Download e-book for iPad: Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal by Joe Nickell

By Joe Nickell

ISBN-10: 0813122104

ISBN-13: 9780813122106

As a former inner most investigator and forensic author, Joe Nickell has spent a lot of his occupation determining solid files, operating undercover to infiltrate robbery earrings, and investigating wondered deaths. Now he turns his significant investigative ability towards the mystical, gaining knowledge of the main famous and mysterious phenomena around the globe -- spontaneous human combustion, flying saucers visitations, auras, digital poltergeists, and plenty of, many extra -- with an eye fixed towards fixing those mysteries instead of selling or pushing aside them.
Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the mystical examines the situations of over 40 paranormal mysteries. utilizing a hands-on technique, Nickell visits the scene of the so-called unexplainable job at any time when attainable and makes an attempt to bodily reproduction the surprising. no matter if he's causing stigmata on himself or recreating the liquefying blood of Saint Januarius, Nickell does no matter what essential to do away with the possible earlier than contemplating the supernatural. what's left is that rather more attention-grabbing.

Nickell experiences on widespread legends from American historical past equivalent to the supernatural occasions surrounding Abraham Lincoln's demise and the intended crash touchdown of an alien spacecraft close to Roswell, New Mexico. He heavily examines claims of the magnificent, from rose petals bearing the likeness of Jesus to pictures of a "golden door" to heaven. arguable mysteries resembling clairvoyance and "spirit painting," haunted areas, and freaks of nature are only a number of the many subject matters covered.

Suspenseful, engrossing, humorous, and level-headed in medical method, Real-Life X-Files offers genuine factors for the "paranormal" actions that experience intrigued people for centuries.

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Indeed, Arnold has repeatedly dodged—even outright omitted—powerful corroborative evidence, such as the water pump’s drive belt being off, the water pump’s drive pulley being loose, and the water heater’s safety relief valve being in the open position! In our investigative report, John Fischer and I listed more than a dozen additional corroborative factors, including the unburned clothes, which were especially consistent with scalding. We even included the opinions of two doctors whom Arnold cites as having diagnosed “electrical burns” as if their opinions—which were again apparently based on incomplete information—were more harmful to our position than his (Arnold 1995, 227–36; Nickell with Fischer 1992).

Prentice-Hall. Drysdale, Dougal. 1989. Quoted in Randles and Hough 1992, 43. Gaddis, Vincent. 1967. Mysterious Fires and Lights. New York: David McKay. Liebig, Justus von. 1851. Familiar Letters on Chemistry, letter 22. London: Taylor, Walton & Maberly. Nickell, Joe, and John F. Fischer. 1984. Spontaneous human combustion, The Fire and Arson Investigator 34 (March): 4–11; no. 4 (June): 3–8. This was published in abridged form in Joe Nickell with John F. : Prometheus, 1988), 149–57, 161–71. Nickell, Joe, with John F.

Astonishingly, Doyle even suggested that Houdini himself might have had mediumistic powers! ” At least, he said, he was “very sure that the explanations of his fellow-conjurers” as to how Houdini 21 Real-Lif e X-Files 22 effected his sensational escapes “do not always meet the case” (26). ) That bizarre notion aside, the question remains: were the Davenport brothers indeed spiritualists rather than mere “jugglers”—a dichotomy Doyle advanced (1926, II: 302)? Or is that a false dichotomy, a limited choice between two views, with the truth lying elsewhere?

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