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True Haunting [Kindle Edition]

Edwin F. Becker
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A REAL GHOST STORY THAT WILL HAUNT YOU!
"This is the story of a true haunting. It was the first ever filmed and televised by NBC in 1971. A young couple purchases a building that was built and occupied by a single family that refused to relinquish their hold, even after death. Investigated and verified by experts, this residence brought chaos to the lives of those who chose to reside there. Unlike a horror novel, this chronicles what a real ghostly experience would resemble. Long before the laws of disclosure, a young couple winds up in the midst of strange occurrences prior to the term 'paranormal' becoming a common description. Searching for help at time when supernatural events were a taboo subject and being ignored by the Church, sent them into a desperate search for any assistance.
Only a little known organization came to their aid. Author Tom Valentine, brought in a nationally known psychic, Joseph DeLouise, who then asked assistance of an exorcist from England, Reverend William Derl-Davis. Together, they gave their best effort at exorcising the multiple spirits inhabiting the building and disrupting the lives of the living. Events were filmed by NBC, who sent their most prominent Chicago journalist, Carole Simpson, to cover the event.
Follow a young couple with a newborn as they attempt to cope with inexplicable events, experience denial, plead for help from their Church, and step into the world of the paranormal. Understand why ghosts cannot be exorcised and a true example of their strong sense of domain, even after death. Learn what experts and gifted people did in a failed attempt to assist this desperate couple. There is no happy ending, as the young couple suffers emotionally, are physically threatened, have their pets terrorized, and eventually suffer financially by actually "giving" their building away. What was intended as a financial answer to their prayers became, instead, a curse to be abolished.
Learn many of the various manifestations that can be common in haunting. Ghosts can be seen and heard. They can propel objects and interrupt utilities. They can affect your moods and feed off of your emotions. They can appear as solid as you and me. They can react and become hostile if threatened or violated. Most important, as this young couple learned, they can harm you and cannot be removed. This is a firsthand accounting of what a true haunting is like. There are certain subtle occurrences you may find the most frightening, because you just might relate and recognize them. If so, guess what? You may have a ghost!"


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A spine tingling, hair raising, ghost story....
Richard A. Moore
The Florida Times-Union 4/29/12

Move aside ghost skeptics the proof is in this pudding!
Embellishment is not required for this eBook to make you feel as if Becker's malicious spirits are going to crawl through the pages and into your life. You never know, they just might.
Katie Lynn Whitaker, Seattle eBooks Examiner         8/02/2012
                                                                                                                                          
                      "I just finished reading True Haunting by Edwin F. Becker and loved this book. This is a truly good book to read if you are interested in hauntings, paranormal activity, ghosts and the like and want to read something of substance, not fiction."
 Only Five Star Book Reviews. Author, Editor and Book reviewer......Malina Roos.
                                                                                                                                                       
    "This home is the first time they televised an exorcism....this is the first time...to me, that's historical...there had to be like, three channels at the time--it had to be amazing!"                       Jonathon Brandmeier of WGN Radio

About the Author

EdwinBecker.com Edwin F. Becker is 68 and became a bestselling author with the release of his book True Haunting in 2011. TrueHaunting.com He has appeared on SYFY's Paranormal Witness in the record breaking season two finale, "The Tenants." He has also acted as guest and co-host on numerous commercial and internet radio shows in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, a Baby Boomer. Coming from an abusive broken home, he spent a number of elementary years in Maryville, a Catholic children's institution. There, he learned Latin and became an altar boy. He went on to become a professional musician and spent his later teen years traveling the states with an R&B Show band. During his travels, he met and married his wife of 47 years. Entering college, he studied the emerging field of computers and eventually progressed to VP of MIS for a major health care corporation. He became president of a software company that catered to the sales and development of health care inventory management. Suffering a near fatal heart attack, he retired to the Ozarks where he opened a collectible store for a number of years. He has been writing original stories for over three decades for pure enjoyment. He has two daughters that have given him four granddaughters. His youngest daughter is involved with fostering abused children, and rescuing animals, including horses. He has a son-in-law involved in law enforcement. His life experience and interests run the gamut as he has enjoyed boating, martial arts, ballistics, comics, guitars, motorcycles, religion, and the paranormal, to name a few personal interests. Today he resides in Branson, where he enjoys the year around activity and entertainment. He is very opinionated and many of his works contain a strong social subtext. Missouri, the "Show Me" state, seems an appropriate place to reside. His personal philosophy? "Leave everything and everyone better than you found them."

