GhostBox Book Club

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Chasing Shadows: Genesis 

In 1924, Sarah O’Connell, a socialite and spiritualist, is brutally murdered. The local authorities do not have a single suspect. After receiving an anonymous letter, Jarek Videni, a young intuitive from New York City, travels to the American Midwest to help solve the case. However, Jarek learns quickly that there is no single suspect in the case because everyone in the house is a suspect… even the spirits.

This unsolved case is surrounded with mystery, horror, and a dark presence that fills the family’s home and calls out to Jarek. This presence is watching… waiting… and listening.

Jarek must use his gifts to read the cards, reach beyond the veil, uncover the many secrets that haunt the O’Connell mansion, and find the killer before they strike again. But will he be able to solve this case before it’s too late?

To buy this book: Chasing Shadows Book – Amazon


Life could have never prepared my family or me for the horrors that we endured after the purchase of our new home. It was a time of heartbreaking disappointment, confusion and questioning of my faith. I have a deep love for God the Almighty. Never in a million years would I have thought that my faith would be tested in such a severe way. My bond with God is even stronger today and my understanding richer. Here is my story, along with the stories of eight of the thirteen witnesses that either eye-witnessed or experienced paranormal activity in my new home. The remaining stories I have retold to the best of my recollection as they were told to me in the cases of witnesses that I could no longer find. Those names have been changed in this book. I am not a writer or author. This is simply what happened. You can believe it or not. During the writing of this book, the script has completely disappeared two different times and had to be rewritten. I am shocked at the lack of real help that is out there for this kind of thing. And how expensive the help can be once it is found, whether it works or not. No guarantee, no refund. If you suspect that you have ghosts and have never had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, you probably do. If your child tells you that they saw something similar more than once, I would bet that they did. Even though you cannot see it, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there. Believe it. You don’t need someone to come to your place, take pictures, rile up your ghosts, take your money and then leave you with angry spirits. That kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think? I will explain, in detail, how to determine if you have ghosts in your house at the end of this book. Dealing with ghosts is not a game and should not be taken lightly.

To Buy This Book: Omnipresent Book – Amazon

The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire

The brutal murder of Richard Jennings in December of 1818 would gain notoriety as the first murder for hire in New York. It would also be remembered as an imperfect crime. Four men – James Teed, David Dunning, David Conkling and Jack Hodges – and one woman, Hannah Teed, had conspired to murder Jennings after losing a protracted court battle over a parcel of land. Poorly made plans and rumors in the close knit community of Sugar Loaf led to a quick unraveling of the conspiracy and arrest of the perpetrators. Future President Martin Van Buren assisted in prosecuting the case which ended up with two men in prison and two men to face the hangman before a crowd of almost 20,000 people. One of the men spared the noose would later end up a renowned Christian with a memorial in his honor. Author and police detective Michael J. Worden explores the complexity of this incident in an entertaining yet historically accurate manner. Worden examines the case from the origins of the dispute, to the plot, murder, and aftermath. Worden has redefined what a true crime book should be.

To buy this book: The Murder of richard Jennings – Amazon

The Scary Book of Christmas Lore: 50 Terrifying Yuletide Tales from Around the World

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…but do you recall the most petrifying Christmas figures of all? Not all children fear just a lump of coal in their stockings. Discover the terrifying Yuletide fables that have horrified kids for generations.

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake. This lighthearted song is a bit more ominous in the context of other Christmas traditions. From beasts that threaten to cook children into stew to sinister crones who snatch little ones from their beds, you won’t find any dancing sugar plums here. Outside of the heartwarming Christmas tales we all know and love, there are an abundance of frightening stories to chill all who hear them to the bone. Discover folklore from all corners of the world, including:

