What Do You Believe In? – Poll

Do you believe in ghosts? What about shadow people, or demons, etc.?

Here are some general definitions, for this poll:

  • Do you believe in ghosts? A poll.Ghosts – Spirits of people who once lived in our world, and have experienced physical death.
  • Shadow people – Shadowy, human-ish figures that move, or are there… and then vanish. They may or may not be translucent. Most don’t have facial features. Shadow people are definitely the shape of human bodies.
  • Demons – Evil and malicious entities that may be connected with the concept of devils and Satan.
  • Angels – Kind and benevolent entities that may be unique to a spiritual context, or might be ascended spirits of those who once lived on Earth.
  • Fairies – Also spelled “faeries,” these creatures may be humanoid or fantastical (like unicorns, mermaids, etc.), and may be large or small, and friendly, helpful or mischievous, or – occasionally – malicious.
  • Banshees – A spirit that protects a family, and wails to predict danger.
  • Cryptozoological creatures – Non-human beings often labeled “myths,” including Bigfoot, chupacabra, pukwudgies, and so on.
  • UFOs and aliens – Beings from outer space, and the vehicles they travel in.
  • Mandela Effect –  Belief in a reality shift, based on clear memories of a history that doesn’t match our world’s popular history. (Ex: Berenstein Bears instead of Berenstain Bears.)

This poll is now closed, but you can see the results at What Readers Believe – Jan 2019.


What interests you the most? (Poll closed)

We’re redesigning some of my websites, hoping to adjust the focus to meet your interests.  I created this survey to learn what interests you the most about ghosts and haunted places. Readers voted during mid-July 2018.

These are the results of the one-week poll:

Most people want to know about haunted places.
Results of one-week poll, July 2018

Poll is now closed. Thanks for participating!

Introduction to Ghost Hunting – Start Here

This following is a copy of the first page of my Introduction to Ghost Hunting course, at Hallowfields.com.

Visit that website for the course. Be sure to start with the Academy News page. It explains what’s new (and what’s arriving soon) at Hallowfields Ghost Hunting Academy.


Welcome to your free, four-part course, Introduction to Ghost Hunting.

You’ll get the most out of this course if you allow at least a week to complete each lesson.

Also, the videos, handouts, and links in each lesson are optional. However, the more you learn about ghost hunting – especially the topics that most interest you – the more you’ll enjoy visiting haunted place.

Full moon illustrationsHere are the lessons:

1. Ghost Hunting Preparations – Getting the most from ghost hunting and this course.

2. Find a Haunted Place – How to find haunted places to explore, and people who share your interests.

3. Take Your Next Step – Now that you have some experience, learn some professional techniques.

4. Join or Start a Ghost Hunting Team – Get more involved in paranormal research.

This checklist may be helpful as you progress through your lessons: Introduction to Ghost Hunting – Actions List.