"Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural" by George O. Abell and Barry Singer

This book offers a study of the most intriguing mysteries of the supernatural from a scientists' point of view.  The Bermuda Triangle, Bigfoot, biorhythms, life after death, psychic healing, the theory of colliding worlds, ESP, PK, Kirlian auras, UFOs, intelligent life in the universe, astrology, moon madness, and feelings in plants. This text separates the facts from the fiction surrounding the worlds most discussed and misunderstood phenomena.


"The Paranormal" by Arthur Ellison

Ellison creates this fascinating book with a lifetime of studying classic cases and follows the criterion that facts come first and scientific theory second. Much of this text is delving into the experimentation of psychical abilities (psi) and testing ESP. There are a few tests within the text that can help you determine if you have psychic abilities and how to approach your own investigation into the phenomena.


​"The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—​ (Or so the description says...) Every self respecting investigator reads this one...


"PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena" by Marie D. Jones

No matter what the content, if the book says it's authored by Marie D. Jones, I buy it. PSIence introduces readers to the latest discoveries in quantum physics and new science that may explain the existence of paranormal phenomena such as UFOs, ghosts, poltergeists, time anomalies, and even psychic abilities such as ESP, telekinesis, and past lives. Do yourself a favor and just put this on your wishlist!


"Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World's Most Famous Demonologists" by Ed & Lorraine Warren with Robert David Chase

I have to give a fair review and state that this book is excellent if you are interested in the case studies from the Warren's vault. I am not sure if it was the writers words or how he portrayed the Warren's but the conversations between them and the clients they worked with were very stilted and unprofessional. I cannot imagine the Warren's were like this knowing how famous and well liked they were. I was not fond of this book but it did include quite a few interesting cases.


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paranormal Resources

"The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty

Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.


"Haunted Houses of Harpers Ferry" by Stephen D. Brown

Like the Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County, this book shares some of the ghost stories and legends of the region. It isn't limited to Harpers Ferry, but rather the region surrounding it as well. I collect all books about local hauntings and legends. 



"The Haunting of America" by William J. Birnes and Joel Martin

From the Salem Witch Trials to Harry Houdini, this book offers a detailed and informative view of all things occult. If you have an interest in history especially the history of the paranormal in America this book is just for you! The back cover states "The Haunting of America is a thrilling exploration of the influence of the paranormal on science, medicine, law, government, the military, psychology, theology, death and dying, and pop culture. 


"Paranormal Phenomena: An Opposing Viewpoint Series Book" by Various Authors/ Greenhaven Press

This is a very well organized collection of skeptical opinions regarding various types of paranormal phenomenon. This text is another thought provoking analysis that makes a paranormal investigator sharpen their skills and create a standard within their research.


"Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

Jason and Grant give an excellent review of some fascinating case files of their paranormal team TAPS. While they were well known for their TV show Ghost Hunters, I admire the determination and knowledge they put forth in this book. They lay it out just like a summary of their case with notes and conclusions. There are a few that I have used as reference for our own cases. 


"Civil War Ghosts of Sharpsburg" by Mark P. Brugh and Julia Stinson Brugh

As a person who has not only read this book and met these fantastic authors in person, I have to say they are AMAZING storytellers. Their book is an excellent collection of Civil War ghosts that haunt the adorable and historic Sharpsburg, Maryland. Sharpsburg if you don't know the name is the town upon which Antietam Battlefield sits. This town is full of mystery, history, and spine tingling stories of ghosts!


"Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans" by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr

I know what you are thinking...home remedies? Superstition? What has that to do with the paranormal? Well a lot actually! Sometimes to get into the mind of the spirit or ghost, you have to understand where they come from. You need a view into their psychological view and how it may have formed their soul or personality. The Pennsylvania German's had quite a few superstitions and German immigrants were very prevalent in our area. This small book could open an entire line of questions or even understanding.


