Stroud based Amberley Publishing has launched yet another interesting book set in our county. The authors, David Scanlan and Paul Robins have produced PARANORMAL ESSEX, a fascinating book outlining the spooky shenanigans that seem to have taken place around the county.Both authors are acclaimed paranormal investigators and they have done their homework well. Some of the anecdotes are familiar, particularly the ghostly tales from my own towns of Brentwood and Billericay, but many were new, such as the odd goings-on at the Coachman Inn at Earls Colne when a customer announced that a spectre seen regularly in the bar, was indeed his dead brother.
It appears that Southend pier still has its share of apparitions, even though it is now most definitely in the 21st century, but still those more sensitive day-trippers could very well bump into a phantom or two if they are not careful.
I enjoyed this book and appreciated the many photographs and illustrations which added to the 50 or so Essex haunting grounds.