Mental health therapist Dr. Paul has been compiling accounts of paranormal experiences for over twenty years. No one knows how many accounts he has amassed. These personal narratives by patients range from abduction by aliens or fighting with ghosts to stories from those who claim to be modern-day wizards. They are all in rough form and have been gathering dust for years. In 2006, Dr. Paul released a few to a specialized professional audience for review. The lucky few that were privileged to read these rough drafts have been demanding a greater release of the work by the reluctant doctor.
A passionate science fiction and fantasy reader in his youth, Dr. Paul has studied the paranormal extensively in his adult life, giving him a unique understanding of the unusual. This has allowed him to offer a sympathetic ear and uncommon understanding to patients to whom other health care professionals have been unable to relate.
Dr. Paul is a skeptic at heart and claims never to have had an unusual experience. He has been quoted, “Most of my patients are suffering from delusions or misapprehensions and simply need my help.” He has found over the years, however, that a certain percentage of the experiences related to him have no rational explanations other than exactly what the patient has claimed.
Pressure from his tightly-knit fan club at last convinced him to revisit his boxes of notes and journals in 2010, and to release one of his more unusual cases. With the permission of the patient involved, Dr. Paul went through the account to change many names and facts in order to publish the journal publically. “I am not a writer, just a tale re-teller,” says Dr. Paul. In the beginning of 2011, the book Hamelton was made available.
The book was published as “fiction” because, as Dr. Paul said, “I would rather be thought a ‘fictional character’ myself than prove the authenticity of the autobiography by opening my confidential files.” With his characteristic modesty, Dr. Paul made no effort to promote his book, but simply put it on Amazon and waited for it to be found. Unsurprisingly, the few that happened to pick it up demanded to hear more about the doctor and his journals.
By the end of 2011, Dr. Paul had taken four more journals out of the dusty box in his attic, got the rights to them, changed names and places, and did some basic editing for clarity. White Warrior, Abduction, Chimeras, and Silver Cord went online in January 2012. To date, there is still no official promotion of the work. His objective is not financial gain or to push book sales. Dr. Paul merely wishes to reach those people who will enjoy this type of work, and hopes that those people will chat about it to like-minded friends or write reviews to let others know about it. This will motivate Dr. Paul to believe that it is worth his time to put effort into distributing more of his journals for the enjoyment of others.