By Marc E. Fitch
This thought-provoking research of paranormal phenomena strains the effect of supernatural ideals on pop culture and, conversely, examines the effect of latest conversation applied sciences on examine being performed within the field.
Did you recognize that curiosity in alien ship learn elevated in the course of the Sixties because of the Kennedy assassination? Or that the USA skilled a Satanic Panic within the Nineteen Eighties that culminated with the longest, most costly court docket trial in American heritage? This booklet stories the historical past, economic climate, and group of paranormal examine during this kingdom, and considers the deeper which means at the back of the philosophies and theories surrounding the industry.
Paranormal kingdom: Why the USA wishes Ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot explores the occasions that experience outlined paranormal trust structures this present day. From the start of spiritual doctrine, to eu witch hunts, to the expanding acclaim for the supernatural in American tv programming, the writer examines the earlier and current stipulations that experience fueled curiosity within the unexplained and considers what this development capacity for modern day America.
• Analyzes the mystical connections in expertise, faith, historical past, folklore, and mythology
• positive aspects interviews with paranormal researchers, theologians, and reverends
• unearths the historical past tales of The Exorcist, Ghost Hunters, and MonsterQuest
• lines the historical past of the mystical from old Europe to present-day the United States