“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”- Arthur Conan Doyle
Interest in ghosts and paranormal investigations continue to be on the rise in a resurgence of the topic similar to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s where luminaries including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had great interest in spiritualism and the spirit world in general. The main difference now is the technology available to capture EVP recordings of haunting sounds and spirit communication as well as the advances in video and photography. This has led to mixed results on what constitutes proof of ghosts, spirits and apparitions. The biggest debate ongoing may be with the orbs captured on photos. Digital photography has provided a plethora of orb photos, and the answers are not clear as to which orb photos are reflections of light from other sources or which may be a spirit caught on film.
In Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits and Hauntings (New Page Books 2011) co-editors Michael Pye and Kirsten Dalley gather some of the world’s experts on the paranormal and ask them each to share what they have uncovered during their years of investigating haunted sites and psi phenomena.
Each author contributed a chapter based on their expertise including Michelle Belanger’s coverage of Canadian investigators who tried to create a spirit; Loyd Auerbach’s information on the field of parapsychology; Nick Redfern’s research on animal ghost apparitions; Joshua Warren’s photographic evidence of ghosts; Andrew Nichol’s study of ESP and haunted houses; Raymond Buckland’s tips on how to talk to ghosts; Dr. Bob Curran’s research on the connections between poltergeists and humans; and Marie Jones’s exploration of alternative theories on ghostly apparitions.
In my work as a paranormal researcher and as the host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of the authors from this book. You may enjoy listening to my interviews with them to find out more about their work. The shows can be listened to online anytime from the Explore Your Spirit archives and downloaded on to your mp3 player. They include:
Dr. Robert Curran
More about Kala Ambrose: Kala Ambrose is an award winning author, intuitive and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. Her thought-provoking interviews entice listeners to tune in around the globe. Described by her guests and listeners as discerning, empowering and inspiring, she speaks with world renowned authors, artists, teachers and researchers delving into metaphysical and paranormal topics. Her new book – Ghost Hunting North Carolina hits the stores September 13, 2011. Kala lectures and teaches on Metaphysical and Paranormal Phenomena including the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Healing Temples of Egypt, Working with Auras and Energy Fields, Haunted History, and Wise Woman Wisdom.