Many of you out there are finding that the paranormal world is that much closer to becoming normal. From the shows on all the cable networks to the stories that keep popping up on news channels around the world. Ghosts, Bigfoot, UFO's and all the strange dark shadows that haunt us seem to be getting more attention in the spotlight as of late.
HUNTING THE PARANOMAL BECOMES NORMAL IN LEAN TIMES
The world today has more individuals that hunt for ghosts, Ufo's and cryptids then any other previous point in history. The acceptance of those that search for the unknown bumps in the night has become more mainstream. the escape into delving into the unknown seems to give many the freedom they need give their lives some type of personal meaning. From chasing real ghosts in old haunted houses to backpacking into the deep woods to catch a glimpse of the famed Sasquatch paranormal exploration seems to be a personal vision quest to many.
What's Paranormal And What's Not!?
"It all certainly might just be a inner personal journey to find peace." says Paranormal Investigator Lisa Lee Harp Waugh. A Texas Necromancer and Ghost expert in a recent radio interview. People want something to believe in she related. Purely their own sense of discovery not something others need to prove to them. Waugh went on to state that this the Paranormal exploration trend that is happening all around the world might just have something to do with the great Mayan Calendar date of doom 12 -21- 2012.
"I think many individuals really want to make sure that there is an afterlife just in case the End Of the world is really upon us." Says Waugh. "The current trend in people searching for the unexplained seems to be a lasting one."People today worldwide or more suspicious of Conspiracies, hoax's, frauds and all that is unnatural." " It seems that the scientific side of all that is strange is the next big push for scientist to actually openly postulate on." "You need to realize that today with no jobs, no insurance and short of cash: hard times for young adults, they all have nothing better to do then sit around and worry about if they have a future." "And proving to yourself the real existence of real ghosts seems to be well,maybe one way to say. Well hey, it does end happily ever after."
The true paranormal search goes on every second of the day for many in the world today online. From Googling the days News headlines for the key search words like real ghost hunting. Real search terms and keywords like like paranormal, haunted, and hoping your search for Bigfoot, Nessie and el Chupacabra produces all the cryptids and strange paranormal results you can find. The only frustration many have is the fact that there just might not be any new News today on the subject.
It seems though the word paranormal makes many feel unsafe in their own skins. And to some degree it actually does not stop the curious from searching for something that is often just whispers in the wind. Many see the world of Paranormal phenomena as a way to escape the pressures of today's economic and traumatic world crisis that the media seems to revel in. Rather then reading about politics and and Palin's woes, many would rather find out about Poltergeist and the paranormal world.
Many haunted web sites like hauntedamericatours.com seem to be getting more hits then normal news sites. Haunted America Tours in fact has been actually getting over 15 million hits a month for over the past year to date. New Age book sales or up worldwide as are the sales of ghost hunting equipment and reported haunted items on ebay.
"People worldwide will give up a lot of frivolous things in a recession, but the exploration of things that go bump in the night, apparently is not high on the list of sacrifices they are willing to make." Said Waugh. "Personal safety, awareness and frame of mind is always a top priority." "With hundreds of small and large paranormal group seminars, conventions and conferences internationally exploring paranormal subjects today." The peak period is starting now for 2009. August September and through the month to October is big business for local Ghost Tours." " Many Paranormal Workshop and Convention organizers have already said they did just fine despite the tough economic times it all was a great success." "Attendances are up and many have been complete sellouts."
A successful Paranormal gathering of late always attracts big revenue. In past years organizers often told that they broke even or made enough to cover expenses. That’s why organizers of such conferences and ghost hunting, UFO, and Cryptozoological studies have tried to hold the line on budget cuts even as the recession has not cut into their online pre sale ticket profits.
“Last year many many people came to Scarefest, they all had a exceptional great haunted time, yes they spent some money in these hard time too,” “There’s no recession when it comes to the paranormal.” States The first Lady of Ghost Hunting, Ghost Chaser the great Patti Starr, "Scarefest offers you Largest Horror and Paranormal Convention Experience In The USA". "Each year it attracts more and more visitors from around the world and from many diverse and oddly different walks of life."
