Battlefield Hauntscape: The Unearthing of Gettysburg, July 1863

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Battlefield Hauntscape introduces a new field survey approach to unearth the patterns of ghostly phenomenon on a battlefield. Both residual and interactive presence can be isolated and separately distinguished using this new methodology. This technique is based on the K.O.C.O.A. (key terrain, observation, cover and concealment, obstacles, and avenues of approach), a military strategy of terrain analysis that is still used at West Point. In ghost research, K.O.C.O.A. is used to identify the locations of potential paranormal phenomenon. From the located nodes of discontinuous anomalies, the ghostly drama is unearthed through a performance-based excavation process. The Gettysburg battlefield is used to illustrate the dynamics of this approach. The author suggests that the K.O.C.O.A. survey is a more accurate and scientific method of documenting battlefield ghost phenomena than the more subjective accounts of hauntings, characteristic of most books that recount encounters with the Gettysburg ghosts.
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John Sabol has been participating in (and directing) scientific field investigations since 1969. He has worked in England, Germany, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He has extensive field experience at Gettysburg, and has published a history of the Gettysburg hauntings, Gettysburg Unearthed: The Excavation of a Haunted History. He is a former professor of inter-cultural studies, with 11 years of teaching experience in Mexico. He is the author of two other books, Ghost Excavator and Ghost Culture. He has an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, and a B.A. in Sociology. He currently resides in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania with his daughter, Melissa. For more information about his books and investigations, please refer to his websites, www.ghostexcavator.com and http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoqapc/ghostexcavator.

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AuthorHouse
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Published on
Jan 3, 2008
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781467837248
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Language
English
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Education / General
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The book has excellent reviews from UCL People (University College London) and the Historical Association, a British charity for teachers. It gives a short insight into the horrors of the home front told from the perspective of someone who actually experienced them, a fascinating look at the harsh realities of life in Britain, life full of drama and the danger of impending death. How did a family with a small child caught up in such a war survive? There follows an overview of the major campaigns in World War II, giving an insight into the big picture, enlivened by personal experiences and quotations from Churchill. A Canadian reviewer has said, This book was a relatively quick read that would be of interest to those who might not have much background in the events of the war or those who know the broad details but want the day to day understanding of how lives were affected by things like bombing raids. James Lingard has meticulously researched and presented the timeline of events for the war, but where this book really shines as far as I am concerned is in the sharing of his own familys experiences as they were personally impacted. Though only a young boy when the war began, his life was affected in multiple ways and his family was at one point thought killed as their air raid shelter was destroyed. In actual fact they had gone out to the woods for an outing, which ultimately saved their lives! Another enjoyable part of the book was the quotes Lingard used at the beginning of each chapter. Many of these quotes were taken from speeches by Churchill or other prominent men of the time and they add to the general picture and emotions of the period.
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