Guidance Notes for Investigators of Apparitions, Hauntings, Poltergeists and Similar Phenomena
Published August 2021 by
The Society for Psychical Research, London.
Available via the SPR & Amazon, soft back and Kindle formats
Commissioned by the Society for Psychical Research this is a definitive set of guidance notes for anyone who uses or wishes to learn about the use of equipment to support the investigation of apparitions, ghosts, poltergeists and related experiences.
It answers many questions relating to equipment, choosing it, using it and working with the data that is collected.
Commisioned by the Society for Psychical Research this new edition of their guidance notes for investigators of spontaneous cases is considered to be an important resource for all those who conduct research and investigate cases of apparitions, ghosts, poltergeists and related phenomenon.
"1.0 INVESTIGATING SPONTANEOUS CASES
The beginning of every investigation is almost invariably some claim that an individual or perhaps several people have had an experience that they or someone else considers to be paranormal or anomalous. The purpose of the investigation is to discover as much information as possible about the experience and to determine wherever possible the cause of that experience.
The role of the investigator is to conduct the investigation using sound methods and good practices and to report the result of their investigation to all of the interested parties. In the majority of spontaneous cases the investigator will be contacted only after an event or experience has taken place. In other instances, the investigator may become involved whilst the events and experiences are continuing. Although many of the spontaneous cases that are reported ultimately turn out to have an obvious or ordinary explanation, sometimes the investigator may encounter cases in which an explanation for some, or perhaps all of the experiences is not possible. The point of spontaneous case investigation is to bring some measure of control and measurement to these cases by using established scientific techniques and methods from any relevant scientific discipline."
The Art of the Ghost Hunter (Revised Edition)
Published in June 2021 by White Crow Books. Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats
Ghostology is simply the study of Ghosts. It is not just about
ghost hunting, neither is it is about parapsychology.
The study of ghosts - Ghostology, is not trying to capture apparitions on camera, although that is sometimes a part of it. It is not trying to record the sounds and the voices of the deceased or of spirits, although that too is a part of it. Ghostology is the holistic study of a fascinating aspect of our humanity, a shared human experience that dates back to the earliest civilisations and is common to all of them.
Ghostology is not a “How to guide” for those seeking to investigate ghosts but it provides an up to date consideration and a discussion of the many methods and techniques that will prove helpful to anyone interested in the subject, for those who actively seek ghosts or who are merely interested in discovering more about this fascinating subject.
Sound and the Paranormal
Steven Parsons & Cal Cooper
Published June 2015 by White Crow Books.
Available on Amazon in Hardback, Paperback and Kindle formats.
From the chain-rattling ghost of Pliny’s first century Athens to things that go bump in the night and 21st century electronic voice phenomena sound has always fascinated paranormal researchers.
This unique book examines that fascination and presents a selection of the leading research in paranormal acoustics together with an in-depth review of the equipment and techniques that are used by researchers and investigators.
It explores the physics and the psychology of sound and its association with the paranormal. Contributed chapters by leading experts in Infrasound, electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), séance tapping and other ghostly sounds encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the subject.
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