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by Grant Wilson,Michael Jan Friedman,Jason Hawes

TV's popular Ghost Hunters reveal all-new, never-before-told stories from their spooky early investigations!For the first time ever, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.), share their most memorable and spine-tingling early cases -- none of which has ever appeared on television. Beginning with the previously untold experiences that sparked their passion for ghost hunting, Jason and Grant's bone-chilling investigations uncover: • A Connecticut woman who seems to exist in two places at once • A little girl whose invisible playmate retaliates against her father's punishments • A man overcome by an evil entity as Jason and Grant survey his home • A distraught woman who dreams of paranormal events before she experiences them...and much more! Jason and Grant didn't always have the fancy scientific equipment and experienced team that fans now watch on their smash-hit television show. As they share their hair-raising first experiences, they offer essential tips for budding paranormal investigators -- including how to use an electromagnetic field (EMF) meter and an infrared camera, determine if a supernatural phenomenon is good or evil, and deal with spirits. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, these fascinating and frightening true stories will keep you up at night!
Download Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society epub
ISBN: 1439101159
ISBN13: 978-1439101155
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Grant Wilson,Michael Jan Friedman,Jason Hawes
Language: English
Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1375 kb
FB2 size: 1191 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 600
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I really love Ghost Hunters so I wanted to read more about their lost cases. I've learned so much from Jason and Grant. I appreciate that they don't over-dramatize situations or assume things. They take everything with a grain of salt, even in these stories where the cases were much more complex than the ones shown on the TV series. I almost wish they could do a re-enactment series based on these cases! It's a breath of fresh air to listen to people who are passionate about what they do as well as they go the extra mile to uncover the truth. Sometimes, as with any career in case working, there are frauds or things that turn out to be a very simple explanation. I like that Jason and Grant point these out and explain the why of the situation. Even when the case turns out to be baffling, they don't hesitate to admit that they're not sure exactly what's going on. This book feels both interesting and honest. Jason and Grant also look for positive conclusions and do their best to help, even if a case or two doesn't end so positively. They really care about their clients as well as the spirits. This is definitely a good companion piece that provides some more depth in understanding why Jason and Grant started TAPS and it flows with the TV series as well.
I might as well go ahead and admit it--I'm a huge fan of Ghost Hunters and also the spin-off Ghost Hunters International. Both shows are entertaining and I adore the personalities of the ghost hunters themselves. However, within the same breath, I'm also a skeptic. I don't believe everything I see or hear on the shows.

This book, Seeking Spirits, is about the cases Jason and Grant investigated before they landed on television. The cases are broken down into chronological order according to year. In between cases there are sections thrown in devoted to explaining certain types of hauntings, devices, etc., to elaborate. The cases themselves range from the believable to unbelievable to just plain crazy.

Many of the cases in this book resulted in unexplained EVPs, noises, and the occasional shadow sighting. We see these types of cases a lot on the show. There were a couple of cases covered in this book that just seemed too "out there" for me. Take for instance the case entitled Pots & Pans. In 1997, a man named Tim claimed that his furniture would get rearranged and his pots and pans would be stacked in the floor by an unknown force. During the investigation Jason and Grant witnessed the claims first hand. They concluded that an "elemental" was responsible.

Another case I found totally blown away with was the case of the doppelganger. In 2001, Jason and Grant got a call from a man that said he was concerned about his wife. He claimed that he would have conversations with his wife, then later his wife would account they had no such conversation. This doesn't seem very paranormal sounding does it? Well, the situation started to become worse for the man and his wife and he decided that he needed someone to come in and investigate his claims and get to the bottom of what was happening. According to Jason and Grant, there was a doppelganger impersonating the wife. I still can't seem to wrap my head around that one.

Another case worth mentioning was an instance of a little old lady contacting T.A.P.S because she was hearing voices. Jason and Grant arrive and start conducting their interview with the lady. She was sweet and even brought them cookies and milk to snack on. At one point she goes to the kitchen to come back a minute later wielding a frying pan ready to conk both investigators on the head! The little old lady wasn't being affected by a haunting, instead she was found to have dementia.

I was thoroughly entertained by this book even though a few of the cases seemed a bit far-fetched.

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This book was a complete pleasure to read, and I learned a lot from the book...and in fact, I really enjoyed the book more than most of the episodes of their television show! I thought the book was extremely well written! In fact, although it arrived here during the xmas/new years holidays when things were busy....I was reading it every time I had a few minutes! I finished it quickly and wished there had been even more to the book (despite it being almost 300 pages already). The stories, and there are many of them, were short enough to keep your interest (not padded with descriptive junk to fill up pages), but the stories were also descriptive enough so that you understand the entire picture....the situation, their approach, what was found, their deductions, and outcome. Each story has a little blurb at the end, that explains a certain facet of paranormal investigations, which is really helpful. The variety of cases/stories, all authentic, cover the range of their various investigations, from authentic hauntings, to elderly ladies with dementia, a man who picks up radio signals on his hearing aid, non human spirits, residual hauntings, etc.
I admire T.A.P.S. approach to their investigations, they have thought these things out, when to research, what the goal is, hot to be objective and professionalism. Only two guys who are best friends and trust each other, could work together like these guys do. I highly recommend this book and am really glad I found it and bought it. Get this book and read it!
The following review is written for the Kindle edition of this book which is also available as a print book.

Highlights of this book include:
* New cases that were not shown on television. Readers get learn about some new ghostly haunts and how some were debunked.
* Grant's personal paranormal experience. I won't go into details here but I will state the experience was a mysterious one. I'm still trying to figure out what Grant experienced.
* Variety of cases. Some cases ranged from people with psychological/physiological medical conditions that were not haunts at all while others were truly supernatural.
*Writing was a bit more professional this time. The copy was evenly written and well organized.

* None. The book was an excellent read perfect for spooky Halloween reading.


Note: The Kindle edition may have chapter headings out of order. I have contacted Amazon about this possible glitch.