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Hans Holzer
Hans Holzer, whose investigations into the paranormal took him to haunted houses and other sites all over the world, wrote more than 140 books on ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft, extraterrestrial beings, and other phenomena associated with the realm he called “the other side.” Among his famous... show more



Hans Holzer, whose investigations into the paranormal took him to haunted houses and other sites all over the world, wrote more than 140 books on ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft, extraterrestrial beings, and other phenomena associated with the realm he called “the other side.” Among his famous subjects was the Long Island house that inspired The Amityville Horror book and film adaptations. Holzer studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at Columbia University, New York, earning a master’s degree in comparative religion. He taught parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology. Holzer died in 2009.

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Birth date: January 26, 1926
Died: April 26, 2009
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TinyThoughtGuy
TinyThoughtGuy rated it 5 years ago
I find Ze'ev Kolman's story very remarkable and it seems that Mr. Kolman has an extra-ordinary gift; a gift that he willing shares with the world.The story of Ze’ev Kolman reads like a novel, but it is based on his miraculous life and his ability reduce suffering and to heal the ill. Although the bo...
My Book Blog
My Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Some interesting stories and photographs, but my God is this man's ego on overdrive. He's the know it all type of guy that thinks everyone with a differing opinion is a total moron. I also found it creepy he kept mentioning preteen girls' ""latent sexual energy"" manifesting as poltergeists. I know ...
Just Another Bookworm
Just Another Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
I must say it saddens me to be disappointed by a book I was so eager to read. Houses of Horror is a compilation of some of the house hauntings studied by author and parapsychologist Hans Holzer. Each chapter spotlights a particular case, or multiple cases occurring in the same area, in Mr. Holzer's ...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 6 years ago
I have been so used to reading paranormal books which focus on scientific methods of ghost research that part of this book was nice because it was based much more on the emotional side and "storytelling" or "folklore" focus, so it felt much more traditional. I did feel that the book was somewhat dry...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 8 years ago
I am not sure what is goofier in this book. The story of this woman's dysfunctional marriage or the story of the haunting. It is like 2 books in one. I was going to purchase this book...thank God for my library. It saved me $10!
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