Troy Taylor on the Rise of the Spirit World and the Birth of the Modern Ghost Hunter – The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #92

May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Interview with author Troy Taylor on his book, American Hauntings, plus what to expect at the 2017 Haunted America Conference - The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #92 -
Join Patrick as author Troy Taylor takes us back to the rise of Spiritualism, and a discussion on what influenced our current paranormal and ghost hunting culture. Plus, what can we look forward to seeing at the 2017 Haunted America Conference?

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In this episode:

  • Episode Teaser :00
  • Intro 1:45
  • Troy Taylor returns! He's a researcher of history, crime, and the supernatural and the author of at least 120 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is the founder and owner of American Hauntings Tours and Events. He’s also a public speaker. In 1993 he founded his own publishing company for books about the supernatural. And you’ve probably visited his website, His most recent book is American Hauntings: The Rise of the Spirit World and the Birth of the Modern Ghost Hunter. 2:20
  • A little about the beautiful and historic town of Jacksonville, Illinois 6:37
  • Troy’s latest book is amazing, and nearly 400 pages! 10:54
  • Not enough people know how the current paranormal craze got started! 10:54
  • The Conjuring 2 and Amityville – So irritating and frustrating! 13:00
  • Sometimes it’s real and not a hoax! The levitating Daniel Dunglas Home 15:15
  • It’s too early to write the history of the current popular paranormal culture 18:03
  • How did spiritualism explode so quickly and so fast in the 1800s? 20:53
  • How did Abraham Lincoln save Spiritualism? 25:10
  • Spiritualism and the Women’s Movement 26:35
  • Did Spiritualism make a mini comeback after 9/11? 28:39
  • Séances: Real or fake? 31:45
  • The Davenport Brothers and the spirit cabinet 31:45
  • Harry Price and the modern ghost hunter 40:20
  • More on Daniel Dunglas Home 47:27
  • Henry Olcott/More about the Amityville House 50:20
  • Final thoughts on the book! 55:43
  • The 2017 Haunted America Conference! What can we expect to see and hear? 58:34
  • A community for paranerds! 1:04:50
  • Flashback to my interview with Barb Huyser from the 2016 Haunted America Conference 1:05:55
  • Thank you, Troy Taylor! You ROCK! 1:11:47
  • Outro 1:14:10


For more on Troy Taylor

Troy's Author Page on Amazon

The 2017 Haunted America Conference

Troy on Facebook

Twitter @TroyTaylor13


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