ghost hunting

Ghost Frontier

The last time I thought of ghosts and other spectral matters, the ground was frozen and the air frigid. Many things have thawed in the summer heat,  including my once-upon-a-time persona as a “paranormal investigator.” I’m putting on that hat again — at least, for a few minutes – or, more appropriately, I’m pulling on […]

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Ghosts and Other Matters

  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 […]

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Muslim Girl Ghost Hunter

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.

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