A Beginner’s Guide to Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries

If you’re a beginner interested in investigating haunted cemeteries, I’ve written a book for you.

It’s short. It gets straight to the point. It tells you what you need to know to get started in ghost hunting, especially at haunted cemeteries.

It’s my first book in a planned series specifically for beginning ghost hunters.

Here’s what happened in 2016

This year, I started a new “Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries” book series. I’m writing it for intermediate and advanced investigators. That series explains how to get the research results that experienced ghost hunters want.

In each of those books, I skip the basics.

Instead, I explain the best ways to find and investigate eerie, off-the-beaten-path cemeteries.

But then…

A Beginner's Guide to Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, by Fiona BroomeAlmost immediately, several readers asked me to write something for beginners.

They’re first-time ghost hunters.

They need short, clear, how-to guides to get started. They’re reading my websites, like Ghosts 101 and Encounter Ghosts, but they want more focused, how-to information.

They want location-specific instructions that will produce genuine results.

So, I’ve written A Beginner’s Guide to Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries. It’s a quick-start guide.

This is a short book, around 7,500 words. Most people can read it in about two hours, maybe less.

At its release in October 2016, it’s 99 cents in Kindle, and free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. (That may change in the future. If you want the lowest prices on my books, leap at the 99-cent price while it’s available.)

In this book, I explain…

  • How to assemble an informal team.
  • Where to find a good cemetery to investigate.
  • Easy ways to get the best results from your first ghost hunt in a haunted cemetery.

Find it at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and other Amazon booksellers.

How to Find Haunted Cemeteries

Do you want to find haunted cemeteries?

You probably know that I’ve written a lot about haunted cemeteries. I’ve been researching them for over 20 years.

Here are a few of my articles on the subject:

The first book in my new series, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, is at Amazon.

This new series is based on my previous book of the same name. It’s for intermediate & advanced ghost hunters.

For this series, I’m breaking topics into individual, shorter books with a narrow focus and lots of information.

I expect to write most of this series during 2017, but the first book is available in time for Halloween research in 2016.

How to Find Haunted CemeteriesPlanned titles include:

  1. Ghost Hunting: Why Cemeteries?
  2. How to Find Haunted Cemeteries
  3. How to Evaluate Haunted Cemeteries
  4. How to Find Haunted Graves
  5. How to Investigate Haunted Cemeteries

Each is a stand-alone book. You can read them in any order, and skip any that don’t interest you.

My publisher releases them in the order they’re ready for print. (At the moment, the guide to finding haunted cemeteries is in the Kindle bookstore.)

When they’re first released, each book will retail for 99 cents — free for Kindle Unlimited readers — except for “Ghost Hunting: Why Cemeteries?”

When the series is complete, all of the books will be available individually.

But, they’ll also be compiled into a box set for Kindle, as well as a print edition.

Buy it now at Amazon.comLearn more about How to Find Haunted Cemeteries at:

101 Ghost Hunting Questions Answered

I’m revising 101 Ghost Hunting Questions, Answered. It’s a major project.

It’s 2016. In the past few years, ghost hunting has changed. A lot.

People are asking different questions. They expect different answers.

Meanwhile, the contents of my 2014 book — listing 101 ghost-related questions, with answersis arriving at Ghosts101.com.

opening doorEach question is a new article.

The questions are divided into four categories: ghost hunting, ghostly encounters, ghosts and other spirits, and haunted places. That way, you can read what interests you, and skip the rest.

I’m adding the articles gradually, making minor edits as I go along.

Every few days, you’ll see one or two new articles at Ghosts101.com, until all the Q&As are there.

  • In most cases, the contents are are same as the 2014 book.
  • I’m revising references and updating anything really outdated.
  • Also, I’m replacing irrelevant questions, mostly related to TV shows. I’ll fill in with other questions & answers. (I have several that wouldn’t fit the original “101 questions” book limit. So, I’m adding them as I delete others.)

Meanwhile, I’m working on a new series of questions & answers, for a new series of short and focused “Ghosts 101” books.  The first book should be available in Kindle, late in 2016.

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Here’s the original article that appeared at this website:

As of October 15, 2014, the new, larger, updated edition of 101 Ghost Hunting Questions, Answered is available.

I’ve made many changes in this book, and I’ve added more current insights. I think I caught most typos and repaired them. (If you find a new one, let me know.)

101GHQs-O14-250hThe original book was written, in haste, in 2012. I wrote it to answer the top 101 questions I’ve been asked in comments and email. Many are beginner-level questions. Others are intermediate-to-advanced.

I focus on getting started in ghost hunting, choosing equipment, and which locations are best for beginners (and a few best for those with nerves of steel). I talk about the popular side of ghost hunting, sharing insider views of TV shows, movies, and books.  Also, I’m honest about what we don’t know… and questions we may never be able to answer.)

I share my views of what’s next, and offer some radical, kind of geeky suggestions. ( Such as: Blinking flashlights might lead us to our biggest breakthroughs, if technology proceeds as predicted.)

In most cases, I answer questions very seriously. Others include humorous, slightly sarcastic comments. I hope the difference is clear.

If you’ve wanted to become a ghost hunter — for fun or as a career — you’ll find useful insights among the answers in this book.

Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries

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(Above: One of Fiona’s 2016 books about haunted cemeteries.)

The 2015 edition of Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries: A How-To Guide by Fiona Broome, is out of print.

She’s writing a new, related book series. Learn more at her article, How to Find Haunted Cemeteries.

Or, if you’re a beginner, learn more in the October 2016 book, A Beginner’s Guide to Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries.

