I knew Louqes first name was Louq, but it was the first thing I ever heard it.
When I started writing my story about Louq in 2016, I had no idea that this man had become one of the most famous ghost hunters on the planet.
He’d been on the cover of Time magazine.
He was a Hollywood icon.
When Louqs son, Sam, died in 2015, his mother, Rosalyn, told me that it was her wish that she’d never see her husband again.
She was also devastated by her son’s death, and she didn’t want to see him go on living.
But, the night Louq left her, she saw him standing in the dark with his wife, a few of his daughters, and his son-in-law, and that night, she never looked back.
The next day, I asked her if she’d ever seen Louq again.
I said, “No.”
She didn’t respond.
I told her I wanted to write a book about the Louqs.
She said, Oh, OK.
I wrote the book and it’s called The Louqs: Ghosts and Spirits of the North.
We interviewed them.
We got their permission to film their lives.
And, we talked about it on the podcast.
The book is about Louqs life as a hunter and how they found his son and his daughter and the way that they were buried with the other bodies.
The documentary also explores the way in which Louqs legacy has become a way for some people to identify with a specific ghost.
And the fact that Louqs death became a national story is a good thing, he said.
“We’re going to have a conversation about that,” Louq said.
For the film, I interviewed him again.
He agreed to meet me.
When we talked, I could tell that he was really feeling it.
He had been through so much in the last two years.
I asked him if he was feeling anything different, and he said, Yeah, I’m feeling great.
We talked about what it’s like to get the chance to tell his story, and what he’s doing now, and the importance of it.
And what he thinks about the way the public sees him.
And how people react to him.
“I think it’s great that people are still looking for ghosts and people still want to believe in them,” he said about the public.
“But I think people should do that to their own families.
Because it’s not really good for them to look for a ghost in their own house.
They should look at ghosts at their own funerals.”
And he added, “You can’t really tell a ghost is dead by looking at him.”
He said that if people look for ghosts at funerals, they can’t get to the truth.
“The more that we look, the more it’s going to come out,” he added.
“You’re going for the illusion that the ghost is still around, and you’re not going to find the truth because it’s too hard to do.”