Busy? Here’s a four-minute recording of this blog post.
In this four-and-a-half minute recording, Fiona talks about new paranormal research sites – how she chooses them, and how you can find her latest recommendations.
Looking for fresh research sites?
Recently, I’ve been sharing more resources to help ghost hunters (and TV producers, etc.) identify potentially active haunted sites.
These are usually locations I’ve found through academic resources. In other words, I subscribe to some really geeky journals. Then, I check their most interesting stories/reports against my own criteria to decide if related locations might be worth investigating.
If a site fits my “secret recipe” for a haunted site, I’m happy to tell others about the location. I sometimes indicate why I think the site is worth investigating, too.
Active sites v. weaker ones
In my opinion, investigations can be the most engaging when they’re at sites no one else – or very few paranormal researchers – have visited.
From my experience, the more people who trek through a site, especially paranormal investigators, as well as camera crews with electrically powered equipment… well, all that energy can dilute the ghostly energy for future investigators.
But, of course, repeatedly “poking the bear” (definition) can also cause a site to be more active.
It’s a personal choice, but I tend to prefer sites that few people have investigated.
Problems with posting the information as an article include:
- The time required to post it as an article, with all the nuances of history and geography that fascinate me. Once the “add new article” screen is open… well, you’ve seen how I like to go on. And on. And on.
- The time-sensitive nature of these reports. The sooner you can investigate a location, the better. So, I like to share the initial reports as soon as I hear about them.
- The possibility of my links vanishing, as some news stories don’t remain at the same URLs, or are deleted altogether… and then, in articles, I need to replace those links with the Wayback Machine.
For me, social media has been the answer.
To discover my latest recommendations…
If you want to hear about new, potentially active haunted sites, or threads you can pull to find even more, cool paranormal research sites, follow me at Twitter or at my Facebook Page, Fiona Broome News. (Or, if you’re a producer, send me a message via either of those sites.)
In most cases, I look for news stories that everyone can access. That way, you don’t have to read through pages (and pages, and pages) of boring academic reports.
Monday is usually my busiest find-new-sites day. Today, I posted links to a couple of UK sites, plus one in the US. (Some weeks are better than others, and the UK/EU/US balance varies with what journals I’ve received. And I do include other areas – such as Canada – when a site seems especially attractive.)
Oh yes, I am working on other projects – adding recordings to my articles (like this), updating my books and older posts, and expanding my free ghost hunting courses. But, when I can, I share intriguing research site info via social media.