Interest in the supernatural first began as stories that were based on hearsay and rumors. Some book writers in the early 1890’s thought this would make an interesting subject-topic for their novels and so they began writing on the issue of weird occurrences or hauntings that affected the community. Richard .S. Lambert was such a novelist, he also happened to work for the British broadcasting corporation as an editor. His hobby collided with his job when he took over an investigation of an eerie occurrence about a mongoose haunting a farmhouse on the Isle of Man. This made him write a book that was used in a court of law as evidence; this case elicited so much media coverage such that film-makers at the time adapted the book into a movie. From then on broadcasters realized that there was a huge entertainment market they could tap into as people wanted to know more about this unknown phenomenon. According to Colombo (1999, p.145) some members of the community who were believed to be weird or possess some supernatural ability to harm others such as witches or shamans were ostracized by use of broadcast mediums such as radio therefore broadcasters early on feared these individuals and did not understand supernatural happenings in fact all such happenings were considered evil. Later on during the periods of war royal heirs began slowly embracing individuals with the gift of foresight these included oracles and psychics it is believed that these individuals in some kingdoms actually became the broadcasters as they would tell the communities of their visions of the future. Occurrences that were not understood were labeled by religious priests as demonic powers in play. Religious leaders at the time were also a class of broadcasters as they also regulated the flow of information to the masses, therefore, they came up with a group of ghost hunters and exorcists who would hunt down these supernatural beings and find out about any supernatural occurrences. These men and women would come back with tales, myths, and stories that the public would hear and become anxious and feel haunted.
Colombo, J. R. 1999, The World's Most Haunted Places New Page Books
Experiences (NDE), UFO Abductions, and Crop Circles? Viewed on 7th Nov 2009
The Ghost Files: Paranormal Encounters, Discussion, and Research New Page
Plim Report 1997 What Is Really Behind Out of Body (OBE)/Near Death?
Valesco, P. 2005 Communicating With the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave New
Vann, R. 2006Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters Phaeton Books,
Please type your essay title, choose your document type, enter your email and we send you essay samples