The following are some of my free downloads, plus a few handouts from past events. Worksheets updated for 2020 have an asterisk (*) next to them.
(If any links don’t work, leave a comment to let me know. My team will find and restore the missing free download, as quickly as they can.)
Evaluating Famous Haunts – How to decide whether a famous location is worth investigating.
Evaluating Famous Haunts – Worksheet – A printable worksheet. (Goes with the above report.)
Everyday Ghost Hunting Tips – A printable PDF with ideas for finding local haunts. (Related article: Everyday Ghost Hunting) Plus, Everyday Ghost Hunting MindMap – This PDF is designed to print on an 8.5″ x 14″ (legal size) sheet of paper.
Getting the Most from Ghost Hunting Events – Preparing for the best investigations and fun.
*Is Your House Haunted? worksheet – For anyone investigating their own home, 2020 edition.
Halloween Checklist – Get the most from your Halloween investigations.
Ghost Hunting Then & Now – An overview of ghost hunting history. (Originally from a Dragon Con handout)
Presentations – How to Organize Your Ghost Hunting Talks – If you’re speaking at an event, to a club, or to a library audience, use this checklist to look and sound professional.
When to Go Ghost Hunting (Using Folklore) – General advice, and an old-school method involving “planetary hours.” Does it really work? I haven’t a clue, but some readers reported good results.
MISC PRINTABLE CHARTS
Pendulum Chart – Numbers – If you’re using a pendulum and want a numeric answer (like “how old are you?” or “when were you born?”), this chart can help.
Pendulum Chart – Yes/No – If you’re using a pendulum and looking for a yes, no, or maybe answer, use this chart.
JUST FOR FUN
These are updated handouts from my Dragon Con presentations around 2008 – 2010. Each was in the context of a sci-fi or fantasy TV series. Of course, those shows were fictional, but some of the elements could be used for real research.
My presentations and these handouts were not entirely serious. Many were in a “let’s pretend” context that my audience understood. So, don’t think I go around looking for alien rifts or all-powerful artifacts. (Dial these concepts down by about 90%, and that’s closer to my actual research.)
Homegrown Patterns (Dragon Con presentation) – Looking for patterns in news reports. An overview for people who enjoy conspiracy theories. (This referenced the TV series, Rubicon.)
Torchwood Notes (Dragon Con presentation) – I’m still a big fan of Torchwood, though I’ll admit some of the tropes were overused. This handout was a crash course in identifying patterns related to UFOs and aliens.
Warehouse 13 Notes (Dragon Con presentation) – This handout talks about finding powerful and haunted objects, and related artifacts. Yes, it’s somewhat tongue-in-cheek – please keep that in mind! – but the basic concepts are a core part of my paranormal research.
NEED TO BE UPDATED (linked items are still available for download, but they’re not necessarily current advice)
- Cemetery Pre-Research – What to do before the main investigation at any cemetery.
- Haunted Cemeteries Mindmap – What to think about, choosing and investigating haunted cemeteries.
- Fiona’s Field Guide to Entities and How They Manifest
- Ghosts and Unplanned Provoking
- Is Your House Haunted? – A few things that can seem like ghosts… but they’re not.
- Ley Lines Mindmap – Things I consider when I plot ley lines for paranormal research. (Only for advanced researchers. This may be too confusing to leave online; for now, I’m undecided.)
- Ley Lines of Atlanta (and other ley line maps) – Too old to leave online. It’ll be updated it soon, and add it to my revised ley lines book.