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Is there really such a thing as paranormal experts in this haunted world?

Story by Mark Goldberg, Art by Ricardo Pustanio

POSTED: Thursday April 26, 2007

Paranormal Experts:

The Real Ghost Hunters

When all else fails they say call in the experts. If your haunting has gone all out of control or you need some serious validation to the strange supernatural or paranormal occurrences that are happening to you then seeking expert help is your only solution. Published authors, lecturers, radio and television hosts, and more are all considered part of the ever growing field of research. Some do not claim to be experts in the paranormal, as no experts really exist when it comes to the supernatural, It's all just gathering information and experience things on a first hand basis.

Many believe their personal quest is to just seek out, allegedly haunted locations, authenticate evidence of ghosts, research ghost stories, sightings and conduct investigations into paranormal activity. Much of this is self proof.

Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists. After they are fired from a university, they start their own business investigating and capturing ghosts. The concept was inspired by Aykroyd's own fascination with the paranormal, and it was conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for himself and friend and fellow Saturday Night Live alum John Belushi.


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Ghostbusters was released in the United States on June 8, 1984, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson. The film grossed approximately USD$240 million in the U.S. and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, more than the second "Indiana Jones" installment, making it easily the most successful film of that year, and the most successful comedy of the 1980s.

The first film sparked the catchphrases "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" and "I ain't 'fraid of no ghost(s)." Both came from the hit theme song written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. The song was a huge hit, staying #1 for three weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #1 for two weeks on the Black Singles chart. The song earned Parker an Academy Awards nomination for "Best Song," losing to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" for the film The Woman In Red.

In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Ghostbusters the 44th greatest comedy film of all time. Many believe this was the start to all the paranormal wonderment that television and the world knows today as professional ghost hunting.

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"The God Father of the Paranormal" is Professor Hans Holzer, Ph.D., Writer of 138 books on the supernatural and occult for the popular market as well as several plays, musicals, films, and documentaries and has hosted a television show. His extensive involvement in researching the supernatural has included investigating The Amityville Horror and some of the most prominent haunted locations around the world. He has also worked with well-known trance mediums such as Ethel Johnson-Meyers, Sybil Leek, Trixie Allingham. Holzer, is a leading authority in the field of the paranormal. He has earned his Ph.D. from the London College of Applied Science. He was a writer/producer and on camera personality on the popular NBC series "In Search Of..." as well as several other documentaries on the paranormal.


Holzer a professional spiritual intuitive, writer and teacher; who lives in New York City. She comes from a long lineage of practicing Celtic psychics and healers. Her web site is a regularly updated resource of Holistic information concerning the development of the intuitive faculties. Merryn is also the editor and publisher of online Merlian News Magazine. America's leading full-time Parapsychologist.

According to the Parapsychological Association, parapsychology is the scientific study of certain types of paranormal phenomena, or of phenomena which appear to be paranormal. The term is based on the Greek para (beside/beyond), psyche (soul/mind), and logos (account/explanation) and was coined by psychologist Max Dessoir in or before 1889. Its first appearance was in an article by Dessoir in the June 1889 issue of the German publication Sphinx. J. B. Rhine later popularized "parapsychology" as a replacement for the earlier term "psychical research", during a shift in methodologies which brought experimental methods to the study of psychic phenomena. In contemporary research, the term 'parapsychology' refers to the study of psi, a general blanket term used by academic parapsychologists to denote anomalous processes or outcomes

The scientific reality of parapsychological phenomena and the validity of scientific parapsychological research is a matter of frequent dispute and criticism. The field is regarded by critics as a pseudoscience. Parapsychologists, in turn, say that parapsychological research is scientifically rigorous. Despite criticisms, a number of academic institutions now conduct research on the topic, employing laboratory methodologies and statistical techniques, such as meta-analysis.[citation needed] The Parapsychological Association is the leading association for parapsychologists and has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1969.

The Parapsychological Association was formed in 1957 as a professional society for parapsychologists following an initiative by J.B. Rhine. Its purpose has been "to advance parapsychology as a science, to disseminate knowledge of the field, and to integrate the findings with those of other branches of science." It holds annual conventions, which is reported in its Proceedings, and the proceedings of which are published annually as Research in Parapsychology.

In 1969 the Association took a giant step in advancing the field by affiliating with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The work of the association is a reported in the Journal of Parapsychology and the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.

The Parapsychological Association was created in Durham, North Carolina, on June 19th, 1957. Its formation was proposed by Dr. J. B. Rhine (Director of the Duke Laboratory) at a Workshop in Parapsychology that was held at the Parapsychology Laboratory of Duke University. Using the occasion afforded by this wide representation of the field, Dr. J. B. Rhine, Director of the Duke Laboratory, proposed that the group form itself into the nucleus of an international professional society in parapsychology. The time could not have been more opportune nor the audience more receptive. Visit official web site here http://parapsych.org/.

Its first president was R. A. McConnell, then of the Biophysics Department, University of Pittsburgh, and the first vice-president was Gertrude R. Schmeidler of the Department of Psychology, City College of New York. Rhea White was named Secretary Treasurer. Four others were elected to the Council, bringing the total to seven: Margaret Anderson, Remi Cadoret, Karlis Osis, and W. G. Roll.

Some ghost hunters call themselves professionals, some experts and still others the ever learning students in this very haunted world. Here is a list of the very best in the world. Click on the one you wish to contact and go directly to their official or personal web site to contact them directly.

Before there was SciFi reality-TV series, Ghost Hunters, the “real” paranormal/parapsychological investigators, Hans HolzerThe Warrens,Christopher Chacon, Loyd Auerbach, John Zaffis Jr. and William Roll were each, independently, conducting their own extraordinary research into all things considered paranormal such as ghosts and poltergeistsm possession and the otherworlds.

As a result of television shows about the “paranormal”, many new self-proclaimed paranormal investigators and research groups have sprouted up all over the world. But make no mistake, today’s so-called paranormal researchers still cannot hold a candle to to the select few other world-renowned veteran paranormal experts that have been conducting field and laboratory investigations long before reality TV cast a spotlight into the otherside.

William Roll was born July 3, 1926 in Bremen, Germany, where his father was American Vice-Consul. His mother was Danish and Roll attended Holte Gymnasium in Denmark. He enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley in 1947, and received the BA in 1949, majoring in philosophy and psychology. After a year of graduate work in sociology, Roll went to Oxford University, to do research in parapsychology under Professor H.H. rice until 1957. He received the M. Litt. degree for a thesis entitled "Theory and Experiment in Psychical Research," and was president of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. In 1957, Roll joined the staff of the Parapsychology Laboratory, Duke University, working under Dr. J.B. Rhine until 1964. During this period he made his first RSPK and haunt investigations, was appointed project director of the Psychical Research Foundation (PRF), and elected president of the Parapsychological Association.



