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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463408625
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463408626
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (518 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

"Edwin F. Becker is an author of...six gripping tales of horror, that includes True Haunting, which is featured on our Best Sellers list and various other Best Sellers lists, including Amazon. If you are looking for a chilling tale, you can pick any one of his titles..." Bookends review

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.

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."

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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.


Customer Reviews

Mr. Becker tells a true story of what it's like to live in a haunted house.
luca ferragamo
He just tells the story in a way that makes you feel like you are experiencing it firsthand with him.
Lawrence M. Clark
The author did a very good job relaying his true story without embellishing or distorting the facts.
ChurchLaydee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

144 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Dan on December 9, 2011
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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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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Stacy C. Burns on June 4, 2012
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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 By Rickman on December 12, 2011
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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 By JazminKat on May 1, 2012
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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 By Evelyn on August 20, 2013
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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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