Monday, October 17, 2011
Review: Ghost Files by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson
Ghost Files is a collection of cases from Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson and a novel from Gallery Books.
In this hair-raising omnibus, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.), reveal the memorable and spine-tingling cases featured in their smash-hit collections, Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits. From their never-seen-on-television adventures as budding paranormal investigators to the behind-the-scenes accounts of heart-pounding supernatural encounters featured on their popular show, these fascinating and frightening real life tales will keep you up at night
About the Authors
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson head up TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society. Built on Jason and Grant's interest in getting to the bottom of everyday, paranormal occurrences, TAPS is an eclectic but unified bunch. Jason and Grant are plumbers by trade, and their TAPS colleagues are in similarly ordinary professions: factory worker, office manager, teacher. TAPS has developed an impressive reputation for helping people with unusual domestic problems. It has been more than a decade since Jason and Grant first met, and since then TAPS has grown in size and scope to become one of the most respected paranormal-investigation groups in America. It now has branches across the United States and affiliates in 12 other countries. Jason, TAPS' founder, is in his mid-30s and the father of three girls and twin sons. He enjoys spending quality time with his children, deep-sea fishing and writing screenplays. Grant, the father of three young boys, enjoys whipping up a mean Italian dish, writing songs on the piano and guitar and penning a series of high-fantasy novels.
I’ve always been a bit skeptical about the whole ghost hunting business. My husband is a huge fan of Ghost Hunters - so when I received a request to review Ghost Files, I agreed - thinking I would get the book for my husband and have him do a guest review.
My husband is not a reader - unless it is something that interests him - and Ghost Files interested him very much. As a matter of fact, he was so interested, I ended up reading the book myself.
I will be honest and say that Mr. Hawes and Mr. Wilson have won me over with the way they go about their investigations. They are sincerely trying to be as scientific as possible - and rule out paranormal activity as the cause for a disturbance.
But when all else has been ruled out - and the proof is staring them in the face, they will confirm paranormal activity.
Ghost Files is a very interesting read.
The first half is Ghost Hunting and it gives a great deal of background on Jason Hawes and the beginning of T.A.P.S.
We are given an account of several cases: who, what, when, where, why if possible and the resolution.
The second half is Seeking Spirits and we learn more about Grant Wilson and what influenced him to seek out more information on paranormal activity.
As in Ghost Hunting, we are given an account of several cases in Seeking Spirits.
I was truly fascinated by Ghost Files.
I give Ghost Files 5 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (9-13-11)