Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal (Google eBook)

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University Press of Kentucky, Oct 24, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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In the winter of 1944Š1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. HitlerÕs effort failed for a variety of reasons, but many historians assert that Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr.Õs Third Army was ultimately responsible for securing Allied victory. Although Patton has assumed a larger-than-life reputation for his leadership in the years since World War II, scholars have paid little attention to his generalship in the Ardennes following the relief of Bastogne. In Advance and Destroy, Captain John Nelson Rickard explores the commanderÕs operational performance during the entire Ardennes campaign, through his Ņestimate of the situation,Ó the U.S. ArmyÕs doctrinal approach to problem-solving. PattonÕs day-by-day situational understanding of the Battle of the Bulge, as revealed through ULTRA intelligence and the influence of the other Allied generals on his decision-making, gives readers an in-depth, critical analysis of PattonÕs overall effectiveness, measured in terms of mission accomplishment, his ability to gain and hold ground, and a cost-benefit analysis of his operations relative to the lives of his soldiers. The work not only debunks myths about one of AmericaÕs most controversial generals but provides new insights into his renowned military skill and colorful personality.
  

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Contents

The Case of the Petrified Girl
4
The Devils Footprints
10
Magicians Among the Spirits
18
The Specter of Spontaneous Human Combustion
28
Believe It or ?
37
Legend of the Miraculous Stairway
42
Flying Saucer Dogfight
49
A Study in Clairvoyance
54
The Haunted Cathedral
170
Miracle Photographs
174
The Gypsies Great Trick
179
Magnetic Hill
185
Phantom Ship
188
The Cryptic Stone
190
Communicating with the Dead?
194
Jesus Among the Clouds
200

The Kennedy Curse
60
Riddle of the Circles
70
Cult of the UFO Missionaries
84
The Electronic Poltergeist
89
The Sliver Lake Serpent
92
Miraculous Rose Petals
105
Paranormal Lincoln
109
The Roswell Legend
118
Investigating Police Psychics
122
Ghostly Photos
128
The Lake Utopia Monster
133
Memory of a Past Life
137
Photographing the Aura
142
Mystery of the Holy Shroud
150
The Giant Frog
157
The Alien Likeness
160
In Search of Snake Oil
164
Alien Implants
204
Sleuthing a Psychic Sleuth
210
Adventure of the Weeping Icon
214
The Secrets of Oak Island
219
Enigma of the Crystal Tears
235
Death of the FireBreathing Woman
240
Comatose Miracle Worker
246
Extraterrestrial Autopsy
252
Spirit Paintings
259
Watching the Spirits Paint
267
Stigmata
276
Haunted Inns
289
The Flatwoods UFO Monster
301
MilkDrinking Idols
312
Notes
316
Index
319
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Joe Nickell is Senior Research Fellow of the committe for Skeptical Inquiry and author of Detecting Forgery, Camera Clues, Unsolved History, Real-Life X-Files, Crime Science, The Kentucky Mint Julep, More Real-Life X-Files and Secrets of the Sideshows.

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