Spooks of Myrtles Plantation

Handprints in mirrors and women in white, hangings, murder and secrets-the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana has all these things and more. Tourists flock to the site every year, searching for ghosts and apparitions, lured by the house’s colorful and questionable history. The Myrtles Plantation, touted as one of the most haunted homes in the world, was built in 1796, by General David Bradford. The massive antebellum plantation is the home of twelve … [Read more...]

Introduction to Holding a Seance

An interest in the spiritual and supernatural leads many people to experimenting with ghost hunting or holding a séance. Each person’s goals vary, but interest ranges from a general curiosity about ghosts and spirits to the desire to make contact with a deceased relative or loved one. Even if you are skeptical about the supernatural, you must be prepared for the unexpected and follow some guidelines before attempting to contact spirits. One of the safest ways to enter … [Read more...]

How Do I Know if My House Is Haunted?

A hundred years ago in the U.S. and Europe the idea of hauntings was not considered far fetched - hauntings and ghosts were even fashionable, to an extent. In the late 1800s into the 1930s, unusual hauntings and paranormal events were even routinely reported in newspapers. Since that time skeptics and scientists have spent consider time and media spin to show most hauntings are not hauntings at all. Entering the modern era scientist felt it was time to put an end to … [Read more...]

Chasing Ghosts: EVP

EVP stands for "Electronic Voice Phenomenon", and it describes the instance when anomalous voices or sounds appear on recordings that were not heard by the people present at the creation of that recording. Most frequently it's used to describe sounds that are identifiably produced by a human being, and most ghost hunters have strong opinions about EVP. These opinions range from the credible to the skeptical and all areas in between. The debate has engendered more than … [Read more...]

Civil War Reenactors Tend To Experience Paranormal Activity More Than Others

Many ghost hunters and paranormal investigators know that the group who tend to have the most paranormal experiences are people who reenact battles, especially when those reenactments take place at the actual historical battlefields. In the U.S., the group who tend to have a disproportional number of paranormal encounters compared to the general population are the Civil war reenactors. There are no reliable surveys and scientific research seems to be non-existent, … [Read more...]