A hunt through the most haunted places in history—and a vivid exploration of the human longing to believe in
What explains sightings of ghosts? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? And what evidence is out there? Taking us through the key hauntings that have obsessed the world—from the true events that inspired Henry James’s classic The Turn of the Screw to the poltergeists and enduring mysteries of the present day—Roger Clarke unravels a compelling history of ghosts, from their presence in early religious folklore to the pursuit of neuroscientific proof. With a cast of characters including British royals, U. S. presidents, and Harry Houdini, among others, this is an unforgettable journey through the unknown that is sure to shock and thrill readers of all beliefs.
“If you believe in ghosts, Roger Clark’s book will confirm what you know. If you don’t, perhaps he’ll change your mind.”—Roanoke Times