  • Krampus (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and northern Italy), a demonic half-goat monster who drags chains and whips bad children with birch sticks, or stuffs them in his sack to take away
  • The Kallikantzari (Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Turkey), goblins who come out during Advent to cause mischief
  • Père Fouettard (France, Belgium, Switzerland), Saint Nicholas’ eternal cannibal manservant who deals with naughty children
  • Hans Trapp (Alsace-Lorraine, France), who roams the countryside disguised as a scarecrow and goes door to door on Christmas looking for children to feast upon
  • Gryla (Iceland), the giant ogre who emerges from her cave on Christmas to hunt children and cook them into stew
  • Mari Lwyd (Wales), a creature with a horse’s skull and a long cloak that is followed by a group of chanting people
  • Frau Perchta (Austria and Bavaria), who slits the bellies of bad children and stuffs them with straw

These tales are sure to leave you wishing for the Grinch. Whether you are a fan of history and folklore, you love learning about different cultures, or you just want to give a holiday gift that will bring the joy of Christmas to that lucky someone (just kidding), The Scary Book of Christmas Lore is for you. ’Tis the season! Is it beginning look a lot like Christmas, yet?

To buy this book: The Scary Book of Christmas Lore – Amazon

Texas Bigfoot: History, Legends, and Modern Encounters in the Lone Star State

When most people think of Texas, Bigfoot is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Tales of the Alamo, cowboys, oil tycoons, and legendary football games are more likely to crop up in conversation than what most would consider a mystery best suited for the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Yet Texas is a vast place full of strange anomalies that are often as big as its ten-gallon reputation, and that includes sightings of ape-like creatures fitting the description of Bigfoot.

For nearly two hundred years, residents of the Lone Star State have reported dramatic encounters with elusive wildmen and hair-covered beasts that surely rival those from any part of the world. Texas may be known for its western landscapes yet its true geography is incredibly diverse, offering miles upon miles of piney woods, dense thickets, creeks, and even swamps where mysterious creatures may indeed roam and flourish. Is Sasquatch among them? Find out as I offer a thrilling journey across the wilds of the Lone Star State where true tales of the Texas Bigfoot may surprise and even shock you. They say “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and if so, this may well be the state’s biggest and most unexpected mystery of all.

To buy this book: Texas Bigfoot – Amazon

Conspiracies Declassified: The Skeptoid Guide to the Truth Behind the Theories

A collection of the wildest conspiracies to ever exist, from mind control experiments to lizard people, this book explores, debunks—and sometimes proves—the secret stories that don’t quite make it into the history books.

What’s fact and what’s fiction? With conspiracy theories, sometimes it’s hard to get to the truth!

In Conspiracies Declassified, author and expert skeptic Brian Dunning explains fifty true stories of famous conspiracies throughout history. From the moon landing hoax, to chemtrails, to the mind control dangers of fluoride, Dunning is here to sort the truth from the lies to tell you what really happened.

To buy this book: Conspiracies DeClassified – Amazon

A look at how OPUS, the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support came about to help people with their paranormal experiences and the paranormal phenomenon of Alien Contact and the physiological and psychological characteristics along with the latest UAP information presented by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

To buy this book: The Unknown Other – Amazon

There are mysterious doorways, parallel dimensions, and alternate realms in the universe that might compel us to question everything we thought we knew.

To buy this book: Dimensions – Amazon

Across all cultures and spanning centuries, superstitions rooted in cultural legends and myths have formed and influenced daily life. Superstitions: A Handbook of Folklore, Myths, and Legends from around the World​ explains how and why these legends and the associated behaviors behind them developed, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

In this definitive reference, you’ll learn the fascinating and often bizarre histories of a comprehensive range of superstitions from around the world. For example, the belief that one will have seven years’ bad luck if you break a mirror is said to come from the Romans, who were the first to create glass mirrors. And in Japanese culture, cutting your nails at night is thought to lead to a quick death because the two phrases sound similar.

You’ll also find out why some superstitions vary from culture to culture. For instance, the “unlucky” number 13 is considered a bad omen in some countries, like the US, and “lucky” in other countries, like Italy—where the number 17 is considered unlucky. The information is organized by country, so you can easily investigate the popular superstitions linked to your own or other specific ethnic heritage or cultural identity.

Satisfy your burning curiosity with this complete guide to superstitions, folklore, and myths.

