Halloween is nostalgia all the way down. I have spent time reading Halloween Facebook groups over several years. I have also engaged Facebook Halloween communities in conversation about what they love about Halloween. I have read on the history of Halloween and observed the Halloween-loving subculture in the United States. I wouldn’t say I have…
The History of Ghost Hunting
Part I – 19th-Century Spiritualism The phenomenon we call ghost hunting today – the stuff we see on TV shows like Ghost Hunters and Kindred Spirits, and the stuff local paranormal investigation teas do – can be traced back to a social and spiritual movement that began in the 1800s called Spiritualism A haunted house…
Where did the idea of a residual haunting come from?
Who dsicovered residual hauntings? If you are a paranormal investigator, watch a lot of ghost hunting TV, or partake of other ghost hunting media, then you have probably heard of a residual haunting. As I explain in my post defining “ghost,” a residual haunting is said to be caused by the imprint of a person’s…
Are people who believe in the paranormal crazy?
If you were to meet a random person who believes in the paranormal on the street, chances are they would not be “crazy” or “out of their mind.” The fact is, the majority of the US population believes in at least one paranormal topic, whether that be cryptids like Bigfoot or Mothman, ghosts and hauntings,…
Signs of a Demonic Haunting
According to paranormal investigators, the vast majority of hauntings are related to human ghosts. In rare cases, however, a haunting can be demonic.
Do Ghosts Exist?
It may be frustrating to read that, when it comes to the existence of ghosts, I am agnostic. I do not know whether ghosts exist. I am not ready to rule out the possible existence of ghosts, neither am I ready to affirm it.
Why is Hocus Pocus so popular?
Why is Hocus Pocus so popular? The 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as evil witches from the seventeenth century resurrected in Salem, Mass. on Halloween night is a cult classic.
What is a Ghost?
It is widely believed that hauntings are caused by ghosts. But what is a ghost? For America’s ghost hunters, this question does not have as straightforward an answer as some might suppose. Let’s explore some of the more widespread definitions of “ghost” among paranormal investigators.