Custer's Ghosts, Custer's Gold Dec 8, 2007 13:58:49 GMT -5
Post by bradandlaurie on Dec 8, 2007 13:58:49 GMT -5
Custer's Ghosts, Custer's Gold
By Donald W. Moore
When I started my college life in 1977 I needed a job to help me with the costs of tuition. I ended up checking out a position as a photographer for a campus organization called MSPR. This was the Minnesota Society for Parapsychological Research and it was a very interesting group. I spent a lot of the next two years of my undergraduate life learning about the paranormal and scratching by in my scholastic life.
Now when I saw Moore's book on the mysteries around the Battle of the Little Bighorn I couldn't resist reading it. The book covers both the alleged paranormal phenomena around the battle and the more earthly mysteries of lost gold and valuables. Moore does a very good job of collecting as many of the facts on each that he can and thoroughly documenting them. When you deal with the paranormal you need to carefully examine each source in order to establish the relative credibility of each. He doesn't attempt to judge the veracity of each but leaves that to the reader.
He does present the best collection of information I've seen on much of this so far. Now very little of this is direct investigation in the case of the 'ghost stories'; he is largely repeating what has been already reported in other books. What he has done, and done very well, is pull together a wide variety of sources. He also documents his sources very well. Heck, he has even inspired me to investigate some of this material myself!
If you are a casual reader this book could be a lot of fun. I know I recommended it to a friend of mine who has no interest in history but quite a fascination with ghost stories. Those of you who indulge in a bit of 'treasure fever' might also like this book. It does offer some information that might be good for the treasure hunter. If nothing else it might be a nice departure from your usual historical reading!
'Custer's Ghosts, Custer's Gold', Donald W. Moore, 2007, Upton and Sons, ISBN 978-0-912783-43-7