Fact & Fiction Paranormal Books Of 2022
Time to expand your paranormal book collection with out list of books on the subject from the past 12 months.
Spanning fact and fiction, including titles for adults and children, there have been plenty of paranormal book releases in 2022. To help you pick the page-turners from the vast supernatural selection, we've put together a list of the year's publications.
So, in no particular order, here's our 2022 paranormal reading list, which includes supernatural novels, reference books on paranormal investigation, short story collections, journals of ghostly encounters and haunting stories for kids...
'The Premonitions Bureau' - Sam Knight
The New York Times bestselling 'The Premonitions Bureau' has been such a hit this year that it was serialised as a BBC Radio 4 programme. Written by Sam Knight, the book explores the British Premonitions Bureau, which was set up by psychologist, Dr John Barker in 1966 in the wake of the Aberfan disaster and attempted to scientifically record and investigate the claims of those who believed they had the power of foresight and could predict an impending disaster. From coal mining disasters, to the largest train and plane accidents ever recorded 'The Premonitions Bureau' is an enthralling and eerie true story of psychology, science and the supernatural.
'Haunted Cannock Chase' - Lee Brickley
Lee Brickley's new book, 'Haunted Cannock Chase' which is available on Amazon now, takes readers to the 26-mile-square forest in the heart of Staffordshire. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has become known around the world as the UK's most active supernatural hotspot. Cannock Chase is famous for the Pigman and the Black-Eyed Child, the woodlands and villages around the district are home to some of the freakiest occurrences ever reported anywhere in the world.
'TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret' - Jacques F. Vallée & Paola Leopizzi Harris
'TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret', which is written by two seasoned analysts of the global patterns behind the UFO phenomenon. They believe that hard evidence has existed since 1945 for the actual recovery of unidentified flying craft in the United States, according to a new research book.
Italian investigative journalist Paola Leopizzi Harris and French-born information scientist Dr. Jacques F. Vallée have teamed up to uncover the details of a New Mexico crash in 1945, fully two years before the well-known incident at Roswell and the famous sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947.
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'Ghost Hunter Chronicles: The Ripper Of Whitechapel' - Yvette Fielding
Star of 'Most Haunted' Yvette Fielding release the second instalment in her series of ghost-hunting themed books for kids this year. 'Ghost Hunter Chronicles: The Ripper of Whitechapel' pulls on some of her own ghostly experiences. Once again the book revolves around Eve, Tom, and Clovis, but things get a little dark for the three friends with a passion for paranormal investigation in their second adventure.
'Haunted Toledo' - Chris Bores
Chris Bores, the world's first "ghost behaviorist", has spent the last decade exploring the haunted buildings of Toledo, Ohio. Now you can read about the city's odd occurrences in his new book. 'Haunted Toledo' examines the paranormal tales from a city rich in tradition and history. A murdered maid and a bashful child are but two of numerous restless spirits roaming the notoriously haunted Oliver House. The nuns of St. Ursula's Academy, now the Collingwood Arts Center, tend the campus in death as they did in life.
'The Saucer & The Swastika' - S. D. Tucker
Journalist and 'Fortean Times' columnist, S. D. Tucker, explores the dark myth of Nazi UFOs and Hitler's fleet of flying saucers in his new book, 'The Saucer & The Swastika'. Tucker has previously written 'Paranormal Merseyside' and the excellent 'Forgotten Science', which touches on some thought provoking questions about life and the nature of existence. In his latest book, which is available from Amazon now, Tucker delves headfirst into a world of myths and conspiracies that surround Hitler and his alleged links to UFO technology.
'Paranormal Sunderland' - Steve Watson
Steve Watson has released a new collection of tales of ghosts and spirits, all of which are said to haunt some of Sunderland's most famous landmarks. 'Paranormal Sunderland' will take you into a world of ghosts and spirits that ghost hunter, Steve, knows very well as an organiser of ghost walks in the North East of England. The book serves as a companion to his 2021 book, 'Paranormal Newcastle', this time he's the other side of the Tyne exploring hauntings across the city from Easington to Fulwell, taking famous landmarks including the Penshaw Monument.
