Getting the Most from Ghost Hunting Events – Free Report, Checklist

z-GetMostGHEvents-smMost ghost hunting events and tours are well organized. Guests can show up and expect a thrilling paranormal adventure.

Many paranormal event speakers and investigation leaders are professionals. They can make any event into a great, memorable experience.

However, things can go awry now and then.  If you’re prepared, you can turn any ghost hunting event into something fascinating.

In this free, two page report (plus a checklist), you’ll learn the key ingredients for a successful ghost hunting event.  You’ll know what to look for and what to expect, whether it’s a three-hour investigation or a weekend journey into paranormal realms.

With information like this, you’ll be prepared. You get the most from a great event, and if things don’t go as planned, you can still have a ghostly experience.


Ghosts and Tragedy – Free Report

When we think about ghosts and hauntings, we usually assume something tragic happened. However, what’s “tragic” today might be very different from tragedies of the past.  For example, in 1850, life expectancy in the United States was 39 1/2 years.  So, if someone lived to age 50, people of the mid-19th century might think he or she had lived a good, long, full life.

These are the kinds of issues ghost hunters need to understand in an historical context. It’s one of the best ways to maintain perspective and credibility.

I’ve written a three-page report about this topic. In it, I share essential points to help you understand ghosts and their stories. I’ve also suggested resources to make your research easier.

This is a free report (PDF) released with a Creative Commons license. You can copy it to share it with your team members and others.

Also, if you have specific historical questions about resources or events in past eras, ask them in comments below this article.


Evaluating Famous Haunts – Free Report, Worksheet

Click here for the report

Some famous haunted locations are better than others.  Some famous ghosts are real… and others aren’t.

If you research your investigation sites — and their ghosts — before you do your on-site research, you can save time and avoid disappointments.

The evaluation process is simple once you get used to it.  I’ve updated my free “Evaluating Famous Haunts” report and worksheet. Both are issued under a Creative Commons license so you can copy and share the report and worksheet with others.

In the three-page report (PDF), you’ll learn the basic steps I take before investigating any famous or well-known haunted site.  If you want to be sure that a location is worth visiting — and may have ghosts — these steps can help.

Evaluating Famous Haunts – 2016 edition

Haunted Cemeteries – Pre-Investigation Research

cem1-pdIf you’re planning a cemetery investigation, spend some time on preliminary research.  It can mean the difference between a thrilling ghost hunt and one that’s boring.

In the following free report and worksheet, I share a few tips that can help you make the most of your cemetery investigations.

Click here: Cemetery-pre-research.pdf

For a list of new articles featuring photos (and more) from Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, visit the main Haunted Cemeteries Book page at

Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, by Fiona BroomeABOUT THE BOOK

This book will be most interesting to two very different kinds of readers.

  • Beginners will learn how to find local haunted cemeteries that are free (and legal) to visit. New ghost hunters will discover the tips & tricks that professionals use to find the most haunted cemeteries — and the ghosts in them — quickly and easily. This book is a quick course in ghost hunting at haunted cemeteries, taking readers from absolute beginner to confident researcher in a short amount of time.
  • Professionals will discover Fiona’s best-kept secrets to identifying the most active, haunted cemeteries and the “hot spots” in them. Ms. Broome shares tips to locate “sinners’” graves at church and community cemeteries. She also explains two fast & easy ways to find some of the most active graves as soon as you walk through the cemetery gates. Whether you’re conducting your own research, training a team, or conducting a ghost-related event, you’ll find useful tips and tricks in this book.

This book is now out of print. (A new, related book series is in progress.) Used copies of earlier editions may be available at – and other Amazon booksellers.

Baseline Yourself – Instructions and Worksheet

baseline-worksheetMany of us live very busy lives.  Sometimes, we don’t realize the feelings — physical and emotional — we bring with us when we arrive at an investigation site.

It’s routine to conduct a baseline check of the site.

Take that concept a step further. Run a baseline check of yourself, so you know what’s normal for you before you begin the investigation.

Download this free set of instructions plus a worksheet, and share it with your team.  You’ll find it very helpful, especially in profoundly haunted sites, and on days (or nights) when you’ve been especially busy or stressed.

Click here to download: Baseline-emotions2014.pdf


Fiona’s Field Guide to Entities and How They Manifest

Some ghost-like things aren’t ghosts.  Often, you can tell the difference. Sometimes, you can’t… not easily, and especially if you don’t know what those things are or what they can and can’t do.

Most of them aren’t dangerous, but they won’t respond to investigators, ghost hunting tools, or remedies the same as ghosts do.

A few are dangerous. They do intend to hurt people.  It’s important to know what they are and how to recognize them.

Do you know the tell-tale signs to identify that weird entity in the basement or out in the woods?

Download Fiona’s Field Guide to Entities and How They Manifest. It’s a single page (PDF) summarizing the key points that seem to separate ghosts from shadow people, demons, angels & spirit guides, crypto critters, faeries, and poltergeists.

