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Ghost Hunter: The Groundbreaking Classic of Paranormal Investigation (Tarcher Supernatural Library) [Kindle Edition]

Hans Holzer
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The prestige edition of the classic, trail-blazing work on ghost hunting will intrigue new fans and longtime devotees alike—part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library.

Fifty years before Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, and Most Haunted, there was Hans Holzer—a man known as the “Father of the Paranormal.” Holzer pioneered ghost-hunting methods still used today, and brought ghosts and ghost hunting into popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century.

Ghost Hunter presented some of the first-ever case studies of haunting investigations, taken from Holzer’s own practice in the New York City area—ranging from Civil War-era spirits to the tormented ghosts of murder victims.

For devoted ghost-hunting aficionados curious about the practice’s history, there is no better place to start than the first book Hans Holzer wrote, Ghost Hunter.This is the 1963 book that launched his publishing career and gained him international fame.

The first three titles released in Tarcher's Supernatural Library are Ghost Hunter (by Hans Holzer), Romance of Sorcery (by Sax Rohmer) and Isis in America (by Henry Steel Olcott).

Editorial Reviews


"Will give you a thrill and a chill"
--Cheyenee State Tribune

"Exciting reading."
--Anniston Star

"Experiences of an honest-to-goodness professional spectre trailer. Good."
--Saturday Review

About the Author

Hans Holzer (1920-2009), the “Father of the Paranormal,” penned more than 140 books on ghosts, witchcraft, and other paranormal subjects--GHOST HUNTER was his first book and the one that launched his career and instilled his reputation. He was most famous for investigating the site of the Amityville Murders with the medium Ethel Johnson-Meyers in 1977, and was a consultant on Leonard Nimoy’s TV show, In Search of. . . ..

Product Details

  • File Size: 1022 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1258776421
  • Publisher: Tarcher (August 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G3L15UO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost Hunter October 16, 2007
This book is very good, Hans Holzer delivers some fascinating stories here, the places and people that he visits are a welcome read. I had a hard time putting this one down!
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3.0 out of 5 stars out dated May 23, 2011
By meoower
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love Hans Holzer, but as an owner of his later, more recent works-particularly "Ghosts", much of the info in this book is a repeat for me, but still a good read for the novice paranormal enthusist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing! July 11, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I recently wrote a book of my own called "The Ghost Hunter" then discovered another by the same name. Hans Holzer's telling of ghostly adventures is eerily similar to my own. A great read into the paranormal. My hat off to Holzer, job well done.
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More About the Author

Hans Holzer, whose investigations into the paranormal took him to haunted houses and other sites all over the world, wrote more than 140 books on ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft, extraterrestrial beings, and other phenomena associated with the realm he called "the other side." Among his famous subjects was the Long Island house that inspired The Amityville Horror book and film adaptations. Holzer studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at Columbia University, New York, earning a master's degree in comparative religion. He taught parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology. Holzer died in 2009.

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