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EFThose who are knowledgable about the poltergeist phenomenon have nothing but praise for The Elusive Force: A Remarkable Case of Poltergeist Activity and Psychokinetic Power by Anna Ostrzycka and Marek Rymuszko, and translated by Joel Stern. John Kruth, in his review in the Journal of Parapsychology, says “The case of Joasia Gajewska is one of the most phenomenal reports of long-lasting poltergeist activity that has ever been published.” Rosemarie Pilkington, in her review in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, explains why: “This case is one of the most important I have seen in a long time. It is one of the best-documented and well-investigated examples of Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis (RSPK), also known popularly as “poltergeist” activity that has emerged to date…Joasia’s case is so rich because not only did she unleash such extremely powerful forces, but also such a variety of phenomena, too numerous to mention here, from spontaneous water appearing on walls to unexplained fires and shattering light bulbs whose filaments glowed long afterwards, to flying objects making right turns in mid-air…What makes Joasia’s case even more important is that Dr. Gadula did what, unfortunately, few researchers have done in other countries: He brought in other physicians, scientists, and researchers for a multi-disciplined study of the teenager…” Even those not so familialr with the subject, like David Trawinski of the Polish American Journal, had to admit the book was “thought-provoking.” We think you will, too.

EFWe have long been fascinated by poltergeist cases, but we don’t recall any cases where the young girl at the center of the outbreak later went on to wield her psychokinetic powers consciously—and do so in the presence of doctors and scientists studying her abilities. Such is the case of Joasia Gajewski, whose story is told by a pair of Polish journalists, Anna Ostrzycka and Marek Rymuszko. The book, The Elusive Force: A Remarkable Case of Poltergeist Activity and Psychokinetic Power, is now available for the first time in English thanks to a translation by Joel Stern. When the case was first brought to the attention of parapsychologists, Dr. Richard S. Broughton said: “Joasia’s case may be one of the most interesting in decades… this book is a valuable addition to the database.”