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The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America

The Haunting of America

Joel Martin and William Birnes

Forge Books

In this companion volume to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors William J. Birnes and Joel Martin explore today’s intellectual and spiritual awakening—one that is challenging traditional belief systems.

Birnes and Martin show that, though many governments deny the importance of a spiritual component to national policy, even the most conservative governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal, ghosts, and spirits. From using psychic spying programs to gather intelligence on enemy nations to investigating the use of mind control to impede the abilities of hostile troops, the U.S. government has continuously developed paranormal weapons and tactics alongside their more mundane counterparts. U.S. Presidents from Franklin Pierce through Ronald Reagan regularly relied on the paranormal, using trance mediums, channelers, and astrologists to help plan agendas and travel schedules.

The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read—it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new “Fourth Culture” of the twenty-first century.

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Uri Geller, the Paranormal, and Psychokinesis
 
Perhaps nothing illustrates the conflict between believers in the paranormal and debunkers of the paranormal so clearly as the dispute between celebrated psychic Uri Geller and celebrity stage magician and paranormal debunker James Randi. From the middle of the twentieth century through today, researchers across the great divide between hard-core debunkers and true believers in the paranormal have engaged in a battle for the hearts and minds of the general public. The story of Uri Geller and James Randi, best represents
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“Covering chicanery and conjurers, demons and guardian angels, skeptics and believers...Birnes and Martin have produced an informative and entertaining overview that will leave fans of the occult eager for future collaborations by these authors.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Haunting of America

“Anyone interested in ghosts, bogeymen, or anything else that goes bump in the night won’t want to miss this one. Birnes and Martin’s The Haunting of America says it all. This is the real X-Files, and a frightfully good read!”
—Brian Lumley, author of the Necroscope series

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Joel Martin and William Birnes

  • WILLIAM J. BIRNES is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Day After Roswell. He is the star of the History Channel’s UFO Hunters.

    JOEL MARTIN is nationally recognized as a paranormal expert and bestselling author. As an investigative reporter about the paranormal and psychic phenomena, he discovered internationally renowned medium George Anderson, and exposed the Amityville Horror as a hoax. Joel is also a network TV consultant about the paranormal and has made many TV appearances.

  • William J. Birnes
    William J. Birnes
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The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America

The Haunting of America

Joel Martin and William Birnes

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