"A Paranormal Casebook" by Loyd Auerbach

Auerbach creates exactly what the title portrays, a case book. Detailed accounts of case files with reported phenomena, experiences, documentation, theory, and conclusion. If you like to learn by reading experiences and understanding views on paranormal research, this is the text for you. Auerbach has so many rich experiences and cases that it will not disappoint. The "How-to" is not so much a detailed checklist of how to investigate, but rather a detailed view on how he approached each case and informative views on the do's and don'ts. https://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Casebook-Ghost-Hunting-Millennium/dp/1933177047

"Sexual Hauntings: Through the Ages" by Colin Waters

Sometimes when you wander through a used bookstore you come upon a book like no other, and well, this is it! Waters includes over 40 real cases from around the world ranging from naked figures to horrifying and bizarre entities who have brought death and destruction to those who have come into contact with them. Rectories, airports, homes, estates, and more. (I am guessing you want to know more about the "sexual" part? Well you'll just have to try to find a copy and read it. Good luck.


"The Enigma of the Poltergeist" by Raymond Bayless

Imagine if you will a book that gives you potential case studies that push the boundaries of what you thought classified certain hauntings. Bayless provides his own case studies and research to support his theories and includes ways to detect and protect yourself.


Paranormal Technology

"Ultimate Ghost Tech: The Science, History & Technology of Ghost Hunting" by Vince Wilson

While paranormal technology changes on a daily basis, I found that this book has a comprehensive look at the equipment, how it works, theories behind its use for paranormal investigation, and its artifacts. If you are interested in the technical aspect of the paranormal field I definitely recommend this as a wide range of equipment that is commonly used. 


"The Apparitionists" by Peter Manseau

I got this book as a white elephant gift during the holidays. I was pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful historical tidbits that this book offered. This book jumps around a bit but it is still very enjoyable. I think the dedication page says it all, "Nothing can be so deceiving as a photograph." -Franz Kafka. I recommend this book as an excellent recording of photographs coming into the field of psychical research. 


"Haunted Maryland: Ghost and Strange Phenomena of the Old Line State" by Ed Okonowicz

Maryland has so many ghost stories and urban legends that we could write a hundred books detailing the stories that are passed down through the ages. This particular book really helps to link the history of Maryland with the folklore. Strange creatures, ghosts, and strange events; this has it all from many regions across the Old Line state. 


"The Déjà vu Enigma: A Journey Through the Anomalies of Mind, Memory, and Time" by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman 

Have you ever had that sensation where you remember an experience or situation that never occurred? Jones and Flaxman visit the scientific research into Deja vu revealing intriguing theories, ranging from short-term memory misfires to neurophysiological disorders. Other theories suggest more paranormal causes like a glimpse into a parallel reality. 


"Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County" by Timothy L. Cannon and Nancy F. Whitmore

There is nothing better than reading ghost stories and legends from your area. Located in and around Frederick County, Maryland these are the tales that we all grew up knowing, telling, and enjoying. The collection includes local haunted houses, South Mountain legends, Civil War ghosts, the Snallygaster, Dwayyo, and so much more. I usually buy every copy of this I find. 


"Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters" by Leslie Rule

​Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, the stories of the supernatural in Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters will keep you riveted. Macabre and fascinating, Ghosts Among Us offers true-life, haunting accounts of eerie visitations and paranormal experiences along with artistically shot black-and-white photographs of haunted sites. The personal, firsthand reports and chilling, full-length stories are bolstered by sidebars of actual accounts of "Ghosts in the News." Each chapter explores mysterious events-events that the reader will find hard to pass off as mere coincidence.


"Spirits of Frederick" by Alyce T. Weinberg

My copy of this book is a second updated edition and I have to say the preface by Alyce's son Al is absolutely wonderful. Alyce said that she often felt like the old lady in the shoe because she had so many stories she didn't know what to do. If you are a lover of local legend and haunts this book is for you. Frederick, Maryland and surrounding areas are rich with history and ghosts. Weinberg did very well with all her stories!


"The Psychology of Consciousness" by Robert E. Ornstein

This text explores the human conscious and psychology. While it isn't directly linked to the paranormal, it does add value to understand how our conscious mind can impact our intuitive and psychological processes. Actions such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness can create a completely altered psychological standpoint for humans. This author really delves into the how's and why's of it all, which can in turn be applied to the study of the paranormal in relation to the living. 


"Dangerous Obsessions: Teenagers and the Occult" by Andrew Boyd

This book outlines the teenage obsession in the occult and its darker results. While there is some serious writing privilege given to the author regarding opinion based viewpoints...there are some interesting documented cases. Whether it's on the extreme side of the darker aspect of teenage obsessions, it is still an interesting case study in the psychological ramifications of dabbling with paranormal phenomena.


