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Nickell, Joe

Overview
Works: 85 works in 278 publications in 4 languages and 25,670 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Miscellanea  History  Identification guides  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: BT97.2, 231.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Nickell
Looking for a miracle : weeping icons, relics, stigmata, visions & healing cures by Joe Nickell( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of miracle claims from the Shroud of Turin to levitation and inedia
Crime science : methods of forensic detection by Joe Nickell( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains some of the techniques of forensic science used in criminal investigations, including fingerprinting, DNA testing, impression analysis, pathology, and others; and includes case studies that show how the methods have been used in practice
Inquest on the Shroud of Turin by Joe Nickell( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents evidence which he believes proves that the Shroud of Turin "is actually the creation of a clever medieval artist. . . . Nickell traces the historical, iconographic, pathological, forensic, and physical and chemical investigations of the purported relic. He {describes} the microchemical tests that {he believes} revealed artists' pigments on the image and tempera paint in the areas claimed to be bloodstains . . . . {The author attempts to demonstrate that the} 'photographically negative' image {of the shroud} can actually be convincingly simulated by means of an artistic technique employed in the Middle Ages."
Real-life X-files : investigating the paranormal by Joe Nickell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cases of more than forty paranormal mysteries by attempting to physically duplicate the unexplainable activities and finding a logical explanation behind them
Tracking the man-beasts : Sasquatch, vampires, zombies, and more by Joe Nickell( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Join veteran paranormal investigator Joe Nickell on an investigative expedition of the historical, geographical, and cultural reaches of various 'manimals' and other humanoid entities ..."--Page 4 of cover
Camera clues : a handbook for photographic investigation by Joe Nickell( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By explaining the investigative methods employed in the identification and dating of old photographs, this book enables historians, genealogists, and amateur sleuths to trace a photo's past. Nickell utilizes both new and traditional techniques for a variety of activities, from detecting fakes or copies to the restoration of deteriorating images. Fans of the paranormal will find two chapters devoted to the world of UFOs, legendary creatures, and psychokinetic photography
Psychic sleuths : ESP and sensational cases( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do psychics have special powers, allowing them to succeed where ordinary police work fails? How often do the police actually enlist psychics in solving crimes, and what do they really think of these paranormal "experts"? These are just some of the questions discussed in this illuminating study of those who supposedly use extrasensory powers to help solve crimes. Famed paranormal investigator Joe Nickell assembled a psychic "task force" of experienced researchers - investigative writers, professional magicians, private detectives, and paranormal investigators - and challenged them to examine the claims of a famous paranormal crimebuster. Among the "psychic sleuths" examined are Greta Alexander, Dorothy Allison, Gerard Croiset, Peter Hurkos, Phil Jordan, Rosemarie Kerr, Noreen Reiner, and Bill Ward. Noted psychologist James E. Alcock offers an assessment of the psychics' claims in light of the investigative reports. Nickell's distinguished team of investigators includes Michael R. Dennett, Professor Kenneth Feder, Henry Gordon, Jim Lippard, Ward Lucas, Professor Michael Park, Stephen Peterson, Dr. Gary Posner, and Professor Lee Roger Taylor. Psychic Sleuths will excite the curiosity of both skeptics and believers, and all who are puzzled by psychic claims and paranormal mysteries
Secrets of the supernatural : investigating the world's occult mysteries by Joe Nickell( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features detailed analyses of ten specific cases of reputed supernatural phenomena, relating the original story or sequence of events that gave rise to the legend, and describing the clues and evidence used in an effort to solve each mystery
The UFO invasion : the Roswell incident, alien abductions, and government coverups( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the major investigations and inquiries into alleged UFO sightings, crashes, abductions, and coverups that have been reported in the pages of the "Skeptical Inquirer."
Pen, ink & evidence : a study of writing and writing materials for the penman, collector, and document detective by Joe Nickell( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detecting forgery : forensic investigation of documents by Joe Nickell( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detecting Forgery reveals the complete arsenal of forensic techniques used to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and to identify the authorship of disputed writings. Joe Nickell looks at famous cases such as Clifford Irving's ""autobiography"" of Howard Hughes and the Mormon papers of document dealer Mark Hoffman, as well as cases involving works of art. Detecting Forgery is a fascinating introduction to the growing field of forensic document examination and forgery detection.
The mystery chronicles : more real-life X-files by Joe Nickell( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a scientific approach to paranormal mysteries, taking readers on a series of case studies including the supposed hauntings known as the "Amityville horror" in New York, employing forensic and investigative techniques to their analysis
