Monday, May 26, 2014

The Ghost in the Coal Cellar: True Case Files from a Lone Investigator by Andrea Mesich

I recently received a copy of The Ghost in the Coal Cellar from Llewellyn Publishing through NetGalley.  I love ghost stories and shows about paranormal investigations so this book was one I was excited for.  Here's the cover and blurb:

This unique guide takes the reader along on real paranormal investigations into several haunted locations, including Mission Point Resort, the Paulding Lights, the First Ward School House, and individual homes. Author and paranormal investigator Andrea Mesich presents the details of each investigation from start to finish. She describes the ghosts or entities involved, offers colorful historical details about each haunted place or object, and shares both eyewitness accounts and her own personal insights into the paranormal occurrences. Readers will learn about different types of hauntings and how to identify them.

The author also addresses some of the paranormal world's most misunderstood topics and frequently asked questions, such as why hauntings seem to happen mostly at night, how to distinguish a true EVP from a natural sound, and whether or not using a Ouija Board is dangerous.

I enjoyed reading this book. The stories were told from the point of view of the investigator and from her interviews of others. Most of the stories were interesting but it seemed to me that an inordinate amount of time was spent on the phenomenon of the Paudling Lights. I could have done with less there.  The author speaks about her own investigations and the experiences that she has had with famous investigators.  The stories are well written are interesting.

You can click here to add The Ghost in the Cellar to your Goodreads.  The Ghost in the Cellar is going to be published in August so be sure to pre-order now!  I give The Ghost in the Cellar 3 Fairies for a good book on ghost stories and investigations.

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