What are the best non-fiction paranormal books?

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    #1Myrtles Plantation

    Myrtles Plantation

    Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Frances Kermeen. It is first published in 2005 by Grand Central Pub. 

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    Edward Johnson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I love reading and watching things about the paranormal. The Myrtles Plantation is a book about Haunted Houses that I recently picked up and its been very interesting. If you like being spooked, I highly recommend this book."
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    #2Paranormal State

    Paranormal State
    Paranormal State: My Journey into the Unknown is a non-fiction paranormal biography book written by Ryan Buell and Stefan Petrucha. It is first published in 2010 by It Books. 
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    Johnny Allen
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "As a huge fan of the TV show Paranormal State, I was very interested in this book and am glad that I read it. It really helps you form a deeper connection with Buell and Petrucha as they take us through the journey that got the TV show started"
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    #3The Uninvited

    The Uninvited

    The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House is a non-fiction horror book written by Steven LaChance. It is first published in 2008 by Llewellyn Publications. 

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    Jeffrey Chapman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The author of the book is a very talented one, although I have not read the book yet, the reviews seem to be very positive all around and the solution fits to accommodate the problem very well so I would say I can also recommend the book as a solution. The book also comes at a very reasonable price, that is well appreciated."
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    #4Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores

    Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores

    Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Micheal Rivers. It is first published in 2010 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 

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    Arthur Andrews
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I like to read some non-fiction books since they are very true and real stories. This book called the Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores is a great book. There are stories about these ghost that are in north carolina. It is very interesting!"
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    #5The Haunted

    The Haunted

    The Haunted: One Family's Nightmare is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Robert Curran. This horror book is first published in 1988 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Israel Osorio
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Haunted: One Family's Nightmare is a non-fiction paranormal book. People who like non-fiction books may like this item."
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    #6Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

    Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places
    Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Brad Steiger. It is first published in 2003 by Visible Ink Press. 
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    Amber Webb
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This book is not only a great collection of classic hauntings but also full of lessen known ones. A great read for a paranormalist. I added some places to my bucket list."
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    #7The Demonologist

    The Demonologist

    The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren is a non-fiction paranormal biography written by Gerald Brittle. It is first published in 2002 by iUniverse. 

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    Walter Freeman
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Ghosts are real, and one day I'll prove it. I came here looking for non-fiction paranormal books. I was told to read The Demonologist. This book rekindled my passion to find the truth!"
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    #8Ghosts

    Ghosts

    Ghosts: True Encounters from the World Beyond is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Hans Holzer. This book is first published in 1997 and contains ghost stories. 

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    Carl Richardson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Non-fiction book explaining ghost phenomena. Very scary read, had me at the edge of my seat. "
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    #9Spook

    Spook

    Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Mary Roach. It is first published in 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company. 

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    Mark Holmes
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Nothing new, nothing interesting, and nothing inspiring. It reads like a college paper and it's mostly just anecdotes that bring nothing new to the table. It's not really worth the read. "
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    #10In a Dark Place

    In a Dark Place

    In a Dark Place is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Ray Garton together with Ed and Lorraine Warren. This is the fourth book in Ed & Lorraine Warren series and first published in 1992. 

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    Heather Hall
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "What an interesting read! I typically steer clear of non-fiction books because they just can't hold my attention as well as fiction novels. This one, however, grabbed my attention from the beginning and wouldn't let go. It's written very well and has a great, spooky story."
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    #11Jack the Ripper and Black Magic

    Jack the Ripper and Black Magic

    Jack the Ripper and Black Magic: Victorian Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies and the Supernatural Mystique of the Whitechapel Murders is a mystery and thriller novel written by Spiro Dimolianis. It was published August 5, 2011 by McFarland.


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    Aaron Murray
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "For anyone interested in the subject, I highly recommend this book. This was beautifully written and greatly informative. It really makes you think!"
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    #12The Ghost of Flight 401

    The Ghost of Flight 401

    The Ghost of Flight 401 is a non-fiction paranormal book written by John Grant Fuller Jr. based on the accounts of the people about the ghosts from the Eastern Airlines Jumbo Jet Flight 401 disaster. Published by Not Avail.

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    Jack Powell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great read, especially if you have an interest in ghosts or the paranormal. The writing itself was a bit cumbersome, but the subject matter made up for it."
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    #13Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

    Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

    Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Theresa Bane. It is first published in 2010 by McFarland & Company.