After Rhine's retirement from Duke in 1964, the PRF became a sponsored program at the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1986, Roll was appointed Professor of Psychical Research and Psychology at West Georgia College (now the State University of West Georgia) with funding from the PRF. In 1989, he received the Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden, for a thesis entitled "This World or That: An Examination of Parapsychological Findings Suggestive of the Survival of Human Personality After Death." Since 1990, Roll has been teaching parapsychology at the University as an adjunct professor.

Roll has written more than 100 scientific papers, several articles for anthologies, edited 11 volumes of Research in Parapsychology, and written four books, The Poltergeist (1972), Theory and Experiment in Psychical Research (1975, his M.Litt. thesis), Psychic Connections (1995, with Lois Duncan), and Unleashed (2004, with Valerie Storey). In 1996 he received the Parapsychological Association's award for a Distinguished Career in Parapsychology. In 2002 he was awarded the Dinsdale Memorial Award by the Society for Scientific Investigation for his RSPK studies.

Selected Publications
Roll, W. G. (1968). Some physical and psychological aspects of a series of poltergeist phenomena. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 62, 263-308.

Roll, W.G. (1969). The Newark disturbances. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 63, 123-174.

Roll, W.G. (1970). Poltergeist phenomena and interpersonal relations. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 64, 66-99.

Roll, W.G. (2003). Poltergeists, electromagnetism and consciousness. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 17, 75-86.

Roll, W.G. (2004). The Poltergeist. New York: Paraview (reprint of 1979 edition).

Roll, W.G. (1993). The question of RSPK vs. fraud in the case of Tina Resch. Proceedings of Presented Papers: The Parapsychological Association 36th Annual Convention, 456-482.

Roll, W.G. (2000). Poltergeist and space-time: A contemplation on Hans Bender's Ideas

About RSPK. The Parapsychological Association, 43rd Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August 17-20, 316-332.

Roll, W.G., Burdick, D., & Joines, W.T. (1973). Radial and tangential forces in the Miami poltergeist. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 67, 267-281.

Roll, W.G., Burdick, D., & Joines, W.T. (1974). The rotating beam theory and the Olive Hill poltergeist. In W.G. Roll, RL. Morris & J. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology, 1973, (pp. 64-67). Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow.

Roll, W.G., & Gearhart, L. (1974). Geomagnetic perturbations and RSPK. In W.G. Roll, RL. Morris & J. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology, 1973, (pp. 44-46). Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow.

Roll, W.G., Maher, M., & Brown, B. (1992). An investigation of reported haunting occurrences in a Japanese restaurant in Georgia. The Parapsychological Association 35th Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August 9-13, 151-168.

Roll, W.G., Moody, R, & Radin, D. (1996). Reports of hauntings at Dragsholm Castle, Denmark, and Engso Castle, Sweden. The Parapsychological Association, 39th Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August 17-19, 253-270.

Roll, W.G. & Nichols, A. (1999). A haunting at an Army post. The Parapsychological Association 42nd Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August 4-8, 253-270.

Roll, W.G. & Nichols, A. (2000). Psychological and electromagnetic aspects of haunts. The Parapsychological Association 43rd Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August 17-20, 364-378.

Roll, W.G. & Persinger, M.A. (1998). Poltergeist and nonlocality: Energetic aspects of RSPK. Proceedings of Presented Papers: The Parapsychological Association 41st Annual Convention, August 6-9, 1998, 184-198.

Roll, W.G., & Pratt, J.G. (1971). The Miami disturbances. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 65, 409-454.

Roll, W.G., Sheehan, L.C., Persinger, M.A., & Glass, A.Y. (1996). The haunting of White Ranch. The Parapsychological Association Annual Convention, Proceedings of Presented Papers, August, 17-20, 279-294.

Roll, W.G., & Stump, J. (1969). The Olive Hill poltergeist. Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association 6, 57-58.

Stewart, J.L., Roll, W.G., & Baumann, S. (1987). Hypnotic suggestion and RSPK. In D.H. Weiner & RD. Nelson (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology, 1986, (pp. 30-35). Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow.

Christopher Chacon is considered a prominent authority on paranormal and supernatural phenomena, anomalies, metaphysics and the occult. In addition, he is a writer, director and executive producer for television, film, theatre and live-event attractions, as well as an author and performance artist, having begun his career in entertainment as a master illusionist/magician.

A former field operative of The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.), Chacon has traveled the world, investigating and researching thousands of cases of every type of paranormal phenomena, including haunts and poltergeists, UFO close encounters, possessions/ exorcisms, miracles and divine intervention, all types of psychic/parapsychological phenomena, encounters with strange creatures and unexplainable anomalous phenomena.

In entertainment, Chacon’s most notable creation is the dramatic-adventure TV series, "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal", starring Dan Aykroyd, Michael Moriarity and Matt Frewer. As writer, creator/executive producer and director of this TV series, Chacon produced 88 episodes that are currently seen in over 30 countriesIn the early 1980’s, Chacon teamed up with Parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach and together formed a research team to investigate parapsychological and psychic phenomena.

Christopher Chacon

In 1989, Chacon was recruited by The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.), a well-funded private scientific organization with the sole purpose of assessing parapsychological and paranormal phenomena worldwide. It was O.S.I.R.’s advanced scientific training that additionally equipped Chacon with the skills to explore the vast amount of psychic and parapsychological phenomena he would encounter.

Chacon travelled the world investigating and researching thousands of cases dealing with altered-states of consciousness and parapsychological and psychic phenomena, including; clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near death experiences, reincarnation, precognition, psychometry, remote-viewing, bi-location, channelling, mediumship and astral projection. He has also investigated thousands of cases of supernatural phenomena, including; possessions and exorcisms, haunts and poltergeists, miracles and manifestations of divine intervention. Additionally, Chacon has ventured on many expeditions, archaeological explorations and field research in various parts of the world involving ancient mysticism, metaphysical archaeological finds and obscure supernatural/occult practices.

Because of Chacon’s experience in confidentially investigating and researching psychic phenomena, he continues to be inundated with requests for help and assistance from private individuals of all walks of life, celebrities, dignitaries, government agencies, corporations and high-ranking officials from all religions.

Recognized as an authority, Chacon has been featured on countless TV and radio shows, including, "Unsolved Mysteries", "Sightings", "Dateline", "National Geographic Explorer", "The Other Side", "Eye to Eye with Connie Chung", "Discovery Channel", "The Tom Snyder Show", "20/20", "NBC, FOX, ABC, BBC and Japan’s Nippon Network News".

Chacon was additionally a member of The American Society of Psychical Research, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Society for Scientific Exploration, Federation of American Scientists, The New York Academy of Sciences and The Center for Science Education.

