The Sallie House Haunting: A True Story
Who knew that our experience would push us over the edge of disbelief and through the door of certain terror?
Debra Pickman had always wanted a ghost of her own. She never expected her wish to come horrifically true when she, her husband, and their newborn son moved into a century-old home in Atchison, Kansas, that-to their shock-is also occupied by a firestarting spirit...more
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I liked the honest approach of the authors concerning 'Sallie', which was written in the first tense. There was no pretence that they knew what it was, only that they did not fear it rather embraced the idea of having a 'spirit child' amongst them.
The writing style was clear and simple, refraining from flowering up the plot ...more
I noticed that this edition was missing several words throughout the text or that the words were switched around. So I found myself adding words so it made sense, maybe this is the real meaning of ghost writing.
This was an interesting kind of story with revealed details at the end that could have made the story much more interesting. I'm not sure if the point of giving those pretty important details a short but separate chapter was her idea, but it was more like an afterthought. Really, if Tony's side had been incorporated into the main story, it would have created an interesting parallel between the two different perceptions of the paranor ...more
The read is easy although there are quite a few errors in the writing when it comes to missing words, or things just missed in editing. I don't know if it was done unintentionally or to increase the pages of the book or if Debra really did feel that it needed to be said again, but I felt that things that di ...more
I really have no idea how to rate this since I was reading it purely for "insider" information. I enjoyed having an actual Sallie House resident's detailing of events. The only problem was that, after giving us lots of detail based on her journals, towards the end of the book the telling got very rushed and vague. The Pickmans moved out and then more episode ...more
I enjoyed reading it although, it was a predicable tale of a haunting that mirrors so many other true story examples of this genre. There wasn't really anything new to add to the subject in this book.
It would be nice if, one day, someone could find out exactly what is behind all this supernatural phenomenum and not just run away, leaving the problem for someone else to sort out. To leave t ...more
I really love the way Mrs. Pickman recounts her experiences with first telling the phenomenon then trying to de-bunk the Phenomenon, Giving full account of where people are in the room at the time of the phenomenon and so on. Very well w ...more