Zones of Strangeness
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Zones of Strangeness
An Examination of Paranormal and UFO Hot Spots
Published:
2/28/2012
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
560
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-45677-842-2
Print Type:
B/W
Over the centuries, there’ve been many reports, worldwide, of unexplained phenomena. Certain areas seem to play host to a disproportionate number of them, either temporarily or on a long-term basis. Some places acquire a reputation for just one type of manifestation, such as UFO activity. Others seem to be the setting for a variety of them – for example, cattle mutilations, sightings of strange animals, and UFO phenomena. Can the reports be believed? Are the phenomena genuinely paranormal? Do certain areas really see an unusually high number of anomalous events? What’s behind the manifestations? Do they involve extraterrestrials, creatures from ‘other dimensions’, time travellers, the workings of the human mind, or some sort of higher intelligence? These are just some of the questions that the author addresses in this wide-ranging, well-researched and well-referenced study of the connection, real or supposed, between anomalous phenomena and certain geographical areas. The book cites a mass of case material from the UK, the USA and elsewhere, and also includes useful foundation chapters. Peter McCue worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service in the UK. He lives in Scotland. His qualifications include a Ph.D., from the University of Glasgow, awarded for a thesis on the nature of hypnosis. His interest in psychical research goes back decades. He believes that paranormal phenomena occur, and that many UFO experiences are genuinely anomalous. He contends that if we want to obtain a comprehensive understanding of ourselves and the nature of reality, these enigmatic phenomena can’t be ignored.
“There were auditory phenomena, such as footsteps, mysterious beeping noises, and a sound that Smith likened to that of a post being repeatedly hammered into the ground. The latter manifestation apparently began sometime in 1979 and continued, intermittently, until August 1980. The sound seemed to originate near an irrigation ditch behind the house, and appeared to come from above the ground. It would go on for about 15-20 minutes, stop for a while, and then resume. It would start in the early evening and sometimes continue through the night. The moment a family member walked around the house to investigate its source, it would stop. But it would resume when the person had returned to the house. “Mysterious voices were sometimes heard. For example, Long relates that Smith woke one night to hear a very clear, male voice. Although it was seemingly coming from outside a window next to his wife’s side of the bed, it described the whereabouts of the people in the house as if the speaker were inside the house and looking down. Smith woke his wife and asked, “Did you hear that voice?” But then it stopped. Smith went to the bathroom and then returned to bed. He was about to fall asleep when he heard the voice again, apparently coming from next to a side door of the house. This time, his wife heard it as well, but it stopped as soon as Smith got out of bed to investigate. Looking out to the yard, he saw that his two guard dogs (German shepherds) were asleep. “On the evening of 8th May 1976, Smith’s daughter was awoken by what seemed to be a thud against the side of the house, outside her room. Seconds later, she heard the sound of breaking glass. But no broken glass or out-of-place item was found the next morning, although some unusual markings were noticed in the dust on two cars parked side-by-side near the house.”
Peter McCue worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service in the UK. He lives in Scotland. His qualifications include a Ph.D., from the University of Glasgow, awarded for a thesis on the nature of hypnosis. His interest in psychical research goes back decades. He believes that paranormal phenomena occur, and that many UFO experiences are genuinely anomalous. He contends that if we want to obtain a comprehensive understanding of ourselves and the nature of reality, these enigmatic phenomena can’t be ignored.
 
 


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