Why do infants and toddlers seem to have a heightened awareness of the paranormal—and an often marked ability to interact with the unknown? And why do these qualities and abilities seem to mysteriously disappear during adolescence?
There's Something Under the Bed! explores the often complex relationships between children and the paranormal, and focuses special attention on the sometimes startling realities behind children's "imaginations." This book will help you:
• Distinguish whether your child’s imaginary friend is the product of his or her mind, a harmless spirit in the house, or something more malicious.
• Trace the links between children’s ever-changing beliefs and folklore, fairy tales, and popular culture.
• Understand the real phenomena behind ghosts, fairies, angels, and possessions.
• Foster a healthy relationship between your child and the paranormal.
• Protect your children from fear and danger.
“From the creatures once held only in the realm of fairy tales, to the clinical study of psychic phenomenon, there is much to discuss and learn from There’s Something Under the Bed! I’d like to thank Ursula Bielski both as a parent and as a paranormal researcher for shedding such credible light on this important paranormal topic.”—Jeff Belanger, founder of Ghostvillage.com, host of 30 Odd Minutes, and author of The World’s Most Haunted Places and Who’s Haunting the White House?
"Bielski's perceptiveness about collective memory and popular consciousness balance intellectual investigation with an open-minded respect for folklore and an obvious delight in her subject."—Cricket magazine
"Ursula Bielski has devoted her life to ghosts... [Her] books are all richly detailed and embellished with history and a sure sense of place…"—Chicago Tribune
Ursula Bielski is the founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc. A historian, author, and parapsychology enthusiast, she has been writing and lecturing about Chicago’s supernatural folklore and the paranormal for nearly 20 years, and is recognized as a leading authority on the Chicago region’s ghostlore and cemetery history. She is the author of six popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects, which have sold in excess of 100,000 copies. Ursula has been featured in numerous television documentaries, including productions by the A&E Network, History Channel, Learning Channel, Travel Channel, and PBS.