My thoughts on More Ghost Chronicles by Wood & Kolek

ghostchronicles2Maureen Wood and Ron Kolek are back with More Ghost Chronicles: Stories from the realm of the unknown, the unexplained, and the unbelievable.

Unfortunately for me, I didn’t catch their first outing, but, having been sent this title by the publisher to review, I may have to rectify that and soon.

I like the way this book was set up. Each investigation has a casefile with the all the pertinent logistics upfront, followed by a play-by-play of the investigation itself, and a closing commentary by both authors.

This book is written for laymen and the author’s do a fair job of explaining phenomena and the equipment and techniques they use in their investigations. While my personal opinions on most modern equipment is well documented, Wood, Kolek, and their research team do not seem to overly relay on the trendy toys that most paranormal investigators swear by these days.

I trust my eyes and ears, first and foremost, and I was glad to see that there was not an over-reliance on pop gadgetry. Oh, they’re in play, but they are just a tool in the arsenal. The focus is on the investigators themselves.

Wood and Kolek make a great team. While mediums can be hit or miss, I found Maureen to come across as very personable. You want to believe her. As for Kolek, he’s billed as a skeptical ghost hunter but he’s a believer, through and through. He is thorough though and he is interested in hard, quantifiable evidence. I gave up chasing that dragon years ago.

Books like these can fall one of two ways. I’m happy to report that More Ghost Chronicles is a thrilling and enjoyable ride-along. If you’re looking for some “true ghost stories” to curl up with this Hallowe’en season, this is a good one.

You can order a copy from Amazon and have it long before the chains of All Hallow’s Eve are rattling.

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