Brad Steiger

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Brad Steiger
Born Eugene E. Olson
(1936-02-19) February 19, 1936 (age 80)
Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Education Luther College (Iowa)
University of Iowa
Genre Paranormal
Years active 1956–present
Spouse Sherry Hansen Steiger (m. 1987)
Website
bradandsherry.com

Brad Steiger (born February 19, 1936) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction works on the paranormal, spirituality, UFOs, true crime, and biographies.

Biography[edit]

Steiger was born as Eugene E. Olson on February 19, 1936[1] at the Fort Dodge Lutheran Hospital during a blizzard. He grew up on a farm in Bode, Iowa. He identified as Lutheran until the age of eleven, when a near-death experience changed his religious beliefs. His parents encouraged him to become a teacher.[2] He graduated from Luther College (Iowa) in 1957 and the University of Iowa in 1963. He taught high school English before teaching Literature and Creative Writing at his former college from 1963 to 1967.[1]

Steiger claims to have written his first book at age seven.[2] His first book, Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Peculiar People was published in 1965. He became a full-time writer by 1967.[1] He has authored/co-authored almost 170 books, which have sold 17 million copies. He has written biographies on Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, and Rudolph Valentino, the latter of which was adapted as a film in 1977.[3] With his wife Sherry Hansen Steiger, he is the author of Four-legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home.

Steiger has appeared as a radio guest on Coast to Coast AM[4] and the Jeff Rense Program.[3]

Marriage and family[edit]

Steiger has been married to Sherry Hansen Steiger, an author and minister, since 1987. They have five children and nine grandchildren.[2]

Awards[edit]

  • 1974: San Francisco, the Genie, for Metaphysical Writer of the Year
  • 1977: Philadelphia, the Dani, for Services to Humanity
  • 1987: Inducted into the Hypnosis Hall of Fame
  • 1996: Minneapolis, Lifetime Achievement Award at the National UFO and Unexplained Phenomena Conference

Bibliography[edit]

