When my team goes on a ghost hunt, we often find places based on recommendations by other paranormal groups. But sometimes we come across an old, interesting building and think ‘hey, there might be something going on in there.’ We’ve actually done quite a few investigations by cold calling the building owners and frequently find out there is paranormal activity happening. I’ve found over the years that there are certain factors that can contribute to ghosts being present in a building.
Here are a few things to look for if you are trying to find a haunted building.
- Age plays a big factor. Older buildings have more history, which means it’s more likely that they will attract ghosts.
- Something tragic happened there. There’s a definite correlation between bad things happening and ghosts hanging around.
- The building has been unoccupied for awhile. Empty buildings seem to be favored by ghosts, probably because they don’t have to worry about people bothering them.
There are also theories that buildings close to water, routes of transportation, or limestone are more likely to have paranormal activity, but I haven’t seen enough evidence to support these theories. If you really want to find some place with a ghost or two hanging around, just look for an old, spooky empty building. You might just find a spirit or two.