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Ghost Under Foot: The Spirit of Mary Bell: A True Story of One Family's Haunting

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Weeks after settling into their new home in Fort Collins, Colorado, retired police officer Kenneth W. Harmon and his family make a chilling discovery: they're living with a ghost. This true haunting story begins during a ghost tour at the famous Stanley Hotel, where the Harmons experienced headaches and paranormal phenomena. Once back at home, strange rapping noises, eerie ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by Llewellyn Publications (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lack of Objectivity?

I found this book upsetting not because it dealt with ghosts and the paranormal but because of the methods used to contact the entity Harmon calls Mary Bell. Don’t get me wrong it’s a compelling story and Harmon explores the paranormal thoroughly in part because he’s a retired Texas policeman. After he retires from police work he and his family relocate from Texas to Fort Collins, Colorado. They begin to have odd occurrences in their new house, noises, feelings, and sightings
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
As I have previously stated I love anything to do with ghosts and after reading the blurb for Ghost Under Foot and having just finished a book from the same publisher I decided to give this book a try and was happy to be accepted for it.
Ghost Under Foot is a true story of how the author has lived with a ghost in his home, and the various ways he tried to communicate with it.

The author, Kenneth, tells us his account of when they first discovered they had a ghost, and how they communicated with it
Diane S.
Not sure I believe in ghosts but I do have a daughter who drags ups to hotels and restaurants that have the reputation of being haunted. I enjoyed reading about the family visiting the hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado and found their experiences there quite chilling. As for their house being haunted I think it would have been related better had a little less time been spent on orbs and photographs, which after a while got quite repetitive. Did very much enjoy when they started researching the pos ...more
I love a good ghost story. I was especially fond of them as a child when I would read collections of various regional ghost stories. They were always scary good fun. Ghost stories are harder when you get older - maybe the best ones have already been written? I hate to think that.

I often read non-fictional accounts of hauntings, mostly to see what happened and how people integrated what happened into their lives. Ghost Under Foot seemed like a great choice - the story of a police detective findin
I love ghosts, but prior to reading Ghost Under Foot: The Spirit of Mary Bell, I had no idea there were so many true hauntings books out there. To be honest, they’re my new passion. I’ve always been a believer when it comes to ghosts, for a long series of personal reasons, but it felt great to read a book based on true events by people who have seen and sometimes even lived with ghosts. The results? I’m addicted to true haunting stories now. Go figure.

After moving to a new house, the author and
Really 2.5 stars, but rounded up as the author writes well enough. First part of the book consists of build up, and lots of research, until Harmon feels he's established that it's Mary who haunts his place. Second part is largely concerned with Mary's answers to (yes/no) questions posed while dowsing. Unfortunately, with a singular exception, her "answers" serve to confirm what Harmon already knows; she doesn't provide any new information at all. Moreover, she gives confusing, contradictory, con ...more
Jennifer Willis
It had been a while since I'd read a good ghost story, and I had high hopes for this volume when I found it in my local library. I figured that a narrator with a background as a police officer would present the facts in logical order without a lot of fluff.

However, the action unfolded a bit too much like a police report, with every little detail of who said what when, and that muddied the story. I also found that the author's personal religious views occasionally clouded his paranormal research,
Dec 10, 2013 Amy added it
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This guy lost me when he started talking about communicating with ghosts through laminating machines. But I was already pretty far into the book at that point, so I just kept plugging through to the end. I liked the part where he was communicating with Mary Bell (or what he thought to be Mary Bell) with the dowsing rods. I guess I don't believe that she was really answering his questions, but it was kind of cool anyway. I thought it was hilarious when he asked her if ghosts have sex (the answer ...more
Dean Miller
An interesting and thorough accounting of one family's experience with a spirit who shares their home. Though detailed, the book flows with easy language and allows the reader to easily follow their journey to discovery of the spirit and later, the indentification of the female "guest".

Not meant to be a definitive work to convince one of spirit communication, the book simply allows the reader to become part of this family's journey and then decided for themselves. A Q&A at the end of the boo
Astra Poyser Laughlin
My primary reason for reading this book was because it was written by a local author (to Fort Collins), and I'd just moved here and have always been curious about ghosts and the paranormal. It seemed like a win/win situation!

Unfortunately, I can't say that it really scared me, or particularly grabbed me. The so-called "evidence" the author uncovered about his haunting wasn't entirely convincing, and most of the experiences seemed to involve weird noises and occasional orbs. I wanted a good ghost
Andrea Mcconnell
So I have this little obsession with the paranormal, particularly ghosts and hauntings. So when I saw this book, it caught my interest right away. But it sure did not keep my interest once I started to read it. I was literally bored to sleep. The story is so repetitive. We think we have a ghost, oooh we caught "orbs" on camera etc., etc., over and over again! I forced myself to keep reading in hopes that something interesting might happen but they were few and far between. I felt the book was bo ...more
I enjoyed reading this book!!!! A fascinating read!!!!
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