I have been a ghost hunter for nearly 35+ years and
still learn something new every day. With so many
Paranormal and Ghost related programs on TV now, it
seems Ghost Hunting is becoming one of Americas
favorite pastime hobbies.
I come in contact with many folks daily who know I'm
a paranormal investigator, and I'd estimate that 8
outta 10 who are interested in Ghost Hunting
themselves ask the same question... "Where do I find
places to hunt ghost near my home"?
So being it's the number one question I hear the
most I thought we would begin here.
A quick easy place to begin is of course the
Internet. Google the keywords Ghost or Haunted,
followed by your city, town and state...And see what
it's best to type in something like this: ghost
"Howard, Colorado" place Howard Colorado in quotes.
( Howard is where live )
By doing so it helps to keep the search specific to
your area. If Ghost doesn't get big results try
Haunted "Howard, Colorado. Depending on where you
live you'll find months worth of haunted locations
If you live in a rural area like Howard you may want
to do something a little different like Ghost "your
county, state" and see what comes up.
Most public libraries have a section about the
paranormal. Also look among books describing your
local area. Libraries usually have a section
specifically about their town or city, and the
region in general. While "ghost" books can be
unreliable, they are a good place to start.
This is by far the best source You may be surprised
at how many believe in ghosts, or at least know a
few places with tells of ghost and haunted
histories. Most always, college, high-school and
middle school students know rumors about all the
local haunted places.
Check the back issues. Most newspapers feature
haunted sites in their issues the week before
You may be surprised that the police are often the
best resource for information about hauntings.
While most tend to be skeptics, the police
occasionally receive complaints about odd
activity--noises, weird lights, and so on, often at
the same and many cases vacant locations -- but have
are usually mildly haunted. Older cemeteries--from
the 19th century and earlier--are more likely
to have ghosts. Explore the oldest sections of
cemeteries for the best results.
However, many cemeteries are closed between dusk and
dawn. Be sure to observe local laws whenever you go
I had fair success getting permission from the
grounds keeper to have access after dark by simply
asking permission and having them sign a pre-made
sites are often haunted. People don't usually walk
away from a perfectly good house or building unless
there is something significantly wrong with it.
What's wrong may be a ghost.
Be sure you have permission before entering the
building or you may spend the night jail for
the kind that have a stage the people have performed
on--are almost always haunted. Usually, these are
fun ghosts. Look for ghosts around the stage, in the
audience, backstage, and just outside the doors to
the seating areas.
Most colleges and some schools usually have at least
one poltergeist. However, you'll probably have to
ask the students for help in finding them. An EMF
meter can be especially useful for locating
A word to
the new investigator...
Avoid investigating private homes when you are new
to ghost hunting. In addition to issues of safety
and the law, people who are troubled by ghosts--or
boast about having them around--have expectations
that more than likely, you will not be able to meet.
Now you should have enough ideas to get your ghost
hunting started and where to begin looking for some
good local haunts. Also never discount your gut
instinct. If a location looks haunted, it might be a
good place to investigate.
Ghost hunting can be a fun hobby, and even more
exciting than TV shows about hauntings. Almost every
community has a ghost or two.
Use common sense and observe local laws, and you may
return home with ghost stories to impress friends
Happy Hauntings !!!