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It’s true that ghost hunters may get the best research results after dark.
Maybe it’s like radio stations that can be heard more clearly without interference from the sun.
Whatever the reason, after-dark ghost hunts usually seem more successful.
Daytime ghost hunts aren’t a waste of time.
In fact, at some haunted places, ghosts can be even more startling than at night.
Daytime ghosts at Gilson Road
Gilson Road Cemetery in Nashua, New Hampshire (USA) is haunted day and night.
Ghostly energy builds there each day, starting around 11:30 or noon.
Pay close attention to the woods in back of the cemetery. Even in broad daylight, you may sense (or even see) some very odd things.
One autumn afternoon at Gilson Road cemetery, I saw a figure in what looked like a capote — a hooded coat usually made from a Hudson Bay blanket — as he walked through the woods about 100 feet from me. I was a bit alarmed because he looked like he was carrying a hunting bow, or perhaps a very slender rifle.
Then, he walked behind a tree. That tree’s trunk was narrower than the man I thought I’d seen… but he seemed to disappear behind it.
And then he never emerged.
I trudged back to where the tree was, and there were no footsteps in the damp ground. There was also no place he could have gone without me seeing him.
By night, eerie lights seem to flicker in those same woods. Animals are “too quiet,” or suddenly seem to panic for no reason. A few people see a hooded figure with glowing eyes. Compasses and EMF meters go haywire. Strange things happen.
That energy is gone by dawn. Around noon the next day, the cycle starts all over again.
More daytime ghosts
In Texas, I like downtown Houston’s La Carafe wine bar at 813 Congress Street. Though the bar is closed in the morning, people who work there report odd discoveries when they arrive to open for business. It’s haunted enough to provide anomalies, 24/7.
Look for locations with a long history of power struggles or violence. Battlefields are a good example. (Gilson Road Cemetery in Nashua, NH, was the site of multiple Native American wars, as well as violent clashes with colonists.)
Check your daily commute. Look for roadside historical markers. Many indicate sites of violent clashes and intense, emotion-rich meetings of powerful people. Something important happened there. The question is why, and did it at least leave some residual energy?
Former hospitals, funeral homes, and politicians’ homes are also good sites for daytime paranormal research.
If your only available research time is during daylight hours, don’t worry. Somewhere nearby, at least one site is haunted, day and night.
Ghosts don’t only come out at night.
Many haunt during the day, waiting for someone to notice them.
You may need to investigate several sites to find one that’s active in daylight, but with enough patience and persistence, you’ll succeed.