Beware This House Is Haunted Author:Henry Dreher Ghosts__almost everyone is scared of them, but few of us like to admit it. Many people claim not to believe in ghosts are the first ones to want to hear ghost stories and legends of haunted houses. — Why are so many people fascinated by the subject of ghosts and phantoms? Ghost stories are so popul... more »ar that they are passed along from generation to generation. Almost every summer camp has a legendary ghost story that is told around the campfire or before bedtime. Camp counselors have become experts at passing on the legends.
One reason we may find the subject so interesting is the desire to know whether or not ghosts really exist. If they do, what are they like? Where do they come from? Why do they appear? Can they do harm to us?
There are hundreds of cases that suggest that ghosts really do exist. This book will examine several of the more famous ghost stories__hauntings that were investigated by scientists or writers. These cases are all well-documented.
The first section__"Great Ghosts!" __tells three stories of ghosts that have become famous over the years. The second section__ "These Houses Are Haunted"__ will take you inside three well_known houses that possibly were and may still be inhabited by the spirits of the dead.
The second half of the book is devoted to poltergeists. Poltergeist is a German word meaning "noisy ghosts."
Poltergeists are never actually seen. But a house or other dwelling is taken over by an unknown force. These results can be very destructive. An amazing variety of bizarre events have taken place during poltergeist hauntings. In the section called "Poltergeists," you will read about three famous cases that were thoroughly investigated. The section called "Strange and Unusual Poltergeists includes three stories of poltergeists that caused unusual disturbances that boggle the mind.
Understanding of ghosts and poltergeists is now much greater than ever before. We can thank the parapsychologists for this. Parapsychology is the study of the unusual powers of the mind and spirit. Parapsychologists are scientists who attempt to understand these powers. They have studied reports of ghosts and poltergeists in great depth and have developed a number of ideas about them.
Ghosts are supposed to be humanlike spirits that linger on after physical death. If ghosts do exist, then the spirit must leave the body at the moment of death. Could this really happen?
Some parapsychologists believe that a poltergeist could be the spirit of a living person. Could this be possible?
The stories of ghosts and poltergeists provide some strong evidence that such creatures do exist. They also suggest some answers to the many questions people have about spirits and the unknown. After reading these real-life accounts, you will have to make up your own mind: Do you believe in ghosts?« less