National Ghost Hunting Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of every September. This year, the world’s largest ghost hunt will be observed on September 30. This is an annual international investigation of the paranormal. Ghost hunting has something to offer for everyone — some prefer investigating abandoned mansions with creepy histories, while others would rather guard ancient crypts. Ancient ghost stories around the world focus on historical records or literature. Science, religion, and academia are skeptical of their existence. Ghosts are often considered a reflection of our subconscious, and sometimes our deepest fears. Whatever ghosts may be, there’s no denying that all of us have been spooked out by something inexplicable at least once in our lives.
History of National Ghost Hunting Day
Haunted Travels founded National Ghost Hunting Day to kick off a season full of haunted attractions and fall festivities. They encourage ghost hunters to pursue their interests. The mysteries surrounding the supernatural and age-old traditions are a matter of interest for a lot of people. All of the funds that are raised through ticket sales go to local non-profit pet shelters in each participating community. How cool is that!
Seeking paranormal activity isn’t only about dilapidated ruins and other forgotten corners of the world. It’s also quite common for public places to boast of eerie tales and haunted voices. Many famous locations such as the Tower of London and the White House have reported paranormal activities. It’s hard to tell if any ghosts really do exist, but the tales are delightful anyway.
Ghost hunters bring attention to historical properties and are also enthusiastic about preservation. As part of the adventure, the ghost hunters might visit towns or places that have a particularly violent history. In fact, every ghost hunting event organizes a bunch of walks. They pick locations based on both history and hearsay. If you are a novice, the thrill is in the anticipation! On National Ghost Hunting Day you should look forward to witnessing something really eerie for the first time. If you have always enjoyed spooky ghost stories read by flashlight under the bed sheets or the unexplained blur on a snapshot, then this day is for you. Actual sightings are rare and fleeting, but the thrill is worth it.
National Ghost Hunting Day timeline
Six members of a family are found murdered in Iowa.
The first movie of the “Ghostbusters” franchise releases.
A doll in Houston is reported as haunted, which turns out to be a Disney Frozen doll.
Kennedy Ife undergoes exorcism in North London.
National Ghost Hunting Day FAQs
What defines horror?
Horror is a genre of fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Who is the Greek god of nightmares?
In Greek mythology, Epiales was the spirit (daemon) and personification of nightmares.
What is ghost hunting?
Ghost hunting is the process of investigating locations that are reported to be haunted by ghosts.
National Ghost Hunting Day Activities
Go ghost hunting
Get together with ghost hunting enthusiasts and go on a ghost hunting trip. Find out about the haunted locations nearby and pay a visit.
Watch horror movies
Not a fan of seeing a ghost in persin? No worries. Settle in with your favorite horror movies, and ask a friend to join. Revisit the classics or discover new ones!
Host an event
On Ghost Hunting Day, host a ghost hunting trip or a ghost-themed party. You can even screen horror movies and decorate the venue accordingly.
5 Facts About Horror Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
You can visit the “Friday the 13th” camp
The location used in the iconic film was (and still is) a functioning scout camp in New Jersey.
“The Exorcist” is iconic for many reasons
“The Exorcist” was the first horror film to be nominated for a best picture Oscar.
“Psycho” was the first American film to show a toilet
Before this, the sound of water flushing was used to represent the toilet.
Horror movies are often inspired by serial killers
Serial killer Ed Gein inspired three major horror movies — “Psycho”, “The Silence of the Lambs,” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Paranormal investigators inspire horror movies too
Ed and Lorraine Warren from the movie “The Conjuring” were real-life paranormal investigators
Why We Love National Ghost Hunting Day
There’s no saying if you will actually get to see a ghost on National Ghost Hunting Day, but it’s a lot of fun either way. It can be especially fun if you have a good ghost hunting team who join in on your anticipation.
It challenges long-held beliefs
Ghost hunting is also about exposing oneself to new experiences and challenging long-held beliefs. National Ghost Hunting Day introduces us to alternate realities and encourages us to do something that we wouldn’t have otherwise.
It protects history
Many ghost hunters are also passionate about preserving historical architecture. The annual ghost hunting trips also make sure that our precious heritage is preserved.
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