Author: <span class="vcard">Alex Matsuo</span>

5 Tips for the Advanced Ghost Hunter

All over the internet, you can find tips and tricks for someone who is new to ghost hunting. This is fantastic, don’t get me wrong. But what about for those of us who have been doing this for a while? This year, I realized it’s been over ten years since I started ghost hunting for…


10 Ships That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Hauntings don’t just happen on land, but ghosts seem to favor the seven seas! Unsurprisingly, it seems that the majority of haunted ships are tied with the military and combat. There are theories as to why this is, which I’ll get into throughout the list. I’ve had the honor of investigating four of the ships…


Spooks on a Plane: A Story of Haunted Planes

Be honest; how many of you knew this was a thing? Well, given that cars have been known to be haunted, why not planes as well? This isn’t a phenomenon that we often hear about. I’ll be truthful and say that I only became familiar with these stories through an assignment from my day job. Come…


Are Hauntings Just Meant to Be Experienced?

This may seem like an odd post considering APs is so centric in research and data collecting. But, hear me out. Right now, we live in a society where we are always looking down on our phones or watching the world through a computer. That has translated into how we investigate the paranormal. While I…


With You In Your Dreams

We’ve all been there when it comes to having lost loved ones in our dreams. Some will say that it’s our loved one actually visiting us while we snooze. Others will say it’s all in our mind and that we’re projecting our stress, thoughts, and more and they come across as symbols. I have always…


Bigfoot Spotted In North Carolina? You Be the Judge!

Remember how the news exploded over reports that Bigfoot was spotted in McDowell County, North Carolina? Well, it turns out that it was a shaman named  Gawain McGregor wearing animal skins. When the news first broke that Bigfoot was spotted in the Appalachian Mountains, I couldn’t help but feel skeptical. But others literally freaked out…


Poltergeist: Mind or Ghost Presentation 8/26/17

Here is the video from today’s presentation: For those of you who missed today’s presentation or are curious about my notes, you can find the slide show below:


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…