Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you’re a skeptic or psychic, National Paranormal Day’s the holiday for you. Grab your Ouija board on May 3 and let’s start communicating with the great beyond.
I’m breaking through
I’m bending spoons
I’m keeping flowers in full bloom
I’m looking for answers
From the great beyond
— Peter Buck/Mike Mills/Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
If you’ve ever experienced something beyond the norm or had an inexplicable otherworldly happening, you’ve stumbled onto the right day. National Paranormal Day is for those fascinated by the unknowable “other side.” If you don’t know your normal from your paranormal, don’t worry — you can still celebrate! Just head online to learn about the movies, documentaries, and science fiction that deal with this subject.
And fear not, we have everything you need.
National Paranormal Day - Survey Results
MEN ARE SLIGHTLY MORE SKEPTICAL THAN WOMEN ABOUT GHOSTS 18% of women don’t believe in ghosts, compared to 22% of men. 38% of women claim to have seen a ghost, while only 29% of men say the same.
National Paranormal Day Activities
Explore a haunted house
You might already know the haunted houses in your neighborhood, but you can also search for some of the best national ones for some added spook. Try visiting creepy places, armed only with flashlights. Jumping out of your skin from fright is a great way to spend National Paranormal Day!
Visit a graveyard with your friends
This one is not for the faint-hearted, but they say that to truly have a chance of glimpsing a ghost, go to places where they are most likely to congregate, such as the cemetery. If you're seeking out a particular ghost, then their headstone is a good place to start. Bring some candles to set the mood.
Have a spooky party
Everyone loves Halloween, and National Paranormal Day is the next best thing. Now you can celebrate the ghouls twice a year! They sure do appreciate it. Put on some spooky tunes and boogie on late into the night, or turn down the lights and put on a scary movie at midnight, so that your supernatural guests have time to stop by.
Why We Love National Paranormal Day
It’s spooky fun!
National Paranormal Day is the only time of the year (well, apart from Halloween) that the spirits and ghosts of those who have passed away come out, and get our attention for a day. Don’t let them spook you!
Ghosts never need an excuse to party, and neither should you. A great way to create a themed Paranormal Party is to hang white crepe paper strips from the windows and serve marshmallow ghosts (you can draw their eyes on with chocolate sauce) floating in hot chocolate.
Make connections with others — even the dead
You may be scared by the prospect, but National Paranormal Day is a great time to connect with other paranormal enthusiasts or discover your own areas of interest. You can make more connections by showing off your new contacts, or even videos of your unearthly experiences, on social media, using #nationalparanormalday.