Adventures in Paranormal Investigation
- Narrated by: Chris Hugan
- Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-13-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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With four decades of experience in the field, Nickell employs skepticism and scientific analysis to pull truth from the mires of false evidence and trickery that surround both old and new legends and mysteries. Unlike authors who engage in hype and sensationalism in order to foster or debunk myths, Nickell approaches each case with a rational and scientific approach intended to find the truth. Occam's Razor - all things being equal, the simplest solution is the best one - is a principal instrument in his investigative toolbox, as well as the belief that it is the claimant's responsibility to provide the extraordinary proof required in such extraordinary cases.
Adventures in Paranormal Investigation features Nickell's on-site explorations in unusual phenomena. Among the 40 unique cases, Nickell examines mysteries ranging from snake charmers who purport to hold influence over the reptiles, to the Holocaust victims who reportedly haunt a gas chamber in Dachau, to Lake Simcoe's resident lake monster Igopogo in Canada. In addition to the case studies, Nickell analyzes how the propensity to fantasize can affect human perceptions of and belief in paranormal activity and how his personal experience with the paranormal was altered when intuition led to the discovery of a daughter he didn't know existed.
More than just another myth-busting text, Adventures in Paranormal Investigation brings together reason and scientific analyses to explain both the phenomena and the role of human perception therein, establishing Nickell as the foremost paranormal investigator of our time.
The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky.
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By Amazon Customer on 04-21-15
On the boring side. Narrators very glib. And author only includes success stories. I would have liked to know if there were any stories he couldn't explain. At least throw in a few questionable stories to make it challenging. Not objective. More of a resume w history of assignments and only assignments that turned out perfect for the author.
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