Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ghost busting Is Real. Ask Dad


The family home still is a seat of many Ghostly happenings.He came by it naturally as his father shows.
By Craig Wilson, USA TODAY
SYDENHAM, Ontario — Seems Dan Aykroyd was destined to a life haunted by ghosts.

Aykroyd is famous for starring in the 1984 blockbuster movie Ghostbusters, which he co-wrote. But before the comedy about three eccentric parapsychologists-turned-ghost-exterminators came to be, it was what he overheard here in his family's 19th-century farmhouse parlor that led him down the paranormal path.
His father, Peter Aykroyd, has now collected those once-whispered stories in A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts and Ghostbusters (Rodale, $25.99), and Dan has written the foreword.

The elder Aykroyd is even an original source. He stood in the parlor's cellar doorway some 80 years ago, spying on a séance hosted by his grandfather, Dr. Samuel A. Aykroyd. The book is based on 83 handwritten journals left by Samuel.

"I knew something important was going on. I just didn't know what," the elder Aykroyd says.

Floating trumpets. Tipping tables. Words mysteriously written on tablets.
His father, Peter Aykroyd, has now collected those once-whispered stories in A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts and Ghostbusters (Rodale, $25.99), and Dan has written the foreword.

Dan, no surprise, is happy that ghosts once again are getting their due.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2009-10-18-aykroyds-ghosts_N.htm

2 comments:

MAB Jewelry said...

What a cool story!

nomadcraftsetc said...

Nice! I want to read that book so bad! Thanks for sharing!