Ghost hunting often puts us in touch with tragic events from the past. Emotions can influence how we interpret cues and events related to a haunting.
However, what we think is tragic today… it might not have been so horrific in the past.
Understanding history can be essential when you are trying to:
- Understand the quirky things that seem to activate a residual energy haunting.
- Identify a ghost, and the era he or she is from.
- Figure out why the ghost remains here, and whether his (or her) story is true… and enough to trigger a haunting.
- Put active sites into an historical context that makes sense.
That’s why I wrote Ghost Hunting – Keeping Tragedy in Context. It’s a three-page report describes some harsh realities of the past.
It explains why many stories and grave markers that seem so tragic, today, may not tell the whole story or even the correct one. Those hauntings might be related to a very different story.
This isn’t a cheerful report. You may be shocked by some of the statistics. But, to really understand ghosts and their stories, a glimpse into the past can be important.
Here’s my related podcast from 2012: Ghost Hunting and Historic Context
Here’s that report link: Ghost Hunting – Keeping Tragedy in Context