  • Monsters, Maidens, and Mayhem: A Pictorial History of Hollywood Film Monsters (1965)
  • Bizarre Beauties: History’s Most Fatal Females (1965)
  • Sensual Secret Agents (1965)
  • Ghosts, Ghouls, and Other Peculiar People (1965)
  • Garbo (1966)
  • Strange Guests (1966)
  • The Unknown (1966)
  • Strangers from the Skies (1966)
  • The Flying Saucer Menace (editor, 1966)
  • World of the Weird (1966)
  • ESP: Your Sixth Sense (1966)
  • Valentino (1966)
  • Flying Saucers Are Hostile (1967)
  • The Mass Murderer (1967)
  • The Enigma of Reincarnation (1967)
  • Strange Men and Women (1967)
  • Beyond Unseen Boundaries (1967)
  • Treasure Hunting (1967)
  • Strange Powers of Prophecy (1967)
  • Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Minds (1968)
  • Pendragon: A Clairvoyant’s Power of Prophecy (editor, 1968)
  • The Occult World of John Pendragon (editor, 1968)
  • Voices from Beyond (1968)
  • The Allende Letters: New UFO Breakthrough (1968)
  • The Allende Letters (1968)
  • In My Soul I Am Free (1968)
  • Strange Powers of Healing (1968)
  • Sex and the Supernatural (1968)
  • The Mind Travelers (1968)
  • Cupid and the Stars (1969)
  • The Tarot (1969)
  • Sex and Satanism (1969)
  • Judy Garland (1969)
  • How to Use ESP (1969)
  • The Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked (1969)
  • Other Lives (1969)
  • The Abominable Snowman (1969)
  • Strange Powers of ESP (1969)
  • Weird Unsolved Mysteries (1969)
  • Flying Saucer Invasion: Target Earth (1969)
  • The Underpeople (1969)
  • The Johnny Cash Story (1970)
  • What the Seers Predict in 1971 (1970)
  • Handwriting Analysis (1970)
  • Know the Future Today: The Amazing Prophecies of Irene Hughes (1970)
  • The Country Music Scrapbook (1970)
  • Chaw Mank’s Psychic Diary of the Stars, with Jeanyne Bezoier (1970)
  • Aquarian Revelations (1971)
  • What the Seers Predict for 1972 (1971)
  • Minds Through Space and Time (1971)
  • Haunted Lovers / Otherworldly Affairs: Haunted Lovers, Phantom Spouses, and Sexual Molesters from the Shadow World (1971)
  • Secrets of Kahuna Magic (editor, 1971)
  • Satan’s Assassins (1971)
  • The Psychic Feats of Olof Jonsson (1971)
  • Strange Encounters with Ghosts (1972)
  • America’s Leading Clairvoyants Reveal Their Predictions for 1973 (1972)
  • Strange Disappearances' (1972)
  • Irene Hughes on Psychic Safari (1972)
  • Revelation: The Divine Fire (1973)
  • The Devil Is Alive and Well and Living in America Today (1973)
  • Possession (1973)
  • Atlantis Rising (1973)
  • The Occult in the Orient (1974)
  • Psychic Travel (1974)
  • Mysteries of Time and Space (1974)
  • Medicine Power: The American Indian’s Revival of His Spiritual Heritage and Its Relevance for Modern Man (1974)
  • Medicine Talk: A Guide to Walking in Balance and Surviving on the Earth Mother (1975)
  • Words from the Source (1975)
  • Other Worlds, Other Universes: Playing the Reality Game (editor, 1975)
  • The Strange World of Brad Steiger (1975)
  • A Roadmap of Time (editor, 1975)
  • UFO Missionaries Extraordinary (1976)
  • Other Planets, Other Dimensions, Shiny Birds, and Demons (1976)
  • Psychic City Chicago: Doorway to Another Dimension (1976)
  • Gods of Aquarius: UFOs and the Transformation of Man (1976)
  • Project Bluebook (editor, 1976)
  • Alien Meetings (1978)
  • You Will Live Again (1978)
  • Worlds Before Our Own (1978)
  • The Hypnotist (1979)
  • Life Without Pain (1979)
  • Encounters of the Angelic Kind (1979)
  • The Chindi (1980)
  • The Star People (1981)
  • Unknown Powers (1981)
  • True Ghost Stories (1982)
  • The World Beyond Death (1982)
  • Astral Projection (1982)
  • Monsters Among Us (1982)
  • The Seed (1983)
  • Discover Your Own Past Lives (1983)
  • Thorpe’s Gold: An American Tragedy and Triumph (1984)
  • Brad Steiger Predicts the Future (1984)
  • The Love Force ' (1985)
  • American Indian Magic, Sacred Pow-Wows, and Hopi Prophecies (1986)
  • Stella: One Woman’s Victory Over Cancer (1986)
  • Demon Lovers (1986)
  • The Healing Power of Love (1988)
  • The Fellowship: Spiritual Contact Between Humans and Outer Space Beings (1988)
  • The UFO Abductors (1988)
  • Exploring the Power Within (1989)
  • Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramids (1989)
  • The Philadelphia Experiment and Other UFO Conspiracies (1990)
  • Ghosts Among Us (1990)
  • Hollywood and the Supernatural (1990)
  • The Promise (1991)
  • Demon Deaths (1991)
  • Indian Wisdom and Its Guiding Power (1991)
  • Beyond Belief (1991)
  • Mystical Legends of the Shamans (1991)
  • Montezuma’s Serpent and Other True Supernatural Tales of the Southwest (1992)
  • Bizarre Crime (1992)
  • Undying Love (1992)
  • The Other (1992)
  • The Teaching Power of Dreams (1992)
  • Starborn (1992)
  • Strange Powers of Pets (1992)
  • Super Scientists of Ancient Atlantis and Other Unknown Worlds (1993)
  • American Indian Dreambook (1993)
  • Amazing Moms (1994)
  • Cats Incredible! (1994)
  • The Rainbow Conspiracy/UFOs Are Here! (1994)
  • One with the Light: Authentic Near-Death Experiences that Changed Lives and Revealed the Beyond (1994)
  • More Strange Powers of Pets (1994)
  • Angels Over Their Shoulders: Children’s Encounters with Heavenly Beings (1995)
  • Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides: True Accounts of Benevolent Beings from the Other Side (1995)
  • Angels of Love: True Stories of Matches Made in Heaven (1995)
  • The Awful Thing in the Attic / Things that Go Bump in the Night and Other Shriekingly True Tales of Terror (1995)
  • Man and Dog (1995)
  • Children of the Light (1995)
  • Mysteries of Animal Intelligence (1995)
  • Other Worlds, Other Lives (1995)
  • Returning from the Light: How Awareness of Past Lives Can Illumine the Present and Change the Future (1996)
  • Mother Mary Speaks to Us (1996)
  • Angels Around the World (1996)
  • The Wisdom Teachings of Archangel Michael (1997)
  • Totems: The Transformative Power of Your Personal Animal Totem (1997)
  • Inside Heaven’s Gate (1997)
  • He Walks with Me: True Encounters with Jesus (1998)
  • Alien Rapture (1998)
  • The Source (1999)
  • UFO Odyssey (1999)
  • Touched by Heaven’s Light (1999)
  • Animal Miracles (1999)
  • The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings (1999)
  • Shadow World (2000)
  • Out of the Dark: A Complete Guide to Beings from Beyond (2001)
  • Our Shared World of the Supernatural (2001)
  • Love Is a Miracle (2001)
  • Christmas Miracles (2001)
  • Dog Miracles (2001)
  • Miracles of a Mother’s Love (2002)
  • Baby Miracles ' (2003)
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and the Unexplained (2003)
  • Cat Miracles (2003)
  • Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places (2003)
  • Horse Miracles (2004)
  • Miracles of Healing (2004)
  • Pet Miracles (2005)
  • Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier (2006)
  • Puppy Miracles (2008)
  • Angel Miracles (2008)
  • Real Angels: Guiding Spirits, Benevolent Beings, and Heavenly Hosts (2009)
  • Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside (2009)
  • Santa Miracles: 50 True Stories that Celebrate the Most Magical Time of the Year (2009)
  • Real Zombies, The Living Dead, and Creatures of the Apocalypse (2010)
  • Real Monsters, Creepy Creatures, and Nightmarish Beings (2010)
  • Real Aliens, Space Beings, and Creatures from Other Worlds (2011)
  • The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings (2011)
  • Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier (2012)
  • Atlantis Rising (2012)
  • Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places (2012)
  • Four-Legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home (2013)
  • The Awful Thing in the Attic (2013)
  • Monsters Among Us (2013)
  • Real Encounters, Different Dimensions, and Otherworldly Beings (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Steiger, Brad (1936-)". Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. 2001. 
  2. ^ a b c The Dan Schneider Interview 10: Brad Steiger. (Interview). Cosmoetica. 8 Apr 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Steiger, Brad. "Brad". Archived from the original on 22 Jul 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brad Steiger". Coast to Coast AM. Archived from the original on 15 Sep 2009. 

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