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If you're interested the way I am in the unexplained, you might want to check out some of the books below. Click on any book title and read more about it, and you may purchase it if it strikes your fancy. I have used Amazon.com a few times, and they are a pleasure to deal with!


General // Ghosts //


General Paranormal

Channeling : Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources- by Joe Klimo
People who have read this book claim it's one of the best books on the subject of channeling.

The Ghost Hunters Handbook- by Troy Taylor

Alternative Realities : The Paranormal, the Mystic and the Transcendent in Human Experience (Hardcover)- by Leonard George
"An alphabetical reference on every type of unusual experience, including psychokinesis, mystical visions, UFO abductions, miracles, and drug experiences. Some 450 entries offer possible scientific explanations, and discuss psychological and neurological disorders and self-induced hallucinatory experiences through drugs or meditation. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or."

The Paranormal, the Mystic and the Transcendent in Human Experience (Paperback)- by Leonard George
Same as above, but in paperback.

Children's Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child - by Carol Bowman
Therapist Carol Bowman reveals how amazingly widespread--and profoundly affecting--past life memories are in children, while guiding parents toward understanding and loving support.

Encounters With the Paranormal : Science, Knowledge, and Belief- by Kendrick Frazier
True to the form of Skeptical Enquirer magazine, Encounters with the Paranormal will ruffle more than a few feathers. This collection of articles from the pages of the controversial publication addresses paranormal phenomena from out-of-body experiences to UFOs and includes topics that most people don't immediately associate with the word "paranormal," such as subliminal messages and conspiracy theories...

The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal- by Gloria Stein, Carl Sagan
"A fascinating encyclopedia defining paranormal as that which cannot be currently explained by scientific means, allowing for a kaleidoscopic array of 90 subject entries written in lively, critical short essay form by contributors from the fields of science, theology, philosophy, magic, history, and general academic scholarship. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. "

Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience- by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
"All entries in this resource guide are very applicable to todays current trends in spiritual thinking."- Reader Review

Hidden Files : Law Enforcement's True Case Stories of the Unexplained and Paranormal- Sue Kovach
This one sounds especially enticing for X-Files fans. "Ghosts, UFOs, and other reports of paranormal phenomena often test the bounds of credibility, but can such reports be easily dismissed when the witness is an officer of the law trained to make calm, detailed observations under the most stressful situations? In Hidden Files Sue Kovach presents some of law enforcement's most intriguing (and often repressed) files from around the United States."

Holy Ghostbuster : A Parson's Encounters With the Paranormal- by J. Aelwyn Roberts
"A 'must read' for those enthralled by real ghost stories. 'Holy Ghostbuster', written by retired parson Reverend J Aelwyn Roberts, is a serious, yet light-spirited account of the supernatural contacts made by the Reverend during his tenure as the Director of Social Work for the Diocese of Bangor, England."- Reader Review

Incredible Tales of the Paranormal : Documented Accounts of Poltergeist, Levitations, Phantoms, and Other Phenomena- by Alexander Imich
A guide to the one remaining frontier- the previously unexplored territory of the paranormal. Compiled by scholars with impeccable credentials, this book reveals some of the most astounding and mind-expanding psychokinetic phenomena yet experienced.

Natural and Supernatural : A History of the Paranormal from Earliest Times to 1914- by Brian Inglis
A history of the paranormal from earliest times to 1914. Historian-journalist Brian Inglis combines the best of scholarship and readability in this survey of ESP clairvoyance ghosts poltergeists and the people who have been associated with them. This thorough study is the first and only exhaustive history of the topic.

The Paranormal : A Guide to the Unexplained (Hardcover)- by Anthony North
From Booklist , 11/15/96 "North provides an informed commentary on all facets of parapsychology, including life after death, mind over matter, ESP, and precognition. The cases, research, and theories will be familiar to those already interested in the topic, but North seeks to explain all paranormal phenomena in a novel way."

The Paranormal : A Guide to the Unexplained (Softcover)- by Anthony North
Same as above, but paperback.


Ghosts

500 British Ghosts and Hauntings- by Sarah Hapgood
There's no ghost like a British ghost! Other lands have their supernatural presences but none can match England for number and variety of hauntings. Curl up in front of a warm fire and let Sarah Hapgood treat you to a good scare as she spins tales of misty moors crescent moons and things that go bump in the night.

America's Most Haunted Places- by Nancy Roberts, Jim Jones, Bruce Roberts
Fifteen ghost stories associated with historically important locations in the United States including Fort Ticonderoga, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, and the Comstock Lode.