"How to be a Ghost Hunter" by Richard Southall

This was one of the first books that I purchased when I became a paranormal investigator. My book however was written at the beginning of the paranormal investigation boom so it's got a bit of outdated information, I recommend you find the second version. There is so much valuable information in this book that you won't really need another. It outlines terminology, how to create a team, do's and don'ts, and so much more. There is a whole section devoted to documents you should create for your investigation case files as well. I highly recommend this book!


Local Hauntings and Urban Legends

"A Dictionary of Angels: including fallen angels" by Gustav Davidson

Gustav Davidson’s classic text, A dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels, is the result of sixteen years of research in Talmudic, gnostic, cabalistic, apocalyptic, patristic, and legendary texts. The classic reference work on angels is beautifully illustrated and its reissue coincides with the resurgence of belief in angels in America. This well researched and exquisitely illustrated dictionary is a wonderful collectable for all those who believe in angels, miracles, lore, and faith.


"Blood & Ghosts: Paranormal Forensics Investigators" by Mark Nesbitt and Katherine Ramsland

Forensics is an applied science and many of its sub-disciplines have a kinship with ghost hunting: its tools and technology were devised to record and analyze evidence or behavior. Given this shared approach to solving mysteries, it makes sense to see how these disciplines could brought together. 



"The Everything Wicca & Witchcraft Book" by Marian Singer

This book uncovers the fascinating history of witchcraft and shows you why the Wiccan religion has grown in popularity. It cuts through common misconceptions, myths, and stereotypes, and guides you to a greater understanding of the real-life rituals, practices, and symbols that define these ancient practices. The author presents all the material in a fun and educational way.


"Demons, Demons, Demons: A Christian Guide Through the Murky Maze of the Occult" by John P. Newport

This book is extreme and not for the faint of heart, it quite literally demonizes all things paranormal. I personally feel that in order to battle for your view or perspective you need to know and attempt to understand the opposing views. While much of it has a dark view of any dabbling into the occult, it does have some interesting information that could illuminate reasons for paranormal activity in a home that has very rigid religious views and help you deal with families that may oppose the idea of the paranormal in their home.


​"The Case For Ghosts: An Objective Look at the Paranormal" by J. Allan Danelek

By far my favorite book on the paranormal! This author creates a lively view and theoretical discussion on all things paranormal. There are so many questions Mr. Danelek asks that bring us to the heart of why we are paranormal researchers. He includes some very basic tips on investigating the paranormal and a lot of information on the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of types of entities. I recommend this book!


"Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland" by Trish Gallagher

This is another wonderful collection of ghost stories and legends from all corners of Maryland. From the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland, Gallagher give a chilling accounts of stories that have passed down from generation to generation. 



"Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions" by David Pickering

When doing research into a spirit, ghost, or a case of paranormal phenomena; you must understand where the spirit may come from. The past is mired in superstition and lives guided by faulty causation or the idea that one action may spur a specific result. Knowing and understanding the reasons for why these superstitions could impact the psychological response when communicating with spirits, could go a long way into forming a conclusion or link to history. This text is extensive and comprehensive.


"The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead" by J. Gordon Melton, PhD

A macabre and comprehensive encyclopedia that explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subjects. While it may seem fantastical that I include this one on a paranormal resource, I have to mention that this book includes cryptids, paranormal investigators, and some really fascinating history. If all else it's entertaining and a great book for trivia.


"The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide: Gettysburg & Beyond" by Mark Nesbitt

If you don't have a Mark Nesbitt book, you should. This author is by far one of the best documentors of paranormal phenomena in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This book may cite examples of Gettysburg but don't let its small size or localized content fool you. This is an excellent field guide for the budding investigator to have on hand getting started. As most people in our area have cut their teeth on the phenomena in Gettysburg, this book will prove invaluable. 


"Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering The Truth About The Other Side" by James Van Praagh

Van Praagh has created a text that shares case studies and theory as a means to validate his theories on spirits. He shares a bit of his history to lay the groundwork on how he began studying paranormal phenomena, then delves into real cases to validate theories he has developed. I personally enjoyed his lighthearted and dedicated passion to answering the questions of life after death. This particular book is an excellent resource for compassionate approaches to paranormal investigation and research. 


