Sunday, January 31, 2016

Do Ghosts Only Haunt at Night?

Most ghost hunting takes place at night for a variety of reasons.

  • Most people work during the day and it is more convenient to hunt at night.
  • The night time tends to be quieter as there are usually fewer people around to contaminate the scene.
  • The ghost hunter's senses may be heightened by the darkness.
  • Indoor locations may be open to the public during the day - pubs, shops, offices etc. and it may suit the owners to allow access only at night.
Ask any person who feels they are being haunted and they will tell you that they have the same feelings during the day as they do at night. Perhaps at night, imaginations tend to run away with themselves and every sound and every shadow is seen as sinister. However, many people report paranormal events taking place during the hours of daylight. 

Many years ago I saw a full bodied apparition of a woman suddenly appear beside me, weeping silently as she looked at of the window. It was early afternoon on a bright sunny day.

If ghosts are, as I believe, the energy of dead people, then it follows that they could have the same characteristics and personalities as they had when they were alive. 
  • Shy or introverted
  • Bold and confident
  • Gentle and kind
  • Rough and uncaring
There are many other combinations too numerous to mention but they illustrate that each ghost can be very different form the next. 

Perhaps some ghosts prefer the darkness or shadows and only try to interact when they are sure that they will remain hidden. Others perhaps, like to come out of the shadows to announce themselves in a grandiose fashion.

None of these mean that ghosts only appear at night. Even shy, introverted people come out of the shadows if they need help so why not ghosts?

Quite often during the day when I am at home I will hear shuffling and movement in the other room. Sometimes my dog and cat both follow the progress of an unseen energy moving about the house. They sit up side by side and follow something with their eyes. 

In answer to my question, do ghosts only haunt at night? I can emphatically say, No! Ghosts can be seen, heard or felt at any time not just at night.

For further tales of the paranormal things I've sensed and seen please refer to my books Irish Paranormal Haunts and True Stories from the Darkside

A selection of useful books for would be Ghost Hunters:
Hunting Ghosts: A Paranormal Investigator's Guide
Ghost Hunting: A Survivor's Guide
Ghost Hunting Guide

Other articles from this blog
Becoming a Ghost Hunter FAQ

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Resources for Ghosthunters

Destinations - Search your local area for possible locations. Ask questions - Local knowledge can be a rich resource.
Local libraries can have some great information. Talk to the librarian to get the most from this valuable resource.
Google search and Google maps are both invaluable. Check out some of these sites:




There are many more fantastic sites for haunted locations throughout the world - feel free to add your favorite in the comments.

Books are another great resource. Here are a few of my favorites - again, feel free to add yours in the comments.

Haunted: 50 Terrifying Locations in the United States 

True Ghost Stories: Haunted Houses, Creepy Paranormal Accounts And Scary True Ghost Stories That Will Chill You To The Bone - Real True Ghost Stories (True ... And Hauntings,True Paranormal Hauntings) 

Haunted Asylums: Chilling Cases Of Deserted Psych Wards, Haunted Asylums, Spooky Graveyards And True Ghost Stories (Haunted Asylums Series) 

Haunted: A Guide to Paranormal Ireland 

Haunted Places: Chilling Paranormal and Supernatural Ghost Stories from Around the World

When you have your locations sorted the next thing you need to do is get out there and start investigating!