Banshees, Bugles and Belles : True Ghost Stories of Georgia- by Barbara Duffey
Here are true stories from folks who did not much believe in ghosts until they met one. Confederate heroes who search for Yankees, southern belles who inspire poetry, and a Native American chieftain who strolls silently through hospital corridors; playful ghosts, spiteful ghosts, and twisted souls who prowl the dark night in graveyards, schools, restaurants, and homes. 32 b&w photos.

Chicago Haunts : Ghostly Lore of the Windy City- by Ursula Bielski
"This is the best book on Chicago haunts I have ever read. Ursula Bielski did a wonderful job on capturing the stories behind Chicago's ghost lore. I am a ghost hunter in Chicago and have had the pleasure to meet Ms. Bielski. This is the best book and a must read for all ghost hunters. This book has all the best Chicago hauntings."- Reader Review

Cinematic Hauntings- by Gary Svehla
Virtually every other kind of legendary myth and monster has received its due on film, and it's about time the ghostly movies got equal time. This is a book that covers all manner of ghostly cinema.

Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends- by Nancy Roberts
This collection of tales focuses on the restless souls left in the wake of the War Between the States. Roberts crafts a book which haunts the reader in the same way the Civil War haunts the memory of the United States.

Classic American Ghost Stories : 200 Years of Ghost Lore from the Great Plains, New England, the South and the Pacific Northwest (Hardcover)- by Deborah L. Downer, Deborah A. Downer
Downer brings together stories from newspapers, journals and magazines--none of which were written as fictitious--that tell of phantoms and ghosts from across the nation.

Classic American Ghost Stories : 200 Years of Ghost Lore from the Great Plains, New England, the South and the Pacific Northwest (Softcover)- by Deborah L. Downer, Deborah A. Downer
Same as above, but paperback.

Coastal Ghosts : Haunted Places from Wilmington North Carolina to Savannah Georgia- by Nancy Rhyne
Tales of mysterious and inexplicable happenings in various places in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

The Cold, Cold Hand : More Stories of Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills- by James V. Burchill, Linda J. Crider, Peggy Kendrick
Will send shivers up and down the spine. Gathered from those who lived in the Appalachian foothills for generations, The Cold, Cold Hand is a sequel to the popular Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills.

Eastern Ghosts : Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (American)- by Frank D. McSherry, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg
I don't know much about this book, but being from New York, I felt compelled to list it.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits- by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
"Some 400 alphabetically arranged entries, varying in length from a couple of paragraphs to several pages, with references and cross- references, describe a wide range of beliefs, folklore, and strange phenomena. Credibly written--avoiding sensationalism, yet sustaining the fun. Includes an index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or."

Ghostly American Places : A Ghostly Guide to America's Most Fascinating Haunted Landmarks- by Arthur Myers
Outlining more than forty documented cases of ghostly encounters in the United States, an enthusiast's tour includes witness interviews, photographs, and the stories behind famous and lesser-known cases.

Ghosts in the Middle Ages : The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society- by Jean-Claude Schmitt, Teresa Lavender Fagan (Translator)
In this fascinating study, Schmitt examines the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts during the Middle Ages and traces the imaginative, political, and religious contexts of these everyday haunts. Ghosts were pitiful or terrifying, usually solitary, creatures who arose from their tombs to haunt their friends and relatives. Including numerous color illustrations of ghosts and their trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture. 28 color plates.

Ghosts of New England : True Stories of Encounters With the Phantoms of New England and New York- by Hans Yankee Ghosts Holzer
Another book about New York Ghosts. I have a few books by Mr. Holzer, and I like him very much.

Ghost Encounters : Finding Phantoms and Understanding Them- by Cassandra Eason
I don't know anything about the book, but the title peaked my interest. The author has written an extensive list of books about psychic phenomena.

Ghost Stories from the American South- by W.K. McNeil (Designer), Byron Taylor

Ghost Stories from the American Southwest- by Richard Young, Judy Dockrey Young

Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest (American Storytelling)- by Margaret Read MacDonald, W. K. McNeil (Introduction)

Ghost Stories of Old Texas- by Zinita Fowler

Ghost Stories of Old Texas, II- by Zinita Fowler, Jack Fowler (Illustrator)

Ghost Stories of the Delaware Coast- by Seibold, David J. Seibold

The Ghosthunter's Guide : To Haunted Landmarks, Parks, Churches, and Other Public Places- by Arthur Myers
"As with his two previous books (The Ghostly Gazeteer and The Ghostly Register), the intention of A Ghost Hunter's Guide is not meant to scare (though many of the tales are spooky) but to serve as a sort of Mobil Traveller's Guide to haunted places."- Reader review

The Ghostly Gazetteer : America's Most Fascinating Haunted Landmarks- by Arthur Myers
See review just above.

The Ghostly Register - Haunted Dwellings Active Spirits : A Journey to America's Strangest Landmarks- by Arthur Myers See the review above.

