Like many other writers in this field the authors show a marked tendency to prefer complex paranormal explanations for simple normal ones, and to have an almost non-existent boggle factor. Do they really believe that poltergeists have the dexterity to produce messages on blackboards, send text messages, and arrange tableaux? Of course no actual CCTV, video or cine footage is ever produced showing them doing this.
‘Proper’ investigations of such alleged events would require large multi talented teams, including private detectives, crime scene investigators, insurance adjudicators, magicians, family counsellors, forensic psychologists, half a dozen varieties of engineer and a physicist or two. Findings should be presented in a calm, scientific manner, and primary concern should the physical and mental well being of the people involved, especially children. Readers of this book can make up their own minds as to whether this is the case here.
* Read the authors' response to this review here: The View From the Minefield