• Adventures in Paranormal Investigation

  • By: Joe Nickell
  • Narrated by: Chris Hugan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (4 ratings)

Summary

Tales of alien abductions, miraculous relics, and haunted castles have attracted believers and skeptics across the globe for centuries. Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world's most seemingly inexplicable myths in Adventures in Paranormal Investigation.
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.
©2007 The University Press of Kentucky (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic reviews

"Joe Nickell has done his usual brilliant work here in the fields of scientific and skeptical investigation that, really, no one else does better." (Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic)
"The broad range of topics and up-to-date sources make this a definite read for believers and skeptics alike." ( Library Journal.com)
"A great book, mostly because Nickell isn't a bit stuffy in his chase for truth." ( TAPS Paramagazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 30-09-17

5*

loved listing to this book it was read well and made some very valid points about looking at the real world causes of most "paranormal" events !

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 03-03-18

Intresting but lacks depth

Intresting subject matter. Broad range of topics but lacks the depth to be an engaging listen

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 21-04-15

Redundant

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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