Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters & Curiosities | Mysterious Matters - Coast to Coast AM ALT
Has the Paranormal taken a strong lead to become part of American Culture? That’s what we find out today as Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Joseph Baker shares his insight on Paranormal America, and the Parallels between Religion and the Paranormal.
Joseph and his co-authors/co-researchers participated in psychic readings, palm readings, they had their auras photographed, joined a Bigfoot hunt, followed a group of ghost hunters in an investigation of a haunted classroom, and even visited a support group for alien abductees.
Topics touched on include:
►The Satanic Panic of the late 1980’s into the 1990’s
►How Paul Ingram was personally affected by this Moral Panic
►The moral panic of today
►What’s the mindset of a professor of sociology going into the investigative field of Paranormal Phenomenon
►Key Demographics and Statistics for various Paranormal Phenomena
►Are the majority of average Americans more inclined to believe or disbelieve in Paranormal activity
►Why don’t more Christians believe in Paranormal Activity, when the Christian bible is abundant with Paranormal experiences
Plus much more!
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Joseph Baker joined us to discuss "Paranormal America". We focus on the Satanic Panic of the late 80's into the 90's, Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts and other curiosities in religion and culture.
Other topics discussed:
Satanic Panic of the 1980's/1990's
Paul Ingram's experience with the Satanic Panic
What are Auras
Alien Abductee Support Groups
The untold account of the countless Americans who
believe in, or personally experience, paranormal
phenomena such as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and psychics
Given the popularity of television shows such as Finding
Bigfoot, Ghost Hunters, Supernatural, and American
Horror Story, there seems to be an insatiable public
hunger for mystical happenings. But who believes in the
paranormal? Based on extensive research and their own
unique personal experiences, Christopher Bader, Joseph
Baker and Carson Mencken reveal that a signifi cant
number of Americans hold these beliefs, and that for
better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal
Listeners will join Joseph Baker as he participates in psychic
and palm readings, and have their auras photographed,
join a Bigfoot hunt, follow a group of celebrity ghost
hunters as they investigate claims of a haunted classroom,
and visit a support group for alien abductees.
The second edition includes new and updated research
based on findings from the Baylor Religion survey
regarding America’s relationship with the paranormal.
Drawing on these diverse and compelling sources of
data, the book offers an engaging account of the social,
personal, and statistical stories of American paranormal
beliefs and experiences. It examines topics such as the
popularity of paranormal beliefs in the United States, the
ways in which these beliefs relate to each other, whether
paranormal beliefs will give rise to a new religion, and
how believers in the paranormal differ from “average”
Brimming with fascinating anecdotes and provocative
new findings, Paranormal America offers an entertaining
yet authoritative examination of a growing segment of
American religious culture.
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