The Poltergeist by William G. Roll

Share Article

Investigate Â?Noisy GhostsÂ? with a Parapsychologist

One bit a woman, leaving puncture wounds all over her body. Another lifted furniture into the air, then sent objects flying in another house. These are some of the strange and sometimes terrifying cases collected by poltergeist investigator William Roll in The Poltergeist. A parapsychologist, Roll studies these “noisy ghosts” to understand what they are and why they do what they do. In this landmark book, Roll recounts the history of poltergeists around the world, details cases in the U.S. and Europe, and takes you behind the scenes of his experiments with a poltergeist in Miami. He offers up a possible explanation for poltergeist activity that focuses on the living witness -- not the ghost -- as the source of the psychokinetic energy or “psi field.” Roll also provides a questionnaire for those interested in conducting their own research on these noisy apparitions.

About William G. Roll

William G. Roll, Ph.D., is an Oxford-educated parapsychologist on the faculty of the Psychology Department of State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. Over the course of his extensive career he has written three books and more than two hundred scientific articles. He has appeared on numerous segments of Unsolved Mysteries, as well as the Discovery Channel and other television documentaries. In 1996 Roll received the Outstanding Career Award from the Parapsychological Association and in 2002 he received the Tim Dinsdale Memorial Award from the Society for Scientific Exploration.

The Poltergeist

by William G. Roll

Paraview Special Editions, 2004

ISBN: 1-931044-69-4

Parapsychology, Paperback Reprint

Pub. Date: March 1, 2004

8.5x5.5 inches, 238 pages, $13.95/£9.99

The Poltergeist is available through,, and can be ordered through local and online bookstores nationwide. For further information or to request a review copy, call 212-989-3616.

About Paraview Special Editions

Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, a joint imprint with Simon & Schuster ( ) for traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in healthy lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.

Visit us on the worldwide web at

Transforming the World, One Book at a Time

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author