Product Details

  • File Size: 405 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463408625
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G516G6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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138 of 143 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Haunting (the beginning). December 9, 2011
By Dan
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
True Haunting

Just before Thanksgiving, (2011) I was sitting at my desk, when I was wondering about people I had known. At some point I thought about the Becker's; so I searched the internet, and was directed to Amazon. There I found "True Haunting" by Edwin F. Becker; could it be! I had not seen or heard from Mr. and Mrs. Becker in forty years.
As I stared at this book, the memories hit me like a "thunderbolt exploding in my mind". I started reading the excerpts from "True Haunting," and I could hardly breathe. I was instantly transported back to the months that I lived in that apartment. Yes, I am the "Dave" mentioned in the book!
Mr. Becker's accounts of the events that he recalled, was like it happened yesterday. The events I remembered about that building are so true. Until I read his book I had not remembered many of the unspoken events that changed my life. Things that took place in our apartment could have filled another chapter. This was the first book I had ever ordered from Amazon, most books that I read are tech manuals. So I placed an order and received the book the day before Thanksgiving. This book held my attention till 4am! I could not put it down! I was so touched by the accounts in the book; I sent Mr. Becker an email and my phone number. It was like magic, he called me! Forty years ago that haunted building ended what could have been a friendship, and now that same haunted building may just bring us together.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It's rare that I write a review about books I read. Mostly because like film, books are meant to illicit feelings and images to the reader that can be a deeply personal experience. This is NOT one of those books. Edwin Becker is as straight forward and to the point as it gets when it comes to his personal experience. Taking place in the early 70's, the Becker's haunting experience is honest, frightening and at times painful. This is not sensational. It's not filled with classic jump scares so often seen in horror movies. What makes this book compelling and a must read is it's pure reality. This really happened. From the beginning of this book I knew I was reading something different. Something unlike all the ghost accounts out there. This book does not suffer the same fate as a lot of well meaning books on this subject. Publishers like 'spice' and 'thrills' and at times authors are forced into a corner. Write a few 'embellished' events to keep readers attention or risk being turned down for publication. This book suffers from none of this.

