My boyfriend is
obsessed with ghost hunting and joined
a group. The head of the group is a rising
star in the Paranormal community but he
tends to see ghost in everything and most
of the phenomena that occurs only happens
when he is present. I think he is a fraud
and a if given half the chance he will
prove that publicly he is.
I have tried repeatedly
to tell my boyfriend that he is a fake,
but he does not believe me. He is like
the pig being led to slaughter. He even
pays the guys bills, does all his writings
and promotions, maintains his web site
too. And of course the guy treats him
I keep pointing
this out and have given him until January
1st to quite the group. If not he needs
to move on and our relationship is over.
What should I do?
Haunted in Texas
If nothing your doing
is making a difference then stop. Just
say no more let things go down as they
will. If you can't change his mind or
make him see what facts you see then he
has to see them on his own.
Your deadline may be
something you might too soon regret. I
feel he may choose the group over you.
I want to go on
a ghost tour I live in Tennesee is there
any ghost tours near me worth taking and
learing about becoming a real ghost hunter
not that I wouldn't like just to take
a tour. But I want to go further and investigate.
All of Appalachian
Historic and Haunted Ghost Tours require
advance reservations and tend to sell
out early during the Fall season. If you
would like to schedule a tour, simply
call us at (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
Just pick a location and let them know
the number of folks in your group and
what time you'd like to start. The suggested
year-round time of departure for all of
our haunted historic ghost tours is between
6 and 8 PM in the evening...
Stacey Allen McGee,
CGH ~ Certified Ghost Hunter
The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center Founder
Appalachian GhostWalks ~ Tour Director
and Ghost Guide
Twelve Years Experience In Paranormal
The ARC ~ Alternate
Realities Center", founded in February
1994, is based in the small town of Unicoi
nestled in Southern Appalachian Mountains
near Johnson City, Tennessee which is
located in upper eastern region of the
State. The ARC holds area meetings and
offers several walking tours for area
residents and area travelers who find
themselves passing through the Southern
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more about our rich history and urban
legend, as well as the art and science
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Ghost Hunter Classes
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Are Cemeteries Haunted?
You hear from some sources they are and
from others they are not. So what is the
in New York
The answer is yes they
are. Some Cemeteries it is believed are
haunted by those souls that have or think
they have no place to go. They linger
and watch to see what family members visit
them. Many believe that they stay in cemeteries
feeling that the light will come to them
take them to heaven on judgment day. Maybe
this would explain a self imposed purgatory
or limbo. Maybe even worse it's hell!
Some well known paranormal
experts state that these lost ghosts are
just doing what they thought would be
their own hereafter from what they learned
You would not consider
these residual hauntings they would be
considered intelligent. Even though many
alive today believe it is stupid to hang
around a cemetery day and night, dead
These spirits cling
to the body that was once theirs it is
also thought. What keeps them their? Themselves!
Some are afraid that they might go to
what they believed in life was hell. So
in their reality they are atoning for
their sins. Awaiting judgment day at their
graves and tombs.
I see so many fake
ghost photos all over the internet. Of
course I see a few real ones too. do you
think the hoax's and the fakes and the
ones that have perfect explanations should
be posted on anyone's as ghost photos?
is real proof that they are not. I have
seen bad photos that have made believers
out of the most hard nosed of skeptics.
It's all up to ones opinion and personal
beliefs. Here at Haunted America Tours
all submitted ghost photos are posted.
We don't call them all real, we put them
up and let members of our site vote on
their authenticity and post their views
in our forum.
Visit our ghost
Spiritualism in America--and
more specifically, spirit photography--
was taken to court in New York City in
1869. The case: a preliminary hearing
for William H. Mumler, who was charged
with fraud for selling photographs that
he claimed included images of ghosts or
spirits. Testimony and arguments lasted
for seven days.
happen in many reported ghost photos,
some strange some weird some downright
spooky. It is of course your right and
beliefs that make you judge them for what
you think they are. I recommend to everyone
use your own judgment, ask a friend or
send it to experts for evaluation.
you are going to believe in something
like ghost photos it is a matter of ones
If you think you have
a ghostly photo, by all means send it
in for us to review! Go and please Judge
for yourself the authenticity of these
ghost pics in our GUEST
BOOK Polls. Yes your opinion
More Ghost Photos And Read Submitted Ghost
And also check
Ghost Photos history.
No one has ever
offered irrefutable proof that science
and the world consider of an haunting
(otherworldly) encounter or ghost manifest
ion. There has never been produced substantial
evidence of the existence of ghosts, or
haunted houses or haunted anything. Yet,
enough along these lines has been reported,
with sufficient consistency to arouse
one's curiosity and perhaps warrant extended
of the eternally unanswered questions
of the living is, "what really happens
to us when we die?"
