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  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781869795047
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Spooked

Exploring the Paranormal In New Zealand



Investigating haunted buildings with New Zealand's very own ghost hunters.

Investigating haunted buildings with New Zealand's very own ghost hunters.Are the dead really all around us, treading the boards of theatres, pacing the corridors of prisons, or terrifying the occupants of scary old houses? Or are ghosts just in the mind of those who think they've seen them? What is ectoplasm? And can you really photograph a ghost?

Join New Zealand paranormal investigators Strange Occurrences as they search for the truth behind the dark stories of some of the country's most infamous haunted sites, as well as some of its lesser known ones. In their quest for clues about the nature of ghosts, the team has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand to meet mediums, psychics, fellow paranormal investigators, a skeptic or two, a real live parapsychologist, a 'hair raiser', the long-time usher of a haunted theatre, the owners of New Zealand's most haunted pub, and perhaps even a ghost or two.

They also tell you about the history of paranormal research, from its origins in the séance rooms of Victorian England to the TV shows of today, and show you how to unravel the mysteries of orbs and other photographic oddities.

In Spooked, you'll encounter a range of beliefs, theories, a bit of history, accounts of actual paranormal investigations, creepy stories of ghostly encounters, and some pretty heavy science stuff that might just make the hinges of your brain creak apart.

As for the truth about spooks? Well, that's for you to decide ...

  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781869795047
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the authors

James Gilberd

James Gilberd, co-author with Jo Davy of Spooked: Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand, is a founding member and the leader of Strange Occurrences, which first formed in 2005. The Strange Occurrences crew consists of eight members, all of whom have had experiences that they have been unable to attribute to normal or natural causes. Strange Occurrences search for the truth behind the dark stories of some of New Zealand’s most infamous haunted sites. In exploring the nature of ghosts, the team has interviewed mediums, psychics, fellow paranormal investigators, skeptics, and a parapsychologist. They look at the history of paranormal research and delve into the existing science. Gilberd’s day job is a photographer, and he runs the Photospace Gallery in Wellington. For more, and their blog, see www.strange-occurences.com.

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