As a fan of the A&E television series, I recently finished reading the new book "Paranormal State" by Ryan Buell (star of the Penn State Paranormal Research Team) and Stefan Petrucha. It's based on the A&E Series of the same name.
- This is a well-written book and very enjoyable-especially for fans of the program. Ryan gives background on investigators and provides an intimate look into himself as well. I applaud him for his honesty and sharing personal things with his readers- It certainly made me respect him and admire him. I learned that I share a lot of similarities with Ryan: I had my first encounter with a spirit (not a ghost) when I was a teenager. I have a great partner/husband, love dogs, and try to help others as much as possible with my gift of being a developing medium.
- Ryan provides good background on many things including types of ghosts, EVPs, spirit "games," Ouija boards (Avoid them!),
- He mentions that he'd been wary of physics and mediums but works with several talented ones now, who have proven themselves very accurate and helpful.
- The behind the scenes look at various episodes is interesting. Viewers see 22 minutes, while filming and investigations can take days.
I highly recommend this book and following Ryan on his blog. I even gave this book as a Christmas present! Check it out. It's great reading.