"The Everything Ghost Hunting Book" by Melissa Martin Ellis

A thorough text of all things regarding ghost hunting/ paranormal investigation. This book includes the history of the paranormal, belief, and documentation. Coverage of psychic abilities and education. A comprehensive chapter on types of hauntings and spirits. A How-to for investigators and protection rituals. This book is really a beginners dream of all things to get you started in the paranormal field. When certain information updates the author releases a newer version which, you can seek out  as they publish them. 


"Secrets of the Supernatural: Investigating the World's Occult Mysteries" by Joe Nickell with John F. Fischer

Mysterious happenings. Famous apparitions. Things that go bump in the night. Since earliest times, public fascination and popular imagination have focused on phenomena known as "supernatural." But extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. When mysteries and coincidences seem too remarkable to be true, reason demands careful investigation and analysis of the facts rather than the invocation of "unknown forces."Utilizing their experience as professional crime-solvers, authors Joe Nickell and John F. Fischer delve into the labyrinth of the unknown armed with open minds and the remarkable array of information sources and scientific methods available to the modern investigator.


Science and the paranormal

"Poltergeists" by A. Gauld and A. Cornell

When you read any text regarding Poltergeist phenomenon these days you will find in many cases this particular book cited as an excellent example of groundbreaking research into the genre. This book illustrates cases from all over the world from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth. It includes various types of cases which include assaults, destructive, alleged demonic/ witch caused, and even spirits of the dead. This covers all the bases of the phenomenon called Poltergeist.


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*How-To and Case Study

*Science and the Paranormal

*Paranormal Technology

​*Psychology, Parapsychology, and Psychical Research

"The Poltergeist" by Dr. William G. Roll

For many years William Roll researched and investigated potential claims of poltergeist phenomenon. Eventually he coined the term Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis as the cause of this noisy and physical paranormal activity. His theory supports the idea that certain criteria of knocks, raps, objects moving, and even bodily injuries are caused by a living human agent who has psychokinetic abilities. The case studies in this book were investigated by him and a few of his peers. This volume includes convincing documentation of his theory.


*Belief, Superstition, Folklore, and the Occult

*True Hauntings and Ghost Stories

*Local Hauntings and Urban Legends

*Metaphysical, Crystal, Healing, and More

Psychology, Parapsychology, and Psychical Research

"Science Confronts the Paranormal" Edited by Kendrick Frazier

This text is a collection of critical essays and investigative reports that examines virtually every area of fringe-science and the paranormal from a refreshingly scientific and clear-minded point of view. The contributors are noted scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and writers who are determined to separate sense from nonsense and fact from fiction. This book has some really great information that could help every paranormal investigator.


"Phantom Army of the Civil War" Edited by Frank Spaeth

This book compiles thirty-five tales of first-hand encounters with specters and phantoms, ghost-ridden swamps, and the eerie mansions that populate the haunted South. The stories span of more than forty years; and the rich, emotional, often violent history of the American South certainly adds something unique to this collection. Many of the spirits fought and died during the Civil War, our bloodiest and most costly conflict. Others lived long before then, helping in America's fight for independence from the British. Not every story deals with wars or battles, there are tales of lost and betrayed love, and of ancestors trying to protect the living from beyond the grave. Authors of these real-life ghost stories range from the average person to the professional paranormal investigator. 


"Anatomy of a Ghost: A Guide to Analyzing the Dead" by Robin M. Strom-Mackey

Strom-Mackey includes a lot of great content in "Anatomy of a Ghost" that begins with a little history of the paranormal and outlines some of the pioneers of the field. She includes comprehensive and extensive amounts of terminology and theory within the paranormal field. It can be said that this book includes a vast amount of information that would help the budding and advanced investigator in a very short read. I recommend this book as a jumping off point on all aspects of information the layman needs to advance as a paranormal investigator. 


"Haunted Gettysburg: Self Guided Ghost Walk: Devils Den Area by Bob Wasel, Bonnie Wasel, and Rob Wasel

Gettysburg is FULL of these awesome little self guided ghost books. I am not including the links to these because you just need to go to Gettysburg to find one and do your own little tour. C'mon you owe it to yourself and your love of the paranormal to experience one of the most famous haunted cities. Gettysburg has so much to offer with ghosts, history, food, and fun!