The Mystical Handbook series from Wellfleet takes you on a magical journey through the wonderful world of spellcraft and spellcasting. Explore a new practice with each volume and learn how to incorporate spells, rituals, blessings, and cleansings into your daily routine. These portable companions feature beautiful foil-detail covers and color-saturated interiors on a premium paper blend.

Other titles in the series include: WitchcraftLove SpellsMoon MagicKnot Magic, and House Magic.

To buy this book: Superstitions – Amazon

Every paranormal investigator has one location that shakes them to the core.

This one almost broke Daryl, in more ways than one.

Within the House of Wills lurks an evil that has had many years to fester, slowly growing more and more until it became the perfect paranormal storm. This former funeral home in Cleveland, Ohio, brought Daryl Marston, co-lead on A&E’s Ghost Hunters, to his knees, rebuilding him as a man and an investigator.

While exploring, Daryl lost large chunks of time, heard phantom footsteps run down the hallways, and felt dark spirits try to invade his mind. Daryl left a bit of himself there that night―and took something home with him as well.

Experience this hotbed of paranormal activity through Daryl’s first-hand account of the thirteen-hour investigation and the life-altering haunting that happened afterwards.

To buy this book: The Horrors of the House of Wills-Amazon

Known as the 1949 St. Louis Exorcism, the story of a possessed boy was immortalized in the groundbreaking novel and film, The Exorcist. Much has been written about the case but the truth has been shrouded in secrecy…until now.

Join Steven A. LaChance as he shares the shocking evidence for how a family’s grief over the death of an aunt progressed into a full-blown demonic possession. While the conventional story is that the boy brought the demonic infestation upon himself, LaChance convincingly suggests an alternative interpretation and provides new insights into the nature of possession itself.

The events of 1949 culminated in grueling exorcism rites but the story doesn’t end there as LaChance guides readers through the stunning aftermath that forever changed the Catholic church and the city of St. Louis.

With over a decade of research this native St. Louis author shares the truth behind one of the most disturbing true horror stories of our time. This Special Edition of this bestselling book contains even more research and photos surrounding this groundbreaking case. 

Confrontation with Evil has been featured and praised in both The New York Post and The Sun. St. Louis Go Magazine called it the Best Book of 2018. Many agree that not only is Confrontation with Evil the definitive telling of this harrowing true case but this book is destined to become a True Horror Classic, much in the same way as Steven LaChance’s book The Uninvited. 

Confrontation with Evil is now being featured in the new documentary by 1895 Films streaming on Discovery+ titled The Exorcism of Roland Doe an addition to its Shock Docs series.

To buy this book: Confrontation with Evil – Amazon

Consciousness is described as perceptual awareness or higher-order thought. Further study of consciousness reveals the possibility of human interaction with non-human intelligence. Those who have had encounters or experienced abduction know this to be true. These encounters leave them with more questions than answers and wondering why they were CHOSEN.

To buy this book: Chosen Book – Amazon

In 1904, a doll was given as a gift to a young boy in Key West, Florida. The boy gave the doll his own name – Robert – and the two became inseparable. The doll was blamed for many things. People heard it giggle and saw it move on its own. Voodoo was suspected. Today Robert resides behind a protective case at a Key West museum where hundreds of visitors each year experience things not normally associated with dolls. The dolls origins have been questioned for years. This book reveals Robert’s true origins, tracing the many legends surrounding the doll back to their original sources, revealing the true story of Robert the Doll.

To buy this book: Robert the Doll Book – Amazon

Demons are real; they roam our world looking for opportunities to heap destruction upon us. They are ruled by blind hatred toward humanity, and they don’t discriminate. Man, woman, or child—all are fair game. Journey into the realm of these horrific creatures with a real demon hunter to see the intense carnage unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Find out how prevalent demons are in our society outside religious persuasion, consider relevant and new research, and read true stories of possession. Discover what these parasites are and what they do, understand their makeup and behaviors, and learn how to get rid of them should you become afflicted. Through trial and error, with significant physical and mental risk to the author, a new exorcism technique of binding demons is unveiled here. Against all odds, the author survives to tell his story. Consider this book a warning . . .

