We consider one of the most important reasons that BWPI is in existence is to allow those with more knowledge and experience in the paranormal to share with those looking for guidance. Most investigators in the paranormal first developed their interest through reading. There is so many books and periodicals out there that deal with any aspect of the paranormal. No one person can read everything that is out there. Our belief is that we should learn all we can and teach all we learn to others. This page will be our recommendations for books, magazines, periodicals we have read and have influenced us.
We also would recommend that anyone interested in the paranormal visit Leftfield-PSI Paranormal Glossary and Leftfield-PSI Ghost Hunter Listing for lots of good information. Check them out as well.
Let's begin then.
The Complete Idiots Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings by Tom Ogden -This is a good beginner's primer.
The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley. -This one has been an invaluable resource for me. Much of the information on My What Are Ghosts Page was derived from this book.
The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook by Troy Taylor -Any ghost hunter worth his weight in gold should have this book as a reference.
Ghosts by Hans Holzer -This HUGE tome is packed full of good information and case studies.
Parapsychologist's Handbook: ESP, Haunting and Poltergeists by Loyd Auerbach -Very well written and among the first paranormal research manuals.
Field Guide to Spirit Photography by Dale Kaczmarek -A very good guide on how to take spirit photographs.
Ghosts of Gettysburg I - V by Mark Nesbitt -Only the quintessential books on the spirits roaming Gettysburg.
Haunted Gettysburg: Eyewitness Accounts of the Supernatural I - III by Jack Bochar and Bod Wasel -Another good series of books on the ghosts in Gettysburg, PA
Encyclopedia of Occultism by Lewis Spence -One of the best researched and most comprehensive dictionaries of the occult and the supernatural.
Ghost Tech by Vince Wilson - By the same publisher as Troy Taylor's The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook and the President of Maryland Paranormal Investigator's Coalition. This book covers every aspect of the technology that paranormal investigator's use. I have had the pleasure of getting an early look at this book and have found it an immeasurable resource.
Ghost Science by Vince Wilson - By the same author and publisher of Ghost Tech. This book discusses the different scientific theories for paranormal phenomenon.
And, of course, The Beltsville Ghosts' Guide To Hunting Ghosts by Scott Fowler - We have to plug the book from our president. You can purchase a copy at the Beltsville Ghosts Online Store
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