Join Brandon Alvis and Mustafa Gatollari, stars of the hit A&E television show Ghost Hunters, as they reveal the real story behind six of their most compelling and terrifying investigations. Within these pages, you will discover the shocking secrets of the Grey Lady at Indianapolis's Athenaeum, a self-manifested haunting at Ohio's Madison Seminary, and the guilt-ridden entity at the Worley Hotel in Pampa, Texas.
You will discover the critical historical details of each location as well as the full story of the investigations, exploring important events that have never been previously revealed. The authors also include their groundbreaking classification system for ghosts and hauntings that is transforming the field of paranormal studies into a true scientific discipline.
"Elements of a Haunting, written by Ghost Hunters alumni Brandon Alvis and Mustafa Gatollari, offers an honest approach as to how an investigator, regardless of experience, can test properties for unusual behavior in a credible and responsible manner. Not only does the book offer a fascinating guideline for documenting hauntings, but the authors also share their strangest and most spine-chilling real-life moments on Ghost Hunters and how these unsettling experiences helped them to develop and refine a standard by which all paranormal investigators can benefit from...Elements of a Haunting will be a must-read for anyone who loves history, ghost stories, and a better way to explore the unknown."—Craig Owens, author of Haunted by History
"Elements of a Haunting is the perfect blend between objective and informational, and subjective and experiential, as it delves deeply into the subject of ghosts and the possibility that life extends beyond death. The book deftly combines science, history, and personal experiences with intriguing stories of astounding hauntings from the perspectives of two of the most adept and professional researchers on the scene...A true treasure that stands head and shoulders above other 'ghost hunting' books and a must for anyone who has ever wondered not only if ghosts are real, but what they might be, where they might come from, and how they might get from there...to here."—Marie D. Jones, author and producer
"Brandon Alvis and Mustafa Gatollari bring us something much rarer than a haunted house: critical thinking. Taking the reader behind the scenes on some of their most intriguing cases, these seasoned ghost hunters dispel some of the misconceptions and plain old flim-flam that plagues the field of paranormal research. They also offer a unique framework for classifying hauntings. This book is a welcome breath of fresh air."—Richard Estep, author of In Search of the Paranormal