Ghost hunter Shannon Sylvia formerly of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters International, along with international demonologist/occult specialist Katie Boyd, have compiled a book that takes you on an adventure of the everyday world of a paranormal investigator.
Their new book, Paranormal Unwrapped (Schiffer Publishing 2012) offers the reader to learn about the business of ghost hunting, the best equipment to use, how to catalog evidence, investigation protocol, and how to build a well-balanced paranormal team.
Shannon Sylvia believes ghost hunting is a passion that needs to be approached as wanting to help clients from the heart. If a team is out there for personal gain—as in it for the publicity or looking for that TV media opportunity, they should think twice. TV shows come and go. Be prepared to be another flash in the pan. A true ghost hunter will put their real lives and careers first. After absorbing Paranormal Unwrapped, readers will take that as sound advice.
Sylvia offers tales of previous paranormal encounters, investigations, and gives teams great input on how to put together a productive and successful team. There is also a great chapter on EVP classification and that long debated question, what is an orb?
Katie Boyd offers her expert experiences when dealing with supernatural creatures such as Chupacabra, Mothman, Bigfoot, and the New Jersey Devil. She offers advice on what to do when a simple ghost hunt turns into a case of demonology.
Together Shannon Sylvia and Katie Boyd have put together a great resource book for teams starting out, and a great reference guide for even the most experienced paranormal investigator. Complete with client investigation forms that can be used for ghost hunting cases, Paranormal Unwrapped is more than just your average Ghost Hunting 101 guide. It is a must read for every paranormal investigator in the field today.
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