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Adventures of a Ghost Hunter takes place in Minnesota, where Nori lives, and spans around twenty years of Nori’s life. While at times the words don’t seem to flow as well as they could, the subject matter itself is a fascinating look at the evolution of a ghost hunter, the nitty gritty details of setting up investigations, and of course, spooky ghost stories.

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If you’ve ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes in those ghost investigations, this is the book for you.

Adam Nori is a native Minnesotan who has been curious about ghosts for most of his life. The death of a beloved uncle in his childhood spurred him on to thoughts of the afterlife more than most. With an intrepid spirit, a thirst for knowledge, and a mostly supportive family and community, much of Nori’s childhood was spent in pursuit of paranormal knowledge. Adventures of a Ghost Hunter is his story. There is an emphasis on the experiences that led him to where he is today, and there are plenty of tales of paranormal experiences as well; but above all, it is the story of his life.

If you bother turning on a television at all these days, it’s hard to miss the current obsession with the paranormal in media. Fictional shows like The Walking Dead and True Blood have huge followings worldwide, and investigative shows like Ghost Hunters seem to pop up on every other channel. Of course, everyone is curious as to what happens when we die, and if their lost loved ones are really gone, so it’s normal for these types of things to attract attention.

Like the people in Ghost Hunters, Adam Nori and his group investigate locations that either have a well known reputation of being haunted, like certain museums and hotels in his area, or have affected families who have requested their help. Unlike the people on shows like Ghost Hunters, Adam and his group are committed to doing their work without monetary gain, choosing instead to donate any proceeds to charity. This both lends credibility to their endeavors, as they stand to gain nothing, and is obviously a great help to the charities that receive the donations.

Another thing that distinguishes Nori and his group from other paranormal investigative teams is that they take a very scientific approach to their investigations. While they do not discount psychic feelings or personal experiences, their goal is more to find proof, either of paranormal activity or of other causes. In that quest, they try to focus more on capturing images on tape, or voices on recordings – things they can show their clients to help their minds rest easy. The book goes into some detail on their methods and the equipment they use and why, and it’s really quite fascinating to see how science is applied to the paranormal.

Of course, what would a book called Adventures of a Ghost Hunter be without ghost stories? If you’re interested in the methods and evolution of a ghost hunter, it stands to reason that you are also interested in the ghosts they hunt. Adam Nori does not disappoint in that regard, as there are plenty of stories of memorable paranormal experiences he has had throughout the years, and the book often references particular stories where film or audio recordings are available on his website, should the reader want to see or hear for themselves.

Adventures of a Ghost Hunter takes place in Minnesota, where Nori lives, and spans around twenty years of Nori’s life. While at times the words don’t seem to flow as well as they could, the subject matter itself is a fascinating look at the evolution of a ghost hunter, the nitty gritty details of setting up investigations, and of course, spooky ghost stories.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)