Field Guide to Ghosts and Other Apparitions
by Hilary Evans and Patrick Huyghe
From the book...
In Havana, the ghost of Ernest
Hemingway has been terrifying the employees at the writer's former
In Madrid, a ghost named "Ataulfo" has been haunting the museun that
houses Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica.
In Washington, D.C., the vice president's
daughter was so scared by a ghost's visitation that she fainted.
Ghost sightings happen every day throughout the world. Those who have
never seen a ghost tend not to believe in their existence, but the
experience of seeing a ghost certainly feels quite real. This
entertaining cross-cultural guide to ghost sightings worldwide uses
firsthand testimony and an illustrator's renderings to explore the
great variety of ghost experiences that people have reported for
thousands of years. You will, of course, read about ghosts of the dead,
some of whom offer guidance and warning, but also about ghosts of the
living, as well as what appear to be ghosts of the future. Most ghosts
are of people, but they can also be of animals, things, and places --
entire ghost buildings and ghost gardens, for instance. How can we
possibly explain all this? Are ghosts merely images seen in the mind's
eye? Are they visitors from some alternate reality? Can they be real in
an everyday material sense? Or could ghosts actually be a phenomenon of
Trade Paperback, 166 pages
"In their fascinating, thoughtful, and delightfully written
introduction and afterword, the authors offer new slants on, and a new
typology for, ghostly phenomena. . . a very interesting and
entertaining new book."
"An appealing survey of the spectral world."
"There is, clearly, more to ghosts than meets the eye. Interested? Then
The Field Guide to Ghosts is for you."
"Firsthand accounts of ghost sightings in various cultures throughout
the world are chronicled, along with illustrator Harry Trumbore's
renderings showing the great variety of ghosts reporterd."