Follow Ryan Buell on his extraordinary journey as he seeks out the truth behind terrifying demonic disturbances, hauntings, and paranormal phenomena to solve unexplained mysteries that have been plaguing frightened families who have nowhere else to turn.In Paranormal State, Buell gives readers a chilling, in-depth look at some of the most disturbing casesincluding some that have never been airedrevealing startling new facts and incredible new discoveries.His writing style is very honest, genuine, and pleasantly conversational.
There’s no conspiracy here, it’s just common sense.
Nor does Ryan ever try to convince anyone of the phenomenon on the show.
A lot of people have a real hate-on for Ryan Buell, the host of A&E’s Paranormal State and the author of this book about his experiences making the show. I never had much of an opinion of him either way except that I really loved the show, but now that I’ve read the book I have to tell you all, you seriously need to give the guy a break.
The problem with any reality type TV show, as everyone should know, is with the editing.
At the end of each chapter, each based on one episode of the show, there are asides with further information on topics that have been discussed, such as EVP or cryptozoology, and these are the sections that are uninfluenced by his experiences.
They are only matter of fact, there so you can further appreciate and consider the book’s content.
I was reluctant to read this when it fell on my desk, but after reading the personal testimony of Ryan Buell he appears to be a well thought out individual with a natural ability to motivate people in a positive way.
This being said, this book really is a journey of his growth through I have had to really think about how I felt about this.
Buell relives the origins of the Paranormal Research Societydiscussed here for the first timeand the strange path his life has taken since the show's beginning.
With unparalleled candor, Ryan discusses the intriguing mysteries, the difficult decisions, and the struggles with questions of faith, sanity, and the very concept of reality.
I have watched the first two seasons of the show Paranormal State merely out of intrigue and curiosity.