Brian told me to write something so… here I am. I’m not great at these things so bear with me if it’s a little choppy.
I’ve known Brian for many years and been friends with him since I was in high school. When he contacted me to see if I was interested in working with him on this project the answer was “Yes!”. I have been interested in the paranormal for as long as I can remember. I run a website dedicated to the study of psychic phenomena and metaphysical experiences and I have a good deal of experience on the “psychic” end of things. The scientific side of the investigation isn’t something I know as much about, but I absolutely believe that anything that I can “feel” can be backed up by science one way or another. Or that’s the hope.
Science and metaphysics have a stormy relationship at best. They have long been at odds with people on the metaphysics end of things fighting over whether their experiences are valid and the scientific community solidly arguing against the possibility of many of the experiences that the other side have had. It is my personal belief that, in time, science will be able to prove the experiences of those that are more on the mystical side of things. There is scientific proof of haunting, we just have yet to find it yet. Both sides need to meet in the middle and acknowledge that there are many times where experiences are simply flights of fantasy, but there are also many times where things re quite real and we simply do not have the tools to yet prove it.
Such thinking has gotten me yelled at by both sides of the coin, but I stand very firmly on that belief. Both sides have merit. Which is why I am so interested in the Arcanorum, since it marries both sides of the argument in a manner that I can agree with entirely. Besides, who doesn’t want to be a ghostbuster?