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Books About Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunting Techniques:

White Light: How to Safeguard Your Psyche From Harm by Diane Ahlquist. A professional psychic talks about the bad side of ghosts and spirits and how to protect yourself. Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal by Loyd Auerbach. A famous ghost hunter explains the terminology, equipment, procedures and theories of ghost hunting and paranormal investigation.
Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide by Loyd Auerbach. More advanced techniques of ghost hunting are explained, alongside theories about poltergeists, apparitions, haunted houses, mediums and near-death experiences. Meant to be a companion volume to Ghost Hunting. Missing Pieces: How to Investigate Ghosts, Ufos, Psychics, & Other Mysteries by Robert A. Baker and Joe Nickell. Skeptics tell you how to go about investigating ghosts, spirits, mediums and other presumably supernatural events.
Relax, It's Only a Ghost: My Adventures with Spirits, Hauntings and Things That Go Bump in the Night by Echo Bodine. The author, who has been featured on Sightings, tells of her life as a sensitive and walks the reader through several case studies of hauntings she has investigated. The Ghost Hunter's Bible: The Definitive Edition by Trent Brandon. In this book that lives up to its title, a famous ghost hunter explains nearly everything that a beginning ghost hunter would want to know, and even includes some advanced material about the technical side of ghosts.
The Book of Ghosts by Trent Brandon. In this far more in-depth work that picks up where his last book left off, the author explains what ghosts are and why they haunt, using actual legends as examples. It categorizes ghosts for advanced students of ghost hunting. Sleeping With Ghosts: A Ghost Hunter's Guide to Arizona's Haunted Hotels and Inns by Debe Branning. A ghost hunter investigates haunted places to stay in Arizona.
The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle. About two ghost hunters who take a strongly religious view of paranormal activity, this book focuses on destructive ghosts, poltergeists who do harm instead of pranks, and demons. Along the way, theories are presented that are supposed to explain the events recounted here. Phenomenon : Everything You Need to Know About the Paranormal by Sylvia Browne and Lindsay Harrison. The famous ghost hunter Sylvia Browne talks about how the supernatural works, with topics ranging from Atlantis to zombies.
Visits From The Afterlife: The Truth About Hauntings, Spirits, and Reunions with Lost Loved Ones by Sylvia Browne and Lindsay Harrison. The famous psychic Sylvia Browne tells about her personal experiences with ghosts, along with her own theories about what ghosts are and the afterlife. Ghosthunter: Investigating the World of Ghosts and Spirits by Eddie Burks & Gillian Cribbs. Eddie Burks has made a living as a psychic. He teamed up with a writer to investigate haunted places all over the British Isles, and then the two of them produced this book.
Ghosts Talk: How to Hear and Talk With Them by Da Juana Byrd. A well-known medium talks about ghosts, the afterlife and her near-death experience. She also gives instructions for people who want to communicate with ghosts and spirits. Investigating the Paranormal by Tony Cornell. A researcher who has served as president of the Cambridge University Society for Psychical Research and vice-president of the famed Society for Psychical Research presents his personal cases from over 50 years of ghost and phantom hunting.
Borderlands: The Ultimate Exploration of the Unknown by Mike Dash. An analysis of the psychological source hypothesis and the cultural source hypothesis, two of the main theories to explain ghosts and other strange phenomena. This book suggests that neither hypothesis works without the other, and that some phenomena can't be explained away at all, because they are genuinely real. True Hauntings: Spirits With a Purpose by Hazel M. Denning. A clinical psychologist working with two psychics wrote this book after treating a number of people for ghost problems.
A Witch's Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural by Gerina Dunwich. This guide to ghost hunting describes the adventures of a ghost hunter from a neo-pagan perspective. In addition to ghosts, this book also touches on werewolves, vampires and the myths of death gods. My Life With the Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician by Lon Milo Duquette. A self-proclaimed magician tells of his life experiences, including working magic and talking with spirits.
Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories by John Edward. The famous talk show psychic talks about his experiences, explains how to communicate with ghosts and tells you what to expect when you yourself die. Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune. This classic from the 1930's tells of ghosts, spirits, phantoms and how to get rid of the ones who refuse to be nice.
America's Hauntings, Volume 1: Haunted America Speaks by Dave Oester and Sharon Gill. Two ghost hunters travel America, investigating haunted places and trying to obtain proof such as recorded spirit voices. Additional material gives advice on how to become a ghost hunter. Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings by John Michael Greer. A self-proclaimed sorcerer tells how to investigate ghosts, demons, spirits and other beings such as werewolves and vampires, most of which he considers to be related to spirits, at least as far as the mechanisms they use to operate their powers.
Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld by Patrick Harpur. This ground-breaking book is famous for its ability to turn skeptics into believers. It concentrates on some of the weirder ghostly creatures, arguing that Bigfoot and Men in Black are actually spirits from some otherworld of demons and fairies. These explorations are continued in The Philosopher's Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination. Ghosts: True Encounters With the World Beyond by Hans Holzer. This large 761-page book has a lot of theory, and more than 200 haunting cases as examples to uphold those theories. There is also advice for figuring out what kind of ghost it is and what the ghost wants.
