Finding “Outsider” Haunts – Free Worksheet

Finding Outsider Haunts - Free WorksheetRecently, we’ve been talking about “outsiders” in history, and their connections to haunted locations.

In general, they’re at one historical extreme or the other. Either they’re infamous, or they’re practically forgotten.

In most cases, ghosts connected to infamous people – such as Jack the Ripper – are already well-known.

Often, the places they haunt have been researched by so many people, the ghostly (or psychic) energy can seem diluted.*

In my opinion, the dilution occurs when recent residual energy – from the intense emotions of paranormal investigators – remains at the site.

That’s why I’m always more interested in lesser-known haunts, and unreported sites.

And, it’s one reason I’ve been a go-to person for investigators who want a haunted site that’s a little different from the usual. Or, when they seek ghostly locations near a site they’re already planning to explore.

Historical research may be necessary if you want to find fresh, intensely haunted sites. One way to simplify your research: start with “outsiders” in history, and places connected to them.

An added bonus: You can find these locations during daylight (non-investigation) hours, and with online research, as well.

To help you find fresh investigation sites, I’ve created a simplified checklist. It summarizes the main steps I take when I’m looking for a haunted site with unreported (or under-reported) paranormal activity, for my own research or for a TV show.

Here’s the link to the PDF on Google Drive: Click here to download a free copy of Finding Unexplored “Outsider” Haunts. (It’s okay to share that link with others.)

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*There are exceptions to the dilution concept. Here are a few:

  • Of course, Tudor World (Stratford-upon-Avon, England) comes to mind immediately. That site is so eerie and so haunted, it breaks all the rules. I’m sure the site has a secret history that’s not been revealed yet – possibly multiple reasons why its ghosts are the strangest I’ve ever encountered. They’ve been there for so many centuries, I don’t think they’ll fade… ever.
  • I love England, including London, but there’s not enough money in the world to entice me to spend a night in London’s Highgate Cemetery. It has so many layers of paranormal activity, thousands of investigators could stream through, daily, for a century or longer… and it’d remain one of the most chilling, haunted places on Earth.
  • Lizzie Borden’s house (Fall River, Massachusetts) is another weird site every ghost hunter should investigate. Its ghostly energy probably won’t diminish until the real murder story is told. And, oh yes, if you explore the basement, be sure your companions have nerves of steel. I’m not sure those ghosts have any direct connection to sweet-when-she’s-not-angry Lizzie.
  • The library at Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount (Lenox, Massachusetts), is a room with an extraordinary level of paranormal energy, no matter how many ghost hunters investigate it.  The rest of the house is charming and at least lightly haunted, but the library… it’s in a powerful class of its own.
  • And then there are hot-and-cold sites like the Hellfire Club (Montpelier Hill, Dublin, Ireland) which seems to fluctuate between being insanely haunted… and then not haunted at all. Nothing in-between, and I don’t think that has anything to do with how many people investigate it.

When to Go Ghost Hunting

Ghost hunting with a pocket watch.When is the best time to go ghost hunting?

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.

https://youtu.be/YREpXYp8jKo

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.

Here are the PDF links (on Google Drive):

When to Go Ghost Hunting – Worksheet / https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_HSWKNTnx8bFmS7r7lFNtAz9YJH9Izh0

When to Go Ghost Hunting – Worksheet Instructions / https://drive.google.com/open?id=111_cv7Xzo0CaH2TI2NEzYpvp9jMpPZfp

Free ‘Haunted Cemeteries’ Worksheet

Book - Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries
Free to read in Kindle Unlimited.

You can download Fiona’s own worksheet for evaluating haunted cemeteries.

It’s free, and you can copy it (without changes) for your own use or for your team, as much as you like.

In her book, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, Fiona explained how to use the worksheet. However, most experienced ghost hunters will be able to use the worksheet right away. (The worksheet includes a sheet of basic instructions.)

  • Complete the basic information before leaving for your investigation.
  • During the investigation, fill in details about things you notice there, such as unmarked graves and famous graves.
  • Use this worksheet to record things that you observe and your team mentions, including “gut feelings” about the cemetery.
  • After the investigation, complete the form as you decide if the cemetery is genuinely haunted, and if it’s worth additional research.

Visit Fiona’s website for this free download:

Worksheet: Evaluating Haunted Cemeteries, by Fiona Broome
You can open this worksheet and print it with any free PDF reader, including Adobe Acrobat Reader. (You probably have a PDF reader on your computer, already.)

More free worksheets

You’ll find more worksheets and mindmaps related to haunted cemeteries and other aspects of ghost hunting listed at Fiona’s Free Downloads links.