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    Angela Spencer
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Cataloging the paranormal is not an easy task and the work that Theresa Bane put into her Encyclopedia is phenomenal. Bane is renowned for her knowledge of vampires and this book is a compilation so that people new to paranormal can classify their experiences from her wealth of knowledge."
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    #14Halifax Haunts: Exploring the City's Spookiest Spaces

    Halifax Haunts: Exploring the City's Spookiest Spaces
    Halifax Haunts: Exploring the City's Spookiest Spaces is a book about the paranormal written by Steve Vernon. Originally published in 2009, this book features the horrowing history behind Halifax.
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    Mildred Garrett
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Halifax Haunts is a really cool book that helped me look at my city in a brand new way. Anyone who loves odd history and folktales will appreciate the quirks of this book, which brings to life so many places that are easy to over look. This is a wonderful way to traverse a city with fresh eyes."
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    #15The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

    The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

    The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton is a horror book written by Edith Wharton and illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi. Originally published in 1937, this book features 11 stories about the supernatural.

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    Alice Montgomery
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton is the best non-fiction paranormal book. These first hand accounts from the past are sure chill and thrill. This is one of the those books that will scare the heck out of you but you just can't put down!"
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    #16Vampires, Burial, and Death

    Vampires, Burial, and Death

    Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality is a non-fiction paranormal mythology book written by Paul Barber. It is first published in 1988. 

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    Elizabeth Ford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "What I love about this book is that you get some real history behind so many of the legends we all know but don't really know the origins of. The way vampires are associated with burial (and other things I won't spoil) utterly delighted me and it was thoughtful and provoking."
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    #17In Search of Dracula

    In Search of Dracula
    In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires is a historical non-fiction paranormal book written by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu. It is published in 1972. 
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    Susan Banks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I'm not usually into stories about Vampires, but who doesn't love a good story about Dracula. If you've seen the movie then this book is even better. It was something different for me but I did enjoy it."
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    #18Spirits of New Orleans

    Spirits of New Orleans
    Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead is a paranormal non-fiction book written by Kala Ambrose. It is published in 2012 by Clerisy Press. 
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    Nicole Burke
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I really enjoy non-fiction paranormal books, so I was excited to have found this one. Unfortunately, it is not what I had hoped for. I just couldn't get into the story as told. "
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    #19Vampyres

    Vampyres

    Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Christopher Frayling. This Gothic reference book is first published in 1991. 

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    Maria Cruz
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Don't let the cover fool you. This book is not cheesy or pulpy--it is by a professor of cultural history, and is a comprehensive survey of vampire literature and lore.It's written in a style that's accessible to the lay person, but covers everything, from before Stoker up to the present day. If you like vampires and historical context, get this book."
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    #20Spirit World

    Spirit World

    Spirit World: Pattern in the Expressive Folk Culture of New Orleans is a historical non-fiction book written by Michael P. Smith. It was first published in 1987. 

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    Amanda Ryan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Super great, if a little old, exploration of the folk spirit world. I learned a lot about religions that are normally passed over as just "primitive" through this, and it was very well researched."
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    #21Vampire Forensics

    Vampire Forensics

    Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend is a non-fiction historical paranormal book written by Mark Collins Jenkins. It is published in 2010. 

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    Samantha Simpson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Vampires and other fictional monsters don't really disturb me much. That all changed when I read Vampire Forensics. Now I am starting to wonder if there is a whiff of truth to the old myths."
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    #22The Vampire in Lore and Legend

    The Vampire in Lore and Legend

    The Vampire in Lore and Legend is a non-fiction historical occult book written by Montague Summers. This reference book is first published in 1929. 

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    Billy Fox
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This solution lacks information on what the book is about. It would have been useful to include something like "An indefatigable researcher, Summers explores the presence of vampires in Greek and Roman lore." However, it does provide the author and date of publication which is useful."
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    #23The Science of Vampires

    The Science of Vampires
    The Science of Vampires is a non-fiction paranormal fantasy book written by Katherine Ramsland. It is published in 2002 by Berkley. 
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    Stephanie Boyd
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This looks great. It seems likea very intersting book. I like the approach."
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    #24The Vampire Book

    The Vampire Book
    The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead is a non-fiction paranormal book written by J. Gordon Melton. It is first published in 1994. 
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    Gary Diaz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Not a fan of The Vampire Book. I thought it was very boring and very disorganized. Would never read this again!"

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Best What are the best non-fiction paranormal books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Myrtles PlantationBooks 44 Paid
2Paranormal StateBooks 39 Paid
3The UninvitedBooks 36 Paid
4Ghosts of the North Carolina ShoresBooks 35 Paid
5The HauntedBooks 33 Paid
6Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted PlacesBooks 29 Paid
7The DemonologistBooks 29 Paid
8GhostsBooks 26 Paid
9SpookBooks 23 Paid
10In a Dark PlaceBooks 22 Paid
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