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Extreme Hauntings: Britain's Most Terrifying Ghosts [Kindle Edition]

Paul Adams , Eddie Brazil , Guy N. Smith
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The most terrifying British ghosts are brought together in this, a unique and original compilation of spine-chilling true encounters both ancient and modern. Not for the faint of heart, this book contains over thirty compelling experirences that reveal a dark and disturbing reality to the realm of the paranormal - deadly curses and murderous ghosts, violent poltergeists, haunted relics and spirit possession - all unsettling insights into a frightening supernatural world. From the mysterious happenings at Hinton Ampner to the eerie Black Monk of Pontefract, the celebrated Enfield Poltergeist and the sinister power of the Hexham Heads, paranormal historian Paul Adams and writer and photographer Eddie Brazil have opened case files spanning over 250 years, from the eighteenth century to the present day, in order to carry out a detailed and chilling examination of the extreme hauntings of Britain.

About the Author

Paul Adams and Eddie Brazil are cofounders of The Chiltern Society for Psychical Research. They have contributed articles to such publications as "Ghost Voices" magazine, "Paranormal "magazine, and" Vision" magazine. Guy N. Smith is a horror writer whose books include "Witch Spell."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read 17 Sep 2013
By Sarah S
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This addition to the ranks of paranormal commentary is a measured and non-sensational work, and the authors take care not to reach for easy superlatives and stock responses to the cases they report. However, many of the cases, in particular the Enfield poltergeist and the Bluebell Hill phantom hitch hiker are both well chronicled already; I felt I'd learnt nothing new from these accounts. But fair do's, the book sets out to examine extreme cases and both certainly fall into this category.

All told, an extremely well written and gripping book, which manages the not-always-easy task of combining a professional approach with wide readership appeal. I'd be interested to read a book by the authors that investigated newer, less publicised cases as I feel that their style would make for a great contribution to the field. More please.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 20 July 2013
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I read a copy of this from my local library but do plan on buying it when I have the cash, to keep as a reference book. It's a lot better than the sensationalist title might lead you to expect, giving some great, detailed overviews of famous cases as well as a good few that I'd never heard of before, including the wonderful "A Walk in Glydwish Wood" which is like an M.R. James story come to life.

I'd definitely recommend it if you're interested in the paranormal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read. 12 July 2014
By Mookie
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Although not the best account of hauntings I have read this book is definitely worth a look. It details many cases well and although it can be a bit long-winded it is a good source of hauntings throughout history, especially as a starting point for independent research.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Extreme Hauntings 17 Aug 2013
By Leander
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EXTREME HAUNTINGS: BRITAIN'S MOST TERRIFYING GHOSTS by PAUL ADAMS & EDDIE BRAZIL (The History Press, £14.99)
Even in the paranormal landscape the North/South divide is `alive' and well. The book begins with a multi-haunting in C19 Central London, but then for me shifts to familiar if supernatural ground with the second case set on Tyneside and focussed upon Willington Mill. The introductory classic cases (Borley Rectory? Is the Pope ... do bears ... ) are ones dating back to the early days of psychical research, which through media intervention is enjoying a revival, though perhaps often of a more amateurish nature. The commonest notion of ghosts is that it is places they haunt: buildings in Chapter Two mostly feature houses and churches. Chapter three deals with two previously unpublished cases and focuses on suicide-related deaths. However, I was familiar with the happenings associated with Warwickshire's Meon Hill and supposed wartime ritual murder. Familiar, too, will be the events following the discovery of the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun in 1922. Also poltergeists are well represented here from the end of C19 to the modern Enfield, Pontefract and South Shields cases.
As for urban legends, the authors do not neglect the classic phantom hitch-hiker, naturally focussing on Kent's Blue Bell Hill and a similar Bedfordshire cases. Another road with a `killer' reputation is West Yorkshire's Stocksbridge by-pass, haunted by a monk-like figure and well known to me as it was here on organised minibus locospotting trips we dropped off one of our members, who committed suicide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 4 May 2014
By J
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A great collection of some classic - and more obscure - cases. Well written and thoughtful, and you get a good old chunk of ghosts for the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting 28 Feb 2014
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true storys set from the 177os to the present time. enfield poltergiest, borley rectory,the hexham heads name few. gets better later on in the book
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