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The Paranormal Caught on Film: Amazing Photographs of Ghosts, Poltergeists and Other Strange Phenomena [Hardcover]

Melvyn Willin
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26 Sep 2008
"The Paranormal Caught on Film" is a mysterious and mesmerizing collection of photographs depicting ghosts and other extraordinary phenomena from around the world.Believers will marvel at the range of unexplained activity captured on camera and sceptics will not be able to resist debating the provenance of these enigmatic images.Five chapters cover everything from the unfathomable to the downright spooky: mediums and spiritualists producing bizarre phenomena, eery lights, fogs and auras, astonishing appearances, levitating children and flying objects.Each compelling picture is accompanied by illuminating commentary from ghost expert and psychical investigator, Dr Melvyn Willin.


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (26 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715329804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715329801
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 17 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is fun, containing much to amuse and much that can aid us all in the difficult task of providing good food, during a period when food costs are soaring. --Amateur Photographer<br /><br />Rather than simply pointing at spooky images Willin balances his feelings as a believer in the paranormal with engaging text and, when necessary, acknowledges photographic explanations for apparitions. A nice little book to have on your shelf. --Amateur Photographer<br /><br />Mysterious, Mesmerizing read. Whatever your beliefs, it's an interesting read - in time for Halloween. --The Sun

An interesting collection. --Fortean Times (The World of Strange Phenomena)

About the Author

Dr Melvyn Willin is archive officer for the Society of Psychical Research (SPR) and has been a council member of the Ghost Club and the SPR. He gives talks on the paranormal and has carried out investigations at alleged hauntings throughout the UK. Dr Willin is the author of numerous articles on this subject and previous D&C book, Ghosts Caught on Film. He lives in Essex, UK.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting title 17 Oct 2008
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
If you've been a fan of the supernatural of general occult phenomena there's no real shortage of books on the subject, however for the more involved there's relatively few actually showing them. Here the old saying of "a picture is worth a thousand words" is proven as this heavily illustrated illumination of various phenomena shows within the books pages. However as a downside it spends only a page covering each case and is a more overall look rather than a concentrated examination in much the way of Most Haunted on LivingTV. I'd recommend this as a gift for that family member who has an enquiring mind and interest in this field as whilst it does show a number of cases I've previously heard about, it does also show a lot of new cases that lead to only further questions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Thought Provoking 26 Feb 2009
Format:Hardcover
This book has some really interesting, unexplained images which makes you question whether there is actually something else after death?

Very well laid out and informative, whether you believe in ghosts or not, it does provide some startling pictures...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book 28 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
I got this book because I'm a paranormal nerd.. I love any books about ghosts, monsters, poltergeists etc.. But I have to say I was slightly disappointed with this book, most of the pics are hard to even see where the "spook" is etc, I knew that the book would be a bit tongue in cheek so entertaining at least but even with that I was bored after just flicking through it once . But if your into things like this it's still an ok book to add to your collection .
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2.0 out of 5 stars My personal persepective? Don't recommend it. 23 May 2014
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Tempting cover but I would say this is maybe the best image of the book.
I was disappointed in the content and wouldn't recommend it for anyone
with a serious interest in the Paranormal.
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3.0 out of 5 stars undecided 12 April 2014
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Don,t know what to think of this book some blatant hoax photos,but then some good ones,you decide and let people know
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 5 April 2014
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I learned quite a few new things I did not know before. And also how to keep an open mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars book 8 May 2013
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It arrived promptly and in time as it was required for a present. I am very happy with the service
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