Synopses & Reviews
Here we take a look at many of the classic cases of hauntings around the world. Not only are there the ghostly tales of kings, queens, nobles, murderers and their victims, and the real story behind The Exorcist, but there are the phenomena connected with more modern celebrities, such as James Dean, Harry Houdini, Al Capone, Liberace, Elvis Presley and many others. They also include apparitions of devil dogs, great apes, bears, and even those connected with improbable inanimate objects, such as aircraft carriers and ocean liners.
In more than a century of scientific inquiry in the West, there are no definitive answers about ghosts and their natures; yet, virtually all cultures have believed at one time or another in the ability of the ghosts of the dead to return to the world of the living. This book highlights some of the best ghost encounters the world has seen.