Happy Birthday to Ghost Hunter Hans Holzer
Holzer (1920–2009) would have been ninety-three years old today
Happy birthday to Hans Holzer, the world-renowned paranormal researcher and author! Holzer (1920–2009) would have been ninety-three years old today.
Holzer wrote over a hundred books on the paranormal and the occult. His most famous investigation, carried out with the medium Ethel Johnson-Meyers in 1977, involved the house that inspired the “Amityville Horror” books and films.
Holzer researched and visited haunted houses and places all over the world, which he recorded in books such as Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond.
Throughout his life, he never once feared ghosts, spirits, or “stay-behinds.” In an interview on the television series In Search Of Holzer said, “in all my years of ghost hunting I have never been afraid. After all, a ghost is only a fellow human being in trouble.”
Holzer believed that when a person died, his or her spirit would pass to “the other side,” a place very similar to this one. However, if a person died in traumatic circumstances, he or she might leave an imprint on a place, which could be picked up by sensitive people.
To get a taste for what it’s like to be an expert ghost hunter, check out this excerpt of Haunted Places: True Encounters with the World Beyond. Also, any ghost hunters-in-training should check out the great Facebook fan page dedicated to the author, which has tons of ghostly community engagement.