Edwin Becker and his wife Marsha bought their first home. Young, naive and excited homeowners that they were, they totally ignored the strange and unusual events taking place every day. In the 1970's, as the author describes, the only image that people had for ghosts was the Hollywood one. Spectral ghouls, floating skeletons, moaning banshees, this was the view of the 'ghost' world. The Exorcist had not yet gone to print. Probably a good thing for the Beckers. As the entities began to make their presence more and more obvious, the Beckers and their tenants began a slow mental decline. As Mr. Becker uncovers more of the previous family's secrets,the pieces begin to fall into place.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could it happen to you? December 12, 2011
By Rickman
Format:Paperback
I just happened to catch the story about the house on the channel 5 news 40 years ago. Couldn't believe it when I heard there was a book written by the same guy that was on the news segment. What a story! I kept thinking all the way to the end, "What if it was me?" Really interesting read even if you are not into paranormal events.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caution: don't start reading this one at night! May 1, 2012
Format:Paperback
If you start reading this book at night, there are at least two reasons why you won't be getting any sleep: you won't be able to put it down, and once you do, you'll be too scared to turn off the light! True Haunting was an exceptionally fun read. The narrative style was very engaging and fast-paced, bringing the reader into the story from page one. The book was also quite spooky, especially when you consider the relatively normal behaviors exibited by the house's ghosts. No Hollywood skeletal spectres here, just a build-up of (at first) innocuous behaviors that get progressively worse and worse. The reader can feel the deterioration of the situation with each passing chapter. I highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the supernatural... or anyone buying a house!!! :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a haunted house - it's more than I bargained for! August 20, 2013
By Evelyn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Series of events lead me to this book just a few days ago, it began at the cinema when my husband took me to see The Conjuring, we never - well, dare I say, we rarely ever go to the pictures and this seemed a film that deserved the novelty of a cinematic experience! A scene where thousands of birds appeared crashing into the house and making quite a cacophony, reminded me of an episode of Paranormal Witness, with similar circumstances of thousands of birds appearing during an exorcism. At home I researched the book written by Andrea Perron, recommended alongside it was True Haunting, on instinct I bought it and soon discovered this was the very same haunting with the birds from Paranormal Witness. I apologise for that wasn't a fantastic serendipitous adventure, just strange how I came to find this book and haven't been able to put it down! I appreciate what the author has gone through in writing this, reliving it all through memory and such.
i personally have never been a skeptic having lived in old houses in Vermont and growing up around cemeteries, I understand that 'sensing' ability, I have only been touched once by the spirit of a young girl who tugged at my shirt as I was cleaning a 'new' hotel, and to this day I find it hard to believe but want to believe despite the obvious logic. Cheers Ed! From dear old Blighty ~
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good and believable.
I could not put this book down. Read it in one day. Very believable as nothing was over dramatized just to sell a book. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting take on ghosts
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5.0 out of 5 stars captures your mind and you don't want stop reading
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Published 9 days ago by Adventurewriter
2.0 out of 5 stars High hopes
I'd just seen The Conjuring when I bought this. I'd seen the Warrens lecture in the 70's as a child and was looking for an interesting "real life" ghost story. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Brandy
5.0 out of 5 stars True Haunting is Truly Chilling.
If you read only one book about a true haunting--do yourself a favor and make this THE ONE! This book is the best one I have ever read about a family's dealings with the paranormal... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Moonchime
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the story
I learned you can not get rid of ghost. I enjoyed the story.
Published 17 days ago by Rita M Lamothe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!
This was a great story! I really did not want to finish it. I only read about 5 or 6 pages at the time. I found the entire story, fascinating. Read more
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www.EdwinBecker.com Edwin F. Becker is 68 and became a bestselling author with the release of his book True Haunting in 2011. www.TrueHaunting.com He has appeared on SYFY's Paranormal Witness in the record breaking season two finale, "The Tenants." He has also acted as guest and co-host on numerous commercial and internet radio shows in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, a Baby Boomer. Coming from an abusive broken home, he spent a number of elementary years in Maryville, a Catholic children's institution. There, he learned Latin and became an altar boy. He went on to become a professional musician and spent his later teen years traveling the states with an R&B Show band. During his travels, he met and married his wife of 47 years. Entering college, he studied the emerging field of computers and eventually progressed to VP of MIS for a major health care corporation. He became president of a software company that catered to the sales and development of health care inventory management. Suffering a near fatal heart attack, he retired to the Ozarks where he opened a collectible store for a number of years. He has been writing original stories for over three decades for pure enjoyment. He has two daughters that have given him four granddaughters. His youngest daughter is involved with fostering abused children, and rescuing animals, including horses. He has a son-in-law involved in law enforcement. His life experience and interests run the gamut as he has enjoyed boating, martial arts, ballistics, comics, guitars, motorcycles, religion, and the paranormal, to name a few personal interests. Today he resides in Branson, where he enjoys the year around activity and entertainment. He is very opinionated and many of his works contain a strong social subtext. Missouri, the "Show Me" state, seems an appropriate place to reside. His personal philosophy? "Leave everything and everyone better than you found them." He answers all emails.



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