Introduction to Ghost Hunting – Start Here

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

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.



Ghost Photography 101

Ghost Photography 101Ghost Photography 101, by Fiona Broome, was first published in 2011.

The first edition is now out-of-print.  A new, completely revised edition is scheduled for 2018.

In this book, I explained the startling results of my six years’ experimentation with film and digital cameras, in haunted and not-haunted sites. I wanted proof to support my skepticism about “orb photos” and other anomalies.

I’m only half-joking when I describe this book as “something to offend almost every paranormal investigator, from believers to skeptics.”

The main cause of false anomalies is not what I thought, and it’s a lot more difficult than I expected, to create convincing false orbs.

More information

Publisher’s book description

Ghost photos… are they real?

* Is that orb just dust or pollen or fog?
* Is that vortex actually a piece of hair, or a camera strap?
* Is that apparition really smoke?

Chances are, the answer is no.

Professional photographer (and paranormal researcher) Fiona Broome shows the results of over six years of experiments with a variety of cameras, testing the normal explanations for orbs, vortices, and eerie figures.

Her conclusions…? She — and many other experts — have been wrong about anomalies: As the subtitle says, it’s not just dust.

Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this book contains something to shock (or at least annoy) almost everyone who thought they understood ghost photos.

Written for beginning and intermediate ghost hunters, this 180+ page book tells you:

* How to select a camera.
* What settings to use.
* Where to take photos.
* How to decide if they’re really ghosts.

However, even professionals will find some unsettling ideas and disturbing evidence in this book.

Fiona invites you to try these same tests. Prove her wrong, if you can.

You may never look at “ghost photos” the same way, again.

BOOK ETA: Early 2018. Currently in revision.

Halloween Ghost Hunting Checklist

Halloween can be a whirlwind for many ghost hunters.  Events, parties, investigations… and then the big night itself.  Are you ready?

Ideally, Halloween research plans are prepared far ahead of Halloween night.  However, even if you’ve been too busy, it’s not too late to organize your Halloween plans for ghost hunting success.

To help you, I’m sharing my own Halloween checklist.  I’ve used some variation of this, every year for the past dozen or so years.  I hope it’s useful and helps you make the most of Halloween ghost hunting opportunities.

Click here for the Halloween Ghost Hunting Checklist (PDF)