Book Overview

What if the world we see is only a fraction of what is really there? How would you confront discovering you possess the ability to glimpse through the veil between our world and what lies beyond? Would you take hold and charge into battle, or shy away?

From birth, Norman was a spirited child, filled with headstrong tendencies and a knack for finding danger in seemingly any situation. But his path becomes exceedingly plagued by a shadowy dark aura that is relentless in its efforts to place him and those he loves in harm's way.

In his story, based on true life events, we follow Norman from infancy to adulthood as he navigates the sinister world around him in which he must decipher between what is real and what he is tricked into believing. A world that, for him, is full of paranormal elements and encounters that few others see. It forces him to walk a line between this plane of existence and the next in hopes of uncovering who he and his true identity are.

Join Norman as he unmasks disturbing facts and mysteries while battling malevolent forces threatening his very existence. The unknown lingers, calling out to him with his every step in hopes of luring him deeper into the darkness. Will Norman succumb to it, or prevail in discovering a world beyond himself?

Chapter 1: It's Only The Beginning

Many of us know someone in our lives who has been touched by the paranormal. Thousands of accounts of isolated visions, sounds, and rare incidents of actual encounters pop up from time to time around the world, usually having to deal with a certain area or dwelling. “I hear strange noises in my house,” or “that old building is haunted,” are statements we witness in our daily lives. These recollections are often brushed off, scientifically explained, or given the old “your imagining things” line. In most cases, not another thought is given to it; but what if the evidence surrounding one individual case were so strong no number of excuses could justify anything else but a real paranormal presence.

Meet The Authors

Norman Basile

From the beginning, Norman knew he was destined for big things, and in that the positions of Batman and Dr. Frankenstein were already filled, he had to make other plans. Throughout his career, he has been featured in over 250 print, radio, and television appearances, including the Oprah Winfrey Show. He still resides in his native Illinois, where he enjoys attending renaissance fairs with his wife and spending time with his mini hellhounds. Recently the pair have retired from teaching martial arts at their school, giving him more time to enjoy westerns, a good horror flick, or maybe the occasional cigar.

  • TELEVISION: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The JAM, Wild Chicago Show, WMAQ - Channel 5 News with Mary Murnane, The Psychic World of Evelyn Pagalini, and Common Ground.
  • NEWSPAPERS: The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Reader, The Daily Herald, and The National Examiner.
  • MAGAZINES: Omni Magazine, Chicago Magazine, and Changing Times.
  • BOOKS: I Love Chicago Guide, Haunted Houses USA, More Chicago Haunts, Chicago Haunts, and The Everything Ghost Hunting Book.
  • RADIO: WLS, WGN, and The Jay Ferguson Show.
  • ONLINE: Book review by Annalise Reads on TikTok

Elle Chandler

Elle grew up in a world surrounded by reading, writing, and music. She is the recipient of awards both for poetry and short stories. As she became an adult, she never lost touch with that passion to put pen to paper. She enjoys the quiet laid-back life of the country, jotting down her thoughts on her back porch. In her spare time, she is most content cozying up with a good book and looking out over the lake.

Interested in talking to the author?

Inquiries can be made to Norman Basile directly at (708) 622-8530 or