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Spooked - Exploring the Paranormal in New Zealand,
Authors: Jo Davy & James Gilberd
Publisher: Random House NZ 2011
Spooked is available from leading booksellers in NZ - RRP $39.99.
304 pages, colour and B&W photographs
ISBN 978 1 86979 503 0
The book is also for sale at Photospace Gallery - 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington, where one of the
authors (at least) will sign your copy (if you want).
Spooked is now avaiable in Kindle, via Amazon - Kindle edition
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"With all this bizarre and occult information, Spooked is a smashing read if you have ever fancied yourself something of an armchair Peter Venkman.
The genuine accounts of experiences of the people interviewed, as well as the team's own gut churning chronicles, are suitably
spine-chilling and the myth-busting information is fresh, well written and fun."
Spooked media coverage:
- The Ghost of St Bathans
- TV One Close Up, 31st October 2011
- James Gilberd investigates the possibly haunted Vulcan Hotel, Central Otago, on Halloween.
- TV One Good Morning - interview with Sarah Bradley,
13th September 2011
- TV3 Nightline clip "A Tour Through Wellington's Haunted House - by Jenny Suo, 17th August 2011, (Inverlochy House)
National Radio interview - Jo Davy talks on Afternoons with Jim Mora, 28th October 2011
Dominion Post article "Agnostic Guide to City's Ghosts - What's Lurking at Inverlochy House?"
by Tom Hunt, 13/8/2011
"Exploring the Paranormal" by Laura Walters, 25/8/2011
Spooked a Suitable Scare - Kylie Klein-Nixon, Kapi-Mana News, 22/11/2011
Jo Davy talks to Jim Mora on National Radio, 28/10/2011
Podcast of interview
"Are the dead really all around us, treading the boards of theatres, pacing the corridors of prisons, or terrifying the occupants of scary old houses? Or are ghosts just in the mind of those who think they've seen them? What is ectoplasm? And can you really photograph a ghost?
"Join New Zealand paranormal investigators Strange Occurrences as they search for the truth behind the dark stories of some of the country's most infamous haunted sites, as well as some of its lesser known ones. In their quest for clues about the nature of ghosts, the team has travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand to meet mediums, psychics, fellow paranormal investigators, a skeptic or two, a real live parapsychologist, a 'hair raiser', the long-time usher of a haunted theatre, the owners of NZ's most haunted pub, and perhaps even a ghost or two.
"They'll also tell you about the history of paranormal research, from its origins in the seance rooms of Victorian England to the TV shows of today, and show you how to unravel the mysteries of orbs and other photographic oddities. In Spooked, you'll encounter a range of beliefs, theories, a bit of history, accounts of actual paranormal investigations, creepy stories of ghostly encounters, and some pretty heavy science stuff that might just make the hinges of your brain creak apart.
"As for the truth about spooks? Well, that's for you to decide..."
"Only the closed mind is certain."
Dean Spanley (film)
Updated: 29th March 2012
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