Kirsten Reviews: The Dead Roam the Earth by Alasdair Wickham

, by Kt Clapsadl

The Dead Roam the Earth: True Stories of the Paranormal by Alasdair Wickham
Captivating true accounts of the paranormal from all over the world

Do you believe in ghosts? From incubi in Sumatra to exorcism in Sudan to spirits in our own backyard, The Dead Roam the Earth explores the fascinating variety—and uncanny similarity—of supernatural encounters in every corner of the planet, providing chilling accounts of real-life ghost sightings, haunted places, poltergeists, possessions, Mothmen, demons, witchcraft, ritualistic killings, and much more.

Could so many people in so many places just be imagining things? In addition to its wealth of testimonials from ordinary people witnessing extraordinary things, this engrossing book presents the latest scientific attempts to make sense of the supernatural—including how electronic equipment has revolutionized spiritual communication—and finds the devil in the details.

The Dead Roam the Earth: True Stories of the Paranormal from Around the World by Alasdair Wickham includes tales of ghosts, monsters, poltergeists, witchcraft, and other paranormal phenomenon. While this may be categorized as a novel, it’s more of a reference text, and it would be best enjoyed when one is looking for information about these subjects, rather than a fictional text. Whether or not the reader believes in the supernatural, the book presents information in a format that makes it easy to pick up and put down without losing your place.

It should be noted that some of the material has been collected in other forms, such as sections on curses and film sets, which anyone watching late night television has seen around Halloween. In addition, it’s hard to draw conclusions about the supernatural, especially when there are only a few accounts of events, and to make snap judgements comes across as reaching for straws at times.

There’s no denying that there are many things in this world that are difficult to explain, and if a reader is seeking a book that offers alternative explanations, they will find something of interest in this book. Just don’t accept it as truth without doing research on it first.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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