The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal

Abductions, Apparitions, ESP, Synchronicity, and More Unexplained Phenomena from Other Realms

Can everything be explained? That is the question that ultimately lies at the heart of paranormal mysteries.

The paranormal is defined as events, experiences, beings, or things for which there is no scientific evidence, or explanation—at least, not yet. Among the topics classified as paranormal are ghosts, psychic abilities, extraterrestrials, and unidentified creatures. The paranormal encompasses the most profound mysteries of the universe:

  • What happens after death?
  • Is there an immortal soul?
  • Can the living communicate with the dead and vice versa?
  • Do some individuals possess special powers and abilities that others do not?
  • Is there life beyond Earth?
  • Do beings from other planets or dimensions walk among us?
  • Are provable facts the only reality?

The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal is your gateway into the world beyond the known. Covering topics from cryptids to psychics, telekinesis to telepathy, this concise handbook will guide you through the eerie, the undeniable, and the strange world of the paranormal.

Once upon a time, events like ghost sightings were commonplace. Parlors were redecorated to accommodate séance rituals. Psychic occurrences and abilities might have been feared and disliked, but they were accepted as a normal part of life. Today, we are experiencing a resurgence of all things paranormal–in our books, our movies, on the internet, in the way we look at life. Join paranormal investigator and psychic Judith Joyce as she delves into this world with haunting detail and illuminating clarity. Joyce touches on all of the major aspects of paranormal phenomena, and more. Do you have telepathic powers? Can the Ouija board really speak from the Other Side? Use this paranormal primer to find out.

Topics include:

  • Alien Abductions and Encounters
  • Area 51 and the Extraterrestrial Highway
  • Automatic Writing and Precipitated Spirit Paintings
  • Edgar Cayce, Baba Vanga, the Fox Sisters, Harry Houdini, and Betty and Barney Hill
  • Crop Circles and Crystal Skulls
  • EVP, ESP, and EMF
  • Ghosts, Near Death Experiences, and Phone Calls from the Dead
  • Ouija Boards
  • Project Blue Book
  • Psychomanteums
  • Roswell
  • Transgenic Beings
  • And more!