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2.0 out of 5 stars Read it all before..., 26 Jun 2012
This review is from: Haunted Kent (Images of England) (Paperback)
The reason I wrote my books PARANORMAL KENT, HAUNTED MAIDSTONE, HAUNTED ASHFORD etc, was for once and for all to prove that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to alleged true ghost stories. For those of you who've heard about the 'phantom hitchhiker' of Blue Bell Hill, or England's 'most haunted' village Pluckley, then you've no doubt been submitted to years of regurgitation rather than investigation into these reputedly haunted sites. Whilst it's highly unlikely we'll ever prove that ghosts exist, the main problem with so many ghost books is that the authors fail to explore any further than their armchair.

'Haunted Kent' will no doubt sell well, it's an almost beginners guide to hauntings in the county of Kent, and yet clearly it is a book that rehashes a lot of old information, which in turn renders a majority of the covered stories stagnant. Such books make for a frustrating read and as well as several errors, I wonder just how many more books of this ilk we'll read over the years from people who seem to not once step into the field to interview people etc. Pluckley most certainly isn't the most haunted village in Kent, a majority of the stories were made up in the 1950s, meanwhile almost everything written about Blue Bell Hill in print is completely wrong.

I've always been a fan of obscure and atmospheric ghostly tales and folklore, as well as shedding new light on old ghosts, but you'll find none of that here. This is a ghost-by-numbers affair that will leave you cold.
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