Ghostly Tales of Iowa- by Ruth D. Hein, Vicky L. Hinsenbrock

Ghosts : A Haunting Treasury of 40 Chilling Tales- by Marvin Kaye
Chills and thrills abound in this terrifying collection of short stories by noted authors, including Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Isaac Asimov, Frederick Pohl, and others.

Ghosts Along the Cumberland : Deathlore in the Kentucky Foothills- by William Lynwood Montell

Ghosts Along the Texas Coast- by Docia Schultz Williams
"[Williams]is very good writer and to find out what were once scary stories as being true by those that believe them - well that was grand! I knew of another in Corpus about a man buried on the bluff in a park. That story wasn't in there but maybe it will be in another one. I bought this book at Padre Island in 1997 at the park there and it's a treasure to me."- Reader Review

Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland- by Trish Gallagher, Howard Burns (Illustrator)

Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills : Stories and Legends- by James V. Burchill (Editor), Linda J. Crider, Peggy Kendrick, Marcia Wright Bonner
Gathered from those who have lived in the foothills for generations, these authentic stories will send shivers up the spine.

Ghosts and Mysteries of the Old West : True Accounts of New Mexico and the Old West- by Bob L'Aloge, David Kwiecinski (Illustrator)
This is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those ordinary and larger-than-life people who settled and tamed the American West. The tragic, the comic, and the unexplained are all part of this collection of ghosts, mysteries, and unsolved mind-teasers.

Ghosts and the Japanese : Culture Experience in Japanese Death Legends- by Michiko Iwasaka, Barre Toelken
"Iwasaka (Japanese, U. of Trier, Germany) and Toelken (history and English, Utah State U.) illustrate the ongoing traditions and customs surrounding the Japanese attitudes toward life and death by examining Japanese ghost legends and artwork portraying ghosts. Includes color illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or."

The Ghosts of Nantucket : 23 True Accounts- by Blue Balliett, George Murphy (Illustrator)
"Seriously, this is extremely well written aural history--interviews with year-round and summer residents of Nantucket Island who have actually experienced ghosts. These are unembellished accounts from some rather unlikely and credible sources." Reader Review

Ghosts of St. Augustine- by Dave Lapham
"A collection of ghost stories from America's oldest city. The stories are all true or at least have a kernel of truth in them. They reflect the chaotic past of this fascinating city, and the ghosts, for the most part, are as gracious as the current living inhabitants. In passing along these stories, I have also included a liberal dose of St. Augustine's history which, I think, adds to the charm of the book."- Author Dave Lapham

Ghosts of the Carolinas- by Nancy Roberts
Presents eighteen accounts of apparitions and hauntings in North and South Carolina. It was "Occult and Metaphysic Editor's" recommended book on in October of 1996.

Ghosts of the Colorado Plains- by Perry Eberhart

Ghosts of the Heartland : Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from the American Midwest- by Frank D. McSherry, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)

Ghosts of Virginia- by Taylor

The Ghosts of Virginia- by L. B., Jr Taylor

Ghosts on the Coast of Maine by Carol Olivieri Schulte

Ghosts on the Range : Eerie True Tales of Wyoming- by Debra D. Munn

Ghosts! Personal Accounts of Modern Mississippi Hauntings- by Sylvia Booth Hubbard, Robert Hubbard

Ghosts, Hauntings and Possessions : The Best of Hans Holzer, Book 1 (Fate Presents)- by Hans Holzer, Raymond Buckland (Editor)
"Now, a collection of the best stories from bestselling author and psychi investigator Hans Holzer--in paperback format. Accounts in Volume i include: the exact transcript of what transpired in a seance confrontation with Elvis Presley a year after his death, the omens surrounding the deaths of Robert and John Kennedy, and much more." I personally own and recommend this book.

Ghosts : Ohio's Haunted Landscapes, Lost Arts and Forgotten Places- by Randy McNutt

Ghosts : True Encounters With the World Beyond- by Hans Holzer
Another book I own and like. A reader at Amazon gave it a poor review, mostly due to ignorance of what the book was like beforehand. If you are looking for a scare, this is not the book. If you're interested in reading about "true-life" spirit encounters, this will be a dream.

Ghosts of the Air : True Stories of Aerial Hauntings- by Martin Caidin
"One of the best books I have ever read. The X-Files will have a run for their money if ever a series was made about this book... The "other side of the story", the "mysteries" and the hauntings that were experienced by the men in their flying machines as told by one of the greatest writers of aviation. The accounts of the pilots will make you wonder...."Is it possible??? Is it true???? Read the book and judge for yourself....." Reader Review

Haunted Places : The National Directory : Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, Ufo Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations- by Dennis William Hauck.