So, I've always contemplated writing a book based on "true" ghost stories and paranormal accounts. One of the major reasons holding me back is how little I know about the legalities when dealing with this kind of stuff. The reason I posted this in RESEARCH is because many of what the book would contain would be researched material from online, books, magazines, etc. So, someone familiar with publishing stuff containing lots of research might know what I'm trying to do here. -Do I need to obtain legal rights for writing and publishing specific stories? -How do I know what paranormal accounts I'd need legal permission for? -Do I need permission from everyone involved in the alleged account for writing and publishing their story? -How about some events like possession, etc that have been published in previous books? Can they also be used and cited?