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.
My first book, Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts, Haunting, Spooks, & Spirits is available for pre-order! This book is a little different. It is not a collection of ghost stories or case files, but more of a discussion regarding the impact of paranormal reality TV on American society. In the book I speak with […]
On January 31, 2011, I interviewed Jason Hawes, the lead cast member of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, for History.FM, an online radio community of liveparanormal.com Hawes made a comment during the interview alluding to how much his organization, the Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), has contributed to promoting historic sites by featuring selected locations on Ghost Hunters […]
I am a product of TAPS and Ghost Hunters, and this has encouraged me to appreciate the larger heritage of psychical research, parapsychology, and the diverse legacy of paranormal research.