Besides his work in parapsychology and psychic research, Chacon makes his living as a Creator/Writer, Director, Executive Producer and Performer for television, motion pictures and live-stage theatrical productions. When not working in entertainment or parapsychology, Chacon is involved with several humanitarian and environmental causes. He currently resides along California’s central coast.

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Keith Age
President and founder of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society based in Louisville, Kentucky and a long-time rep for the American Ghost Society. His investigations have taken him all over the country, including to infamous locations like the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Bobby Mackey's Music World, the Willard Library and many others. He is also the author of the upcoming book, "Haunted Louisville" and appears in the documentary "Spooked", which was filmed in conjunction with the much anticipated "Death Tunnel", filmed at Waverly Hills. Keith Age has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, both local and National. Recently, Keith Age was the Host of the Sci-Fi Channel's airing of "Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium," a career move which has moved him from local celebrity status to being nationally recognized as one of the premiere paranormal investigators of present day. www.louisvilleghs.com

Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and author of A PARANORMAL CASEBOOK: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium, which hit the bookshelves October 1, 2005 from Atriad Press.



His 2004 releases were GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal and HAUNTINGS & POLTERGEISTS: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide (Ronin Publishing). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS (1986, Warner Books) was named the “Sacred Text”` on ghosts by NEWSWEEK (in August, 1996). PSYCHIC DREAMING (1991, Warner Books; 1999 Barnes & Noble Books), deals with the current understanding of dreams in general and psychic dreams in particular. His third book, REINCARNATION, CHANNELING AND POSSESSION, was published by Warner Books in April, 1993. MIND OVER MATTER (Kensington Books, 1996) focused on the limits human beings set for themselves and on psychokinesis.

Jeff Belanger
Author, Lecturer, and Investigator. The official Web site of Ghostvillage.com founder, author, and lecturer, Jeff Belanger. Read his Blah Blah Blog, check out his book and lecture schedule, and interact. Jeff Belanger was first introduced to ghosts and the supernatural at age ten, when he and some friends took a Ouija board to a known haunted house in Newtown, Connecticut. He has been writing about ghosts and the supernatural since 1997 when he first interviewed renowned ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. In 1998, he was tapped to research and write the script for a documentary film on Dudleytown -- an abandoned ghost town in the hills of northeastern Connecticut. The documentary project was never sold, so he took the research and wrote the definitive work on the history and haunting's behind this legendary Connecticut town. That article would be the impetus for Belanger to start www.Jeffbelangere.com.

Arthur "Art" W. Bell, III
American broadcaster and author, known primarily as the founder and a longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland.Semiretired from Coast to Coast AM, he returned from his hiatus from hosting the weekend broadcasts, but then took another leave while technical problems were worked out. Bell also owns oldies station: KNYE 95.1 FM ("The Kingdom of Nye ... Things That Go Pahrump In The Night") in Pahrump, Nevada.Between June and December of 2006, Bell broadcasted Coast to Coast AM from Metro Manila in the Philippines.



There are three annual gimmicks on Bell's program: On April Fool's Day, Art always winds up having at least one gag story that's presented in such a way that the listeners are left guessing as to whether or not their legs are really being pulled hard, such as the time when Bell took a cellphone call from a pilot who was claiming to be flying his Cessna airplane over Area 51 and wound up getting shot down while still on the line. On Halloween, his show is renamed "Ghost to Ghost A.M.", and is devoted to callers relating their allegedly real-life encounters with ghosts. Every New Year's Eve, Bell invites callers to make a prediction for the coming year based on actual precognitive experiences, not just guesses or wishful thinking. The predictions are then reviewed at the close of the next year and given a audible "Ding" if they are deemed to have been correct, or a "Bonk" if the prediction did not come true .Bell has written, or co-written, several books. They include The Quickening: Today's Trends, Tomorrow's World, The Art of Talk (an autobiography), The Source, The Edge: Man's Mysterious Past & Incredible Future, and The Coming Global Superstorm, which became the basis for the popular movie, The Day After Tomorrow. www.coasttocoastam.com


Paul F. Eno
Site of journalist and investigator Paul F. Eno, author of "Faces at the Window." Includes ghost photos from New England, Q&A, letters, and advice. The world's only father-son ghost-hunting team: author and 36-year veteran of paranormal research Paul F. Eno, and son Benjamin, 14, who recently joined in his dad's adventures. PAUL F. ENO, who has been called "the most intelligent voice in paranormal research today," is an award-winning New England journalist, a graduate of two seminaries, and holds a rare Ph.B in philosophy. Eno is much in demand as a talk-show guest around the nation, and has presented his interactive programs on the paranormal all over America and in Europe. He has appeared on the Travel, Discovery and History Channels. His unusually long experience in the field, his hair-raising adventures with famous hauntings, along with his utterly unique, riveting theories about the paranormal and its meaning for our understanding of the world and ourselves, draw capacity crowds wherever he speaks. His audiences love his wit, and are always moved by his compassion, his message of deathless hope, and the accounts of families he has helpe
d. www.newenglandghosts.com

Steve Gonsalves
Technical manager of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), based in Warwick, Rhode Island and a key member of the team behind the behind the paranormal reality show Ghost Hunters. Gonsalves, a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, started investigating the paranormal when he was only 15 and formed New England Paranormal in 2001. Gonsalves occasionally gives lectures on the paranormal, such as one called "Ghostbusters! The Science Behind Paranormal Investigations" which he presented on January 28, 2005 at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Gonsalves is passionate about what he does and started conducting paranormal work at age 15, researching and reading and going to seminars to the point where he was doing it semi-professionally at age 17. By age 20, he was leading home investigations in Worcester, Mass. In 2001, he started his own team of investigators called New England Paranormal. Shortly thereafter he teamed up with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), and was chosen to be part of their budding television series. Gonsalves has grown into the role and camera sights, and has taken on being the technical manager, in charge of all the equipment, cameras, and myriad of hand-held devices in season 2 of the show.

Joel-Anthony Gray
Director of The Society for Paranormal Investigation Ghosts Hunting Experts based in Dallas Washington D.C. New Orleans Units - Ghost hunting and paranormal Investigationw here he touches on a broad array of topics - from Feng Shui to good late night coffee houses. He is currently an author, movie/film consultant, gothic photographer and conference speaker. irector, Technical Expert, Webmaster, Photographer, Security, Acting Minister.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Research and investigation of a wide range of topics, which been have featured in more than 30 books and encyclopedias, hundreds of articles and numerous presentations.



