papers to the applicable scientific journals for review and publication.This is not something that many of the traditional practices in paranormal investigation would ever allow.

While there is a great deal of effort put into making some very complex scientific principles easily understood by the unfamiliar reader, there are times when that delicate balancing act results in material that is heady even for those in the field in question.In many cases, there is ample warning that this material is coming, but on occasion, there are leaps in the description of theoretical concepts, leaving some crucial definitions and ideas out of the mix.But this is confined to the theoretical ponderings, so those interested in just the practical application of the technology will still be well-served.

There are also sections, particularly later in the book, where it's clear that the experiments and equipment are "cutting edge", and therefore the answers to even the most basic questions are elusive.Rather than a flaw of the book, this reflects David's desire for others to replicate his research and share data.In the absence of a reputable scientific journal for the field, this is one way to get his message to the masses.(All of the experiments, as well as new designs, I have confirmed as being on his website, [...].)

In essence, this is not a book by "paranormal expert", trying to insert science into his or her pre-conceived metaphysical notions to validate unsupportable assumptions.Instead, this book is presented by a scientist and practicing engineer who lives by the maxim, "The role of science is to investigate the unexplained, not explain the uninvestigated". ... Read more

15. The Paranormal Investigator's Handbook
 Paperback: 144 Pages (1999-12-31)
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Isbn: 1855857030
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Get closer to the truth about anomalous phenomena! This extraordinary volume draws together a team of experts to provide the latest techniques for investigating cases, interviewing witnesses, researching background information, and recognizing a hoax. Real-life studies and actual photos are presented, along with helpful checklists, diagrams, and instructions for leading your own investigations. Read about documented ghost and poltergeist hauntings, and conduct your own vigil. Delve into earth mysteries, like ley lines--locate them on a map and prove them in the field. Try remote viewing or use telepathy to "see" a distant place or event, then arrange your own session.Plus: UFOs, out-of-body experiences, life after death, street-light interference, premonitions and other mysterious occurrences.144 pages, 40 b/w illus., 7 1/8 x 9 11/16.
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1-0 out of 5 stars not even close
This is really a lot of dribble. I read it cover to cover in about an hour and learned literally nothing of use though I am now well informed about some useless phenomenon like fish raining from the sky. The forms included in the back of the book are marginally adequate. You're much better off with another book.

1-0 out of 5 stars save your money
I recieved this book in the mail, took it home, read half of it and was disgusted with it, I tore it in half and threw it away the same day. If you are even slightly interested in the paranormal you probably know way more "now" than you'll ever learn by reading this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars OF GREAT ASSISTANCE
This book covers all ranges of the paranormal.As a ghost investigator, the Hauntings section was my interest and it was wonderful.Great detail into how to proceed with investigations, fine examples and some great photo's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to conduct your own research.
This book is a complete guide to the basics of paranormal investigation. If you have no clue of where to start then this book will give you the push you need to start your own investigations. With chapters including how to tell hoaxes, to aliens, and ESP it covers a variety of topics. It tells the tales of true experiences and well known cases. This book also includes many diagrams, random tips throughout the book, and is easy reading.This book is an essential if you are trying to start on your own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to conduct your own research.
This book is a complete guide to the basics of paranormal investigation. If you have no clue of where to start then this book will give you the push you need to start your own investigations. With chapters including how to tell hoaxes, to aliens, and ESP it covers a variety of topics. It tells the tales of true experiences and well known cases. This book also includes many diagrams, random tips throughout the book, and is easy reading.This book is an essential if you are trying to start on your own. ... Read more

16. The Paranormal Caught On Film
by Melvyn Willin
Hardcover: 144 Pages (2008-09-23)
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Asin: 0715329804
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Paranormal Caught on Film is a mysterious and mesmerizing collection of photographs depicting ghosts and other extraordinary phenomena from around the world. Believers will marvel at the range of unexplained activity captured on camera and sceptics will not be able to resist debating the provenance of these enigmatic images. The book covers everything from the unfathomable to the downright spooky--mediums and spiritualists producing bizarre phenomena, eery lights, fogs and auras, astonishing appearances, levitating children and flying objects. Each compelling picture is accompanied by illuminating commentary from ghost expert and psychical investigator, Dr Melvyn Willin. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Light Spirit Reference
Found this book to be a good mini reference for what is happening on the other side. Choice of fonts take away from the knowledge portions that help describe what the viewer is seeing in the book. The book can be used to give someone a "heads-up" on unexplained events.

