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    Peter Underwood(Author)

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Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms.Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the Worcester to Birmingham canal or Roman soldiers seen near Lichfield Cathedral the inexplicable is everywhere.Peter Underwood, the world s leading expert on paranormal phenomena, provides this definitive guide to Britain s haunted places. Arranged by the various environments where ghosts appear, airfields, ancient sites, ruins, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, gardens, railways, seascapes, highways and woods.From the ghosts of Jacobite soldiers in Gallows Tree Lane, the ghost of King Arthur which has been seen in Tintagel to the phantom Spitfire of Biggin Hill airfield Where the Ghosts Walk is an indispensable guide to the rich world of the unexplained.Fully illustrated throughout with Peter Underwood s own photographs.

“The handbook and must-read for every seasoned and every would-be paranormal investigator… Excellent work Mr Underwood.”‘Ghost Investigators’“Britain’s number one ghost hunter… A monumental volume, destined to become one of the very best in the landscape of paranormal literature.”‘Cornish Guardian’“His definitive guide to the haunted places of Britain.”‘Western Daily Press’“One of the world’s longest serving paranormal researchers… This is the book that anyone with an interest in ghosts needs to read.”Hayley is a Ghost“In his ongoing search for the truth about ghosts… Peter Underwood has put together the ultimate book on where to go… The definitive handbook for the amateur ghost hunter.”‘Drumbeat’“It’s a fantastic read and I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for new sites to visit or looking to expand on their knowledge of a location.”Essex Ghost Hunters

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  • PDF | 432 pages
  • Peter Underwood(Author)
  • Souvenir Press Ltd; 1st edition (1 Jun. 2013)
  • English
  • 6
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By HayleyisaGhost on 30 July 2013

    There have been Ghost Folklore books in my home for as long as I can remember. It's a symptom (if that's the right word) of growing up with a mother who has always had an interest in the paranormal, which is where I inherited my own fascination from. I mostly read books about the Paranormal folklore of Wiltshire or the West Country, but have on occasion read books about locations all across the UK.None of them, it has to be said, stand up to `Where the Ghosts Walk' by Peter Underwood. This is the book that anyone with an interest in ghosts need to read. The detail in this book is wonderful, and I found myself unable to put it down on numerous occasions because I was caught up in a story or two. The photos provided by Underwood himself compliment the stories wonderfully, and many are of Underwood himself exploring the grounds of reputedly haunted buildings which bring a lovely personal touch to it. Many paranormal folklore books have a feeling of laziness about them because it seems the author has simply rewritten other peoples experiences, but Where the Ghosts Walk is a bit different because it is obvious that Underwood cares for each of the tales he writes about.Obviously stories do not make evidence of the existence of ghosts, but I've always felt that Ghost Folklore plays an even bigger role in such research by telling us what people think and how they perceive weird occurrences around them. The number of stories within Where the Ghosts Walk is impressive, and the narrative is often gripping. This is a book that took me back to my days as a teenage ghost hunter and I would recommend it to anyone who has ever found delight in a good old-fashioned ghost story.

  • By MRS S URWIN on 11 February 2014

    I've read a LOT of books on the paranormal, and I bought this, as it was a book by Peter Underwood. Peter is one of the founding members of the Ghost Club, and has amassed many years of research and investigation into paranormal occurances.It was a sensible description of haunted PLACES, rather than buildings. I'm particularly interested in "road ghosts", and he covered the main haunting sites in the UK. It wasn't all waffle - he discredited some ghostly appearances, and the stories that he included seemed well researched, especially as he seems to have visited the majority of the places he writes about.There are some new stories here that I'd never read about - don't forget this is the guy that investigated the Borley Rectory haunting, and the famous "Tulip staircase" ghost. He obviously has a huge breadth of experience on the subject, and ensures that he thoroughly investigates each story. If he is uncertain on a source of evidence, he says so.His writing style is slightly disjointed, and he loves hugely long sentences, but apart from that, this is a good book - and an interesting addition to anyone who is interested in the paranormal in the UK.

  • By Conrad Van Orton on 17 November 2015

    "Where the Ghosts Walk" is, together with Haunted Farnham (published the same year), one of Peter’s final publications.Using the form of the ‘gazetteer’ that Peter first made his own back in 1971 with his classic study Gazetteer of British Ghosts (Frontiers of the Unknown ) (reissued as The A-Z of British Ghosts: An Illustrated Guide to 236 Haunted Sites), the reader is guided round the haunted open spaces of Britain; the various environments where ghosts appear: airfields, ancient sites, ruins, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, gardens, railways, seascapes, highways and woods.Pact full of engaging accounts of the strange and the uncanny, written with characteristic talent by an author of over fifty books on all things paranormal...

  • By Kludge on 28 October 2013

    Peter Underwood has written so many books he can probably write them in his sleep. This is ok but it's certainly one for the committed believer rather than an attempt at a serious discussion on why people think they see ghosts. It's all very "grey ladies" and wishful thinking. OK to pass the time with but nothing more.

  • By Vicky on 21 November 2014

    Peter Underwood never fails to write a good paranormal book. Brilliant.


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