Here’s the original book description, from 2015:

Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries is the kind of book that belongs on every ghost hunter’s bookshelf. It’s a how-to manual and an important reference book.

Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries, by Fiona BroomeBeginners 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.

In a way, this book is a quick (but thorough) 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.

Used copies may be available
at Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk — and other Amazon booksellers.

More information: Since the first edition came out in 2009, this has been the go-to book for anyone interested in haunted cemeteries. Fiona Broome has been investigating haunted places for more than 20 years. She knows what she’s talking about.

However, most ghost hunters focus on haunted houses, hotels, battlefields, and eerie abandoned sites. They’re overlooking important haunted sites in most communities: haunted cemeteries.

Fiona’s book is vital reading, whether you’re interested in a ghostly encounter for a “good scare,” for paranormal research, or as a spiritual calling to help trapped souls “cross over.”

Remember, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries is a how-to guide, not a set of stories. Though Fiona describes some of her eerie experiences at haunted cemeteries, most of this book focuses on the nuts-and-bolts of successfully investigating haunted cemeteries in your community.

First, you’ll learn about the different kinds of cemeteries. Fiona explains which are most popular among ghost hunters and people sensitive to ghostly energy.

Do you know the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery? Today, most ghost hunters use these words interchangeably.

Traditionally, a “graveyard” was connected with a church, but a “cemetery” has always been a public place of burial. If you’re a researcher, that kind of trivia can help you understand which cemeteries — and their ghosts — may produce the best results.

After discovering how to find the best local haunted cemeteries, you’ll learn what to look for when you visit them. Fiona explains how to identify haunted graves. She also talks about something different: other areas in and near the cemetery where ghosts may linger. Fiona describes where to investigate to find “forgotten” graves and their displaced headstones.

You’ll uncover great tips about where to look — and what to look out for — if you want a memorable ghostly encounter.  Photos will show you exactly what the best locations look like.

Of course, not all ghost investigations are planned. Have you ever stumbled onto an unexpected cemetery and your “gut feeling” told you it was haunted? This book tells you what to do if you only have time for a brief visit, but you want to find the most active spirits and eeriest graves.

If you’re investigating ghosts, it helps to know why they remain in our world. With those insights, you have a far better chance of making contact. Throughout this book, Fiona explains the ingredients that make many cemeteries haunted, and the very personal reasons why some ghosts linger by their graves.

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 Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

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.

Buy it now at Amazon.com

Or, find it at Amazon.co.uk

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.

Buy it now at Amazon.com

Ghost Photography 101

GhPh101IP-350Ghost Photography 101 was first published in 2011. The first edition is now out-of-print.

A new edition — with updated tips and fresh insights — is planned for 2016.

Fiona flippantly describes this book as “something to offend almost every paranormal investigator, from believers to skeptics.”

Publisher’s book description

Ghost photos… are they real?

* Is that orb just dust or pollen or fog?
* Is that vortex actually a piece of hair?
* Is that apparition really smoke?

Chances are, the answer is no.

Professional photographer (and paranormal researcher) Fiona Broome shows the results of over six years of experiments with a variety of cameras, testing the normal explanations for orbs, vortices, and eerie figures.

Her conclusions…? She — and many other experts — have been wrong about anomalies: As the subtitle says, it’s not just dust.

Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this book contains something to shock (or at least annoy) almost everyone who thought they understood ghost photos.

Written for beginning and intermediate ghost hunters, this 180+ page book tells you:

* How to select a camera.
* What settings to use.
* Where to take photos.
* How to decide if they’re really ghosts.

However, even professionals will find some unsettling ideas and disturbing evidence in this book.

Fiona invites you to try these same tests. Prove her wrong, if you can.

You may never look at “ghost photos” the same way, again.

For more information about ghost photography, see the ghost photos articles , and anything with the tag of “cameras,” at EncounterGhosts.com.

Weird, Scary, and Unusual

Weird-Scary-350hArmchair Reader: Weird, Scary and Unusual‘ takes you on a hair-raising journey through the realm of the baffling, unexplained, and paranormal.  Join Fiona Broome, the author of many of these eerie stories, as you explore ghost stories, tales of crypto zoology, and just plain creepy events around the world.

If you’re a fan of strange facts and eerie tales, this is the book for you.  You’ll chuckle over just plain silly stories, like the truth behind “Milli Vanilli” and wacky Jelly Belly flavors.  You’ll shiver as you read disturbing, freaky facts.

And then, you’ll pull the covers over your head as you read Fiona’s research into fact and fiction at the Amityville Horror house, the Bell Witch, and the real “Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Discover presidential peculiarities, strange catastrophes, and Michigan’s real-life superheroes… including some who wear costumes.  Learn about animals that stood trial for their crimes, and those like “Mike the Headless Chicken” that defied the laws of nature.

This 500-page book will provide many hours of weird, scary and unusual entertainment, and stories you’ll want to explore on your own.

Buy it now at Amazon.comAmazon.com.

Fiona Broome’s Sampler

FionaBroomes-Sampler-350hFiona Broome’s Sampler, by Fiona Broome.

This signed, limited-edition book was published especially for Dragon*Con 2010.

Just 20 copies were printed, signed and numbered, and distributed to selected friends attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia during the Labor Day weekend in 2010.

Each chapter was an excerpt from one of Fiona’s recent and upcoming books, as of 2010.

Chapters included:

  • Paranormal Patterns.
  • Paragenealogy.
  • Ghost Photography 101.
  • Introduction to Ghost Hunting.
  • Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries.
  • Is My House Haunted?
  • The Mandela Effect.
  • The Ghosts of Salem, Massachusetts.

This book will not be reprinted, and no additional copies are available.