5-0 out of 5 stars Suitably creepy!
I bought this for my 9-year-old son, who's really interested in ghosts and the paranormal. This book is full of suitably creepy and intriguing images, and gives him a lot to think about. He loves it and can pore over it for hours!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book if you like looking at paranormal photos
A lot of the photos in this book are from ghoststudy's website & soem are from other sites on the web, but I prefer looking at photos on paper. There are stories to go along with the photos, it's not a "picture book".I recommend it if you're into ghost photography or if you just like the paranormal.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Objective
Paranormal Caught on Film is a very cool book. The photos are all interesting to see, and the text is concise and objective, sometimes looking at the weaknesses of a paranormal claim, sometimes admitting that there might be something to it. Anyone who loves the paranormal should look through this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars I think I would have preferred more content...
I follow my local library's new books in circulation via an RSS feed.So when the book The Paranormal Caught On Film by Dr. Melvyn Willin showed up, I though it might be a fun few hours of reading.In reality, it wasn't much more than about 90 minutes of pictures and commentary that in the end didn't do much more me one way or the other.

The book is 141 pages of pictures and commentary on photographs that purport to show paranormal activity or beings.They are classed into the categories of Ghostly Figures, Strange Lights & Apparitions, Simulacra, The Unexplained - Poltergeists & Other Phenomena, and Back From The Dead.The layout of the book is small, usually with a picture on one page and the commentary on the opposing side.To Willin's credit, he doesn't attempt to defend each and every picture as authentic.In fact, he usually states the case for both sides of the argument of "staged" or "real".It's even more surprising given that he's a paranormal researcher, and you'd expect some bias towards one end of the spectrum.The pictures range from old turn of the century shots to camera phone clicks that ended up showing more than the phone owner originally saw.Based on what type of picture it is, Willin is realistic as to what normal events could have happened to create the image.Some are very explainable, while others are much less so.

While the pictures were interesting, ultimately the book didn't do much for me.I'm more than willing to be open to the existence of "paranormal" phenomenon, so it's not as if I disagreed with the writer.I think it was more along the lines of the book being small, and the writer never really coming down on one side or the other on many of the images.In the end, I felt like I was looking at someone's personal photo album with a few comments thrown in.For a library read, it was good.But if I had paid money to purchase the book, I think I would have been very disappointed.
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17. The Paranormal Source Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Strange Phenomena Worldwide
by Jenny Randles
Paperback: 256 Pages (1999-06)
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Isbn: 0749918845
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This revised edition contains all the main paranormal topics, ranging from apparitions and zoological mysteries, to ball lightning, crop circles, ESP, poltergeists, premonitions and UFOs, as well as new information on conspiracy theories, ancient wisdom and electronic pollution. The author gives details of the main cases in each area plus up-to-the-minute events, thinking, research and experiments. It also offers a comprehensive reading list of books and publications available within each topic, and addresses of recommended research organisations around the world. ... Read more

18. Meaning of Personal Existence: In the Light of Paranormal Phenomena, Reincarnation and Mystical Experience
by Arthur W. Osborn
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Isbn: 0835604179
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19. Paranormal Phenomena, Science, and Life After Death (Parapsychological Monographs No. 8)
by C. J. Ducasse
 Paperback: Pages (1969-06)
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20. Weird Science: An Expert Explains Ghosts, Voodoo, The Ufo Conspiracy, And Other Paranormal Phenomena
by Michael White
Paperback: 432 Pages (1999-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In days of yore, humans believed that lightning bolts were evidence of the gods' wrath; today, of course, we know they are actually a discharge of atmospheric electricity.Might there also be reasonable, rational, scientifically based explanations for phenomena we currently attribute to the supernatural? Yes, says Michael White, author of books on subjects ranging from Stephen Hawking to genetic research to Isaac Asimov, as well as hundreds of articles on cutting-edge science issues.As both a science expert and someone who has had first-hand experience with the paranormal, White is uniquely qualified to discuss the strange and bizarre--to explain the seemingly unexplainable.

With wit, humor and a lucidity of language that makes even the most convoluted subjects accessible to the layperson, white tackles two dozen of the hottest--and most controversial--"inexplicable" phenomena, providing answers to intriguing questions including:

  • Have aliens visited the Earth-and abducted people?
  • Is Atlantis resting in a watery grave and, if so, where?
  • Is there really a way to "create" zombies?
  • How could we see the future?
  • And much more!

