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By Joe Nickell

Tales of alien abductions, fabulous relics, and haunted castles have attracted believers and skeptics around the globe for hundreds of years. Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world's such a lot doubtless inexplicable myths in Adventures in Paranormal Investigation.

With 4 many years of expertise within the box, Nickell employs skepticism and medical research to drag fact from the mires of fake facts and trickery that encompass either outdated and new legends and mysteries. not like authors who interact in hype and sensationalism on the way to foster or debunk myths, Nickell techniques each one case with a rational and clinical strategy meant to discover the reality. Occam's Razor -- all issues being equivalent, the easiest answer is the simplest one -- is a imperative software in his investigative toolbox, in addition to the idea that it's the claimant's accountability to supply the extreme facts required in such amazing cases.

Adventures in Paranormal research gains Nickell's on-site explorations in strange phenomena. one of the 40 certain circumstances, Nickell examines mysteries starting from snake charmers who purport to carry impression over the reptiles, to the Holocaust sufferers who reportedly hang-out a gasoline chamber in Dachau, to Lake Simcoe's resident lake monster Igopogo in Canada. as well as the case stories, Nickell analyzes how the propensity to fantasize can impact human perceptions of and trust in paranormal task and the way his own adventure with the magical used to be altered while instinct resulted in the invention of a daughter he didn't recognize existed.

More than simply one other myth-busting textual content, Adventures in Paranormal research brings jointly cause and clinical analyses to provide an explanation for either the phenomena and the position of human conception therein, setting up Nickell because the premiere paranormal investigator of our time.

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ISBN: 0399256946
EAN: 9780399256943
ASIN: 0399256946
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for younger Readers
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
Number of Pages: 288
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Nevertheless, every time I look at it, I see a human face. Other secular simulacra include the “face on Mars” (Morrison 1988), as well as various shapes—a camel, a butterfly, and a portrait of comedian Bob Hope—in a woman’s potato chip collection (Nickell 1998, 137). One famous granite formation, New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountains profile, was a 700-ton, 1,200-foot-high simulacrum until it collapsed into rubble (Laughlin 2003). Of course, simulacra can be faked. For example, crudely artistic images appeared repeatedly on the floor of a peasant woman’s home in Belmez de la Moraleda, Spain, in 1972 (Nickell 1998, 39).

Worse, it was a perambulating wreck. As Nixon (2001a) observed: It is variously described as close to Port Fairy, mid-way between Port Fairy and Warrnambool, three miles west of Warrnambool. She is said 50 DOWSING MYSTERIOUS SITES Figure 14. Faux “Mahogany Ship” at the McDonald’s in Warrnambool, along Australia’s “Shipwreck Coast”—dubbed the “McReplica” by Bob Nixon. (Author’s photo by Bob Nixon) to be high in the hummocks, well above the high tide mark, in the water, between two hummocks, at the end of a gap in the hummocks.

What has been termed “perhaps the first, best-known case of deliberate psychic archaeology” was launched in 1907 by Frederick Bligh Bond in excavations at England’s Glastonbury Abbey. Unknown to the Church of England officials who appointed him, Bond was an occultist who turned to a friend’s automatic writing for help in locating the ruins of two chapels. Soon, Gulielmus Monachus (William the Monk) and other spirits, including “watchers from the other side,” were tapping the “universal memory” to provide the necessary site information.

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