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A poltergeist is defined as a disturbance or energy with bizarre physical effects of paranormal origin that suggest mischievous or destructive intent, such as breaking or moving objects and loud knocks or noises. The Poltergeist Phenomenonis an exciting, original look at an old subject by an award-winning investigative reporter. The author has reviewed 75 cases and interviewed hundreds of witnesses, paranormal experts, law enforcement officers, psychologists and skeptics to come up with eye-opening results: The typical poltergeist case involves a young person from a repressed home who is going through puberty. He or she may have epilepsy, which produces recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis, a state in which gravity is temporarily suspended. A respected former Princeton University scientist believes he has proven in laboratory experiments that psychokinesis exists and that poltergeist cases are probably true. This rare energy may be part of a person's fight-or-flight system, which is hardwired into everyone and can erupt in certain conditions.
Michael Clarkson has written six psychology books, including Intelligent Fear and The Secret Life of Glenn Gould, and has won many newspaper awards for investigative stories, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a rendezvous with reclusive author J.D. Salinger. He is considered an expert in fear, producing new research and lecturing on the subject. While working in the Niagara region, he researched many ghost stories and got the only interview with a young man thought to have caused a poltergeist incident that affected an entire shift of police officers. He lives in Fort Erie, Ontario.
Table of Contents
|Glossary of Major Terms||p. 7|
|A Sampling of Eyewitnesses||p. 15|
|"House Phenomena" in St. Catharines||p. 23|
|A Visitor on Halloween||p. 32|
|The House of Flying Objects||p. 39|
|Police Controversy in New England||p. 46|
|Fire Sale at the Souvenir Place||p. 54|
|Sarah and the Pinwheel||p. 61|
|Mind Over Matter?||p. 79|
|The Electrical Connection||p. 91|
|The Super Static Girl and More Electricity||p. 99|
|Ghosts and Exorcisms||p. 108|
|Things That Go Sneak in the Night||p. 120|
|The Strange Case of Tina Resch|
|The House of Styrofoam Cups||p. 137|
|The Circus Comes to Columbus||p. 145|
|The Ghostbuster and the Mythbuster||p. 155|
|Poltergeists in the United Kingdom|
|The House of Strange Happenings||p. 165|
|The Voice||p. 178|
|A Little Irish Gal and Wee Hughie||p. 186|
|From the UK to the U.S. and Beyond||p. 194|
|Poltergeists in Pop Culture and the Future|
|The New Frontier: Tapping Psychokinesis||p. 207|
|Poltergeists in Popular Culture||p. 220|
|The Business of Poltergeists||p. 226|
|Recommended Paranormal Resources||p. 248|
|About the Author||p. 255|
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