The Paranormal Investigator's Handbook by Maurice Townsend and Valerie Hope. This book provides an overview of the methods used by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators, including instructions for using them yourself. Small Town Ghosts: A Ghost Hunter's Casebook of Paranormal Theories & Investigations by Barb Huyser. A woman who has investigated the paranormal for over 20 years tells about her personal approach to ridding your house of annoying ghosts. Included are cases of hauntings and the results of investigation into particular ghost stories.
Apparitions: Mystic Phenomena and What They Mean by Kevin Orlin Johnson. Written by a Vatican consultant on apparitions, this book has been officially proclaimed free from doctrinal error, according to the Catholic Church. Emphasizing well-documented events, it discusses various cases of apparitions, hauntings and other paranormal phenomena. Field Guide to Spirit Photography: The Essential Guide to Cameras in Paranormal Research by Dale Kaczmarek. An expert in spirit photography tells how to capture a ghost on film.
The Amityville Horror Conspiracy by Stephen Kaplan & Roxanne Salch Kaplan. The result of a 20-year investigation, this book debunks the famous haunting that was originally publicized in the book The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson, and that was eventually made into a movie. Fallen Angels and Spirits of the Dark by Robert Masello. The world of spirits, imps, demons and the paranormal world. This book packs a lot of information into a small amount of space.
The Amazing Secret of the Souls in Purgatory: An Interview with Maria Simma by Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje. This booklet is written from the perspective of a nun who believes that ghosts are souls in purgatory who can sometimes communicate with the living. It tells a number of individual stories of these souls in purgatory. Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection by Draja Mickaharic. A traditional healer tells how to chase away spirits and protect yourself from curses.
Conversations with the Spirit World: Souls Who Have Ended their Lives Speak from Above by Lysa Moskowitz-Mateu. A medium who specializes in investigating the ghosts of suicides tells of her findings. The Ghost-Hunting Casebook by Natalie Osborne-Thomason. A collection of 99 files from cases investigated by members of the British Ghost Club Society, including famous cases such as Amityville, the Stone Tape recordings and the Bell Witch, plus categories of haunting phenomena such as poltergeists, evil spirits, animal ghosts and ghostly noises.
The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death by Gary E. Schwartz & William Simon. Extensive laboratory findings, in which two scientists test mediums who claim to communicate with the dead. Investigating the Unexplained: Explorations into Ancient Mysteries, the Paranormal & Strange Phenomena by Paul Roland. An introductory work about the paranormal and unexplained phenomena.
Beware the Night: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural by Ralph Sarchie. The author tells of his experiences of investigating hauntings and demon possession in the Bronx for ten years. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach. An amateur, humorous and very thorough look into the quality of the scientific evidence that exists for ghosts and many other aspects of the supernatural.
The Third Level of Reality: A Unified Theory of the Paranormal by Percy Seymour. This book claims to explain ghosts, spirits, telepathy, clairvoyance, auras and other paranormal phenomenon as naturally resulting from certain aspects of subatomic physics. How to Be a Ghost Hunter by Richard H. Southall. Written by an investigator with fifteen years of experience, this book goes into all the details of how to investigate hauntings, decide what type of spirit you are dealing with, and set up paranormal research organizations.
Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond: Experience the Unexplained by Patti Starr. A ghost hunter tells of her personal researches. She also gives instructions for recording ghost voices and conducting investigations. How to Photograph the Paranormal by Leonore Sweet. A learned discussion of orbs, rods and other seemingly paranormal objects that appear on film, including instructions for how to get such things on film yourself.
Confessions of a Ghost Hunter: Adventures and Misadventures in Ghost Research by Troy A. Taylor. The author of The Ghost Hunterís Guidebook tells of many of his experiences in chasing down ghost legends, and includes additional tips on how to conduct your own investigations. The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook: The Essential Guide to Investigating Ghosts & Hauntings by Troy A. Taylor. Tells about the types of ghosts and hauntings, using ghost detection devices, and how to investigate paranormal occurences in general, not just ghosts.
Peter Underwood's Guide to Ghosts and Haunted Places: Cases from the Files of the World's Leading Paranormal Investigator by Peter Underwood. A famous ghost hunter investigates haunting cases that are famous plus those that are obscure. Extra-dimensional Universe: Where the Paranormal Becomes Normal by John R. Violette. This book explains ghosts and apparitions as not only existing, but also as needing to exist according to the latest work in physics.
How to Hunt Ghosts: A Practical Guide by Joshua P. Warren. A strictly scientific ghost hunter explains his theory of ghosts, namely that ghosts are left over electro-magnetic fields. He also goes deeply into how to study ghosts according to science. Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism by Barbara Weisberg. This book recounts the true story of the Fox sisters, without trying to prove whether they were frauds or not. In the nineteenth century, the Fox sisters spawned a popular movement called Spiritualism by talking to a ghost. Spiritualism ended up influencing almost everything that today's Americans think about the occult.
Ghost Stalker: A Psychic Medium Visits America's Most Haunted Sites by Michelle Whitedove. A self-proclaimed psychic tells of her investigations into famous haunted places. Ghost Tech by Vince Wilson. Instructions about how to hunt ghosts, including some basics and some advanced techniques.

