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Eerie Encounters in Everyday Life: Angels, Aliens, Ghosts, and Haunts Paperback – October 28, 2013
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About the Author
Thomas Lee Freese is an accomplished author, storyteller, and visual artist. He performs over 20 educational and entertaining storytelling programs from Ashland to Argentina. Mr. Freese has written over 130 travel articles, ten books, and continues to collect odd and interesting true tales of ghosts, spirits, angels, witches, UFOs, and more. Thomas Freese lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and received his BA from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, and his Masters Degree in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville. Thomas Freese has worked as a teaching artist in Kentucky schools since 1993. He visits schools as a literary artist, storyteller, and visual artist. Mr. Freese plays guitar and harmonica, performing in libraries, schools, assisted living, and other institutional settings, parties, corporate retreats, churches, and more.
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I especially like angels stories and stories of animal ghosts. These related here in this book were comforting and uplifting for me. I felt support for my beliefs in these from what I read here. They continued to keep my mind open to the possibility of Sasquatch, aliens, fairies and the like! I was intrigued to think that we are surrounded by all these wonders and unexplained mysteries. This book is not filled with tales of long ago, but it is focused on what is going on around us here and now through the eyes of people living everyday lives.
This book is suited for all ages and all seasons, but it is especially right for these cold winter nights when the chills of the winter weather need to be offset by the chills of exciting stories! Buy this book and give yourself a treat!
This book contains some real gems -- including a photo of the spirit of a young girl. I have to say my favorite regards a probable extraterrestrial pregnancy -- I don't want to give anything away, but it's a fascinating story -- and true, to top it off!
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the paranormal -- ghosts, angels, Sasquatches, ETs,, and more. It is really hard to put down!
Freese, an international storyteller, performing artist, and the author of nearly a dozen books, has been a collector of inexplicable tales since 1998. In the introduction to Eerie Encounters, Freese writes, “There are strange things out there … and (I point to my own head) in here. These stories seem to indicate that the mysterious universe is just as real and active inside our minds. Perhaps our souls or our minds act as the ever-ready liaison between the two worlds. Or maybe the rational mind, through the sophistry of denial, has created an artificial division between the material and mechanistic world and the energetic or spirit world.”
Freese attempts to build a bridge between what we know and can explain, and between what we experience yet cannot explain, by exploring the stories of everyday people who live everyday lives. To that effect, Freese succeeds in his endeavor.
Eerie Encounters runs the gamut of odd happenings from children who converse with the dead, to vapor-like beings who materialize in vehicles and houses, to potential evidence of Sasquatch and ethereal fairy encounters, and even to tales of UFO sightings and abductions.
The most appealing aspect of the entire 157-page book is the simplicity of the collection itself. While the layout and aesthetic appeal of each page is full of details which clearly show where each story begins and ends, as well as illustrative black and white photographs, the tales themselves are well told. Each story retains the individual voice of the person who witnessed the other-worldly activity. Sometimes, the prose is direct and well-formed. At other times, the account is peppered with unique diction and syntax, inclusive of sentence fragments and relaxed conversational style, which indicates a level of veracity. This lends to a ‘true telling’ and stays away from any harsh or irritating persuasive banter often associated with snake oil salesmen looking to make a buck. Eerie Encounters seeks to present and preserve the story itself. There is no judgment. There are no long explanations or forced proof of things that are simply unexplainable. Each story is there on the page for the reader to absorb and either reject or accept. There are a few instances where Freese inserts an Author’s Note (clearly delineated by such a headline and presented in white type on black background) as an historical footnote that explains local lore, or the background of similar stories, without overstepping his bounds as a collector of the stories.
In all, Eerie Encounters is a pleasant read with no pressure to believe or disbelieve, only to read and discover what may, or may not, lie beyond our known world based on the stories of other people from around North America.