Starting out with a skeptical attitude and the belief that poltergeists are at best minor paranormal phenomena, famed author Colin Wilson actually investigated historical and modern cases of destructive hauntings to discover the truth. In this classic and definitive book, you'll follow Wilson's journey of discovery. You'll find out about the reality of spirit possession and black magic, spiritualism and fairies, demons and gnomes. You'll live through terrifying experiences and move logically through possible explanations. Is the poltergeist phenomenon explained through the split-brain theory? Telekinesis? Or is it something that is simultaneously shocking and spiritually enlightening?
Poltergeist will have you on the edge of your seat. What are poltergeists? Why are they here? Follow the logic and reason of Wilson's developing understanding until you have a thorough grasp on the reality of hauntings and a general theory of the paranormal that is both thrilling and enlightening.
The Old City Jail ("Gaol") in Charleston, South Carolina was built in 1802 right over the Provost Dungeon and a potter's field. It also served as an insane asylum and housed Union soldiers (prisoners of war). The Gaol held prisoners up until 1939. The death toll on site is estimated to be anywhere from 10,000–14,000 (although admittedly,... read this article