Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal by Joe Nickell

By Joe Nickell

As a former deepest investigator and forensic author, Joe Nickell has spent a lot of his occupation picking solid files, operating undercover to infiltrate robbery jewelry, and investigating puzzled deaths. Now he turns his enormous investigative ability towards the mystical, discovering the main recognized and mysterious phenomena worldwide -- spontaneous human combustion, flying saucers visitations, auras, digital poltergeists, and plenty of, many extra -- with a watch towards fixing those mysteries instead of selling or pushing aside them.
Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the magical examines the circumstances of over 40 paranormal mysteries. utilizing a hands-on technique, Nickell visits the scene of the so-called unexplainable job each time attainable and makes an attempt to bodily replica the spectacular. even if he's causing stigmata on himself or recreating the liquefying blood of Saint Januarius, Nickell does no matter what essential to cast off the possible sooner than contemplating the supernatural. what's left is that rather more interesting.

Nickell experiences on time-honored legends from American historical past similar to the supernatural occasions surrounding Abraham Lincoln's loss of life and the intended crash touchdown of an alien spacecraft close to Roswell, New Mexico. He heavily examines claims of the astounding, from rose petals bearing the likeness of Jesus to images of a "golden door" to heaven. arguable mysteries reminiscent of clairvoyance and "spirit painting," haunted locations, and freaks of nature are only the various many subject matters covered.

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

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S. Air Force’s UFO research program, Project Blue Book (1952–1969). According to him, “An experienced investigator readily recognizes most of these for what they are: bright meteors, aircraft landing lights, balloons, planets, violently twinkling stars, searchlights, advertising lights on planes, refueling missions, etc. When one realizes the unfamiliarity of the general public with lights in the night sky of this variety, it is obvious why so many such UFO reports arise” (Hynek 1972, 41–42). (Note that balloons appear in both categories.

It had recently been discovered in a storage area and recognized as a significant find. I was unable to give it more than a cursory look at the time but later made arrangements to study it at length. I was extended every courtesy in this, being provided a special work area and permission to fully examine and photograph the pages, which I did as part of a three-day stay at Lily Dale, August 7–9, 1998. 1 Several flourished signatures—“Ira Erastus Davenport,” “I. Erastus Davenport,” and “Ira E. Davenport,” with addresses of Buffalo and Chicago (the latter dated “1861”)—are found throughout the pages.

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