The Poltergeist Phenomenon

Posted on February 8, 2011

Lately I have been reading a book about poltergeists. It is titled The Poltergeist Phenomenon an In-Depth Investigation Into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances.

If you are interested in learning about poltergeists this is one of the best books you will find on the subject. It is full of case studies and interviews about various poltergeist activity.

One story/case I thought was very interesting was referred to as The Demon of Olive Hill.

In Olive Hill, Kentucky two paranormal investigators saw objects being levitated in a home. The family who lived there wouldn’t allow the researchers to stay because they feared that they had brought demons along with them.

The story began in 1968 at the home of John and Ora Callihan in Olive Hill.

The Poltergeist Phenomenon

The Poltergeist Phenomenon an In-Depth Investigation Into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances

One day in late November, the family reported strange rumblings in the house. Glass shattered in a picture of Jesus and furniture moved… From then on about 200 incidents were reported, leading to considerable damage, including the smashing of most of the Callihans’ ceramic lamps and figurines… ” ~ From the Poltergeist Phenomenon page 117

The family moved to another house but the activity followed them!

Investigators concluded that one of the children was “the agent for the poltergeist activity” because he had “the subconscious ability of mind over matter.”

The author has reviewed 75 cases and interviewed hundreds of witnesses, paranormal experts, law enforcement officers, parapsychologists, psychologists, university professors, magicians, and skeptics to come up with eye-opening results:

* The typical poltergeist case involves a young person from a repressed home who is going through puberty. He or she may have epilepsy, which produces recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis, a state in which gravity is temporarily suspended.

* A respected former Princeton University scientist believes he has proven in laboratory experiments that psychokinesis exists and that poltergeist cases are probably true.

* This rare energy may be part of a person’s fight-or-flight system, which is hardwired into everyone and can erupt in certain conditions.

Michael Clarkson has written six books on the subject of psychology and has almost 40 years of experience as a newspaper reporter. He was even nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

The Poltergeist Phenomenon an In-Depth Investigation Into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances is available from New Page Books or wherever books are sold.

More about Poltergeists on True Ghost Tales.




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Comments

5 Responses to “The Poltergeist Phenomenon”
  1. ghost in the machine says:

    Very interesting, I shall have to read that.

    I have also been researching this case for many years,

    The Enfield Poltergeist

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_Poltergeist

  2. BekkieLassy says:

    I realy ave to get that book to read. I am very interested in the paranormal and every thing in conection to that. I was wondering, where can I buy the book an d other ghost books?

  3. LJ says:

    I will say it again, these stories are very entertaining and I do love reading them. I wish someone could explain to me why in cases like the one below:

    “One day in late November, the family reported strange rumblings in the house. Glass shattered in a picture of Jesus and furniture moved� From then on about 200 incidents were reported, leading to considerable damage, including the smashing of most of the Callihans� ceramic lamps and figurines� � ~ From the Poltergeist Phenomenon page 117″

    Why wouldn’t there be any proof??? I know if this were my house I would tell everyone I knew who had cameras or even a Super 8 or 8 milimeter camera to come over and get pictures. I guess I just don’t get it.

  4. chandal says:

    is this callihan house still standing today? if so who do i contact to do an investigation? thanks!

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