Patti is a frequent guest on television and radio programs. She has been featured on national TV such as A&E “Airline” filmed in Birmingham, AL, at the haunted Sloss Furnaces and a film clip of that investigation was featured on the Montel Williams Show. She was also featured on the Food Network “The Best of Fright Food” filmed at the haunted Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky.
"When Paranormal Investigators or anyone in the field today has a problem with ghosts and and investigation it is Patti Starr who they call." Says Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, The Great American Necromancer. "I had The pleasure of taking her Fabulous Bardstown Ghost Trek which she started in 1997 in Bardstown, KY." " I respect all that Patti Starr is and represents and recommend to everyone seek this lady out ." " You will learn something New about real ghosts that will suprise you!"
Jason Hawes and the Most Beautiful Ghost Huntress of The Century Patti Starr
Patti has been teaching ghost hunting courses at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky since 2001. She is currently lecturing at numerous universities, colleges, and libraries throughout the United States.
She list her sole Occupation as Full time Ghost Hunter, Lecturer, Author, Entertainer, and shop owner of the Ghost Hunter Shop, located at 835 Porter Place, Lexington, KY, 40504. Hours of operation 9:00 am - 4:00 pm., Monday through Friday and 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday. Call 859-576-5517 for further information.
Certified Ghost Hunter
"I often tell people that you can personally learn more about living your life from the dead." And I've earned from the many who attend and by keep my finger on the paranormal pulse of today that this is the largest truth that one will discover." " At Scarefest we always feature the best and the most sought after, and very many well respected individuals in the paranormal and world of horror in the community today." "And all that you might question will tell you The Paranormal interest in the general public still has not peaked." "Each year you can see things growing by leaps and bounds."
SCAREFEST www.thescarefest.com The Largest Horror and Paranormal Convention In The USA will be held on September 11th, 12th, 13th 2009 Lexington, Kentucky. Many local business will tell you that what it does for the local economy is actually more then just a small stimulus.
Spend hours shopping through the huge 24,000 square foot dealer room where 120 vendors will be selling weird, strange, unique and extraordinary horror and paranomal items. During your three day adventure you will be able to attend many seminars, Q&A sessions, movie screenings, and workshops that will be offered by some of the celebrities at Scare Fest.
And it doesn't stop there! After-hour events will include, VIP parties, a Haunted house , midnight horror movies at the Historic Kentucky Theater, tours and other events to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
The ScareFest is owned by Ghost Chasers International, Inc. and the event was created by Jeff Waldridge, Patti and Chuck Starr. The Scare Fest will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the largest convention centers in the state with an abundance of parking on site.
GHOST TOURS DO TURN UP MORE THEN JUST A REAL GHOST OR TWO!
An offshoot of ghost hunting is the commercial ghost tour conducted by a local guide or tour operator who is often a member of a local ghost hunting or paranormal investigation group. Since both tour operator and 'haunted' site owners share profits of such enterprises (admissions typically range between $50 and $100 per person), some believe the 'haunted' claims are exaggerated or fabricated in order to increase attendance. The city of Savannah, GA is thought to be the #1 US city for "Ghost Tour Wars" by having more than three dozen individual tours at last count.
A ghost tour (also called a haunted tour, ghost walk, or haunted walk) is an activity themed around the paranormal providing an entertaining and often educational way to present ghostlore. Tours often take place around sites with a reputation for unusual occurrences. They are usually conducted at night and will combine a mix of history and legends.
Tours themes around the paranormal can introduce historic, social and scientific topics to a wider audience than might not otherwise be addressed. Stories centered on ghosts and mysteries are more attractive to many people to whom leisure time is precious, than purely academic pursuits. A well presented thematic tour can create the interest for further investigation into the stories behind the topics.
Presentations use drama, humour and analogies to weave stories in an interesting way. Tours may be conducted on foot, vehicle or even a self led tour finding clues along a predetermined route.
Increased popularity of tours has led to the formation of several professional bodies aimed at promoting ghost tours and improving the experience and security of customers.