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For more information like this, see Fiona’s 2014 edition of Ghosts – What They Are and What They Aren’t.

In it, you’ll learn more about things that aren’t ghosts: How they manifest differently from (or the same as) ghosts. What the risks are. What to do if you encounter one. Where to turn, if you need help or more information.


Ghost Course Certificates

Free Introduction to Ghost Hunting course
course certificateStudents who complete my free, four-week Introduction to Ghost Hunting course are eligible for a certificate of completion.

As I’m updating files for, I’ll be adding the new certificates here, too.

Here’s what’s available now:

Simple Certificate – Print this PDF on any paper larger than 7.5″ x 10.5″. Add your own name and date.  Display. Framing is optional.

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Ghosts – What They Are and What They’re Aren’t

Ghosts – What They Are and What They Aren’t, by Fiona Broome, helps ghost hunters recognize when an entity is not a ghost… and what (if anything) to do about it.

The updated 2014 Kindle edition is now available at all Amazon stores, including and

You’ll also find it at iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.

Publisher’s book description

GhostsWTA-2014-350hGhosts.  You’ve seen them on TV and in movies.  Maybe you’ve been on a ghost tour, or visited a haunted hotel.

However, if something seems paranormal but it’s not a typical ghost, what else might it be?  And, could it be dangerous?

In this book, paranormal researcher Fiona Broome draws on over 30 years’ experience to explain what we know about ghosts, so far.  Then, she describes other paranormal entities that can be confused with ghosts.

What else might seem like a ghost?

  • Shadow people.
  • Demons.
  • Poltergeists.
  • Cryptozoological creatures (more than just Bigfoot).
  • Angels and spirit guides.
  • Aliens.
  • Faeries.

Ms.Broome explains the basic differences in how these entities manifest… how they’re like ghosts and how they’re different.

If you’re investigating (or living in) a house that might be haunted, and you’ve ruled out normal explanations, it’s still too soon to assume it’s a ghost.

This book explains what else your “ghost” might be, and whether you should be concerned about it.

Read Ghosts: What They Are and What They Aren’t to understand what to watch for — and watch out for — as you evaluate things that go bump in the night.

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Ley Lines for Ghost Hunters

Ley Lines for Ghost Hunters, by Fiona BroomeLey Lines for Ghost Hunters, by Fiona Broome, brings ghost enthusiasts a new approach to finding and evaluating haunted sites.

Note: This book is currently out-of-print. The new, expanded edition is expected in 2014.
It will include sample maps from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Start with a map, a few ghostly (or just plain weird) locations, and a ruler. Add Fiona’s insights.

You’ll connect the dots (literally and figuratively) to understand why the ghosts hang out where they do.  Then, you’ll use those same lines to uncover hidden treasures among “wicked good” haunted sites. Then, you’ll discover how to dig up even more locations where you may find ghosts.

Since 2003, Fiona has been testing ley lines for ghost hunting.  She’s the first paranormal researcher to share this technique with the ley lines community. She’s also the first to document the energy lines that connect haunted places, and to use them to find unreported ghosts, as well.

This is a short introduction, part of a series of books teaching paranormal researchers how to use ley lines in new ways.  Once you know how to use ley lines for your ghost hunting, you’ll be able to predict where else the ghosts are… with uncanny accuracy.


Publisher’s book description

Ley lines can point the way to unreported paranormal sites. They may be the most intensely haunted sites you’ll ever explore.

In this book, you’ll learn to connect paranormal locations on a map, plotting ley lines… your own ghostly “treasure maps,” leading you to more haunted places.

Discover what ley lines are, how they work for ghost hunters, and how you can create these surprisingly accurate maps, no matter where you are.

Get ready to learn about paranormal activity at new, hidden, and “hiding in plain sight” locations. This is your guidebook to fresh encounters of the ghostly kind.

Kick’n’ Back in Texas

Kick'n' Back in Texas, stories by Fiona BroomeKick’n’ Back in Texas is a collection of stories, legends, historical tidbits, and trivia about the Lone Star State.

Fiona Broome was among more than a dozen noted authors who shared their experiences and insights about life (and haunts) in Texas.

Among her stories in this anthology:

  • Learn about the UFO that crashed in Aurora, Texas… 50 years before something similar fell out of the sky and landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Discover what makes Texas’ “blue light” cemeteries more than an Aisle 7 special. (There’s a logical explanation, but even that has a paranormal twist.)
  • Speaking of lights, get the inside story on Texas’ famous “Marfa Lights.”
  • Take a quick tour of the five most haunted places in Texas.
  • Explore the chilling history of Austin’s own “Jack the Ripper.”  When he stopped his killing spree in Texas, did he flee to the heart of London, England? Dig up the evidence that points to that conclusion.

In over 270 pages of fact, folklore, and fascinating stories — many of them written by Fiona Broome — you’ll discover things about the Lone Star State that will amaze, amuse, and intrigue you.

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