In 1945 the celebrated psi-researcher Harry Price published Poltergeist over England, popularising the word poltergeist (German for 'noisy ghost') and making famous the kind of physical haunting characterised by thrown objects, mysterious noises, and damage by fire or water. Now, for the first time, an astonishing array of historical Scottish poltergeist cases are gathered together, from the Middle Ages to the modern period - unearthing many episodes that have remained neglected for centuries. Some were no doubt hoaxes, but in others, multiple witnesses testified to disturbing events enacted over months. Whatever the true cause of the events, the historical evidence from Scotland suggests that poltergeist phenomena is undoubtedly real.
Geoff Holder is an expert on the darker side of Scottish history. He has written more than 20 books on the subject, including various volumes in the Paranormal and Haunted series, the Guide to Mysterious series and "Scottish Bodysnatchers." A long-standing member of institutions such as The Ghost Club, he lecturers and leads guided walks throughout the year.