This book takes the readers through episodes of the series, and I'm disappointed with how much the show leaves out. Buell relives the origins of the Paranormal Research Society—discussed here for the first time—and the strange path his life has taken since the shows beginning. People on Paranormal State typically have to go through medical and psychological examinations before Buell's team will step in to help. Doesn't really offer anything particularly insightful on the paranormal front. I would do it again! I highly recommend this for anyone interested in the show, Buell's philosophy, or an inspired look at what it is to think the paranormal is possible in today's world. However, his mother, Shelly Bonavita Lundburg, later denied his cancer diagnosis.
Then I saw Ryan had a book out. It will not haunt you, or leave open any doorways for spirits to come and pester you just by reading it, but it can leave an eerie feeling if you read it between midnight and sunrise. It did have a good appendix section which gave some background information and suggested reading on paranormal subjects, which I found helpful. There are also some things that Ryan Buell discusses briefly about his personal life that I really identified with and that have helped me allot in my spiritual journey and how I view myself. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. I'm going to rewatch the first season now with a new appreciation.
If you have not followed the show, this would not be as easy to read, but if you have, this truly brings new life to an old series favorite. But Buell's work is different. This being said, this book really is a journey of his growth through the experiences he has had on the cases of his first season of the show. Where are all the documented scientific paranormal investigative facts? Ultimately, he is fulfilling his life's purpose. I have watched the first two seasons of the show Paranormal State merely out of intrigue and curiosity.
Now, in this official companion book to the series, Buell takes you one step further, revealing the secrets of the show's most intense cases and the shocking, never-before-told story of his own brush with the supernatural--the otherworldly experience that first inspired him to found the Paranormal Research Society. However, I was Overall, I really enjoyed this book. One person was the client in the pilot episode. I watch the show from time to time, but the editing they do, in my opinion, makes Ryan Buell come across as kind of egotistical, and frankly kind of a douche. I learned so much about the paranormal. Then, around December I stumbled upon one episode and thought, what the heck? The structure and the style make perfect sense and I believe that they accomplish exactly what Ryan set out to do here. Whether a person has watched the show or not, there is enough information given in all of the chapters to help lead the reader along at a fairly good pace.
He was due back in court on November 2 for a pretrial hearing. I really liked this book. It has been repeated quietly among paranormal investigators for years that there are no real standards of investigation, that most people seem to treat paranormal studies like a fun hobby, but Buell is the one who says so publicly and without regret. Part of me wondered if he included his sexual orientation as an angle to attract more readers, but I could not have been more wrong. Ryan is a good person. Dear friends, I have a slight dilemma.
Among other subjects, Buell discusses his and his struggle to reconcile his sexual orientation with , the faith with which he was raised. I did not have any pre-conceived notions of what the book was about. Baron did not solve any of those cases using psychic abilities. The layout of the book made for a quick read, and not once was I bored to put it down and walk away as if I cared less. Intrigued by the show, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. If he thinks a mistake is being made, he wants to correct it.
Needless to say, I became hooked. Prior to that, I was around in a limited capacity. The difference is they don't have fame amplifying their voices. I find his honesty about the paranormal television genre refreshing, first and foremost. Probably a little more revealing of Ryan's self absorption than a less narcissistic individual would indulge, and certain portends, to the careful reader, some of the real life problems Ryan has faced since the show ended This is an interesting enough read for fans of the show. As Ryan himself said, it would be great if each of these shows was a feature-length movie.
Ryan, his family and friends ask for you to respect their privacy so that the healing process can take place. In July 2017, after his releases from jail and rehabilitation, Buell published a personal blog post in which he admitted he was a recovering drug addict and had recently been discharged from rehabilitation. Reading this book is like reading a letter from a friend. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. And the frankness with which he talks about what he does believe, or what he believes could be possible-- and everything from his faith to his sexuality is incredibly interesting.
Great insight into how his team works. Helping people recognize what is really going on in their lives and helping them to move forward and take back control of their lives appears to be his mission. What interested me most about the show was his philosophy; his investigations present a person, tell their story, and test how likely actual paranormal activity is in a person's given situation. Helping people recognize what is really going on in their lives and helping them to move forward and take back control of their lives appears to be his mission. In Paranormal State, Buell gives readers a chilling, in-depth look at some of the most disturbing cases including some that have never been aired revealing startling new facts and incredible new discoveries. Buell and his team did a great job of pushing back in an attempt to keep it real.
The only reason I rated it a 4 was because most of the book was about the first season cases and having seen it on tv, there was not a lot of new information. In this behind-the-scenes look, Ryan takes readers inside the cases from the show. I have had to really think about how I felt about this. As much as I want to believe, there is still the skeptic nagging away within. Buell relives the origins of the Paranormal Research Society -- discussed here for the first time -- and the strange path his life has taken since the show's beginning. Intrigued by the show, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. There is humanity in him as in all of us and he is quite self-critical in this book about some things that he felt should have been done differently.