Mysterious realms : probing paranormal, historical, and forensic enigmas by Joe Nickell( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative writer Joe Nickell and forensic analyst John F. Fischer probe ten tantalizing mysteries that, for decades, have defied rational analysis and convinced many people that supernatural events really do happen. Using their skills and experience in historic document examination and forensic research, Nickell and Fischer carefully scrutinize the evidence for a variety of strange historical, paranormal, and forensic phenomena
Secrets of the sideshows by Joe Nickell( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--Jacket
Adventures in paranormal investigation by Joe Nickell( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world's most seemingly inexplicable myth's in Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. With four decades of experience in the field, Nickell employs skepticism and scientific analysis to pull truth from the mire of false evidence and! trickery that surrounds both old and new legends and mysteries. Unlike authors who engage in hype and sensationalism in order to foster or debunk myths, Nickell approaches each case with a rational and scientific approach intended to find the truth."--Jacket
Lake monster mysteries : investigating the world's most elusive creatures by Benjamin Radford( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lake Monster Mysteries is the first book to examine these widespread mysteries from a scientific perspective. By using exhaustive research and results from firsthand investigations to help separate truth from myth, the authors foster our understanding of what really lurks in the cold, murky depths." "Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are considered to be among the top lake monster authorities in the world. Here they share unique insights into many of the world's best-known lake monsters. They interview witnesses and local experts and discuss the different types of lake monster sightings, delve into possible explanations for those sightings, and examine hoaxes, evidence claims, and legends surrounding the monsters. The authors have also conducted groundbreaking fieldwork experiments at the lakes and have examined recent photographic and sonar evidence."
Ambrose Bierce is missing and other historical mysteries by Joe Nickell( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Through ingenious detection, the accepted wisdom of one generation may become the discredited legend of another -- or vice versa. In this wide- ranging study of historical investigation, former detective Joe Nickell allows the reader to look over his shoulder as he demonstrates the use of varied techniques in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries
Relics of the Christ by Joe Nickell( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To research the authenticity of numerous Christian relics, Joe Nickell takes a scientific approach to a field of study all too often tainted by premature conclusions. In this volume, Nickell investigates such renowned relics as the shroud of Turin, the multiple heads of John the Baptist, and the supposedly incorruptible corpses of saints, first examining the available evidence and documented history of each item. From accounts of true believers to the testimony of the relics' alleged fabricators, Nickell then presents all sides of each story, allowing the evidence to speak for itself. For each relic, Nickell evaluates both the corroborating and contradictory bodies of evidence and explores whether the relic and attributed miracles can be reconstructed. In addition to his own experiments, Nickell presents findings from the world's top scientists and historians regarding these controversial objects of reverence and ire, explaining the circumstances under which each case was examined."--Jacket
Real or fake : studies in authentication by Joe Nickell( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One should consider the objects provenance (the origin or derivation of an artifact), content (clues in the scene or item depicted), and material composition (what artifacts are made of), as well as the results of scientific analyses, including radiographic, spectroscopic, microscopic, and microchemical tests. Including fascinating cases drawn from Nickells illustrious career, Real or Fake combines historical and scientific investigations to reveal reproductions and genuine objects. Nickell explains the warning signs of forgery, such as patching and unnatural pen lifts; chronicles the evolution of writing instruments, inks, and papers; shows readers how to date photographs, papers, and other materials; and traces the development of photographic processes since the mid-nineteenth century. Lavishly illustrated with examples of replicas and authentic objects inspected by Nickell, Real or Fake includes case studies of alleged artifacts including Jack the Rippers diary, a draft of the Gettysburg Address, notes by Charles Dickens, Jefferson Daviss musket, and debris from theTitanic
Unsolved history : investigating mysteries of the past by Joe Nickell( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses newly uncovered evidence to reveal the identity of John Demjanjuk, otherwise known as "Ivan the Terrible."
 
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Looking for a miracle : weeping icons, relics, stigmata, visions & healing cures
Alternative Names
Joe Nickell American skeptical investigator

Joe Nickell Amerikaans schrijver

Joe Nickell US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftler

Nickel, Joe.

Nickell, Joe

Nickell, Joe Herman.

Nickell, Joseph.

ニッケル, ジョー

Languages
English (167)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Covers
Crime science : methods of forensic detectionInquest on the Shroud of TurinReal-life X-files : investigating the paranormalTracking the man-beasts : Sasquatch, vampires, zombies, and moreCamera clues : a handbook for photographic investigationPsychic sleuths : ESP and sensational casesSecrets of the supernatural : investigating the world's occult mysteriesThe UFO invasion : the Roswell incident, alien abductions, and government coverups