To buy this book: Demons A Secular Look Book – Amazon

Runes have long been used as vital tools for transformation. The Norse employed them as tools for communication, and the Vikings would use them as wisdom before embarking on a journey or entering battle. Runic scholar Kaedrich Olsen reclaims the transformative power of the runes for readers today as a key to unlocking our potential for personal growth and our life’s vision. Runes for Transformation is unlike any other rune book on the market, with Olsen’s unique techniques and applications for this ancient alphabet including affirmations, NLP, visualizations, and meditation, as well as the historical background essential to embarking on this path.

A highly respected teacher and transpersonal path worker, Kaedrich Olsen posits that the time for this “deeper working” of the runes has come and this will aid readers in both personal and collective evolution. Runes for Transformation is a rich resource and excellent guide for readers to take the steps to change their lives with a boldly modern approach to the ancient runes and for “change that really matters.”

To buy this book: Runes for Transfformation Book – Amazon

Madame Pamita’s Ultimate Guide to Candle Magic Success

Featuring authentic candle magic that anyone can do, this joyous book encourages you to dance in the moonlight and rekindle your spark of magic with a little wick, wax, and flame. Renowned practitioner Madame Pamita guides you every step of the way as you perform spells and gain the confidence to create your own. The Book of Candle Magic empowers you to manifest more happiness, love, prosperity, and fulfillment. Learn to make candles from scratch, do candle readings, start your personal grimoire, add some pizzazz to your rituals, and much more. It’s time to reclaim your birthright of using fire to reach your magical goals―this irresistible book shows you how.

Includes a foreword by Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

To buy the Book: The Book of Candle Magic Book – Amazon

“When I finished Witness to Roswell, I said to myself, ‘Case closed!’ for the very wealth and sheer weight of eyewitness testimony.”—George Noory, host, Coast to Coast AM

This classic in the field of UFOology is filled with hard-hitting eyewitness testimony of one of the most important events of all time: the actual recovery of a UFO outside of Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. For more than 70 years, government authorities have led us to believe the wreckage was merely a very conventional weather balloon—but the witnesses who were there continue to tell a different story.

Witness to Roswell once again provides a “can’t put down” written account of what really transpired in Roswell decades ago. It pries loose the truth the government doesn’t want us to know including the revelations of Walter Haut. This edition includes:

  • A growing litany of deathbed confessions describing the “little people” recovered at the crash site.
  • The most comprehensive time line of events ever published on this seminal event.
  • The identity of the Boeing engineer called in to examine the exotic wreckage from the crash.
  • What really took place at the Roswell base hospital and what nurse actually ordered the children’s caskets.
  • The story of the soldier who wore gloves at the dinner table after guarding the “bodies.”

Clearly, the implications of this information are foreboding. One need only look at the fact that officials now have four explanations for this historic event—but to which one do all the witnesses testify on their deathbeds?

Witness to Roswell once again demonstrates to the world that no statute of limitation applies to the truth: We are not alone.

To buy the book: Witness to Roswell Book

Practices for empaths to protect themselves, heal energetically, and discover self-empowerment

• Explores different types of empaths and empathing, including sensitive empaths, psychic empaths, and quantum and paranormal empathing

• Offers advanced strategies for energetically protecting yourself and your loved ones

• Looks at the connection between limiting beliefs and empathic behaviors, including how to release limiting beliefs and how empathic behaviors are connected to the health of your energy field

There is no doubt we are living in a time of significant global upheaval and change. Yet psychic empath Suzanne Worthley, a highly skilled professional intuitive energy practitioner, shares how as an empath you can still live an empowered life, energetically protect yourself and your loved ones, and contribute in a meaningful way to creating a more positive, life-affirming reality on every level of dimension.

Starting with the basics of human energy systems, Suzanne explores different types of empaths, the three expressions of empathy, and the differences between empathy and sympathy—and why one is truly helpful and the other limiting. You will learn how to identify and release different types of limiting beliefs, both learned and programmed into our beings. You will also discover how to prevent unwanted energy transference and learn the fascinating skill of empathing buildings, land and the natural world, and other dimensions.

