Richard Estep, originally from the United Kingdom, brought his brand of Paranormal Investigation to the mountainous regions of Colorado. In his new book In Search of the Paranormal:The Hammer House Murder, Ghosts of the Clink, and Other Disturbing Investigations, Estep reviews some of the scariest cases he’s faced. These include a haunted volunteer firehouse, an old church in England and a woman who may have been plagued by demons. Each section of the book does a quick breakdown of how the investigation was done and what, if anything, Estep and his partners found along the way.
What struck me most about In Search of the Paranormal was the lack of, well, paranormal. While each location was set up for chills and ghost stories, what Estep mostly found was discomfort and a complete lack of evidence. This is a bit refreshing, as so many ghost hunting television shows and books work to tell a wild tale without offering evidence. In Search of the Paranormal lets the reader search as much as the writer, and lets all make their own decisions about the existence of the paranormal.