Along the way Guiley has had many experiences that have illuminated some of the mysteries of the multiverse -- the multi-dimensional universe of which we are a part. Guiley has written for FATE magazine since 1991 and am currently consulting editor. In 2000 she formed Visionary Living, Inc. as a media company for her work. In 2001 she obtained her PhD from the International Institute for Integral Human Sciences in Montreal. www.visionaryliving.com

Brian Harnois
Technical advisor and case manager. Former Air Force MP who carries the bags, sets up the equipment and considers it his duty to protect everyone in the group. Brian Joseph Harnois is an investigator with The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), based in Warwick, Rhode Island, and a presenter on Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters.Harnois left TAPS and the series for a short time due to issues in his personal life, but rejoined the group in 2005 starting with their Halloween episode. www.myspace.com/darthwheezy

Jason Hawes

Jason Hawes and Fans
Jason Conrad Hawes is the co-founder (with Grant Wilson) of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also one of the stars and co-producers of Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, which as of 2007 is now beginning its 4th season. Hawes has varied interests outside of TAPS which include the fine arts and fishing. In addition, he has written four sci-fi/thriller screenplays He and his wife, Kris, have five children, three girls and twin boys. Hawes and fellow TAPS founder, Grant Wilson, are best friends and were coworkers when they shared a day job as plumbers for Roto Rooter
. www.scifi.com/ghosthunters

Dale D. Kaczmarek
PRESIDENT:Ghost Research Society, oversees all functions of the main branch located in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He currently publishes and edits The Journal and formerly the Ghost Trackers Newsletter, directs "Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc." and coordinates the Midwest Ghost Exposition. Editor of Ghost Trackers Newsletter, Author of "Windy City Ghosts" and "Windy City Ghosts 2", "A Field Guide to Spirit Photography", "Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights", Bibliography of Ghost Movies, Ghostly Websites, Glossary of Occult Terms, Greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Psychic Directory, International Directory of Psychic Sciences, National Catalog of Occult Bookstores, National Register of Haunted Locations, Occult Publications Directory. Ghost Research Society (www.ghostresearch.org)

Gina Lanier
New Orleans native who has studied paranormal activities, the occult and hauntings for nearly thirty years. She has participated in and conducted large-scale location hauntings and recently has shifted her focus to include the investigation and study of haunted toys such as dolls, toy furniture, games and other hallmarks of childhood.
Gina’s paranormal studies stem from several childhood experiences with the unknown including witnessing full body apparitions and clairaudient encounters with deceased relatives.



These experiences continued beyond childhood and this is when Gina resolved to learn as much as possible about psychic and paranormal phenomenon to determine what, exactly, was making contact with her and with others who claimed to have been contacted from the Other Side. Gina owns and operates a construction and refurbishment company in the Greater New Orleans area and this has afforded her exposure to many allegedly haunted locations and people over the years; several of these clients welcomed Gina’s expertise and insight when it came to documenting and investigating their haunted homes and businesses. GINA LANIER LOVES ANSWERING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND IS TRAVELING OFTEN TO INVESTIGATE HAUNTINGS SO PLEASE... Email her here directly at this contact address: mskitowhawk@cox.net. Or visit her Website at: www.ginalanier.com.

Richard Lawrence
Richard's books, tapes, DVDs and CDs have been sold in many countries - translations have included Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese and French. He has taken part in literally hundreds of radio shows around the world and frequently appears on BBC Radio; is a regular guest of James Whale on Talksport, and many others. He has appeared on the Coast to Coast AM three times, which broadcasts to 475 radio shows throughout the USA. Over a period of several months in 2003 he regularly appeared as the expert in the paranormal on the weekly show hosted by Mike Allen on LBC called "The Phenomena Files". His TV appearances include several editions of GMTV on topics ranging from UFOs to angels, from psychic powers to complementary medicine. These include BBC 1's Heaven and Earth Show, ITV's Ultimate Questions with Martyn Lewis and GMTV with Eammon Holmes. He has also appeared on TV with Esther Rantzen, Gloria Hunniford, Terry Wogan, Noel Edmonds and Pete McCarthy, and a host of documentaries and magazine programmes on all the terrestrial and many of the satellite stations. In addition toThe Observer, he has written for the Daily Express, Daily Mail, The Sun, Woman's World, Here's Health, Health and Fitness and USA's Whole Life Times and Phenome-News, and New Zealand's Lifestyle magazine. He has appeared in most of Britain's national newspapers, many magazines and local papers. He has lectured in the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Nigeria, and for over 20 years, has been a keynote speaker at the Mind Body Spirit Festivals in London. He has spoken internationally at various venues including churches, synagogues, Buddhist temples, schools, universities, business conventions, charitable meetings and numerous conventions and bookstores, as well as to an audience of thousands at an open-air pop concert.


Shannon McCabe

Has a background in paranormal investigations as well as promotions. She has held large-scale investigations of documented haunted sites as well as smaller private investigations of homes and businesses.

"We respect and honor requests for confidentiality from clients and conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times."

If you have unusual activity in your home or workplace and would like to get to the bottom of what's going on, feel free to EMAIL us. ghost@snmproductionsco.com

Currently, Shannon is a florist/event planner for "A Florist Naturally": www.AFloristNaturally.com. does Boudoir photography: www.SnMProductionsCo.com. And gives singing lessons.

She is enjoying her time with H.P.I. Paranormal and looks forward to meeting many more "REAL" ghosts in the future!

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Stacey Allen Mcgee
Certified Ghost Hunter,The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center Founder and Director Appalachian GhostWalks Tour Director and Ghost Guide With Over Twelve Years Experience In Paranormal Investigations.



In recent interview, the founder of The ARC has express that to describe me, is to describe my work. The ARC explores the world of unexplained mysteries, engaging phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a strong commitment to scientific methodology and procedures with efforts to focus on the Human equation. Our mission is to continuously represent new inspiration for new paradigm thinking and ideas in an effort to bring about new directions for the potentials of human consciousness, while bringing about a broader sense of self-awareness. Our primary purpose is the attempt to present data and scientific evidence that will alter the 'paradigms' of our modern society. Those who are not familiar with this term will be happy to know that a 'paradigm', in its most basic sense, is a 'mental map'. It is the way we perceive, understand, and interpret the world around us. It may also be defined as the accepted 'truth' about the way all things are suppose to be, or behave.

