Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Nov 8, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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Crashing noises and disembodied voices, coming from nowhere and everywhere at once. Invisible tormentors slapping and pinching and pulling hair. Fires starting spontaneously, pools of water materializing out of thin air, pots and pans and knives and knick-knacks flying through the room. These are the hallmarks of the poltergeist phenomenon.

In this classic book on destructive hauntings, Colin Wilson, renowned authority on the paranormal, examines the evidence and develops a definitive theory of the poltergeist phenomenon. Countless true-life cases of poltergeist infestations have been recorded since the days of ancient Greece and Rome to the present. But what are poltergeists? Where do they come from? And why do they appear in our world?

From the case of a black-robed monk that terrorized a family for years, to the investigation of a talking mongoose, to true stories of gnomes, sorcerers, witches, and demons, this guide explores a bone-chilling gallery of the mysterious entities known as poltergeists.


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Colin Wilson has compiled both a listing of intriguing investigative reports of poltergeists and reasonable speculations and conclusions regarding the hauntings. If you love chilling tales, you'll love this. Colin has an impressive resume regarding the supernatural. Read full review

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I saw the movie of this novel indeed it was good but however it doesn't make any sense where in the characters in your novel played dumb or not believing their kids in short they are stiff minded person doesn't care what will happen, how did this film make a gross like that when the film is not that good when it comes to proper handling of the story and foremost the novel is not that good.
but any ways it made its way to the top maybe some people love it but for me it is not that good enough.

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Colin Wilson, who lives in Cornwall, England, has written over fifty books on crime, philosophy and the occult.

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