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Paranormal Obsession: America's Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits Paperback – September 8, 2011
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About the Author
Deonna Kelli Sayed (Greensboro, NC) is a Muslim-American paranormal investigator with Haunted North Carolina (HNC). She lectures on many issues, from women in Islam to the paranormal, and has lived and conducted studies throughout Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. She is the host of "Think Tank," a forum on LiveParanormal.com.
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Paranormal Obsession is a phenomenal resource for those who want to better understand where the paranormal field emerged from, and should perhaps be required reading for anyone who wants to claim that they are a "paranormal investigator" or "ghost hunter."
The material covered in this book is extensive, and gives the reader a substantial amount of information on the history of the paranormal field, and how it got it to where it is today. The personal interviews, research, and stories included is a bonus. The author does heavily praise and cover Ghost Hunters and TAPS, but regardless of what you think of them, they did help get the paranormal reality TV shows on air, and without them, would our culture be as paranormally obsessed as it is today?
As someone who has been a paranormal investigator for a few years, I completely agree with the author when it comes to there being too many beginners in the field who jump in without knowing what is going on, and label themselves as an investigator out to ghost hunt and investigate supposedly haunted locations. Most of these newbies all have one thing in common: they think they will be on TV or become famous somehow by doing this. I have two words for that: verbal eyeroll.
The drama that is also in the field, which Sayed also brings up, is huge. Not just between different groups, but often between members within the same group as well. Both situations get ugly, and I for one want no part of either.Read more ›
While I am not a big viewer of the paranormal tv shows (I only watch Ghost Adventures regularly), I find the inside look at the effect paratainment has on the lives of those involved to be fascinating and a good lesson for those of us on the other side of the tv.
Thanks for writing such a good book Deonna! I look forward to your next one.
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Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits by Deonna Kelli Sayed is a book I really wanted to enjoy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael A. Kleen
This was an extremely disappointing book on one of my favorite topics. While there were a lot of positive aspects of the book (which I detail below), and I liked the author, I... Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by JenLoKe7