Greg Myers
Greg Myers - President Paranoral Task Force Founding Director - Lead Investigator - EVP Specialist Administrator MPR Divison

Greg Myers

Greg has had personal paranormal encounters since being a teen and has years of paranormal investigative experience. He is well versed with haunting classifications, paranormal investigative techniques and leadership through example. Greg has served as a technician and supervisor while serving in the military and has further enhanced his education and abilities with legal issues while serving over ten years in the legal field. With his background of legal issues, lobbying experience and issue advocation, he hopes to apply these skills to the enactment and strengthening of "haunted house" and "psychological impact" disclosure laws for prospective property owners, tenets and lessees. Greg also has an extensive background in genealogical research and familiarization with record research vital to the research of potential haunted properties. Greg is one that shares the philosophy that paranormal investigations can come with many unknown dangers which are not properly addressed by most of the paranormal research field. This and other important issues are overlooked and need further advocation to current and future researchers and investigators within this field. Greg adheres to a Humanistic Approach to investigations developed by Missouri Paranormal Research Founder Steven LaChance which always places the client first above everything else. www.paranormaltaskforce.com

Larry Montz
Founder of the International Society For Paranormal Research, (ISPR). With 33 years of professional field experience, Montz is recognized worldwide for developing and implementing the most innovative new concepts in parapsychological field work, rocking the foundations of Parapsychology, a science that was officially adopted into the Academy in 1964. Because of his own clairvoyant abilities, Montz became the first field Parapsychologist to develop studies of Psi in the field, as well as incorporate these enhanced abilities as additional methods of data collection (1970s). After revolutionizing paranormal field research, Montz has continued to stay far in the forefront of progressive research with his growing endeavors of blending scientific studies with the general public; works which have spanned more than a decade. Montz became the first recognizable parapsychological expert in the early 1990s through a continuous variety of int'l television and radio programming in addition to int'l print. Montz was the first to bring together, for the first time in history, the most talented, widely accomplished and knowledgeable experts in the field of paranormal research on one team.

Mark Nesbitt
Author, Historian & Paranormal Investigator. It could be said that Mark Nesbitt’s first ghost investigations took place in the 1970s when he was a National Park Service Ranger at Gettysburg.

Over the years since the battle, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battlelines, across the fields where they once marched. . . and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions -and more- come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . .

In research for his books, Mark Nesbitt collected hundreds of these tales of the unexplainable sightings, entity activity or those strange echoes from a time long gone that can mean only one thing: Gettysburg may very well be, acre for acre, the most haunted place in America.



Mark Nesbitt is a former National Park Service Ranger/Historian. He started his own research and writing company in 1977 and did research and advertising copy for some of America's best historical artists. Beginning in 1978 he began writing books, including If the South Won Gettysburg (1980), 35 Days to Gettysburg (1992), Rebel Rivers (1993), Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy (1994), Through Blood and Fire (1996), and the best selling Ghosts of Gettysburg Series (1991- present). Many of his stories have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, and numerous other local television programs and specials. In July of 2004, his Ghosts of Gettysburg Series received the National Paranormal Award for “Best True Hauntings Collection” and “Best ‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook”. Patrolling the battlefield at night could be a downright thrilling experience. When his shift was done, he would head for home, one of the historic buildings on the battlefield—buildings that had been used as hospitals during the battle. More than once, in the middle of the night, he was awakened by strange noises which appeared to have no source—at least no visible source. Visit Mark Nesbitt here Official Web Site www.ghostsofgettysburg.com

Tommy Netzband
Creator and host of the Haunted Haight Walking Tour www.hauntedhaight.com. He also in the founder and President of the San Francisco Ghost Society, a paranormal group that researches claims on of the supernatural in the city of San Francisco.

Tommy Netzband

Tommy is often called a "ghost historian" for his passion for researching the history of ghosts. Come discover the macabre history of San Francisco and learn all about the ghosts of Haight-Ashbury .Email: hauntedhaight@yahoo.com. Also see: Tommy Netsband info here!

Ed Okonowicz
He has worked as an editor and writer at the University of Delaware, where he continues to teach courses in storytelling, communication and writing. A professional storyteller, Ed presents a number of programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a member of the Delaware Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau and Visiting Scholars Program and has served on the Maryland State Arts Council Traditional/Folk Arts Advisory Panel.

Paul Dale Roberts
- Ghost Writer: Paul Dale Roberts served in the US Army from 1973 to 1976 working with C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Division), D.S.T. (Drug Suppression Team). From 1979 to 1986 he re-enlisted in the US Army, but this time with Military Intelligence as an Intelligence Analyst with the Photo Interpretation Center in Seoul, Korea. Later Paul became an OPFOR (Opposing Forces) Soviet Threat Instructor teaching elite troops like the Navy Seals, Army's Special Forces, Army's Airborne Rangers on how to use a variety of Soviet made weapons. Paul has also been involved with the entertainment industry as a professional dancer and doing dancing appearances in movies and commercials during the 70s and 80s. Paul is now involved in the promoting of aspiring writers and artists who are trying to break into animation and comic books through his website Jazma Online! www.jazmaonline.com In fact his 1996 comic book The Legendary Dark Silhouette is being prepared to be made into a movie by independent movie producer Howard Nash and the first internet ad for the movie can be seen here :www.jazmaonline.com/lds_movie.asp Paul is a freelance writer and has written travel articles, comic book reviews, paranormal stories on ghosts and UFOs.



In fact Paul recently has been a guest on the X-Zone, a Canadian paranormal radio show discussing the connection between Military Intelligence and UFOs. He has also been a guest 4 times on Spirits, Wine and Song paranormal radio show in Sonoma, California, hosted by Carla Heine. Paul's real job is an office manager for a government agency. He enjoys traveling the world and has been to over 40 countries and territories from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paul's other recreational activities has been taking lessons to fly a Cessna airplane, helicopter, he still has not gotten his pilot's license. He recently learned how to skydive and ever once in a while he does some rappelling, he recently rappelled down Moaning Caverns. Last, but not least Paul was also a firefighter for the California Division of Forestry in Colfax, California. After coming close to getting burned in a major fire in the Sierras, Paul decided to take a cushy office job with the government and stay away from the heat. www.jazmaonline.com

Richard Senate - Ghost Hunter

Rebecca Shott
Featured on ABC's "Scariest Places on Earth" as a truly talented medium and clairvoyant. She uses her proven abilities to conduct private and commercial ghost hunts, investigations and research. Rebecca provides years worth of personal, educational and interesting information as well as the results of her investigations and experiences, all of which is posted online, including written reports and photographs depicting true and false anomalies. She offers her services, time and professionalism free of charge.

Patti Starr
Certified Ghost Hunter,President of GCI, Member of American Society of Dowsers
Patti has been involved in ghost hunting for years and decided in 1996 to formally organize her own group of ghost hunters.

Fulltime shop owner, 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.



