IMPORTANT: These files were on Google Drive, and – effective Friday, September 10th (2021) – Google changed their linking and security features.
We’re considering alternative file hosting options. Frankly, many of these downloads needed updating anyway.
The following were some of my free downloads, plus a few handouts from past events.
Baseline Yourself for Successful Ghost Hunting – Instructions and a chart to use before and during investigations. (Related article & podcast: Baseline Yourself for Ghost Hunting)
Evaluating Famous Haunts – How to decide whether a famous location is worth investigating.
Evaluating Famous Haunts – Worksheet – A printable worksheet. (Companion to the above report.)
Everyday Ghost Hunting Tips – A printable PDF with ideas for finding local haunts.Plus, Everyday Ghost Hunting MindMap – This PDF was designed to print on an 8.5″ x 14″ (legal size) sheet of paper.
Ghost Hunting & Tragedy – Connections between ghosts and past events. (Related article and podcast: Ghost Hunting – Keeping Tragedy in Context.)
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, this checklist helped presenters 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 was worth trying.
Pendulum Chart – Yes/No – Similar to the previous chart, but for yes/no answers.
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 talked about finding powerful and haunted objects, and related artifacts. Yes, it was somewhat tongue-in-cheek – please keep that in mind! – but the basic concepts are similar to core parts of my paranormal research.
OUTDATED, but still in circulation among some paranormal research groups…
- Cemetery Pre-Research – What to do before the main investigation at any cemetery. Not the full to-do list, but a good start.
- Haunted Cemeteries Mindmap – What to think about, choosing and investigating haunted cemeteries.
- Fiona’s Field Guide to Entities and How They Manifest – a “lite” version of my book, Ghosts What They Are, and What They Aren’t.
- Ghosts and Unplanned Provoking – When you unintentionally annoy a ghost.
- Is Your House Haunted? – A few things that could seem like ghosts… but aren’t.
- Ley Lines Mindmap – Things I considered when plotting ley lines for paranormal research. (This was only for advanced researchers.)
- Ley Lines of Atlanta (and other ley line maps) – Too old to leave online.