Battlefield Hauntscape: The Unearthing of Gettysburg, July 1863

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AuthorHouse, 2008. jan. 3. - 144 oldal
Battlefield Hauntscape introduces a new field survey approach to unearth the patterns of ghostly phenomenon on a battlefield. Both residual and interactive presence can be isolated and separately distinguished using this new methodology. This technique is based on the K.O.C.O.A. (key terrain, observation, cover and concealment, obstacles, and avenues of approach), a military strategy of terrain analysis that is still used at West Point. In ghost research, K.O.C.O.A. is used to identify the locations of potential paranormal phenomenon. From the located nodes of discontinuous anomalies, the ghostly drama is unearthed through a performance-based excavation process. The Gettysburg battlefield is used to illustrate the dynamics of this approach. The author suggests that the K.O.C.O.A. survey is a more accurate and scientific method of documenting battlefield ghost phenomena than the more subjective accounts of hauntings, characteristic of most books that recount encounters with the Gettysburg ghosts.
 

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La Envoi 2007
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2 The Framed Battlefield Investigative Landscape
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3 Haunted Battlefield Analysis and Avenues of Interpretation
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4 A Summary of the Gettysburg Hauntscape Ethnoarchaeoghostological Process
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Gettysburg Battlefield PostExcavation Analysis
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Final Thought
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Appendix
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Bibliography
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About the Author
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Back Cover
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John Sabol has been participating in (and directing) scientific field investigations since 1969. He has worked in England, Germany, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He has extensive field experience at Gettysburg, and has published a history of the Gettysburg hauntings, Gettysburg Unearthed: The Excavation of a Haunted History. He is a former professor of inter-cultural studies, with 11 years of teaching experience in Mexico. He is the author of two other books, Ghost Excavator and Ghost Culture. He has an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, and a B.A. in Sociology. He currently resides in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania with his daughter, Melissa. For more information about his books and investigations, please refer to his websites, www.ghostexcavator.com and http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoqapc/ghostexcavator.

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