She is currently teaching “Introductory to Ghost Hunting” and “Advanced Ghost Hunting” at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Brad and Sherry Steiger
Brad Steiger is a prolific American writer and author who has sold over 19 million books making him one of the best-selling authors in history. Although primarily known as a paranormal researcher, Steiger has written biographies including a well-received biography of Rudolf Valentino, which was made into a feature film by British filmmaker Ken Russell. Steiger began writing when he was a school teacher in his native Iowa when he had writings published in Fate Magazine and other popular publications. Throughout the 1960s Steiger emerged a successful author who co-wrote 22 books with other writers. By the 1970s Steiger achieved what some would consider icon status as a regular guest on talk shows such as Mike Douglas and others. Home of paranormal authors Brad and Sherry Steiger. Visit them for discussions of ghosts, UFOs, conspiracy theories, spirituality, and more. www.bradandsherry.com

The Atlantic Paranormal Society
Ghost Hunters is a reality television series produced by Pilgrim Films featuring Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, Roto-Rooter plumbers who investigate claimed hauntings and ghosts as the creators of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS).The group claims to attempt to help individuals or groups who feel they have paranormal activity by collecting evidence, which they also use for their own research purposes. They also share information through their website. TAPS sends a group of 3 to 6 members to perform an 8-12 hour investigation employing a number of infrared and digital video cameras, thermal camera devices, EMF Detectors, digital thermometers and other equipment throughout the site in question. While at a site, the members of the team often find common explanations for the claims of the occupants. In conclusion the team will report on its findings, and express their opinion that a site is 'haunted' or 'not haunted.'

Troy Taylor

Troy Taylor and Pete Haviland

Troy Taylor and Fellow Ghost Hunter Pete Haviland of Lonestarspirits.org and Parahub Radio.

Author of 49 books about history, hauntings and the unexplained in America for Whitechapel Press and Barnes & Noble Press respectively. Troy Taylor is the author of 49 books about history, hauntings and the unexplained in America for Whitechapel Press and Barnes & Noble Press respectively. He is the founder and president of the “American Ghost Society”, a national network of ghost hunters that collects stories of ghost sightings and haunted houses and uses investigative techniques to track down evidence of the supernatural. Taylor was born on September 24, 1966 in Decatur, Illinois, a Midwestern city that is steeped in legend and lore. Even the hospital in which he was born is allegedly haunted by a phantom nun! He grew up fascinated with “things that go bump in the night”, as well as the writings of haunted travel writer Richard Winer and legendary ghost hunter, Harry Price. In school, Taylor was well-known for his interest in the paranormal and often took friends on informal ghost tours of haunted places all over downstate Illinois. He would later turn this interest into his full-time career.

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
Known as "The Great American Necromancer",.Waugh speaks to the dead on a daily basis. Her Conversations with these spirits and entities might just suprise you. Waugh's web site focus is on direct communication with the dead usuing necromantic rituals and a Frank;s Box: ghosthuntersofamerica.com


A professional Necromancer and founder of the Sorcerers Guild of greater Houston, Texas. Waugh has been practicing and conducting rituals for many paranormal investigators for over 20 years. Waugh also paints many spiritual and common murals and lives in a small Texas town with her three dogs. She also over the years makes ceremonial candles and is active in ghost hunting in the deep South. Summoning the dead to communicate with the living is a natural daily occurrence for Waugh. "I have been doing this since I was a child." " When I lived in Galveston, Texas about 15 years ago, I was introduced to the ancient rights of ceremonial Necromancy as a ritual by a great shaman called Freebird, and because of him and his diligence to the art, I still practice it until this day." "However, if a spirit has something vital to impart to you, they will call upon you, not vice-versa and no ritual is needed".


The Warrens
This site features information on Ed and Lorraine Warren of Monroe, Connecticut, the world-renowned ghost hunters. Included is a lengthy interview with Ed Warren, a calendar of their upcoming speaking engagements, as well as some photographs of the paranormal.

Grant Steven Wilson
Co-founder (with Jason Hawes) of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), based in Warwick, Rhode Island, and co-star and co-producer of the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, which as of 2007 is now beginning its 4th season. He and his wife, Reanna, have three young children, all boys. He is also a writer and illustrator of fantasy characters and role-playing game characters. He has been working on his unfinished legendarium since the age of 12 and now says that his finished series of books will number to twenty five 800-page volumes. Though his stories began with invented languages, he says he was not inspired by Tolkien. However, he is a big fan of Tolkien at this point. He is a follower of the Mormon religion[. He is popular in the world of paranormal studies and frequently visits colleges to lecture on the topic of parapsychology. He is also popular for being the warm member, or the "heart," of TAPS. www.myspace.com/grantwilsonpiano

Vince Wilson
President & Founder Maryland Paranormal Investigators, has always been interested in science, history and the unexplained since as far back as he can remember.



Lingering around in the back of his mind for over a year he was inspired to finally create a group of paranormal investigators with an invested interest in serious research into the paranormal. The inspiration came from his long time friend from high school, Renée Hamer (Colianni). Together they founded the Baltimore Society for Paranormal Research. However, that would not be enough... his first book on ghost investigating- Ghost Tech, the Essential Guide to Paranormal Investigation Equipment. This entertaining and informative book offers a wealth of practical information on basic equipment operations, the ins and outs of using the equipment during investigations and much more. www.marylandparanormal.com

John Zaffis Jr.
A well-known paranormal investigator who has appeared on television and is the nephew of Ed and Lorraine Warren. This led into John's involvement with cases of possession and exorcism and working with prominent exorcists in this field. Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers.



Heads the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England which he founded in 1998.

Zaffis has over thirty years experience as a paranormal investigator. He spent his first years learning from his uncle and aunt Ed and Lorraine Warren the world famous demonologists. What he learned from his aunt and uncle went far beyond his original interests in ghosts and haunted houses. He became interested in demonology which led into Zaffis's involvement with cases of possession and exorcism and working with prominent exorcists in that field. He has worked with Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. Zaffis has also taken part and assisted with the work of such well-known exorcists as Bishop Robert McKenna, Malachi Martin and the Reverend Jun.

His first book is Shadows of the Dark which was co-written with Brian McIntrye. His second book The Trouble Within is due out in the Fall of 2006.

He has appeared on the radio show Coast to Coast in June of 2005 and on the morning of February 10, 2006. During an exorcism in which he assisted in he witnessed a woman levitate out of a chair. It took five people to hold her down.

Zaffis has made appearances on Unsolved Mysteries, the Discovery Channel documentaries, Little Lost Souls and Haunting in Connecticut. Currently he co-hosts the Paranormal Nights radio show with Brendan Keenan. He runs the Museum of the Paranormal located in Stratford, Connecticut.

www.prsne.com Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England This site exists to help people who are having paranormal experiences or are being tormented by harmful spirits. This site does not exist to make money, and we do not endorse or sell products. We conduct an honest investigation and will give you an honest evaluation of the haunting. www.johnzaffis.com

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"Who Are You Going To Call?"




Ghost hunters come from many diversified backgrounds, as you know some are plumbers turned TV Stars other come from all walks of life. Even TNA wrestler CM Punk tried his hand at it during Scifi's Ghost Hunters Visit to The Stanley Hotel. The search for the unknown and life after death seems to be always a never ending trek.

Ghost hunting is nothing new, it just takes a deep interest in specters, spooks and shades to get the ball rolling. The search for ghosts to many die hard's is more of a proving ground for those that wish to see if there is more to life then just our daily existence. Others now a days seem to do it for the kick of just getting scared.




