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Ghosts a natural history : 500 years of searching for proof by Roger Clarke

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Written in English


  • Ghosts,
  • Investigation,
  • History,
  • Parapsychology,
  • Haunted places

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No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there? Taking us through the key hauntings that have obsessed the world, from the true events that inspired Henry James"s classic The Turn of the Screw right up to the present day, Roger Clarke unfolds a story of class conflict, charlatans, and true believers. The cast list includes royalty and prime ministers, Samuel Johnson, John Wesley, Harry Houdini, and Adolf Hitler. The chapters cover everything from religious beliefs to modern developments in neuroscience, the medicine of ghosts, and the technology of ghosthunting. There are haunted WWI submarines, houses so blighted by phantoms they are demolished, a seventeenth-century Ghost Hunter General, and the emergence of the Victorian flash mob, where hundreds would stand outside rumored sites all night waiting to catch sight of a dead face at a window.

Edition Notes

StatementRoger Clarke
SeriesThorndike Press large print nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series
LC ClassificationsBF1461 .C637 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination587 pages (large print)
Number of Pages587
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27178572M
ISBN 101410477606
ISBN 109781410477606
LC Control Number2014045713

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