Press Release: Amityville Ghostbuster Hans Holzer dies Sunday aged 89.
Hans Holzer, known as the Father of the Paranormal, died Sunday at his Manhattan home after a long illness.
Dr. Hans Holzer, PhD, authored over 145 titles including Murder At Amityville, which was the basis for the 1982 film Amityville II: The Possession.
Having earned his PhD from the London College of Applied Science, he spent over five decades traveling the world to obtain first hand accounts of paranormal experiences, interviewing expert researchers, and developing parapsychological protocols and terminology such as ‘sensitive’ and ‘beings of light’.
Holzer had hundreds of national and regional talk show appearances, co-hosting/hosting programs such as Ghost Hunter on Boston’s Channel 2, NBC’s In Search Of with Leonard Nemoy (an Alan Landsburg productions), Murder in Amityville, Beyond The Five Senses in Louisville, KY, Explorations with Brownville Productions in Ohio, Radio including a continuous segment with New York City’s WOR with famed radio personality Joe Franklin who still is a family friend.
Dr. Holzer pioneered and paved the path for the field of study of the science of unexplained phenoma. He was the first of his kind to mainstream the term ‘ghost hunter’ which became the title to his first book in 1963, ‘The Ghost Hunter’ which went into an unheard of eleven printings.
Writing genres included parapsychology, the supernatural, the occult, some fiction, poetry, religion and healing. Most famous for Amityville Horror II: The Possession, Ghosts, Americas Haunted House, The UFOnauts, The Journey of the Magi and Murder in Amityville: Fact or Fiction. Most of his titles can be found on http://www.barnesandnoble.com.
Holzer was a leading authority in the field of the paranormal, known as Father of the Paranormal. Having earned his PhD from the London College of Applied Science, he has spent over five decades traveling the world to obtain first hand accounts of paranormal experiences, interviewing expert researchers, and developing para-psychological protocols. He taught parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology for a decade.
He was a member of the WGAE, Dramatists Guild, Producers Guild, SAG, Authors Guild, AFTRA ASCAP, Archaeological Institute, NY Academy of Science, NY Historical Society and Who’s Who In America.
Dr. Hans Holzer 1920-2009
No matter what you believe, if you agree or disagree there is no denying that, Dr. Hans Holzer was a pioneer in the field of “paranormal research”.
This folks, is how you create a legacy.
Are you creating a legacy like Dr. Holzer or are you just chasing ghosts like so many others out there?
If you are in this field as a researcher, strive to not become one of the thousands that will eventually achieve nothing. Not even a trail or a crumb of who you are, were, what you did and why you did it, nothing.
Bravo to Dr. Holzer for doing a great job in creating your legacy in the field of paranormal research.