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Should you hunt ghosts in your own home ?


Posted on Sunday, 21 June, 2020 | Comment icon 26 comments

Is ghost hunting at home a good idea ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
Carrying out a paranormal investigation of your own personal abode may have some serious drawbacks.
With the coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to most paranormal investigations, many enthusiasts have taken to looking for ghosts without actually leaving the house.

But is it really a good idea to try capturing evidence of paranormal phenomena in your own home ?

A recent article published in The Southside Times argues that it isn't, for several reasons.

Perhaps the most obvious is that if you are used to going out visiting various purportedly haunted locations, your home serves as a sanctuary from this - a place to feel safe and secure.
If you start to believe that your own home is haunted, it makes it difficult to switch-off - it can feel like an intrusion that permeates your day and from which you cannot escape, especially if you are self-isolating due to the coronavirus and cannot come and go as you please.

Believing your home to be haunted can also be potentially distressing as some may try to associate the activity with a deceased relative - especially if they have recently lost someone.

All things considered - paranormal investigation can be a fun and fascinating hobby, but it is not something that you really want to live with 24/7 - whether you believe your home to be haunted or not.

When the pandemic is over, there will be plenty of opportunity to visit other locations.

Source: Southside Times | Comments (26)


Tags: Paranormal


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by Kittens Are Jerks on 22 June, 2020, 0:13
As long as you're confident you're safe. That's the primary concern.  
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 22 June, 2020, 0:26
Oh, come on..... It's always in the basement. 
Comment icon #19 Posted by the13bats on 22 June, 2020, 0:38
Why is the picture of the old sofa in the run down room the go to pic for haunted? Well i metal detect in my own yard why not hunt spookies here too, not to brag as this is a fixer upper over 100 year old but with full 2000sqft attic and basement its 4 floors and does have cool history, a B&B and speak easy, also other businesses, While i havent put in much dirt pirate time i have found a lot of cool yard junk,  even though seller and some neighbors said this joint is haunted i solved all their big claims within a month of moving in and we have had zero experences, but any time i take a pi... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz on 22 June, 2020, 6:03
@acute I felt a presence and odd smells like from fresh Roses in the middle of the winter and perfume. "If you tell them where they are and where they should be they usually leave" Oh thats what women tend to do with me
Comment icon #21 Posted by XenoFish on 22 June, 2020, 20:20
Hunt ghost to your hearts content, just be sure not to let your imagination get the best of you. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by moonman on 25 June, 2020, 18:35
When people go looking for something they almost always find it, whether it exists or not. I would not recommend ghost hunting in your own house to anyone that isn't FIRMLY grounded in reality.
Comment icon #23 Posted by XenoFish on 25 June, 2020, 18:36
I don't care what people do really. If they want to ghost hunt so be it.
Comment icon #24 Posted by moonman on 25 June, 2020, 18:47
But then we get a hundred garbage threads with titles like "OMG BEST EVP EVER" and blurry photos of nothing, along with requests for "help" because they think their house is haunted. IMO, keep your (and my) sanity intact - don't bring that crap into your house. Go snipe hunting somewhere else - don't **** where you eat.
Comment icon #25 Posted by the13bats on 25 June, 2020, 23:45
    Thing is there will always be the dear believers who to them its not prosaic its always paranormal supernatural otherwordly, and its ( in there mind ) very very real to them and yeah seems its easy for them to find except when we ask for the elusive proof, so i imagine their houses have spookies if you to ask them, no hunting necessary. Ive taken a different viewpoint, if a person wants to insist its paranormal and its real and im just too unenlightened to see it thats fine, sure i find that pretty much a load of time wasting delusional tripe, so as not to waste my time after i learn are a... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by GlitterRose on 26 June, 2020, 1:30
There's a saying about staring into the abyss and having it stare back at you. It applies here.


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