- Strange Guests
- By Brad Steiger
- Just in time for Halloween, Anomalist Books publishes
Brad Steiger's classic study of the poltergeist, Strange Guests!
- "Strange Guests will force you to completely rethink
the poltergeist phenomenon. Brad Steiger explores both legendary and obscure
ghost cases from around the world as only he can. His gripping narrative
style takes readers inside the haunts and explores the poltergeist activity
from the perspective of the witnesses who (mostly) lived through it. Throughout
the history of paranormal research, there are very few who can match the
credibility and reputation of Brad Steiger."
- Jeff Belanger, Founder of Ghostvillage.com and
author of The World's Most Haunted Places
- "Brad Steiger is the master storyteller extraordinaire
when it comes to true tales of the supernatural and of unexplained occurrences.
This prolific and highly acclaimed author truly has no real equal in this
branch of the literary field. Strange Guests is a genuine early Steiger
classic about legendary poltergiest cases like the Bell Witch, Slawensick
Castle and many other haunting tales that should definitely send innumerable
chills and shivers up and down your spine!"
- Brent Raynes, Editor of Alternate Perceptions and
author of Visitors >From Hidden Realms
- 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. Released originally
in 1966 - but 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.
- Strange Guests Foreword by Loren Coleman
- Introduction by Ivan T. Sanderson
- Strange Guests - Brad Steiger
- Anomalist Books
- US $12.00/ UK £7.50