March 28, 2013

Devil in the Delta by Rich Newman

Devil in the Delta by Rich Newman is a real life ghost hunting case the author experienced that is more terrifying than even he could have imagined. This paranormal investigator shares with us what a real case is like when investigating the paranormal – and it may not be what you originally thought.

Book Description
When author Rich Newman first arrives at the battered doublewide trailer deep in the Mississippi Delta, it’s clear that this is no ordinary haunting. Called from Memphis to assist a local ghost hunting team, Newman’s investigation of the Martin house has become his most terrifying and mysterious case. What starts out as a malicious assault manifesting as deep rumbling sounds quickly spirals into a story of obsession, possession, witchcraft, and murder. When the evidence becomes overwhelming, long-buried memories from Newman’s own past come back to haunt him—memories he’d rather forget. Collecting physical evidence, researching the violent history of the property, and sorting through the spiritual implications of demons, Newman’s investigation of the Martin house is unlike any other.” – Devil in the Delta

My Thoughts
Devil in the Delta is a truly great read about the paranormal. As a paranormal investigator myself, I can confirm that the author knows what he is talking about, and the book isn’t a whole lot of fluff of a ghost story to sell a book. This is the real deal, and he tells what being a real ghost hunter is actually like.

I enjoyed reading this book, and many of the things that happened to the author in it throughout the case, I was thinking back on similar cases and clients I dealt with as a paranormal investigator. Not to give anything away in the book, but trust me when I say it is not like the paranormal shows on TV. All spirits are not the same, there are many different types of hauntings, and not all clients want the same type of resolution to their “problem” with spirits. The key to a good investigator or team is to know what you are dealing with spirit-wise, and also client-wise. Newman figured out how to detect both, making him a paranormal investigator I’d be glad to investigate with anytime.

If you enjoy learning more about the paranormal, or perhaps you just like a good ghost story, this is a book you’ll enjoy reading, too. If you are considering becoming a paranormal investigator, consider this a book you need to read before finding a team to join. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Devil in the Delta, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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