Blog & Research

Selkies: The Other Kind of Mermaid

Researching lore of different cultures is another area of research that I feel is important if we were to understand why hauntings and myths exist. From sightings of Nessie to understanding why paranormal activity is occurring in a certain area. Often, this ends up with me going down some sort of rabbit hole where I…


Feeling the Pain of the Dead

In the two years I have been investigating with APS, I have had two experiences of stories being told through shared feelings of pain. We are taught as young children to share. We do this throughout our life. But I had not really given thought to how much of that goes with us when we…


10 Self-Care Tips for the Paranormal Investigator

This will probably be the least paranormal or spooky blog that I’ve ever written. Yet, I feel like this is an important part of the investigative and researching process that no one really talks about; self-care. Sure, I’ve heard plenty of tips and advice telling me to pray for protection from evil ghosts, demons, Bigfoot,…


Layers of a Haunting: Why Limit Ourselves?

This week, I want to put something out there for discussion: When we go out on a paranormal investigation, we seem pretty confident that we know who (and what) we’re trying to communicate with. Well, maybe we’re confident 50% of the time. It’s likely that the statistic is smaller than that. However, we try to…


Disney’s The Haunted Mansion aka “Spiritualism: The Ride”

I’m a huge Disney fan. Specifically: Disneyland. I’ve only graced Disneyland Paris and Disney World once (so far). So my little write-up will be solely dedicated to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. One of the biggest differences I noticed was the exterior of both rides. Since DL’s Haunted Mansion is set in New Orleans Square, the exterior…


The Difference Between Real Life Ghost Hunting & Ghost Hunting on TV

Greetings from Williamsburg, VA! I must say that the entertainment industry seems to be taking a step back from paranormal reality TV. I don’t really want to spend a significant amount of time on this blog bashing it, because ghost hunting shows aren’t really trying to show truth. They are trying to sell something. They…


Spooks or Spoons? Why Restaurants Can Be Haunted

When I lived in RI, I worked in a modest restaurant located at a crossroads. Gregg’s was  a popular destination for nearby Brown University students, families and local businesses. A bright, sunny two-story eatery, it had splashy Leroy Neiman paintings, cream-colored leather booths, an ever-rotating desert case on the first floor, a well stocked bar…


Is the Paranormal Field Changing History?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a historian and talk history. What else would we talk about, right? Besides friendly banter, I am always up to talk to an expert in their field. Sure, we do a decent job with the historical research and keeping up with the facts….


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…


Stones & Their Uses in the Paranormal

Many of us are drawn to the beauty of natural stones. Their physical qualities are strongly desired and can embellish any outfit, piece of jewelry or mood. But did you know that crystals hold powers that are far beyond the physical realm? For thousands of years stones have been used in everything from Occult rituals…