"The Complete Idiots Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings" by Tom Ogden

​Like the "Everything" book, this Guide has it all; History, case files, types of hauntings, and more. While the original book is a bit dry and has a few too many celebrity cases; it is still worth a read. It does not have as many "How-to" helpers for the beginner but it does cite a lot of valuable terminology and discusses potential pitfalls of investigating. The end of the book has a lot of resources for the investigator that includes haunted locations, books, films, and terminology.


"The Poltergeist Phenomenon" by Michael Clarkson

This in-depth, well researched book shares a look at various viewpoints and opinions of poltergeist phenomenon. Case studies, documented cases, witness reports, paranormal researchers, law enforcement officers, psychologists, and even skeptics are part of Clarkson's informative view. One viewpoint citing young people who are from repressed homes, going through puberty, and even possibly epileptic can produce a RSPK in which they are able to suspend gravity. This book is well laid out and easy to read.


"Ghost Science" by Vince Wilson

Another text regarding the technology involved in paranormal investigation and ghost hunting. This text is a bit out of date but most of the technology can still be seen today within the paranormal community and as such is still considered a resource. I definitely feel that no matter the age of a book, the first edition show where we have been so that we know where we came from and the steps and stages it took to get where we are at any given time. 


"Explaining the Unexplained" by Hans J Eysenck and Carl Sargent

This book is a revolutionary text by two highly respected scientists. They challenge the idea that dissmissive attitudes are fundamentally NOT scientific. In their field of study they have marshalled the evidence for and against the existence of paranormal human abilities such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. They convincingly demonstrate the evidence is strongly for parapsychologists to begin to frame new theories as to how and why psi abilities work. This book has a lot of data and analysis that caters to the scientist in any paranormal researcher.


Belief, superstition, Folklore and the occult

"Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries" by Benjamin Radford

If you are a skeptic or a believer, it is imperative that you read this book. While it may make you angry or argue with the author, it also makes you think. It makes your investigation technique and documentation style more efficient and ready for peer review. Radford does an excellent job of creating the most scientific view of how to approach paranormal phenomena in an investigation setting. This book deserves a spot on every paranormal investigators bookshelf. 


"Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society" by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

Another great book by Jason and Grant. They may be on TV but these guys did their legwork and have tons of excellent case studies. I am partial to rereading these books because they do offer a lot of great insight into cases that could correlate to similar cases we have investigated. I recommend both of their books.


"The Haunted: One Family's Nightmare" by Robert Curran with Ed & Lorraine Warren

I soaked this book up very quickly which made me interested in reading more from the Warren's case files. Ed and Lorraine Warren were arguably the most famous demonologists of their time. While I can't speak for my beliefs this particular book was very in depth and interesting; however the names and some situations have been adapted or liberties were taken with the real story. I personally don't agree with the conclusions made in this case but the experiences and interviews are excellent.


"11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon" by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman

Have you ever noticed the same repeating numbers appearing to you on clocks, receipts, and more? This book brings the science behind synchronicities, coincidences, and the mathematical nature of reality. This book brings the metaphysical together with science and archetypal symbolism of numbers. 


"Quantum Parapsychology: How Science is Proving the Paranormal by David Jacobs and Sarah Soderlund

"Great dialogs can foster phenomenal ideas..." is the opening of the book description on the back of this thought provoking read. If you have an interest in Parapsychology and Quantum Mechanics this book is for you! The authors use many scientific standpoints to help make logical connections to paranormal phenomenon and documented cases. Patrick Burns gives a glowing recommendation in the foreward. 


"Ghost Hunter's Guidebook: The Essential Guide to Investigating Ghosts & Hauntings" by Troy Taylor

Troy Taylor has long been a valuable asset to paranormal investigation. This book is no different than its author. This text is comprehensive, detailed, and could be your essential guide on all paranormal investigation cases. The only complaint I have on this particular book is the pitfalls of the author in his rhetoric on things he has passionate opinions. I personally enjoy texts that do not involve emotional outbursts that could potentially stifle progress or individual capacity for research. Everyone should do their own research, even if it has already been done. With that said this is another recommended read especially for the valuable document recommendations he makes towards the end of the book.


