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by Daniel Cohen




A matter-of-fact look at the paranormal world laid out in easy-to-read sections. Drawing from parapsychology and psychical research, folklore and legends, the author provides a broad picture of the world of ghosts.
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ISBN: 0948397543
ISBN13: 978-0948397547
Category: Religion
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Author: Daniel Cohen
Language: English
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (September 1, 1989)
Pages: 320 pages
ePUB size: 1795 kb
FB2 size: 1184 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 831
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Gardagar
During a move I had let this book get away from me, but recently obtained a hardback copy (via Amazon) for my library, such as it is. This is a great resource and perfect for those stormy nights when you need something to scare you to sleep. Or not. Lots of pictures, including a 'spooky' one of Glamis Castle, in Scotland. Even a fuzzy picture of a ghost. I love this little book. Although, the account of U-65 is supposedly a red herring. There were two U-65's, one for each World War. Although it is a very interesting story, it apparently is not true. It is still a great bit of fiction in itself. Overall, I still love this book. Will sit next to Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Granigrinn
BUT WHEN THE BOOK REFERS TO A LATINO OR HISPANIC GHOST GOT IT WRONG THE NAME FOR THAT GHOST WILL BE... LA LLORONA (CRYING WOMAN)OR SOME TIMES CALL DESCARNADA (SKINLESS WOMAN),BASE IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA GHOST HISTORIES .
Siratius
A really intriguing and quite comprehensive digest of accounts of ghostly phenomena and parapsychology,Well researched, and both rational and written in an exciting and deliciously spine chilling way. they take us from accounts in Ancient times right up to the 1980s. Covers
Famous Ghosts and the Ghosts of the Famous
This chapter includes accounts of Abraham Lincoln's ghost, Harry Houdini's connection to the paranormal, the story of Lady Howard's ghost and even the Biblical account of King Saul's visit to the with of Ein Dor where he summoned the Spirit of the Prophet Samuel.

The Chapter on Classic Cases
involves stories such as the Drummer of Tedworth and the Hydesville Haunting.

There are also chapters on Animal Ghosts and Poltergeist Hauntings
The accounts of the Armherst Hauntings where a poltergeist terrorized a young girl by the name of Esther Cox and the story of the violent 'Bell Witch'.

Revenge, Warnings and Crisis Apparitions include stories of spectres appearing at the time of someone's death at the very moment of their passing, and psychic premonitions of death, including several accounts from various wars.

Ghostly Phenomena and Ghostly Legends deal with some of the most persistent and recurrent parapsychologist happening and hauntings, including , including ghostly figures on the road some of which actually attack people, and a recurrent ghostly hitch-hiker who takes a rid with a young man, gives him her address and then disappears mysteriously out of the car.
When the young man reaches the girls home, her mother answers the door and confirms that the girls in question is her daughter who died in car accident on the spot where she hitch-hiked some years before.

These chapters include the 19th century tradition of ghost stories told at Christmas and the Christmas ghost story annuals that were issued at the time, and the mournful Mexican ghost woman La Lorna.
Acrobat
Daniel Cohen is an incredibly prolific writer, with books spanning several topics. He has a lot of books on ghosts, aimed at all ages.
This book is a great resource... it examines nearly every famous ghost case and provides an objective look at all of them, without presenting an overly critical eye.
There are just as many instances where he applauds the stories for their elements (who the witnesses were) as well as presenting the facts as to why the veracity of certain stories should be questioned.
He also examines mediums and the popularity of ghosts in at the turn of the century. He has a great bibliography with even more resources for those who want to learn more, listing books from the turn of the century all the way up to the year before he published this book.
Yozshujinn
A uniquely terrible book. The author has no feel for the art of story telling. In a book of this kind the worst thing you can possibly do is have nearly every story punctuated by some half-baked explain-away--it pulls you completely out of the story and into some flimsy Daniel Cohen land where the spook is always left exclaiming, "and i would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
Hasirri
A wonderful book of paranormal collection, focusing on the subject of ghosts. Daniel Cohen's objective approach helped a lot in the accounts that are contained in this book, which is neither critical nor imposing that the stories aren't hoax whenever not proven as false. A fine little resource material for research in the study of the most popular cases of poltergeist, hauntings and phenomenons in the 'Spirit world', written in a concise and neat manner. Originally published in two volumes, the paperback contains the pages of pictures. Pretty good.
Unnis
Kind of dry. Had a few entertaining spots.
Excellent collection of ghost stories from numerous places and times.Chock full of history, and well laid out information. Very informative book!