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Edition: University Press of Kentucky
Date of issue: October 24th 2001
ISBN: 1567316700
ISBN 13: 9780813122106
Language: English
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Interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high. Ghosts, UFOs, psychic power & other unexplained phenomena are endlessly fascinating. People often seem to accept or reject claims of the paranormal based on their fundamental beliefs as if such matters were theological. In contrast, this book takes a scientific approach, basing its arguments on the premise that what seem like paranormal mysteries should be carefully investigated with a view toward explaining them using evidence from the cases. Nickell takes readers on investigative journeys that range from the uniquely whimsical (such as the case of the giant Coleman Frog) to the bizarre (such as alien-abduction experiences) to the potentially transcendental (Shroud of Turin). He examines some of the world's most significant, perplexing & enduring enigmas: spontaneous human combustion, hauntings, UFOs & alien abductions, stigmata, psychic detectives, legendary monsters, reincarnation, crop circles etc. A wide variety of investigative techniques are employed, including forensic examination, physical experimentation, archival research, folklore study & iconographic analysis. The very case titles resonate with mystery & intrigue: The Secrets of Oak Island, The Devil's Footprints, Extraterrestrial Autopsy, The Case of the Petrified Girl, Death of the Fire-Breathing Woman, The Silver Lake Serpent, Adventure of the Weeping Icon, Legend of the Phantom Ship etc.


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Ebook Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal read Online! Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) - an international scientific organization - and investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

A former professional stage magician (he was Resident Magician at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame for three years) and private investigator for a world-famous detective agency, Dr. Nickell taught technical writing for several years at the University of Kentucky before taking the full-time position with CSI at its offices at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York.

Utilizing his varied background, Nickell has become widely known as an investigator of myths and mysteries, frauds, forgeries, and hoaxes. He has been called "the modern Sherlock Holmes," "the original ghost buster," and "the real-life Scully" (from "The X-Files" ). He has investigated scores of haunted-house cases, including the Amityville Horror and the Mackenzie House in Toronto, Canada. Nickell was an inspiration for Hilary Swank's role as a miracle investigator in The Reaping (2007).


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