Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings


Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits by Deonna Kelli Sayed is a book I really wanted to enjoy. Despite its redeeming qualities, however, it feels too much like a first draft. The book promises to be a fresh look at the paranormal in American pop culture, with an insider’s view […]

Positive Interests Stem from Folklore and Ghost Stories


We often hear of negativity surrounding places associated with legends and lore: vandalism, trespassing, breaking and entering, drug use and underage drinking. The media loves to associate criminal activity with amateur ghost hunting, as was the case recently with the break in at Ness Church in Litchfield, Minnesota. Interest in folklore, ghost stories, and legend tripping, […]

Are Ghost Stories Good for the Economy?


At Mysterious Heartland, we have long espoused the benefits of folklore, ghost stories, and legends when it comes to tourism and the local economy. For years, we have fought with the naysayers (some of whom share our interests) who believe ghost stories bring negative attention and are responsible for every bad thing that happens at […]

Five Teens Charged with Trespassing in New York, Media Blames “Ghost Hunters”


WIVB Channel 4 News in Perrysburg, New York is reporting that five young adults, ages 16 to 20, have been arrested for trespassing at the JN Adam Memorial Hospital complex, a former tuberculosis sanatorium in far western New York State south of Buffalo. The JN Adam complex was designed by architect John H. Coxhead in […]

Has the media become too saturated with the paranormal?


From television shows about haunted destinations and paranormal investigation, to countless movies and novels, the paranormal seems to be experiencing something of a renaissance. Has the media become too saturated with the paranormal?


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