by Brad Steiger
Trade Paperback, 168 Pages
$12.00, ISBN: 1933665173
Poltergeists are the most physical and tangible phenomena in the field of paranormal research. “Poltergeist” is German for a noisy ghost, an entity that can throw objects, toss furniture around the room, and even attack people. Some poltergeists have demonstrated incendiary abilities and caused fires. In certain instances, poltergeists have developed voices that give evidence of a clever, mischievous intelligence behind the phenomenon.
For thousands of years, poltergeist victims, exorcists, clerics, and psychical researchers have debated whether the frightening, violent disturbances are caused by ghosts, demons, elementals, or some burst of psychokinetic energy released by the human mind in an expression of frustration, hostility, repression, or corrupted creativity.
In 1965, Brad Steiger's newspaper column on the paranormal attracted the attention of Ivan T. Sanderson, noted zoologist, Fortean, and explorer of the strange and unknown. Sanderson encouraged Steiger to write a book dealing exclusively with poltergeist cases, and with Sanderson as his mentor, Steiger agreed to enter the eerie reality that is the domain of the most bizarre phenomenon in all of psychical research.
About the Author:
Brad Steiger's first explorations of the strange and unexplained appeared in 1956. He is the author/coauthor of 164 books in the paranormal, UFO, and prehistoric mystery fields, including such titles as Mysteries of Time and Space, Project Blue Book, Revelation: The Divine Fire, Conspiracies and Secret Societies, and Shadow World.
Released originally in 1966—now with a Foreword by Loren Coleman and an Afterword by Brad Steiger—Strange Guests has the distinction of being the first of Steiger's now more than 160 books that dealt exclusively with the paranormal.
New Foreword by Loren Coleman
Introduction by Ivan T. Sanderson
Home Is Where the Haunt Is
The Hammering Fist of Calvados Castle
Satan and the Farmer’s Daughters
The Poltergeist that Killed
The Bug-Eyed Monster’s Invisible Fangs
Jef the Magic Mongoose
The Poltergeist that Loved to Dance
Esther Cox’s Demon Lover
Possessed by the Poltergeist
Mary Jobson’s Strange Voices
The Vicious Devil of Borley
The Disrespectful Poltergeist of Epworth
The Gray Man of Hinton Ampner
Poltergeists, Pebbles, and Physics
The Stone-Throwing Devil
The Phantom Marksman of Kokomo
Who Threw Those Rocks?
Poltergeist of the Andes
A Spook Makes a House Awfully Crowded
“Popper” Moves to Long Island
The Uninvited Lodger
The Haunted Christmas Quilt
There’s Someone in the Cellar
The Cop Who Chased a Ghost
The Poltergeist of Slawensik
The Army Store’s Walking Boots
The Poltergeist that Came to the Of?ce
The Drummer of Tedworth
Peckham’s Pesky Poltergeist
A Most Unusual Maid