Last night, at a dinner organised by a paranormal interest group, I met an extraordinary man - Kapiti Coast resident Desmond Long. Now in his 70s, Des is an intelligent, articulate widower with an extraordinary story to tell. He kindly gave me a copy of his latest book, 'Beyond', which I intend to write a full review of, once I've read it.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking; he's a skeptic, he'll rip it to shreds. Well, maybe. Or maybe not. Actually, I'm just curious.
This morning I read the preface and first chapter. The frankness of '1. Goodbye Val', in which the author tells of his relationship with his wife, and her death, is disarming. I thought I'd just sit down and read a large portion of the book, but the first chapter was so intense I now need a break. You'll have to wait for the full review, sorry, but it seems a good idea to post this initial impression now.
During the discussion, Des said (I paraphrase), "I'm not interested in money, I just want to get this information out there and change people's thinking."
Here is the website for 'Beyond'
You can purchase your own copy.
Go on - do it!
is a blog by James Gilberd - leader and co-founder of Strange Occurrences. Views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the Strange Occurrences team.
James Gilberd is an amateur paranormalist, writer and musician, and a professional photographer, living in Wellington, New Zealand.