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American Society for Psychical Research - one of the oldest and most respected organizations in the field of paranormal research, it has a history of leaning towards the skeptical side of things.

Ghosts of the Prairie - website of ghost hunter Troy Taylor.

The Home Page of Ghost Hunter Richard Senate
Talk About Ghosts:
GhostVillage.com Message Board

Haunted Diary Message Board

Coastal Spirit Chasers

Obiwan's UFO-Free Message Board

Ghosts-UK Forum

Memphis-Mid South Ghost Hunters Forum

GhostPlace.com Forum

SpiritKeep Message Board

X-Project Paranormal Forum

MysteryMag Forum

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The Home Page of Kansas Ghost Hunter Paul Fecteau

A. G. H. O. S. T. : Amateur Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma - this group is anything but amateur, concentrating on high-tech ghost hunting equipment and earning a lot of respect from the paranormal community.

Mystic Ghost Paranormal Investigators

Central New York Ghosthunters

The Evergreen Paranormal Group of Washington State

The Paranormal Investigators Website Directory of Ghost Village

Ghost Hunters and Ghost Research Organizations from the Yahoo Directory

Ghost Investigators Directory for the United States from DMOZ, the Open Directory

The Ghosts & Ghost Hunting section of the Psychics and Mediums Network - the official home pages of the mediums Craig & Jane Hamilton-Parker.

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