Probing into the possible scientific underpinnings of everything from psychic spoonbending to interstellar travel to multiple dimensions, Michael White looks at the weird world of the paranormal, and shows how unbelievable things can remain within the limits of accepted science. Weird Scienceproves that truth certainly is stranger than fiction-and often much more interesting, too.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Entertainment masquerading as science
There's a scene in the beginning of the movie Ghostbusters, where Bill Murray and crew are being thrown off campus. The dean explains how Murray's methods are sloppy, his conclusions are dubious, and, in short, he's a poor scientist. "But the kids love us," Murray retorts. And that's the real problem with this book. Sure, it's entertaining enough, but it's just not science. White's logic is often faulty and his offerings of "possible" explanations are simply implausible. Robert Park, in his (far superior) book Voodoo Science, talks about the "possible". If someone told you a dog was running down Fifth Avenue, Park explains, you'd have little reason to doubt them. If someone told you a lion was doing the same, you'd be justifiably skeptical and probably require some additional detail (such as a recently escaped zoo lion). But if someone told you a dinosaur was walking down Fifth Avenue, it would be entirely different. Sure, it might be possible, but it would be so unlikely as to be unworthy of further investigation. And that's exactly what White's wild speculations are: "possible" in some very limited sense, but so improbable (and scientifically unsupported) as to be unworthy of further debate. White "talks the talk", including superficial references to important concepts such as quantum mechanics and relativity theory, but simply doesn't build upon these in any useful or rational way. Added to this are the frequent flaws in White's logic. In support of voodoo, for example, White argues that organized religions hold equally unenlightened views on such things as abortion. This is simply cultural relativism, wholly inappropriate in an ethical discussion, and simply embarassing when offered as scientific "proof". White, admittedly, wants so much to believe that this desperation intrudes on his analysis. In his discussion of intergalatic travel, for instance, he notes that the limitations of physics make interstellar travel virtually impossible. But then he adds (inexplicably and without further explanation) that intelligent life does exist in the universe. Huh? Added to this bias is an undisguised slant against spirituality that permeates this book and often leads to conflicting results. There is no life after death, White concludes in the chapter on ghosts, but, yes, ghosts do exist. Again, huh? You'd think that after almost a whole chapter offering explanations for the existence of the Loch Ness Monster (all "proof" of which has been clearly discredited), White could afford to expound in a bit more detail on these important conlusions he casually throws at the reader. Sadly, he does not. Which is not to say that this is not an entertaining book. But like Bill Murray's ghostbuster, it's simply sensationalism posing as science.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative and Interesting
Michael White's 1999 "Weird Science" is a book about scientific and pseudo-scientific opinion on time travel, UFOs, ESP, ghosts, zombies, spontaneous human combustion, faith healing, cults, stigmata, miracles,out-of-body experiences, alchemy, and various other paranormal phenomena. White offers few answers, but gives a reasonably balanced discussion ofobserved data and plausible theories.He describes the poisons andpsychoactive chemicals that create zombies, but says that alien abductionsare fiction.He says that ghost sitings -- like alien abductions -- areonly experienced at night.No reason is known, although White considersthe possibility that ghostly apparitions are holographic scenes stored insome physical matrix.He doesn't put much stock in out-of-body ornear-death experiences, considering them adequately explained by science. He accepts time travel (and precognition) only in the context of worm holesand massive spatial anomalies, and rejects telekinesis, poltergeists, andspoon bending because electromagnetic brain waves don't have sufficientpower to move furniture around.(Non-electromagnetic energy might bechanneled, but no such force has been persuasively demonstrated-- unlessyou accept miracles and the power of prayer.Still, a few PSI and chiphenomena do seem to be repeatable.Maybe one will yet win James Randi's$1M prize.)Quantum mechanics is still a mystery, and White doesn't ruleout the possibility of multiple universes forking off from every[observed?] particle collision.He is less generous with Biblicalmiracles, claiming that the parting of the Red Sea was really traversal ofa papyrus swamp known as the Reed Sea.Whatever, it's an interesting book. Not astonishing or inspiring, but worth a scan.Maybe physics is allthere is, but it's fun to keep an open mind.Or to think about RobertHeinlein's 1959 story "All You Zombies," with one time travelleras his/her own mother, father, daughter, and mentor (p. 161).[Computists'Weekly.]

5-0 out of 5 stars what can be? or, can it? what a wonderful work, this book is
This is one of those rare finds where the title means just what it says. Science is weird. If you have ever asked yourself the question, is there anyone out there? You just might be surprised at the answer. Mr. White,using a slightly bent and twisted sense of intelligent humor definesexactly how, or even if, these popular notions about space and life arepossible. He answers, with pure logic, intelligence, and the latestknowledge, all of those theories advanced by every extra terrestial nutthat has ever put forth the contents of another book without the slightestshred of proof behind it. He, further postulates, using scientificknowledge, exactly what it would take to beome life as we know it, or evenlife as we could not know it. He attacks each new subject with the samepatience and logic necessary to make informed conclusions, not sell booksor create hysteria.It is a pure pleasure to read exactly how we do, andhow impossible sometimes it is, for what we might like to think is outthere, to really be there.This book would b e worth three times theasking price. It is written in everyday terms, is extremely interesting, isfun and puts your mind into the stated scientific conclusions as if youwere actually there. It is a total pleasure to read from cover to cover. Ifound it impossible to put down. I take my literary hat off to mr. White. Ihighly recommend this book for all who want to know why, and when you learnwhy and how, you want to learn when and why, which leads to learning if,which leads to . . . . ? ... Read more

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