Confident Empath delves into aspects of empathing not often explored, such as quantum and paranormal empathing, soul contracts, and advanced empathing strategies. Interspersed throughout the guide are extraordinary and compelling true accounts from Suzanne’s professional work that illustrate the concepts taught: from encountering intermingled timelines from the 1800s to a healing investigation that walked through the holographic history of a more than 100-year-old brothel.

To buy the book: Confident Empath Book

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What scares you? For Sam Baltrusis, author of Ghosts of Salem and Related to Evil, fear has been his archenemy. He’s afraid of clowns, dolls, disembodied voices, flying, and the dark—in fact, he has slept with the lights on for most of his life. As a psychic-medium featured on shows like A Haunting and The Curse of Lizzie Borden, Baltrusis has also been haunted—and hunted—by the things that go bump in the night. He has had several face-to-face encounters with a hat-wearing shadow entity with red glowing eyes that appears to stalk him in Salem, Massachusetts. In an attempt to confront his demons and ultimately break out of his self-made prison, Baltrusis visits some of America’s most terrifying places and discovers that the monsters lurking in the shadows are also fueled by fear.

To buy the book: Fueled By Fear Book – Amazon

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Compelled to unravel the mystery of the abduction phenomenon, mild-mannered Tom, a ufologist and pattern researcher, goes on a quest to prove a hypothesis: that extraterrestrials are here. Now in his twilight years, he immerses himself in a relentless pursuit of true abductees. Armed with a growing list of followers on social media, he sends out questionnaires to quell his thirst for the most compelling evidence of alien abduction: the experiencers themselves.

At least fifty people replied, but among them, five stood out. One, a woman who is now in her seventies, amplifies his growing dread and ratchets his nightmares into a volley of truth that endangers his life, but he is inevitably forced to accept what is beyond his control.

To buy the book: Fueled By Fear Book – Amazon

Discover the legacies of some of the most influential women in the paranormal field.

If you’re looking for a celebration of women throughout the history of parapsychology, folklore, and psychical research, then look no further! This book is for you!

Sharing the stories of over 35 groundbreaking women in a male-dominated field, paranormal researcher Alex Matsuo excavates the buried legacies of women in the paranormal who were often overshadowed and almost forgotten. From paranormal investigators to parapsychologists to psychic mediums to cryptozoologists, you’ll discover an incredible world where women not only inspired the paranormal world, but set the very foundation for modern-day investigation and psychic practices.

This book pays homage to the women who were trailblazers: they broke barriers, pushed against societal expectations, and made their voices louder when society tried to speak over them. They are a testament of courage and perseverance in a world that would have rather ignored them than empower them. Reading their stories will leave you feeling inspired and in awe of their tenacity!

To buy the book: Women of the Paranormal Vol 1 Book – Amazon

An Introduction explores demonic possession and its implications for physical and spiritual well-being. It offers a comprehensive overview of demonic possession’s causes, symptoms, treatments, and how these issues are viewed in different cultures and religions. In addition, it examines the implications of the increasing prevalence of demonic possession in the modern world, including the impact on mental health and the criminal justice system. With a clear understanding of demonic possession and its potential impact, readers can make informed decisions about protecting themselves and their loved ones from its influence.

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Introduction to the Demonic Book – Amazon

On the evening of June 2, 1892, a frenzied mob dragged Robert Lewis nearly a half a mile through the streets of Port Jervis, New York, before hanging him from the limb of a tree. Lewis, an African American, was no stranger to the village: he had lived and worked in Port Jervis all his life. But on that fateful night, Lewis stood accused of brutally raping a young, white woman named Lena McMahon, and for that he would suffer an ignominious death. Local authorities and civic leaders were powerless to stop the raging mob, and, despite the large number of witnesses present, nobody was ever held accountable for his murder. 130 years later the complete story of the lynching is told. Was Lewis set up to commit the crime? Who instigated the mob? Why wasn’t anyone held accountable? Author Michael J. Worden has spent years researching the details of the case, uncovering court documents that haven’t been seen in 130 years, and tracking down the ultimate fate of Lena McMahon.

Buy the book: Lynched by a Mob Book – Amazon