For centuries, seeking out mysteries, exploring the unknown, and satisfying mystical curiosities have been part of our human code. This sentiment has led to a growing American phenomenon … Ghost Hunting.  Also known as paranormal investigating, ghost hunting embraces history while breaking open the supernatural and seeking to solve the mystery of the unknown.  This day has been registered with the National Calendar Day Registry to honor the practice, skill and the culture of Ghost Hunting.

By definition, Ghost hunting is simply the process of investigating locations that are reported to be haunted by the spiritual entities of those that have left the earth.  Many are inspired to start ghost hunting for seeking answers of life after death. Others wish to find comfort and communicate with loved ones that have passed before us.  Several seek to find the scientific proof of what occurs to theorized energies as they shift from one dimension to another.  Whatever the reason, all experience the rush of discovery and exhilaration that ghost hunting certainly provides to those that partake in it.

Typically, a ghost hunting team will attempt to collect evidence that they see as supportive of paranormal activity. Ghost hunters often use a variety of electronic devices: the EMF meter; digital thermometer; handheld and static digital video cameras, such as thermographic (or infrared) and night vision; digital audio recorder; and even PC's / portable devices. The more skillful ones, though, integrate sensory and intuitive skills that become sophisticated as they mature into the role. Sophistication also develops keener skills, such as researching history and conducting interviews that are pertinent to the site being explored.

Ghost hunting has been criticized for its absence of scientific method, claiming no scientific body has ever been able to confirm the existence of ghosts. Despite this mindset, ghost hunting is considered a pseudoscience by a majority of educators, academics, science writers and skeptics.  More importantly, ghost hunting leads to noble acts, including the preservation of historical sites, sharing the American Folklore Story and the integration of known scientific tools for reaching into challenging dimensional theories. All these are important in the protection of our American heritage. 

National Ghost Hunting Day has been established to recognize and celebrate the novice, curious, expert and professional act of ghost hunting. We prefer to celebrate the activity (hunting) versus the title of hunter. After all, the science is behind the methodology and its purpose. This allows for many, titled or not titled, to find ease in its exploration!

This year, September 29, 2018, history will be made again. The continuation of the traditions brought forth by the National Ghost Hunting Day will be recognized within many ghost hunting annals…