Haunted locations are often regarded to contain the spirits of deceased beings who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Supernatural Activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or tragic events in the buildings past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide — sometimes in the recent or ancient past. Amongst many cultures and religions it is believed that the essence of a being such as the 'soul' continue to exist. Some philosophical and religious views argue that the 'spirts' of those who have died have not 'passed over' and are trapped inside the property where their memories and energy is strong. Entities which are said to 'haunt' homes are often known to make noises, appear as apparitions, and shift or launch physical objects. This is sometimes manifested into 'poltergeist activity'; poltergeist meaning 'noisy spirit'. Traditionally an exorcism is the method used to remove unwelcome spirits from the property.
Official website --- www.hauntsofowensboro.com
The Haunts of Owensboro as many other ghost tours in america felt the first blows of the economic crunch when it first hit. But like all good haunting's around the world the business of ghost tours has made a dramatic return from the grave. Tours across America such as Dash Beardsley's Ghost Tours of Galveston Island and those of Mark Nesbitt's ghost Of Gettysburg repot that there seems to be more then just an intense interest in all that haunted in major cities.
Nesbitt's tour is actually hosting several events a real Boo Cruise of sorts with ghost hunting topping the list.
Ghosts of Gettysburg
Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®
271 Baltimore Street ,Gettysburg, PA 17325
Visit them here Official Web site: www.ghostsofgettysburg.com
August 21-22: A weekend of paranormal happenings with Mark, Most Haunted's Richard Felix, and Ron Kolek & Maureen Wood of the New England Ghost Project. 2 investigations, dinner @ The Historic Haunted Dobbin House - sign up for all 3, 2 or 1 event. Go to our EVENTS page for more info!
Oct 17-22: Ghost Hunter Cruise with Paranormal Ghost-Host Mark Nesbitt! New date, new cruise line, new Pricing! You'll be chilled, thrilled, and spooked on our 5-night adventure aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas roundtrip Boston! BOOK IT TODAY: Ghost Hunters Cruise! Don't miss out on the fun! Reserve your spot today!
The Ghosts of Gettysburg Battlefield Ghost Tour! Take a Ghost Tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield with Mark Nesbitt as your guide! Now you can do it your way: bike, drive, walk, or from your easy chair; you decide! Just $5.95 for the 1 hour and 46 minute audio tour! To purchase the download plus map, go to www.GhostChannel.tv and click on "Ghosts of Gettysburg Battlefield Auto Tour" link.
"The Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours" has been voted the #1 Ghost Tour in the WORLD! Thank you to all who voted for us - you are very much appreciated! To see the complete Top Ten list, go to www.hauntedamericatours.com
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I recently took t a haunted ghost tour personally led by Paranormal Investigator Sherri Brake-Recco. These local nighttime walking tours are of historical Canal Fulton Ohio. She also offers Paranormal classes as well as presentations, private tours, cemetery walks, and home psychic parties. And from those and of what I heard and personally saw on the tour things could not have been better. Ohio contact info:
Haunted Heartland Tours Phone: 330-412-6114.
The tours also offer many new and exciting ghost tour innovations from the GHOSTHUNT BUS TRIP, to also a sister tour West Virginia
Haunted Heartland Tours 10 Scenic Highway Summersville WV 26651 Phone: 330-412-6114
"Haunted Heartland Tours"
EXPOLRING OHIO'S HAUNTED HISTORY
Our Goal: To provide quality events which blend history and
hauntings. We strive to educate, enlighten, and entertain with our
own unique blend of the paranormal, science, history, and local
legend. Many of our events allow us to donate back to the local historical
society or cemetery association involved. Contact us here.
Our Locations: We are based out of Canal Fulton, Ohio & Summersville, West Virginia. We are listed in the Top 10 Best Ghost Tours in America for the 3rd year running. (voted on by tour guests at Haunted America Tours)
What We Offer: We find the best locations possible to explore history,
hauntings and the paranormal. When we visit haunted locations such as Mansfield Reformatory, Waverly Hills Sanatorium or the West Virginia Pen, we secure the entire building out for our event.
What we do not offer: Haunted House type of entertainment & phony psychics.
Thank you for our growing success. We celebrate 5 years in 2009!
All tours and events led Haunted Heartland Tours owner and Haunted Stark County Ohio author Sherri Brake