Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 11/28/12

A man claims to have captured a photo of Bigfoot, though I'm pretty certain the image is just an owl. You can see for yourself here.

A group claims they have DNA proof of Bigfoot living in North America. PRWeb has the article here.

The ghost of an 18th century alchemist has been repeatedly spotted in a Tuscan town. You can read about it here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ghost Hunting Classes?


Sometimes people ask me what sort of training it takes to get into ghost hunting. The truth is, there’s no real formal training available to most ghost hunters. Most of the people who do it learn from experience. Many people join an established group so that they can pick it up on their own. While classes are fun, there’s really nothing quite like hands on experience for learning.

I’d actually love to see someone develop an accredited ghost hunting class, but the truth is, every ghost hunting group works differently. Everyone has different techniques and perspectives. Each ghost hunt is a unique experience. Plus, there’s just nothing quite like the real thing. Some people go in confident and happy and then get terrified when something happens. Others go in expecting stuff to happen, then get bored when nothing happens right away.

Do you think it would be fun to take a ghost hunting class? Would you rather learn from experience?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Weekly News Round-Up 11/23/12

Slate posted an article discussing why Bigfoot sightings are so popular. You can read it here.

Scientists say they have some big news from the Mars rover-but aren't announcing anything just yet. Read about it here.

Huffington Post has an article on the history of the literary sea monster.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Are Cemeteries Haunted?

It’s fairly common for ghost hunting groups to spend a lot of time in cemeteries. People who ghost hunt usually like spooky old things and they are also great places to research history and individuals. Birth and death dates can be helpful, and if you know what you are looking for, you can often find them on headstones. People also tend to assume that cemeteries are automatically haunted.

In my opinion, this is usually not the case, though there are exceptions to the rule. Ghosts tend to hang out in places that they had a strong connection to while they were alive. Homes, work buildings, hospitals etc. seem to be the places that attract ghosts the most. While it’s possible for a ghost to be hanging around, I don’t see it as a very likely scenario most of the time.

Do you think cemeteries are haunted?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 11/16/12

A Bigfoot researcher says he has audio proof of Bigfoot's existence. You can read about it here.

A news crew setting out to debunk a UFO film ended up filming more of the same UFO's. Mail Online has the article here.

The Sun posted an article about a woman who claims to be having conversations with her dead son.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Do You Believe in Curses?

Hollywood, books, and the media all love the idea of a curse. A curse is basically a wish or charm to harm another person. Everyone jokes about them from time to time. But do you think the will to hurt another could be strong enough to actually take a physical form?

I think it’s possible. Human desire is a really strong thing. It has power and strength all on its own. I’ve seen people wish and will for things to happen, and then watched them come true in time. Well I certainly don’t think it’s always the case, I think it is possible to influence the world with out thoughts.

What do you think? Are curses real? Have you ever had an interesting experience with a curse?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 11/8/12

A 'vampire' skeleton was found in Britain. The full article can be found here.

UFO sightings are increasing in Asia. You can read about it here.

An interesting new Bigfoot video has come up. What do you think?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Ghost Hunting Season is Winding Down...

Now that October has come and gone, people have started packing up the candy and putting away their costumes and decorations. The scary movies are starting to fade off TV as everyone gets ready for the busy holiday season. It also means we are getting ready to pack up our ghost hunting equipment for a few months.

Winter is usually pretty harsh and cold in Ohio, and most old buildings don’t have heat, so winter ghost hunts are always a challenge. Occasionally we will get a call or email from someone asking to investigate a personal residence but we try to use the winter months as a chance to rest and recharge before preparing for next years ghost hunting season. I’ve seen quite a few ghost hunters go full force for a year or two and they usually get burned out and end up quitting because they do too much.

Everyone needs a break sometimes. Do you find you need a break from any of your hobbies or interests?