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Paranormal America : ghost encounters, UFO sightings, Bigfoot hunts, and other curiosities in religion and culture

Author: Christopher David Bader; Joseph O Baker; Frederick Carson Mencken
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Based on extensive research and their own unique personal experiences, the authors reveal that a significant number of Americans hold these beliefs, and that for better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal America. Readers will join the authors as they participate in psychic and palm readings, and have their auras photographed, join a Bigfoot hunt, follow a group of celebrity ghost hunters as they  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher David Bader; Joseph O Baker; Frederick Carson Mencken
ISBN: 9781479819652 1479819654 9781479815289 1479815284
OCLC Number: 969158301
Description: viii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The interrupted lecture --
The truth is within --
The truth is out there --
The thrill of the haunt --
Round trip to hell in a flying saucer? --
Paranormal subcultures --
Paranormal people --
Darkness and light --
Out on a limb.
Responsibility: Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, and F. Carson Mencken.

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"Based on extensive research and their own unique personal experiences, the authors reveal that a significant number of Americans hold these beliefs, and that for better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal America. Readers will join the authors as they participate in psychic and palm readings, and have their auras photographed, join a Bigfoot hunt, follow a group of celebrity ghost hunters as they investigate claims of a haunted classroom, and visit a support group for alien abductees."--Provided by publisher.

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