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I FELT A GHOST RUSH PAST ME -- AND IT WAS COLD!

by Thomas M. Sipos, managing editor  [May 7, 2011]

 

 

 

[WeeklyUniverse.com]  If you plan on hunting ghosts, you'd best bring your sweater -- because ghosts are cold!

That's the startling revelation of author Derek Muk, who related his own true-life ghost encounter to the Weekly Universe at the 2011 World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas.

"The one encounter I had with a ghost," said Muk, "or what I thought to be a ghost, was when I was at home one day. A cold, chilling draft swept through my apartment. I remember this distinctly, because all the windows were closed! I found no other rational explanation for this cold draft."

This bone-chilling true-life ghostly encounter was one of the inspirations for Muk's new book, The Occult Files of Albert Taylor, a collection of short stores about the supernatural adventures of a paranormal investigator.

Although his book is fiction, Muk has helpful hints for true-life investigators: "Always keep an open mind when embarking on a paranormal investigation," says Muk. "Get feedback from others. Read up on the books and magazines in the field. Don't be discouraged by people who think it's all mumbo-jumbo, or people who are negative about the field."

When he isn't writing fiction about those who hunt ghosts and UFOs -- or hunt them himself! -- Muk works as a social worker.

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