America is not without its share of historic disasters, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and fires from which restless spirits are said to linger. What makes many a ghost walking tour fun is learning about the local history in a way that is also entertaining — and scary.

Remember research is the key to your first steps. And of course contacting the owners of properties and local authorities can save you a lot of headaches and problems also.

Always research for a ghost hunt. Even if taken a ghost tour is the way to discover more about your cities history and possible other sites for hauntings not on the tour.

Buy books on ghost hunting and on your areas history. Research things to the max. Never just go by a persons word. experience and first hand investigating is the key.

Her are just a few of the best out there today in the way of ghost hunting books.



How to hunt for ghosts the safe way: Safety tips from different ghost hunter groups, web sites and authors and paranormal investigators.

Everyone needs rules and guidelines to follow, Ghost Hunters too. Everyone knows "Don't ever investigate alone". Safety in numbers. But is there more? Some Groups and individuals may disagree on how to search for ghost. Yet all agree safety first. While this certainly isn't a complete course in paranormal investigation, it will give you a good idea of how to approach the subject. Two of the most important things to remember are safety and the law.

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What tools do you need to have on ghost hunts?

Ghost hunting can be an expensive or inexpensive endeavor. It all depends how much you want to spend. Many professional and novice Investigators have shown significant results with equipment which is very affordable, so don't let pricing discourage you. Also visit our Paranormal Detection Equipment Shop Paranormal Detection Equipment, Electronic Ghost Hunting Detectors. The equipment lost below are an essential guide to paranormal research and the perfect addition to any ghost hunters bag of tricks.

An ancient ghost detection device." Essentially, it's feathers in a box, the purpose of the box being to prevent a breeze from moving the feathers. If the feathers are moved then you know you have a ghost in your midst.

Many of the items listed can be bought in our ghost hunting equipment store. >Please visit it here< BUY: Ghost Hunting Equipment ON LINE Store.

Ghost Hunting Equipment

In 2005 GhostRadar was launched and claims to be very accurate. It uses the body’s chemicals and senses to detect ghosts.

Modern day ghost hunting is a gadget packed hobby that often costs the enthusiast thousands of dollars. No self respecting ghost hunter is without an EMF Detector which identifies static electricity, the alleged causes of ghostly manifestations. Another piece of equipment is the digital thermometer, used to detect fluctuations in temperature in a location. Just before ghost activity there are sharp, unexplained drops in temperature so an accurate thermometer is important. A ghost hunter will also carry sound, humidity and light meters to monitor the location during their investigations.

Good recording equipment is essential, so tape recorders and Dictaphones should be used. The higher the quality of equipment the better the chance that of future analysis of any evidence recorded. Most researchers use infrared cameras during their investigations. These are particularly good for picking up mists and light anomalies.

High-end equipment such as radiation detectors and thermocameras can also be purchased but could cost huge amounts of money. The famous ghost hunter Peter Greenwood once commented that he had seen ghost hunters with cars full of equipment and yet it is the man with just a tape recorder that gets the evidence.

You can document and detect ghosts and spirits with a variety of items. Of course the more you have the better, but everyone needs to start somewhere. Here are a few of what should be on top of your haunted Christmas, birthday or anytime of the year Wish List!



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The following are must have items. All inexpensive and all should be part of your ghost hunting pack.

Colleagues: Don't ever investigate alone. Safety in numbers.

Baby powder: We call this the drug-store motion detector. Its rare, but it can be sprinkled and used in rooms to record footprints or movement.

Flashlights: Strong versions with clips that can be attached to your clothing are the best. And remember, bring several. Some may fail. You can also mute strong lights when you need less light by using thin fabric or colored cling wrap.

Candles: Can all your batteries fail? Oh yeah! You can also use smoke in air tight rooms to record odd air movements.

Batteries: As previously mentioned, batteries tend to drain. So take as many as you can.

Chalk: Mark evidence and also mark trees and other areas where you might have ventured to help get back. If you are exploring, never contaminate an area with a mark that can't be later removed. If you have to permanently document it, take a picture.

Watches: Record when events happen and coordinate your efforts. Suggest you have two: one wind-up type and one battery powered.

Notebook: Make sure you have organized notes and bring a cheap book light so you can write easily.

Cell phone: If you are in any remote area, make sure to have an emergency link to home. Also, make sure that someone knows where you have gone and when you will return for your safety (although you should never hunt alone).

Thermometer: Ideally you would like to buy a very quick digital outdoor detector so you can find cold spots as they happen. Normal thermometer are too slow and won't produce any results.

Tissue paper: If you are in a room that you know has no drafts, you can detect paranormal movement by suspending tissue paper or very thin cloth in air tight areas. You can even very the thickness in areas as a test in itself.




The methods of conducting a ghost hunt EXCERPT TALEN FROM The Ghost Hunter's Bible

Excerpt from the "What Ghost Hunter's Should Know" Chapter
Conducting Cemetery and Haunted House Ghost Hunts

Arrive early with your necessary ghost hunting equipment and give yourself plenty of time to set everything up. Here is a quick list of some equipment you may wish to use: a video camera, EMF detectors, 35 mm cameras loaded with brand new film and thermometers. Always remember to bring along plenty of flashlights. Don't forget to bring along some patience. Conducting a ghost hunt is a lot like fishing. You have to use patience.

Start by selecting a private room or a general location for a main base of operations. This base is where all monitoring should be done. It should not be an area where ghost activity is high. After the base has been selected, do a complete walk through of the general area. Check out every room, and in graveyards, walk around the tombstones in a 50-yard radius. Videotape the walk through if you are using video cameras. Make sure that you know the layout before you begin the ghost hunt. Get used to the location. The ghost hunt will go much better if everyone feels comfortable with the surroundings.

Use the EMF detectors to search for anything out of the ordinary. If you do pick up EMF distortions or if you feel that there is an unearthly presence nearby, take more photos. Just be aware that in cemeteries smooth glossy tombstone faces will reflect light from the flashlights or the camera flash that could create strange light patterns in the pictures. Glass objects and mirrors will reflect light inside houses.

During the initial walk through or at any other time during the ghost hunt, try not to unnecessarily touch or move objects. You should leave the natural environment alone. As you are doing the walk through in haunted houses, hang up ghost catchers in doorways, between rooms, or on staircases. If a ghost passes near the ghost catcher, they will chime alerting anyone nearby. A lightweight wind chime will suffice.

If there are objects or pieces of furniture that have been reported to move, put a chalk line or sticker on the floor next to these objects. That way, if the objects happen to move, you have a marker to judge and measure the exact distance.

Everyone participating in a ghost hunt should always know where everyone else is to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. Sometimes handheld or headset radio communicators are good devices to stay in contact with the other ghost hunting members.

