Peter James (31 July 2007) was an American who described himself as a psychic, and is best known for his appearances on the paranormal TV series Sightings.
When he was 8 years old, James said he encountered the ghosts of three young victims. They were from an apartment fire 35 years earlier in the building where he lived in Rochester, New York. They would be his playmates for three years. Those three young friends, James explained, gave him the skills to link up to hundreds of other ghosts on what he called the "other side."
These were skills that would open up channels to scores of souls on the RMS Queen Mary.
James began researching the paranormal in the late 1970s or early 1980s, according to his brother. He married when he was young, but later divorced. He moved to Southern California and settled in West Hollywood.
James took a ghost tour aboard the RMS Queen Mary, where he said he encountered a ghost. He began conducting regular tours in 1991 and was featured on 44 episodes of Fox and the Sci-Fi Channel's Sightings series for eight seasons.
Peter died on 31 July 2007 at 6:15 PM after losing a long fight with multiple health problems.
Peter James. Autobiography, New York: Hawthorn, 1989