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Do You Think Your House is Haunted?

Is Your House Haunted? by Debi Chestnut reveals the types of ghosts that could be inhabiting your home, or explain why it could be something normal and not paranormal. If you think you might have some invisible invaders in your house, this is the book for you!

This book really helps those who think their home might be haunted. It doesn’t go into too much depth on any certain subject, but that is okay because it wasn’t meant to do that. This is a book for those who don’t know very much about ghosts, ghost hunting, or de-bunking things that might scare you, but are actually normal.

As a ghost hunter myself, I did enjoy reading this book as a refresher to things I knew, and I even learned a few things that I’d never read or encountered in the paranormal field before too. Debi Chestnut does a great job giving a large amount of information about ghosts, in an easy to read, and un-scary manner.

If you think that your home is haunted, I think that this book should definitely be read before calling in a paranormal investigative team to investigate your home. After reading it, you might find that the things you think are ghosts actually aren’t. If you can’t debunk the possible ghosts, then you will at least be prepared to know what having a team coming to your home will entail.

Overall, I think that this is a great book about haunted homes and ghosts. It would be an extremely helpful tool for those that think their home is haunted, and also a fantastic guide for those starting out in the paranormal field. I highly recommend it.”

-Sherri  Newton

Very Well Done Without Being “Out There”

“I saw this book at the library and just had to pick it up… Is Your House Haunted?: Poltergeists, Ghosts or Bad Wiring by Debi Chestnut. Actually, it was the “Bad Wiring” part of the title that grabbed me… perhaps an author who was willing to admit that not all strange occurrences have to be paranormal activity. After finishing the book, I was pleasantly surprised. She approaches an often ‘irrational’ subject with a great deal of rational thought. While she does believe without a doubt there are ghosts, she’s also realistic over the fact that the noise in the chimney might just be a family of raccoons that have taken up residence there.

Contents:
Introduction; Your House Could Be Haunted If…; A Brief History of Ghosts; What Kind of Haunting Is It?; Types of Ghosts; How to Talk to Your Children About Ghosts; Gathering Proof; Research the Past; Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Paranormal; What’s a Person to Do, or Not Do, as the Case May Be?; When and Where to Get Help; The Bottom Line; Recommended Reading

Whether you like or dislike this book will probably depend on whether you “believe in ghosts” or are at least willing to have an open mind towards the topic. I approached the material from more of an “open mind” perspective. I have never experienced anything that would resemble an encounter with something “other-worldly”, but I also can’t write off every story I read/see/hear as either explainable or from someone who is missing a couple tools from the tool shed. I’m willing to admit that there could well be things that fall outside of my frame of reference, and that I can’t adequately explain. Saying “ghosts don’t exist” means that I know everything there is to know about all things, and I know that’s not the case. Given that, much of her material made sense, especially knowing that she’d be the first person to look for a rational explanation.

I think the book excels at providing some sort of framework for thinking about the subject matter. Since there is no textbook on ghost identification, it helps a bit to define what might be meant when someone says they’ve “seen a ghost.” While you may not agree with her definitions, they *are* decent descriptions that point out why they might differ. I also thought What Kind of Haunting Is It? was also well-done, as it added a level of context as to why you might be experiencing certain things. Not all paranormal occurrences have to be a misty image of Aunt Gertrude at the top of the stairs…

Overall, I thought Is Your House Haunted? was a well-done book that delivered more than I thought it would. I don’t expect to start seeing ghosts and shadows everywhere I go now, but I think I could explain things a bit better should something like that ever happen to me.”

-Thomas Duff

Terrific Mystery Thriller

Legacy of the Cross, introduces two terrific new characters of fiction, Jordan Montgomery and Kelly Richmond. Their story is one of intrigue and adventure with a touch of the paranormal. I love the way the authors, Debi Chestnut and Alice Bliss draw the reader into their world, where love and betrayal are just the tip of the iceberg. I couldn’t put the book down. The surprise ending caught me totally off guard, but it made perfect sense in the final analysis. A wonderful book. If you love the books by Dan Brown, you’ll love the story here written at a higher level of quality with just as much excitement and danger in the mix.”

-Jay S.

The Small Town Agony | New York Times

NYT: Debi Chestnut, is seems no matter what you try your hand at is a success. We in New York read your books, shake our head, and would rather return back to our parties, but there is this small part in us that continues to bother us in a wonderful way, just like an olive that has fallen into a cocktail it does not belong in. We are upset all night long. And so finally we start reflecting. This basically describes the Chestnut effect…
DC: Thanks.

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