Synopses & Reviews
A Halloween favorite spooks up a new and expanded edition.
A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it"showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends.
Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public
Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers
Strong seller for Halloween season
Completely reorganized for easier reading and referencing
You're no idiot, of course. You know Casper was a friendly ghost and that the Phantom Hitchhiker is someone you'd rather not meet on a deserted highway late at night. But when it comes to knowing the authentic roots of ghost stories--and which ones remain unexplained to this day--you don't stand a ghost of a chance. Don't get spirited away yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings is an eerie investigation into the firsthand accounts, legends, literature, and dramatic works surrounding the world of ghosts. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
About the Author
Tom Ogden has been a professional magician for more than 30 years, which sparked his interest in the paranormal. He has been featured on several televised magic specials and has opened for the Osmond Brothers and Robin Williams, among others. A consistent contributor to such magic magazines as Genii and The Magic Manuscript, he is the author of several books, including 200 Years of the American Circus: From Aba-Daba to Zoppe-Zavata and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks.