Thursday, 14 October 2010
The Return of Paranormal State
Y'all may not know this about me, but one of my guiltiest of pleasures on TV is a ghost hunter-type reality show on A&E called Paranormal State. It follows a student-founded club from Penn State, the Paranormal Research Society, as they investigate claims of hauntings and other crazy, unexplained phenomena. It's fun and creepy in all the right places, and, take it from me, you don't have to believe it's all real to be scared, or at least thoroughly creeped out, from time to time. At the very least, it's interesting to see how this group of people deals with and understands spiritual manifestations. The group leader is a devout Catholic, and I enjoy watching to see how he responds as a Catholic to the cases the group investigates. As a Christian, I can't deny that there's a spirit world coexisting with our own, even if I know I can't fully comprehend it in my current state. I find it fascinating to see how the investigators on this show reconcile what they find with sometimes Christian notions of how the spirit world operates in conjunction with the one we can see. Anyway, the surprisingly addictive Paranormal State is returning with a new season on Sunday, and I thought it was at least worth a shout out.