Former New York Times writer Edward Olshaker has years of experience as a journalist interviewing psychic detectives and spiritual mediums about some of the most well-known cold cases in history. In this book,?Olshaker covers many of the prominent mysterious deaths of the last few decades, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., White House deputy Vincent Foster, rock icon Kurt Cobain, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.
The supposed suicide of Kurt Cobain is the most intriguing unsolved case in the book. How could someone with three times the necessary lethal dosage of heroin in their system shoot themselves with a shotgun? Psychic, astrologer, and healer to the stars Philip Solomon's psychic communications with Cobain seemingly proves the theory that Cobain had actually been murdered, although the motive for the murder and who committed it is still shrouded in mystery.
Another captivating section reviews the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discusses the potential for a government conspiracy. This includes a lengthy section on who the assassin James Earl Ray was and whom he was working for. Olshaker also takes a detailed look at Dr. King's alleged psychic inclinations and his uncanny ability to sense danger.
In addition to insights, such as that more than a third of police departments across America use psychics to solve crimes, Olshaker's work also emphasizes that there is indeed evidence of soul survival after death.
If there are any problems with Witness to the Unsolved, it is in the selection on mysterious deaths. There seems to be some sort of underlying political agenda to a majority of the homicides/suicides reviewed. Where are the in-depth review and psychic evaluations of some of the most famous controversial deaths in modern history, such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix?
A 2006 finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award and an Independent Book of the Year, Witness to the Unsolved is a fantastic treatise on the world of psychics and psychic phenomena as it relates to solving crimes. In fact, Witness to the Unsolved could be utilized as a textbook for students of metaphysical studies and for police academy cadets on how psychics can aid law enforment in solving mysterious crimes.