What are vortexes?
in ghost photos I hear it all the time.
But I really don't think I have seen one
or quite know what one really is?
in Marion, North Carolina
Vortexes are streaks,
lines or curves that are seen in the developed
ghost photo and usually not seen when
the pictures were taken. They are usually
very bright white in color and sometimes
transparent. A great number of vortexes
have been presented on the Internet as
positive proof of ghosts. But still this
is in dispute and not considered actual
proof of their existence.
A vortex (pl. vortices)
is a spinning, often turbulent, flow (or
any spiral motion) with closed streamlines.
The shape of media or mass rotating rapidly
around a center forms a vortex. It is
a flow involving rotation about an axis.
A vortex can be seen
in the spiraling motion of air or liquid
around a center of rotation. Circular
current of water of conflicting tides
form vortex shapes. Turbulent flow makes
many vortices. A good example of a vortex
is the atmospheric phenomenon of a whirlwind
or a tornado or dust devil. This whirling
air mass mostly takes the form of a helix,
column, or spiral. Tornadoes develop from
severe thunderstorms, usually spawned
from squall lines and supercell thunderstorms,
though they sometimes happen as a result
of a hurricane.
A mesovortex is on the
scale of a few miles (smaller than a hurricane
but larger than a tornado).  On a much
smaller scale, a vortex is usually formed
as water goes down a drain, as in a sink
or a toilet. This occurs in water as the
revolving mass forms a whirlpool. This
whirlpool is caused by water flowing out
of a small opening in the bottom of a
basin or reservoir. This swirling flow
structure within a region of fluid flow
opens downward from the water surface.
In the hydrodynamic interpretation of
the behaviour of electromagnetic fields,
the acceleration of electric fluid in
a particular direction creates a positive
vortex of magnetic fluid. This in turn
creates around itself a corresponding
negative vortex of electric fluid.
All this is how Paranormal
investigators have lumped together to
explain the phenomena.
The great majority of
vortex pictures are nothing more than
accidentally photographing ones camera
strap. The camera is often tilted 90 degrees
to the left or right and since the camera
strap is usually affixed on the left and
right of a camera, it can dangle into
the lens and be photographed. The strap
is very white because it was the closest
image to the camera and the flash unit
and was often in motion causing the semi-transparency
of the image.
What is Fan Death?
A friend of mine at school told me if
you leave a fan on and go to sleep a ghost
comes and takes your soul away! The ghost
then takes over your body and becomes
you . is this true?
Fan Death is the belief
that if someone is sleeping in a sealed
room (windows and doors are closed) with
an electric fan on, they could die. And
no, what you have heard is not true. It
is a urban legend in Korea.
This belief is similar to death by air
conditioners/heaters in homes and cars.
The only country to believe in fan death
is South Korea. If you ask any Korean
about fan death, they will almost certainly
vehemently argue that it is indeed true.
It seems Koreans of all ages, professions
(including doctors) and education backgrounds
Fan death is an urban
legend that originated in South Korea,
but has since spread to other countries
in the Far East. The belief is that an
electric fan, if left running overnight
in a closed room, can result in the death
(by suffocation, poisoning, or hypothermia)
of those inside. This belief also extends
to air conditioners and the fans in cars.
When the air conditioner or fan is on
in a car, some people are apt to leave
their car windows open a crack to avoid
"fan death." Fans manufactured
and sold in Korea are equipped with a
timer switch that turns them off after
a set number of minutes, which users are
frequently urged to set when going to
sleep with a fan on.
The explanation of fan
death is accepted by many Korean medical
professionals. In summer, mainstream Korean
news sources regularly report on cases
of fan death.
A typical example
is this excerpt from the July 28, 1997,
edition of the Korea Herald
The heat wave which
has encompassed Korea for about a week,
has generated various heat-related accidents
and deaths. At least 10 people died from
the effects of electric fans which can
remove oxygen from the air and lower body
On Friday in eastern Seoul, a 16-year-old
girl died from suffocation after she fell
asleep in her room with an electric fan
in motion. The death toll from fan-related
incidents reached 10 during the past week.
Medical experts say that this type of
death occurs when one is exposed to electric
fan breezes for long hours in a sealed
area. "Excessive exposure to such
a condition lowers one's temperature and
hampers blood circulation. And it eventually
leads to the paralysis of heart and lungs,"
says a medical expert.
"To prevent such an accident, one
should keep the windows open and not expose
oneself directly to fan air," he
When informed that the phenomenon is virtually
unheard of outside of their country, some
Koreans have suggested that their unique
physiology renders them susceptible to
fan death. Such Koreans are usually at
a loss to explain why Koreans born overseas,
who have never heard of this phenomenon
and leave fans running in closed rooms,
do not suffer from fan death.
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