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Paranormal Becoming Normal on Convention Scene

By: Pat Coate - Published: • References: shreveporttimes
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been quite certain ghosts exist. I’ve seen AND heard the buggers several times over the past decade or so.  However, I remember just a few short years ago when, if you breathed a word of a spectral experience you had had, people looked at you like you were crazy and began feeling for the knob as they edged toward the door.

But things have changed; my, how they’ve changed.  From books to movies to clubs, ‘Spooky’ has gone mainstream. All this normalization of the paranormal, if you will, is due in no small part to the advent of “Ghost Hunters,” the TV show in which Jay and Grant demonstrated to the world that there IS another dimension and it’s okay to say so.

Now, they’re even holding conventions on the subject.

At a recent such event, ‘Le Festival D’Esprits’ at the Shreveport, LA municipal auditorium, participants attended lectures (VooDoo Dolls 101, anyone?), shared personal stories, bought specialized equipment, and attended a mass haunt hunt. Sounds like a blast! I’m going to the next one.

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