- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (September 13, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 1936608855
- Author: Zak Bagans & Kelly Crigger
- Obtained: Local Library then bought my own copy.
- Cover Art: I really like the gothic feel of the cover.
- Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars.
Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew By Zak Bagans and Kelly Crigger.
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
It's easy to say ghosts exist or don't exist. Anyone can do that. Trying to figure out the why or what is a different story. Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, host of the popular Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures, pulls from his years of experience with paranormal activities and unexplained phenomena to provide an evenhanded look at a divisive subject. In Dark World, regardless of whether you believe in the afterlife or not, Zak does his best to find and share answers to the phenomena that people encounter. He wants you to experience a haunting through his eyes: to feel what it's like to be scared, freaked out, pushed, cold, sluggish, whispered-at and touched by an ethereal being or attacked by a demonic spirit. But beyond simply experiencing these events, Zak is looking for the reasons behind them, searching for answers to the unanswered questions. Addressing all the major issues and theories of the field in an impartial way, Dark World is a must read for paranormal enthusiasts, those who don't believe and anyone who's ever wondered about things that go bump in the night. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
Full Disclosure: I am a huge fan of the show, I own all the dvds. I also have had my own experiences and am a believer in the Paranormal.
I really enjoyed this book, what I liked about it is that Zak Bagans, used simple terms, he wrote the book in a way that a person who isn't a paranormal investigator and has never looked into the paranormal beyond watching the show can understand what he's talking about.
The book, does deal with some of Zak Bagans' own experiences, but he also goes into the equipment and his own views on the world of the Paranormal. I found it really interesting, one of things I liked the most was his thought and his hope of there one day being a database where all the evidence of all the paranormal investigators and the amateurs that has been caught is in one central place. That would be incredible! I hope that happens!
The book also gave people who are friends of his have a spot to share their hopes for the future of the field. The book was very enlightening. The way it was written had a feel of a person sitting across the table from the reader and speaking rather then reading. That was really cool how that came across. I never got the feel either that Bagans was trying to "lord his knowledge" over the reader, a lot of times informational types of books can have that feel, but this one never did.
I also liked being able to get glimpses of the investigations in a more "in depth" look, we get to hear a little more about what he experienced then we saw on the show.
I do hope that Zak Bagans writes more in the future, I would love to read more books that he writes and to learn more about the field.
If you are a fan of the show or if you are a believer or even if you aren't a believer I would say pick up the book and give it a read, if you're not a believer, pick it up with an open mind and see what Zak Bagans has to say.
So say we all!