My first book, Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits, is a cultural studies discussion regarding America’s fascination with the paranormal. For those who have read the book, I credit my cousin, Diana Logan, for being the one who introduced me to the concept of “ghost hunting.” A haircut one summer when I returned stateside from the Kingdom of Bahrain launched me on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.
In some ways, ghosts turned me into a writer.
Paranormal investigation is a seemingly bizarre avocation, indeed, but one that speaks to a great deal about who we are as a society.
Diana is something of an anomaly, if I may say so. She is this vibrant personality with remarkable stories of survival and strength. She seems to always have a little magic floating around her. (Watch her talk about one magical incident in her life here.)
Take a view moments to view a short video where we discuss our spirited journey, how it changed our lives, and ways that the metaphor of ghosts & hauntings hints to a great deal more than things that go bump in the night.