Richard Southall,
How to be a Ghost Hunter
(Llewellyn, 2003)

As someone very interested in the paranormal field, I really enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I have now read it twice.

The ghost stories scattered throughout kept the book exciting, as the technical jargon would get a little tiresome if that was the only element of the book.

I was disappointed that more space and detail was not devoted to the actual equipment used in ghost-hunting. It would be interesting to know more about why certain pieces worked well in spirit investigations by explaining more of the scientific side of an investigation. Also, I would have liked to have seen more equipment discussed (or dismissed, and the reasons why) such as the EMF K2 meter and thermal imaging cameras.

As a person who leans heavily to the side of scientific investigations and totally dismisses the psychic "impression" aspect, I would be interested in hearing a physicist's take on what type of equipment might be utilized -- although, let's be honest, I doubt a reputable physicist would place his or her name and reputation beside such an endeavor.

Anyway, all in all, this is a good book written by a true believer. I highly recommend it.

book review by
Michael L. Gooch

16 October 2010

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