I recently found some personal journals. They took me back to places I needed to go; to places that weren’t completely comfortable to visit but enlightening nonetheless. Two years ago, I left my twelve year, international marriage to a United Nations diplomat from Afghanistan. (I say international because we lived in various countries and dealt […]
Ghost hunting gave my American identity back to me, in a way. For the first time in almost two decades, this Muslim girl started interacting with down home folks, with (gasp!) Republicans and even (double-gasp!) Tea Partyers. Ghost Hunters, the SyFy show, unveiled more than ghosts – it allowed me to rediscover the America within myself.
The term, the idea, the concept of ghost hunting is now a social identity marker, and one that carries a great deal of cultural significance.
I have concluded there are those who walk, and those who talk. Despite challenges due the media, individuals who are genuinely interested in paranormal investigation just go out and do it rather than complain about “the shows.”