Paranormal investigator and author, Joe Nickell began his work in 1969 when he attended his first séance: contacting the alleged spirit of Houdini. At that time, there were no comprehensive books or media outlets addressing paranormal activity, haunted places, investigations, etc so the paranormal investigator took it upon himself and published a book called, The Science of Ghosts: Searching for Spirits of the Dead.
"[It] is the book I wanted so much to have as a young investigator that at last I had to write it myself—more than four decades later," Nickell tells The Huffington Post.
The book is an interesting read that sets aside the romance of hauntings and ghosts by actually examining evidence from such eyewitness accounts to mediumistic productions, spirit photography, ghost-detection phenomena, and even CSI-type trace evidence. Nickell asks the question, are ghosts real and are there actual haunted places, or only haunted people? Can there be both? How do we really know?
To read a sample of The Science of Ghosts: Searching for Spirits of the Dead, check out The Huffington Post who shares a selection of nine pictures of haunted places with a brief description. It’s a book that’s first-of-its-kinda, solving questions for readers of perplexing mysteries and answering why we care so much anyway about the paranormal and supernatural.
To pick up your copy, be sure to check out Amazon. If you’ve already read it, let us know what you think in the comments!