"The Resonance Key: Exploring the Links Between Vibration, Consciousness, and the Zero Point Grid" by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman

By far the best book I have read that links science to the paranormal. Have you ever read something that just seemed right and made so much sense? This book illuminates resonance as the theory that could bridge the gap between science and the supernatural. Jones and Flaxman hit it out of the park with this one!


"Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience" by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

If you ever wanted a full and total disclosure of all things mystical and paranormal, here you go! This book has everything but the kitchen sink (but it may be mentioned at some point...). This book features: Major figures in the field, in depth explanations of different mystical and divinatory techniques, mystical traditions, places, and types of paranormal phenomena. It seriously has it all.


"Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels" by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman

Jones and Flaxman do it again! In this book they bring a comprehensive, clear, and objective look at a subject that fills most people with fear and dread. It spans everything from demon worship to modern Satanism, the bloody era of the Inquisitions and later witch burnings to the Satanic panic of the late twentieth century and secret occult societies. It also includes the link between demons, fallen angels, aliens, criptids, apparitions, and poltergeists. This pretty much has all the darker demonic side of the paranormal under one cover. 


"Haunted Houses" by Camille Flammarion

This book is less of a How-to and more of a way to understand how paranormal investigators should approach their investigations. Flammarion was an French Astronomer that had a very good understanding of how to use empirical science to understand and document paranormal phenomena. His detailed depictions of the events he and others experienced in the late 19th century showed a keen and advanced view on what should always be done in paranormal (or psychical) research. This book was written in 1924 and was definitely ahead of its time. 


"The Brave Mortal's Guide to Ghost Hunting" by Alex Matsuo

​Alex Matsuo gives a comprehensive and detailed view on how to approach every paranormal investigation case. She begins the book with a little history of paranormal research and then delves into aspects of a case file, investigation techniques, dos and don'ts and includes some spiritual aspects for protection. Matsuo also includes ethical and moral standards for investigations that are for me a must in every how-to. This is a very well rounded and to the point book about how to approach ghost hunting.


Metaphysical, Crystals, Healing, and More

"The Paranormal and the Normal: A Historical, Philosophical, and Theoretical Perspective by Morton Leeds and Gardner Murphy

When I say that this book is rudimentary, believe me! While the layout of the text is a bit rough it allows it to read just like someone's journal being typed up for the everyday reader. The text reviews psi research, philosophy, theory of psi, the psi matrix (clairvoyance, telepathy, and PK), the three paired psi phenomena (crisis apparitions, ghosts, psychometry, and healing), and more. If you are interested in a scientifically worded and well researched book about psi, this one is for you!


"Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Haunting" by Colin Wilson

Wilson challenges the theory that Poltergeists are caused by a living human agent. This book offers case studies and documented cases that have been done through many years. He challenges the questions of what are poltergeists? Where do they come from? And why do they appear in our world?


"The Giant Book of Ghost Stories" Edited by Richard Dalby

What better on a dark and stormy night than to read ghost stories of old? This book has a collection of stories of the supernatural from Henry James, Charles Dickens, Mary Braddon, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, and more. I have always been a fan of the historical tidbits that seem to be attached to each of the ghost stories. Not only are they well laid out but there are details about the story tellers. A great book to add to your collection.


"Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies" by David D. Busch

Every paranormal investigator or ghost hunter that is using a camera, analyzing a photo, or even teaching anyone about the paranormal should know basic photography. While there are excellent and detailed videos on You Tube, this book is a comprehensive and detailed guide. Knowing basic photography and how a camera works can go a long way into explaining any anomalies in your photos. I definitely recommend picking up any book about basic digital photography. 


"Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places" by Brad Steiger

If you are looking for the most well rounded and extensive book you can find on famous and not so famous haunts; look no further. I have read this book many times and I feel like I learn a few tidbits I hadn't noticed the time before. This text has so much information that a simple review just doesn't do it justice. This book should be on every paranormal enthusiasts shelf.


"Parapsychology: A Century of Inquiry" by D. Scott Rogo

Described as "One of the best and most comprehensive books on the subject", Rogo begs that this field of study parapsychology; has proven psychical phenomenon- scientifically. While this particular book was published in 1975, it creates a complete book detailing the fascinating world of parapsychology; its research, literature, methodology, advances, and still to be solved mysteries. This text may just answer the question, "Can we survive after death?"