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When Beds Float: Examining the Poltergeist Enigma
When Beds Float Examining the Poltergeist Enigma Author:Michael Clarkson From the introduction by the author: As a daily newspaper reporter for 38 years and author of four books on fear management and stress, I did not enter lightly into a book on poltergeists. Some of my colleagues who know me as an investigator of everything from the Aids epidemic to serial killers to nepotism in government hiring, may shudder at t... more »he thought of my now entering into the shadowy world of the paranormal. In fact, I have been considering this topic for more than 25 years.
Michael Clarkson has been skeptical about things involving intuition, ESP, and the supernatural. However, during a 1970 investigation in St. Catherines, Ontario, he changed his mind. It was a case of a poltergeist. In fact, there are numerous legitimate cases of poltergeist throughout the world every year. People have observed objects flying across rooms, propelled by unknown powers and some of these cases do bear closer examination. When Beds Float examines 50 poltergeist cases. Michael Clarkson interviewed hundreds of witnesses, paranormal experts, psychologists, professors, magicians, and skeptics to assemble this series of so-called hauntings. At the end of his investigation he concludes that there may exist enough evidence to suspect there is something going on from time to time that defies the laws of physics. Some of the cases raise as many questions as they provide answers, others could be trickery. In all cases, however, there seems to be a child or adolescent involved who may or may not be the inadvertent cause of the phenomena.« less