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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dale David Kaczmarek  

Pen Name: Dale Kaczmarek

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I have lived in the south suburbs of Chicago all my life. I have written about Chicago ghost stories. I reside now in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am President of the Ghost Research Society and Publisher of Ghost Research Society Press producing fine quality books on the paranormal since 2004.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Windy City Ghosts
ISBN: 0976607204

Ghost Research Society. 2006

Windy City Ghosts is a look at the many ghost stories surrounding Chicago and the suburbs. The book is broken down by geographic area in Chicago including the north, south and west side and downtown Chicago.

Windy City Ghosts II
ISBN: 0976607212

Ghost Research Society. 2006

Windy City Ghosts II is the follow-up to the best selling Windy City Ghosts by author Dale Kaczmarek. A further look at ghosts, hauntings and poltergeist phenomena throughout Chicagoland and the suburbs.

Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights
ISBN: 0976607255

Ghost Research Society. 2003

A look at the mystery of spooklights around the world. Strange unexplainable lights have been reported from the dawn of time. The author attempts to explain the phenomena through actual reports, eye-witnesses and photographs.

A Field Guide to Spirit Photography
ISBN: 0976607239

Ghost Research Society. 2002

A Field Guide to Spirit Photography is the second in the series and is a guide book for the professional to layman of how to capture ghosts on film. A history of the evolution of spirit photography including many examples are included.

Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques (Haunted Field Guide)
ISBN: 0979711517

Ghost Research Society. 2009

Author and long-time researcher Dale Kaczmarek will teach you tried and true methods for proper research, investigation and analysis of data. The first book of its kind that will take you step by step into every aspect of your investigation including the proper way to interview clients, use of paranormal equipment, EVP experiments, photography and analysis, and finally what to do with the raw data you retrieve from your experiments. The author is uniquely qualified with over 30 years of experience in the field of paranormal investigation and research.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Contact the author for speaking engagements directly. Fees are negotiable but start at $200 per hour. Any type of group from children to seniors have enjoyed my talks in the past. Generally travel within two hours of speaking engagements.