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Top Five Paranormal Non-Fiction Books

posted: 10/07/16
by: Kelly McClure

Have you ever noticed how movies that start out with "this was based upon a true story" are automatically way more scary than anything you know is fake right off of the bat? Well, the same goes for books. Reading a writer's imagination run wild in a terrifying work of fiction is fun, but reading a real-life account of something wonderfully terrible and spooky is all the better. Here's a compilation of our top five paranormal non-fiction books. Maybe don't read these alone in a dark house...

1. The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren



Ed and Lorraine Warren have seen and done a lot in their time spent together as a married couple investigating paranormal activity all over the country. Ed has since passed on so it's even more moving now to read this account of his career, along with Lorraine, teaching about, and fighting against, some of the darkest forces out there. Knowing that the stories in this book actually took place is almost too much to handle.

2. This House is Haunted: The True Story of the Enfield Poltergeist



The Warren's are never far removed from any major haunting, a fact proven by this true story of the Enfield Poltergeist, which was the inspiration for the film The Conjuring 2. In this case the Warren's investigated a haunting in Enfield, England where a single mother and her four children were driven to the brink of madness over the course of two years by menacing spirits in their home.

3. Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters

An extensive collection of first-hand stories about a wide variety of paranormal instances, paired with black and white photos of various haunted sites makes you wonder that if this many people have their own personal ghost stories, with photos to back them up, there must definitely be some truth to all of this...right?

4. The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House



The Myrtles is a twenty-eight-room Louisiana bed-and-breakfast once owned by Frances Kermeen and it's pretty much seen as being, hands down, the most haunted house in America. Now, we know that that honor is placed upon a lot of houses and locations in terms of being "the most" haunted--but a page or two into this book will tip you off to what exactly makes this place extra special.

5. The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House



The story of Steven LaChance and his three children being driven from their Union, Missouri, home by demonic attackers will keep you up at night for quite some time, we promise.


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