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I captured an apparition thanks to this book.
on April 28, 2002
I read this book from dusk till dawn. I took the book with me to a cemetery the following night. I did exactly what the instructions told me to do such as: Load your camera and walk around the area for 30 min. to an hour. I took exactly 36 shots with 35mm 800 speed B&W film. It took me about a week to get the film developed and when I did, one photo out of 36 showed a transparent figure of a female standing by a crypt.
The book was also right about the skepticism upon the photos. I showed the picture to the film developer and he said it looked like a chemical error. But after he looked at it closely, he got goose bumps.
I have the negative in a safe place and plan on making 8x10 copies of it.
After capturing the apparition, I feel a little intimidated on returning to the cemetery. Mr. Roesch wrote that the existance of evil spirits are extremely remote, so that offers me some relief of fear. Many doubt that this is true, but I think Mr. Roesch could be right, based upon his theories.
The part he wrote about "underwater ghost hunting" seems a little tough, I will have to wait on that.
I am also planning on conducting (EVP) as described in the book. I will follow the strict procedures as stated.
"The Drive-by Ghost Shootings" were helpful as far as equipment goes. I drove around a cemetery shooting pictures at random. Mr. Roesch is right, by doing that, it avoids trouble from currious on-lookers.
I never realized the difference between ghost hunters and paranormal investigators. There really is a "BIG" difference after reading.
My personal impression about Mr. Roesch, is the fact that he kept his description publicly stated from a personal view. He never went overboard about the subject of ghosts. Mr. Roesch claims that he really believes ghosts exist, but has still not seen or experienced actual proof of their existence. Whether ghosts exist or not, Mr. Roesch wants to prove it.
I do disagree with some of Mr. Roesch's theories such as religion and reincarnation. They were great points, but still just theories.
The ghost stories were great, but I feel there should have been more listed in each state.
So anyway, that's my review. I recommend Hunting The Dead Methods of Ghost Chasing to "ALL" amateur ghost hunters.