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The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

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1938: A real horror story…..

  • ISBN: 978-1408895450
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Inspired by true events, Non-Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.

Nandor Fodor – a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research – begins to investigate. In doing so he discovers a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss – and the foreshadowing of a nation’s worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodor’s obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed.

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London’s International Institute for Psychical Research

This is inspired by a very real story which took place in London in 1938.

Nandor Fodor was a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research in London.

In 1938, Fodor investigated the Thornton Heath poltergeist case that involved a woman named Mrs. Forbes in real life. He asserted that the psychosis was an episodic mental disturbance and that she was schizophrenic due to the abuse she had suffered as a child. Fodor was sceptical  of the case and was criticised by spiritualists and he was dismissed from the International Institute for Psychical Research.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Haunting of Alma Fielding

Destination/location: London  Author/guide: Kate Summerscale Departure Time: 1938

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