Many researchers prefer to investigate after dark.
Are ghosts more active at night? I’m not sure. Maybe the darkness makes it easier for us to notice them. After all, in the dark, we have fewer visual distractions.
For me, it’s more important to investigate at anniversaries. They’re the dates when someone at that site died, or married, or something significant happened. (Birthdays can be surprisingly good days for ghost hunting, too.)
This video shares more about the best times — days and hours — for ghost hunting.
Of course, your results may be different. If you have suggestions, I hope you’ll share them with Hollow Hill readers. Leave your comments (and questions) at this site.
I’ve created a When to Go Ghost Hunting Worksheet, as well as an instruction sheet for using it.
The worksheet includes more than just times and days. I’ve also added lines for possible triggers that may improve your research results.
The worksheet instructions feature even more suggestions related to research, era cues, and other ways to enhance your investigations, specific to each location.
Halloween ghost hunting is legendary. It’s the one night of the year when almost everyone expects ghosts.
Many of us want to prepare ahead of time, for the best ghost hunting experience, ever.
But then, between back-to-school, plus sporting events, and the change of seasons… well, it’s easy to wake up one day and realize it’s already Halloween.
Don’t panic. It’s not too late to organize your Halloween plans for ghost hunting success.
In the following video, Halloween Ghost Hunting Tips, I explain the steps my team and I follow to get the most from ghost hunting on Halloween.
Some of the most important points:
Plan ahead. Decide on at least one backup location, in case your first choice is closed or too crowded.
Verify each location ahead of time, in person.
Print maps, in case your GPS fails. (Especially during Halloween ghost investigations, never rely on anything electronic.)
Check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly… and bring any “just in case” items you might need.
Allow extra travel time for Halloween traffic and trick-or-treaters.
The night before Halloween, get a good night’s sleep. You may need it.
Expect surprises and (perhaps) more scares than usual. But, if the ghosts don’t cooperate at your Plan A location, it may be time for Plan B.
Also, you can read what happened to me in 1999, at a “not very haunted” cemetery: Ghostly Mischief on Halloween Night. I was glad I had a Plan B location in mind. And, after that, I learned to be prepared.
If you’d like to download a free Halloween ghost hunting checklist that includes all the points in the video, click here. (It’s a PDF at Google Drive.)