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Ghost sightings : eyewitness accounts of paranormal activity / Brian Innes.
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9781782747352
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London : Amber Books, [2019]
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224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
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Summary

Summary

From haunted houses to phantom ships, ghostly phenomena are everywhere! This intriguing guide looks at dozens of cases--and offers some scientific and parapsychological explanations for these sightings.

Malign spirits and gentle ghosts, apparitions, wraiths, spooky urban myths, and more: Ghost Sightings examines all these phenomena throughout history and across the globe. Some cases are famous, others less well known, but they're all riveting. Each entry chronicles the date, location, and what occurred, and offers a historical context and analytical assessment of the event. Extensive appendices provide additional information, including the role of ghosts in the world's religions, out-of-body and near-death experiences, and modern theories on ghosts from such figures as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Illustrated with 100 black-and-white photographs, Ghost Sightings explores a subject that has fascinated, amazed, and terrified people from time immemorial.


Author Notes

Brian Innes was born in London, England on May 4, 1928. He received a degree in chemistry from King's College London in 1949. He worked for several years in a laboratory before deciding to become an artist. He took classes at the Chelsea College of Art, where he co-founded the band the Temperance Seven. He was the band's percussionist and spokesperson. The Temperance Seven had several hits including You're Driving Me Crazy. He left the band at the end of 1965.

He was a founding partner of Orbis Publishing. After selling the company, he wrote numerous books including the memoir A Long Way from Pasadena. He died on July 14, 2014 at the age of 86.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Ghosts of Centuries Pastp. 8
Chapter 2 Ghosts of the 19th Centuryp. 30
Chapter 3 Haunted Housesp. 42
Chapter 4 Gentle Ghostsp. 78
Chapter 5 Some Malign Presencep. 106
Chapter 6 Apparitions and Wraithsp. 128
Chapter 7 Animals and Non-Living Apparitionsp. 140
Chapter 8 Mischievous Spiritsp. 156
Chapter 9 The Vanishing Hitchhiker & Other Urban Mythsp. 186
Appendicesp. 198
1 Ghosts: The Primitive View
2 Spirits and the Spirit World
3 Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences
4 Automatic Art from Beyond the Grave
5 Ghosts: Towards an Explanation
6 Ghosts in Fiction