A Haunting Place

Author(s): Glen Williams

Adult General Non-fiction

A Haunting Place is a book that explores both the mysterious and ghostly encounters in locations in Australia & around the world.

"We talk to the people who swear they have been visited by the dead; We visit the places of these confrontations with the supernatural to uncover the story of the 'ghosts' and the people and places they haunt. We talk to teams of ghost busters using technology to solve the mystery of ghosts.

We talk to film makers who can't leave the theme of ghosts alone."

From houses to hotels, schools, castles, hospitals, cellars, sheds, stables and all manner of buildings - ghostly contiguity runs rampant in the seemingly normal everyday.

Breathtaking locations - such as old mills, windswept Quarantine Stations, run-down and abandoned mental hospitals, derelict pubs, lonely roads and silent houses - disguise their eerie history.

Why is it that people are so fascinated with the unknown?

The mysterious? The supernatural? Our captivation with the paranormal and the unexplained is neverending.

The thought of ghosts floating about within our existence arouses fear, a sense of wonder and the longing for logical explanations that never quite make sense.

A 2005 Gallup survey revealed three out of four Americans profess at least one paranormal belief. The most popular belief is extrasensory perception (ESP) mentioned by 41%, followed closely by belief in haunted houses (37%) and that ghosts/spirits of dead people can come back in certain places/situations (32%).

Supernatural ideology exist in many different cultures and a belief in ghosts is one of the most common; this, in part, relates to a belief, or hope in the afterlife, a tenet of most major religions. Believing in the supernatural has its roots in our desire to have control over our lives and our world.

A Haunting Place explores both mysterious and ghostly encounters in locations around the world. Glen Williams talks to the people who swear they have been visited by the dead; he visits the places of these confrontations with the supernatural to uncover the story of the 'ghosts' and the people and places they haunt. He interviews teams of ghost busters using technology to solve the mystery of ghosts and talks to film makers who can't leave the theme of hauntings alone. The author visits houses, hotels, schools, castles, hospitals, cellars, sheds, stables and all manner of buildings - ghostly apparitions run rampant in the seemingly normal everyday. Eerie locations such as old mills, windswept quarantine stations, run-down and abandoned mental hospitals, derelict pubs, lonely roads and empty houses reveal their terrifying secrets. Why is it that people are so fascinated with the unknown? The mysterious? The supernatural? Our captivation With the paranormal and the unexplained is never ending. The thought of ghosts floating about within our existence arouses fear, a sense of wonder and the longing for logical explanations that never quite make sense.A 2005 Gallup survey revealed three out of four Americans profess at least one paranormal belief. The most popular belief is extrasensory perception (ESP) mentioned by 41%, followed closely by belief in haunted houses (37%) and that ghosts/spirits of dead people can come back in certain places/ situations (32%). Supernatural ideology exists in many different cultures and a belief in ghosts is one of the most common; this, in part, relates to a belief, or hope in the afterlife, a tenet of most major religions.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781742579399
  • : New Holland Publishers, Limited
  • : New Holland Publishers, Limited
  • : September 2017
  • : 240mm X 190mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 133.12
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Glen Williams
  • : Glen Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 184
  • : 184
  • : 133.12