'Paranormal Stories' - Jamie King
Tales of the paranormal have seduced us and spooked us for centuries, passed around from person to person and frequently retold and reimagined in books, films and TV. Whether they’re based on real events or they’re simply urban legends which have taken on a life of their own, the strange happenings, unexplained events and unsolved mysteries in this book will take you on a frightening journey to the outer limits of plausibility, and dare you to believe the unbelievable. Ranging from the mysterious to the macabre, the stories in this book span a broad range of supernatural subjects including ghosts, spirits and the undead, witchcraft and occultism, extraterrestrial life, mythical creatures, and much more.
'The Witch's Guide To Ghost Hunting' - Cherise O. Williams
In 'The Witch's Guide To Ghost Hunting', Cherise Williams, a witch and tarot reader with more than twenty years of experience of paranormal investigation and research, details how fusing traditional ghost hunting and witchcraft during her own investigations has added more depth and understanding to each case. Seeing the impact witchcraft and ghost hunting has had in her own life, she knew it was time to share this information with others.
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'Ghost Hunting In The Black Country & Beyond' - Andrew Home
Find out what happened when paranormal investigators were given access to some amazing properties. This book chronicles well over 25 years of investigating anomalous phenomena in a variety of locations in conjunction with various paranormal research groups. Many were investigated more than once and some on multiple occasions over a long period of time. There are some very well-known haunted locations within these pages. In the Black Country there is Dudley Castle, West Bromwich Manor House, and the Black Country Living Museum whilst further afield we have the Ancient Ram Inn, Belgrave Hall and Woodchester Mansion to name but a few of the fascinating cases recorded here.
'Ghosted!: Exploring The Haunting Reality Of Paranormal Encounters' - Brian Laythe Et Al
Ciarán O'Keeffe joins forces with Brian Laythe, James Houran, Neil Dagnall and Kenneth Drinkwater to bring the curious a book which uncovers consistent evidence that anomalous experiences represent a very real "Haunted People Syndrome," a term describing anomalous experiences that manifest recurrently to the same percipients and are interpreted as ghostly. The writers hope that with the participation of new citizen scientists, the field investigators and researchers among us, that we'll be able to further the exploration of paranormal mysteries.
'Psychic Investigators' - Efram Sera-Shriar
Psychic Investigators examines British anthropology’s engagement with the modern spiritualist movement during the late Victorian era. Efram Sera-Shriar argues that debates over the existence of ghosts and psychical powers were at the center of anthropological discussions on human beliefs. He focuses on the importance of establishing credible witnesses of spirit and psychic phenomena in the writings of anthropologists such as Alfred Russel Wallace, Edward Burnett Tylor, Andrew Lang, and Edward Clodd.
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'The Heyday Of Mental Mediumship: 1880s - 1930s' - Alan Gauld
There have been important mediums and researchers throughout the history of psychical research in many parts of the world, but the period from the 1880s to the 1930s saw a coming together of outstanding scientific minds in Europe and the USA who probed the phenomena of mental mediumship with a diligence, intellectual discipline and degree of enthusiasm not encountered on such a scale before or since.
'The Healing' - Karen E Stokes
It was an ordinary day in Friary Ridge when Jess took a wrong turn on the way home and, on the spur of the moment, acquired a book at the local market. When she discovers a photograph of a woman within, an indomitable spirit in the form of a small boy enters the life Jess shares with her seven-year-old son, Jonas.
'Testimony' - Mark Chadbourn
'Testimony' isn't new, it was released in 2014, but had become a must-read this year thanks to Danny Robins' latest paranormal podcast series, 'The Witch Farm'. 'Testimony' tells that full story of the house at the centre of the podcast, Heol Fanog. For six years from 1989 the farmhouse in the Welsh countryside was the epicentre of a disturbing haunting and underwent more exorcisms than any other in British history, which resulted in the house being dubbed "Hellfire Farm."
'The Psychic Mafia' - M. Lamar Keene & Allen Spraggett
'The Psychic Mafia' is 1976 book by Allen Spraggett that tells Lamar Keene's story. It has made paranormal headlines again this year after it was turned into six-part BBC Radio 4 docudrama journalist, Vicky Baker. The book focusses Lamar's career as a psychic medium, including his time working at Camp Chesterfield in Indiana, a spiritual retreat, where he made a fortune conducting séances for church members and residents of the camp was big businesses. But the camp was hiding a big secret and Lemar risked his life by exposing it.
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