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Paranormal Technology: Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting Paperback – August 24, 2010
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The writing style is harsh with it's use of acronyms--most authors would write explaining what it is first, completely written out, before using it. Rather than toss it out there like the reader uses it everyday. This just adds to a fine literay mess further confusing the reader in an already hard to follow book.
While the book contains useful information regarding the proper use of equipment, it is a compendium of technical details that left me wondering what he discovered in his pursuit of the visibly challenged. Apparently nothing, as there's no summary of his research results.
For paranormal investigations to ever be taken seriously they need to have a level of repeatable observation that sometimes is not shown on television. Too often for the sake of entertainment PI will use unverifiable methods to keep the viewers watching. What Roundtree does in this book is give solid reasoning behind the equipment used, the methodology to make the observations repeatable and the ways to backup your findings with some level of scientific rationale.
My only minor niggle that I would like to mention is that he does at time spend a bit too much time talking of the old days with PI. This is fine though it does give a background credibility to his later assertional remarks. Other than that I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is like I found someone at a coffee shop that had exactly the same interests and also they developed theories on their own that were identical to my own.
If you are interested in the paranormal, a paranormal investigator or are looking for ways to discuss contrary ideas with skeptics; this book needs to be in your arsenal. It is not too long and can be read comfortably on a rainy day. Heck take it along with you on your next investigation!
Thank you for reading my review.
This book is the first of its kind, actually. Finally, the elusive connective tissue between the paranormal field as an 'area of interest' and the hard sciences has been developed. This body of work is both a field manual for the practicing investigator and the armchair enthusiast alike.
I found the foundational work in the book an important review for why investigators must follow the Scientific Method, and found the end-of-each-chapter expansions to be like the Master's course content after being taught the sound science of paranormal technology.
When Paranormal Studies is offered in the college/university setting, this will be the textbook. And what a course it will be: Wholly interesting, with a cogent narrative running throughout the work. Rountree's 'voice' comes through in the work: He's direct, exact, and he lets the reader know when he's stating empirical fact, forwarding grounded speculation, or advancing the cause of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the paranormal.
One-part 'how-to' para-tech field manual, one-part 'why try', this book does not disappoint.
If you're a 'fan' of Ghost Hunters...well this is the real-deal from the most under-rated, innovative field investigator in the paranormal.
Oh, and BTW, he's solved the EVP mystery. Big enough bread crumb? Rountree has empirically determined that EVP isn't audio at all, but rather EMF!
This is from a small indie publisher - I wouldn't wait - who knows when they'll run out.
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Take away all the bad stuff you've been hearing about David Roundtree, stolen valor, and his unhealthy, psychotic obession with stalking and bullying a real paranormal... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Eldeen
Some very interesting information about this author has come to light. For anyone interested in reading, here is the link to some very telling things. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Angela Sangster
David clearly has a scientific mindset that he brings to investigations. He is careful in his approach in analyzing and separating facts from guesses. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Brian P Griffin
David Montgomery Rountree is a self proclaimed Lakota shaman from New Jersey . David's dress up larping habits started as an elf then morphed into a Lakota shaman . Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Q Public
This book belongs in the recycling bin. David Montgomery Rountree the author is a self proclaimed Lakota shaman from New Jersey . Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Q Public
David's book and David himself as a paranormal researcher are both exemplary examples for other paranormal investigators to follow. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anita Brown
I wanted to leave a review of higher caliber here,but after reading this book and the fact that this man has no respect for women. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paranormal Herald.
I bought this book from Mr Rountree at a paranormal conference. There are not too many things missed involving paranormal research within the pages of the book. Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer