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Can Science Solve the Mystery of Haunted Houses? (Can Science Solve..?)

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The mystery of haunted houses has puzzled people for hundreds of years. Do ghosts really exist? Can we get to the bottom of this mystery using science and logic, or will it continue to mystify us forever? Discover all of the theories, from the reasonable to the ridiculous, then decide for yourself what to believe. Learn how scientists analyze and explain fakes and hoaxes. ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 11th 1999 by Heinemann Educational Books - Library Division (first published January 1st 1901)
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Feb 26, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book for younger readers starts out by defining a ghost and the types of haunted places. It goes into folklore and the various types of ghosts. A couple of pages are devoted to the Borley Rectory haunting. After that it goes into other places that are supposedly haunted, including the White House.


Then it shows how some reported ghost noises can be explained by movements of a house such as wood expanding due to damp air. Renovations in a house and even plumbing can also result in noises tha
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Chris Oxlade is the best-selling author of more than 150 non-fiction books, most of them explaining complex scientific ideas and modern technology to young readers in readable text.
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