Television overflows with heady haunts and fumbling ghost hunters frantic with green light night vision hallucinations and errant cold spots. The reality of the phenomena is a much more sober affair.
Parapsychologist Dr. Barry Taff has been investigating anomalous phenomenon for 43 years, and has investigated over 4,500 cases of ghosts, hauntings and poltergeists. His book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown provides an extensive overview of some of his most notable cases. Having consulted on films such as Poltergeist, Altered States, Demon Seed and The Entity, he is no stranger to the media, however his serious approach to the study of the outer extremes of human experience puts him at odds with today’s ‘circus sideshow‘ approach.
In the following clip Dr. Taff discusses the real life investigation that provides the basis for the film The Entity.
“95% of my 4000 cases are not ghosts, or hauntings per se…”