Why is America so captivated by the unexplained? Far beyond a book of ghost stories, "Paranormal Obsession" offers a unique cultural studies approach to the global phenomenon of spirits, ghost hunting, and all things otherworldly.
Providing an insider's view from within the spirit-seeking community, paranormal investigator Deonna Kelli Sayed explores how and why our love of spirits started, how ghosts took over the small screen, the roles of science and religion, our fascination with life after death - and what it all says about American culture.
Weighing perspectives of ghost hunters, religious figures, scientists, academics, parapsychologists, and cast members of the popular TV shows "Ghost Hunters" and "Paranormal State", this book offers compelling insight into Americans' fixation on ghostly activity. It also highlights the author's paranormal group's investigation of the USS North Carolina, the most haunted battleship in the United States.
Llewellyn Publications, 2011
Softcover, 264 pages