Ryan Buell Paranormal State arrested

Ryan Buell of Paranormal State Arrested for Felony Theft

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Ryan Buell, of Paranormal State fame, has finally surpassed Brian Harnois as “Most Embarrassing ParaCeleb.” One of the hoaxingest hoaxsters amongst a myriad of paranormal TV hoaxsters, Buell has previously been accused of stealing money from his fans, as well as falsely claiming he had pancreatic cancer in order to […]

Paranormal Event Planner Scams Town

So I saw this story posted today on the Facebook page of our friends at the Antietam Paranormal Society. I’m not sure how true this story is (it’s from the Examiner), but considering recent events in the paranormal community, as well as comments on this planner’s Facebook page, it’s hard to dismiss it. There seems to be […]

Ryan Buell scams Paranormal State fans

Ryan Buell Accused of Scamming Fans

A few months back, we did a story about Brian Harnois of Ghost Hunters fame, and how fans were accusing him of scamming them by canceling tour dates without offering refunds, or simply not delivering pucrhased items such as t-shirts. Fans were understandably upset at shelling out money to see the “para-celebrity” or to get […]

Derek Acorah Attempts Contact with Michael Jackson

I’m not a big fan of psychics, and TV psychics in particular annoy me. I think it’s just too easy for these guys and gals to use their parlor tricks and have things edited to make them look accurate. Plus, I’m sure there’s hordes of producers feeding them information so that they appear “correct.” Derek Acorah is one of […]

Ryan Buell to Speak at Penn State

Normally we are pretty snarky and mean here, especially when it comes to anything that has to do with any of the ten bazillion paranormal reality TV shows out there right now. However when I bumbled across this story I knew there would be no place for snark (especially because of the whole, y’know, cancer […]

Ryan Buell of “Paranormal State” Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

We’re usually less than kind here at The Occult Section when it comes to the slew of paranormal “reality” TV shows that are obviously staged and/or faked in the quest for ratings (e.g. Ghost Hunters, Finding Bigfoot, Chasing UFOs, etc.). Obviously, as people with passions for the paranormal, we don’t like seeing the facts skewed, […]