Monday, January 2, 2012

Finding Haunted Places

It’s a brand new year. It’s time to put away the holiday decorations and set down the cookies. My team has been talking about our plans for ghost hunting this year, so I thought I would share a little about how we choose places to investigate.

We hardly have it down to a science. Sometimes our ghost hunting friends from other teams tell us about places they’ve investigated, and we will contact the property owners ourselves. Other times, people contact us and ask us to do an investigation. This is, by far, the majority of our investigations. It’s usually home or business owners who have just moved into a new place, and are being scared by something they’ve seen or heard. Sometimes we do events with the public, and people come out just to ask for help. I like getting to help people feel more comfortable in their homes; it’s one of my favorite things about ghost hunting. Occasionally, we will contact places we think might be haunted at random, just to see if they have experienced anything.

One of our most interesting investigations came from contacting a local historical society. We walked in on a whim and basically asked them if they knew any haunted locations in the area. Their response was to point to the floor. They knew the building was haunted and they were really excited to have people come in and check it out.

The point I’m trying to make, is that it’s really, really easy to find haunted buildings, sites, and places. Sometimes all you have to do is ask. My team is already lining up some really exciting things for this year, and I can’t wait to share some of it with you!


  1. So is there a better time to go ghost hunting? This sounds like a great way to meet people.

  2. Spring and summer. It gets really cold here in the winter and a lot of old buildings don't have heat. Plus our equipment doesn't work as well in the cold so we usually don't do much in the winter months. We usually get a lot of oppertunities in October, but we don't have time to do them all. It's a lot of fun. If you are thinking about trying it out, a lot of places do public ghost hunts. You can just show up with friends and a camera and have a good time.

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