Image of Shadow Lawn, the actual house, circa 1060.

Cover of The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America.

The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America
by William J. Birnes and Joel Martin

In this sequel to The Haunting of America, national bestselling authors Joel Martin and William J. Birnes bring up to the present the story of how paranormal events influenced and sometimes even drove political events. In unearthing the roots of America’s fascination with the ghosts, goblins, and demons that possess our imaginations and nightmares, Martin and Birnes show how the paranormal has driven America’s political, public, and military policies.

The authors examine the social history of the United States through the lens of the paranormal and investigate the spiritual events that inspired momentous national decisions: UFOs that frightened the nation’s military into launching nuclear bomber squadrons toward the Soviet Union, out-of-body experiences used to gather sensitive intelligence on other countries, and even spirits summoned to communicate with living politicians.

The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America is a thrilling evidence-based exploration of the often unexpected influences of the paranormal on science, medicine, law, the government, the military, psychology, theology, death and dying, spirituality, and pop culture.

Publishers Weekly

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.

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
☞ Product details and how to purchase:
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765323540
  • ASIN: B009NPNPJG
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds