Our Fascination with ITC

Ghost boxes, shack hack radios, Frank’s Box, Echovox, oh my! Instrumental Trans-Communication, better known as ITC. If you’re involved in the paranormal community and/or investigating, you’ve probably seen this term A LOT and might have even participated in said practice. ITC is a technique of using electronic means to communicate with ghosts. In this day…


The Power of Suggestion in the Paranormal

If you tell yourself a place is haunted, you tell others a place is haunted, there’s a good chance you just might experience something in that place because you believe in it. If this sounds rather off, that’s because it is. How often do we prime ourselves before an investigation, and then we end up…


Alexander Hamilton: Haunting More than the Theatre

If you know me as well as another APS member, Beth, then you’re probably thinking, “It was only a matter of time before APS talked about Hamilton’s ghost.” Truthfully, I wanted to cover Hamilton for a while, especially after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical took off. I have alway had a fascination for hauntings that surrounded…


Moving Coffins: The Mystery of the Chase Vault in Barbados

The coastal town of Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados was a British colony where the main economy was tobacco and cotton. There was unrest not only in the town where they had slaves imported but also below ground. I came across this story about a month ago while looking for alternate poltergeist cases besides Enfield. I found…


The Waning Novelty of Ghost Hunting

As I prepare for our team’s upcoming expedition to Gettysburg, I find myself reflecting on the ghost hunting community. I want to be very specific when I say “ghost hunting” because I don’t want it to be confused with paranormal research. While the trend of ghost hunting is fading a bit thanks to the dwindling…


When Ghosts Go Dormant

Oftentimes, when dealing with cases, a client will have an active case. Then, right before we come in, the activity stops. For the sake of terminology, we usually say that the activity is dormant, especially in a situation where, as far as we know, no resolution was enacted. This could mean a few different things….


Are You a Recreational Ghost Hunter? Stay Out of People’s Homes

One thing that APS is all about is research. We are more than a team that ghost hunts recreationally. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time for that. But when it comes to having a team, I wanted APS to be something that stands out from the rest of the groups out there. I…


The Ghost Within: When We Create Our Own Entity

It was late at night, and I couldn’t sleep. I heard the crashing in my living room once again. My cats were alert, but they didn’t dare leave my bedroom to investigate. That’s how I knew what it was. Well, I didn’t know for sure what it was, but it scared me, and it wasn’t…


All in the Mind: When It’s Not Paranormal

There is an important situation that every paranormal investigator will have to deal with at some point in their work with residential cases. That is the case where it is clear the client has psychological issues to work through. In our process of accepting cases, we do ask potential clients to disclose whether or not…


Do Our Deceased Loved Ones Visit Us During the Holidays?

During the holidays, it’s only natural that we start to think about those who have passed. As we grew up, we became accustomed to certain Christmas traditions that out adult relatives would do for us. But after they pass, it is up to us to continue those traditions. The holidays have long been known as…