Public culture has long had an appetite for the supernatural, resulting in numerous television shows and a growing number of ghost hunters. But there is a flip side to this: this type of avocation carries real personal and transformative meaning for the many who choose to partake. It really is a spiritual and intellectual privilege to "ghost hunt." Deonna Kelli Sayed, paranormal investigator and author of So You Want to Hunt Ghosts? and Paranormal Obsession, discusses why ghost hunting has benefits reaching far beyond discovering the supernatural.
Paranormal investigation, namely ghost hunting, is enjoying phenomenal and unprecedented growth. This is due to the global broadcast of paranormal reality TV, and this avocation is now popular around the world. But do these shows get it right? What are they—and the paranormal community—missing from their investigations? Deonna Kelli Sayed, author of Paranormal Obsession, discusses the concept of psi and the concept of consciousness in paranormal investigation.