Always log every event that seems out of the ordinary, (doors that lock, electrical problems, swaying chandeliers, strange lights, etc). Videotape everything for proof.

You can attach glow-in-the-dark or reflective tape to objects to help you with the layout and to mark special locations. The tape will make it much easier to see dangerous objects in the dark. You don't need to turn off the lights inside of the haunted house to have ghosts appear unless it is vital to the appearance of that particular ghost. Even then, leave some lights on for personal safety. Always have a couple of mini spotlights ready for outside ghost hunts in case something happens and you need light fast.

Do not be afraid to experiment on ghost hunts. Ask the ghosts to appear. Put the video cameras on different settings. Try the EVP audio taping methods. Use anything that you think might have an effect on the ghosts. If nothing seems to be happening, you might try to shake things up by playing religious or music that would be familiar to the ghost.

On any ghost hunt, make sure to have packed plenty of snacks, drinks, and maybe a board game. Ghost hunts can be long and tedious. You may have to spend several weeks inside at a haunted location before you experience anything strange.

Conquering your fears
Spectrophobia, The Real Fear Of Ghost!

You are not the only one to suffer from this intense phobia. Most sufferers are surprised to learn that they are far from alone in this surprisingly common, although often unspoken, phobia. Yet if living things did not fear death, or evolve to best avoid death, then life would cease to exist.

The Real Fear Of Ghost

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Got Ghosts?!?

Paranormal associations, societies, investigators, Ghost Hunters, and other organizations internet links, listed by name state or geography.

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Ghost Hunters Certification

Ghost Hunter Certification Training Seminars with Patti Starr

Patti Starr offers Courses such as Introductory to Ghost Hunting, Advanced Ghost Hunting, Saturday Ghost Hunting Classes, Correspondence Course for Certified Ghost Hunter http://www.ghosthunter.com/courses.htm

Introductory to Ghost Hunting
Bluegrass Community and Technical College

"Introductory to Ghost Hunting"
Recommended for adults age 18 years and older.
Do you think your house is haunted or know of someone's home that is haunted? Would you like to have your questions answered about the Spirit realm? Find out about the Spirits of the dead or why paranormal events are happening to you. Learn about these things and more from certified ghost hunter Patti Starr.

"Introductory to Ghost Hunting"
Instructor, Patti Starr, Author, Certified Ghost Hunter

June 11, Monday and June 18, 2007 Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To Register - Call 859-257-4872 x4426 at BCTC or Call Patti 859-576-5517 or Email Patti or go online BCTC to register

Ghost Hunter Certification Class with Stacey Allen Mcgee

Whether you're convinced that there are ghosts, or not, everyone loves a good, spine tingling ghost story. So, come and spend a weekend with Stacey Allen McGee, CGH, or a couple of days with The Staff and Instructors of The ARC as they contemplate the deeper levels of our existence. In this two day seminar, you will learn the essentials in conducting a real ghost investigation with step-by-step instructions taught by experienced Certified Ghost Hunting Instructors. By combining one, or more of Appalachian GhostWalks Ghost Tours with this nationally recognized Ghost Hunting Certification program, you can create the ultimate in family fun and adventure, appropriate for all ages...

All of this and more presented by Satellite Instructors and Certified Ghost Hunters Stacey Allen McGee, CGH and Founder and Director of The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center ~ www.AppalachianGhosts.com, and Michael W Combs, CGH who will offer you over 13 years of field investigations experience during the course of the class...
The purpose of this course is to present an overview of research into ghosts and hauntings. The course is designed for anyone with the desire to learn about, find and document paranormal activity of ghosts. The book used in this course was written by Patti Starr, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond” and it is the same book she uses in teaching her two courses, “Introductory to Ghost Hunting” and “Advanced Ghost Hunting” at the LCC. It details a comprehensive coverage in such areas as, understanding ghosts and possible explanations why they are earthbound, the nature of configuration of ghostly energy patterns, where and how to find ghosts, and most important, how to conduct a successful ghost investigation...

Both Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W. Combs are very active as ghost researchers, lecturers, consultants, dowsers, and teachers. They refer to this study course of certified ghost hunter as a practical, “how-to-guide” for serious ghost hunting. “Once certified, you will be amazed at the opportunities that will become available to you in this field.” Patti Starr

We conduct the course from the JF Toney Memorial Library located in Erwin, TN every January through March of each year. We will be your coach through your first three investigations. After completing your assignments you will be given a test and once you pass the exam you will be given a diploma of graduation for “Certified Ghost Hunter” upon completing a two hour field assignment presented during the course as a group. The course adds up to approximately 14 hours of class time and 9 hours of field time...

The course materials include:

1) Book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond” (a practical guide to ghost hunting with actual accounts of ghost hunting investigations.)
2) Video, “How to Dowse for Ghosts,” with Patti Starr, Video 55 minutes
3) A set of “Brass Dowsing Rods,” designed and balanced for ghost hunting by Patti Starr.
4) “Voices from Beyond the Grave” by Patti Starr, CD, 23 tracks. (EVPs Patti has captured in the investigations presented in her book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond.”)
5) Investigative forms used to interview witnesses, record investigations, and to document usage of equipment.
6) Personal experience and support from your satellite instructors, Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W. Combs, through assignment of three field investigations. (Help with use of equipment such as cameras, recorders, and meters.)
7) Completed assignments and exam for Certification will result in receiving a diploma of graduation as “Certified Ghost Hunter”.

Subjects covered in the course:

1) The different types of hauntings
2) Ghosts and Spiritualism
3) Difference between ghosts and spirits
4) Sleep paralysis
5) Where to find ghosts
6) How weather affect an investigation
7) How to conduct a successful ghost investigation and correct protocol
8) Ghost hunting tool kit
9) How to interview a witness
10) How to research haunted history
11) Learn how to see ghosts
12) How to use dowsing rods to find ghosts
13) How to record voices of ghosts
14) How to use an EMF meter
15) Different ways to do a ghost clearing
16) What to look for in ghost photography
17) Ghost hunting terminology
18) How moon cycles affect ghost hunting

The cost for a single individual is just $199.00 plus shipping and tax; the cost for two people is $299.00; and if you have a group of 3, or more, the cost is $199 for the first person and $50 for each additional person in your group. Single person's can enroll here on our Ghost Hunter Store, but couples and groups should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to sign up for the class and obtain group enrollment details. Prices do not include a stay at your choice of haunted accommodations, or optional ghost hunting equipment, not required for the class...


How to Make Your Own Real Ghost Sighting Report

If you see a real actual Ghost or have a encounter with any type paranormal activities, it's always important to write down all of the details as soon as possible, (while they, the real facts of the Ghost sighting are still actually very fresh in your mind).

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Look up at the moon, and here is what I try to remember in dealing with a hunting or investigating a ghost sighting, or strange paranormal phenomena.



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