by Joshua Warren
Publisher: New Page Books
ABOUT THE BOOK
Is your pet really dead? Paranormal investigator Joshua Warren thought his
dachshund was, but for weeks after her death he still heard her shrill,
desperate whining haunting his home. Using an array of high-tech equipment, he
searched for her presence. What he found led him on an exploration of ghostly
animals throughout history. That exploration is here, in Pet Ghosts.
Ancient and medieval texts from all cultures are filled with references to
spectral creatures, from witch's familiars like ominous cats and owls, to giant
hellhounds and werewolves. Some beasts, such as fire-breathing dragons, Bigfoot,
and Mothman, may even be spirits of mysterious extinct animals.
Today, reports of "phantimals" are as abundant as ever. In Pet Ghosts,
Warren recounts many real-life experiences: a man haunted by the cackling calls
of his dead African Gray, a "Christmas dinner hog" pursuing the farmer that
killed him, a snake that slithers between this world and the next.
Many animals can sense information beyond human ability. Dogs and cats can hear
more, birds can see more, and some fish even have a sixth sense for magnetism.
What makes the relationship with your pet so special? Perhaps that's what often
keeps them around long after death.
Also included in Pet Ghosts:
Interviews with animal experts, such as cryptozoologist
Simple tools and techniques for you to find and record
your pet's spirit.
Theories on how "phantimals" manifest.
Tips on how to contact your deceased pet.
From known creatures to unknown, ancient to modern, anecdote to scientific
theory, in text and pictures, Pet Ghosts is a comprehensive look at how
animal spirits relate to humans, for better or for worse, and how you can
document them on your own.
Praise for Pet Ghosts
"At times haunting, often touching, always intriguing, Pet Ghosts is a must-have
book." —Jeff Belanger, author of The World’s Most Haunted Places and
founder of Ghostvillage.com
JOSHUA P. WARREN is a world-renowned paranormal investigator who currently
appears on the Discovery Channel series "X-Ops" and hosts a regional
radio show, "Speaking of Strange." He has also been regularly featured on
TLC, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. As president of his research
team, L.E.M.U.R., Warren uses scientific methods to document unexplainable
activity. He wrote the best-selling Haunted Asheville, which refers to
his home city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and How to Hunt
Ghosts. His articles have been published internationally, and he has been
covered by such mainstream periodicals as Southern Living, Delta Sky, FATE,
New Woman, The New York Times, and FHM.