Friday, May 1, 2009

Ghost Hunter

DR.HANS HOLZER/ January 26,1920- April 26, 2009
died at his home in New York City at the
age of 89.
A renowned parapsychologist, he was the author
of more than 140 books on ghosts, extraterrestrials,
and witchcraft, but also brought his eclectic taste
to the writing of several plays, films and musicals.
His most famous investigation was the notorious
"Murder in Amityville", (1979). He is credited with
the phrase, "The Other Side", and coined the term,
" Ghost Hunter", which was the title of his first book
on the paranormal, published in 1963.
He earned a masters degree in comparative religion,
and a doctorate in parapsychology. He called himself
a scientific investigator of the paranormal.x
And he was a mentor to me. We met because fate
drew a road map. Coincidence.
And because he'd heard about me. And I
of course knew who he was. He called me, about
ten years ago, or so. We're not talking about dating,
of course. We're talking about research.
He was a learned gentleman and it was a
privilege to know him. The scope of his knowledge
was impressive, and I'm very glad that fate saw fit to
bring us together.
Now here comes the funny part. I was
ultimately featured in one of his books, and I can't
possibly tell you which one, because then my
cover would be blown! But isn't it nice how many
different kinds of friends we can have?
So forgive me for being so elusive...hmm, maybe
mysterious. But what do you expect from someone
who's blog is called .....?


Jeane Myers said...

fascinating! and I love that you have a mystery about you! - we should all have a bit of mystery about us, don't you think?

Natalie said...

Wow! Now I will have to go and read all of them!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Thank you..most days, I'm a mystery to myself!!!

Hi Natalie-
Lots of luck!! Let me know when you "spot" me!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

I was going to say I'm sorry that you have lost a friend but I'm sure you haven't, have you?

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Very good point!
Of course, if it's true for's true for everyone!!

Deedee said...

He was certainly a pioneer in his field. I have known of him for years and read a lot of his work. How interesting that you two were acquainted and he included you in one of his books!

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
He was a funny old guy, had a million stories to tell..many about show business.

Tess Kincaid said...

I hadn't heard he had died. He certainly had a mysterious face to go along with his line of work, didn't he? Now I'm SOOOO curious to know the story behind you being featured in the book!!! You're torturing us! :P

I'll just have to go to the library and let my psychic abilities tell me which book you're in!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
That is a rather stern looking photo, he was so much more benign.
Knowing you, you'll probably spot it...don't tell!!


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