Ghosts: A Strange Science Book

Ghosts: A Strange Science Book


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Discover the Strange Science of ghosts

Do you believe in ghosts?

We all love hearing spine-tingling tales of ghostly beings in our midst. Over thousands of years, and in every part of the world, people claim to have come in contact with many different kinds of ghosts. Ghosts, the third book in the popular Strange Science series, looks at ghosts and apparitions found throughout history and examines the science behind this eerie phenomenon.

Award-winning author Sylvia Funston uses science to look into the age-old question of whether ghosts actually exist, delving into ghostly behaviors and our own beliefs about the power of omens, dreams, hallucinations and paranormal experiences. Ghosts also investigates the mysteries behind spooky encounters that sometimes seem to defy scientific explanation.

Along the way, readers will visit ghostly haunts and get the chance to meet the ghost of Catherine Howard (one of Henry VIII's unlucky wives), the ghost who met writer Mark Twain, and the Flying Dutchman ghost ship, among many others.

This lighthearted, entertaining and informative tour of an ever-popular subject is 100% guaranteed to thrill those who love a good ghost story (and who doesn't?). Fully illustrated with many amazing photos and spooky art that will leave the reader wondering - hmmm... could it be?, Ghosts also comes complete with a scary haunted house maze that tests your knowledge of ghost lore, quizzes to find out if you are in tune with other worlds and a ghostly index. Boo!

About the Strange Science series

What is a ghost? Do Monsters really exist? Are there really mummycurses? In the Strange Science series, award-winning author Sylvia Funston uncovers bone-chilling tales of strange and startling phenomena. Guaranteed to make your skin crawl and your hairs stand on end, this incredible series from Owl delves into the real science behind some of the most unreal occurrences. Mummies (2000) was followed by Monsters (2001). The first two titles have been received with great reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894379199
Publisher: Maple Tree Press
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Series: Strange Science Series
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Funston explored animal behavior in Animal Feelings (1998) and Animal Smarts (1997) and human behavior in The Book of You: The Science-and Fun! - of Why You Look, Feel, and Act the Way You Do (1999). Her latest books in the Strange Science series are Mummies (2000) and Monsters (2001), all from Owl Books.

Table of Contents

It's Spooooky!

Spooky Questions

  • Have You Seen a Ghost
  • Can Ghosts Exist?

Spooky Beliefs

  • How Ghosts Are Made
  • Death Omens
  • The Spookiest Night of the Year

Ask a Ghost

Ghosts Attached to Places

  • Instant Replay Ghosts
  • Mechanical Ghosts
  • Not You Again!

Boo! Board Game

Ghosts Attached to People

  • Living Ghosts
  • OBEs
  • Strange Companions
  • Crisis Apparitions
  • Ghosts with Attitude


  • Call the Ghosthunters
  • The Ultimate Ghost Hunt

Index and Answers

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