Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you’re a skeptic or psychic, National Paranormal Day might just be the holiday for you. It is creeping up on us, with not long to go before we can start celebrating with the ghosts on May 3. If you have ever experienced something beyond the norm or have had an inexplicable otherworldly happening, National Paranormal Day is the day to find others to discuss your eerie experiences with. National Paranormal Day is a celebration 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 to your local library and bone up on the movies, documentaries and science fiction that deal with this subject. Fear not, we have everything you need to get through National Paranormal Day without a fright this May 3.
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
1. Explore the hidden secrets of a haunted house
There are haunted houses everywhere. 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!
2. 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 are seeking out a particular ghost, then their headstone is a good place to start. Bring some candles to set the mood.
3. Have a spooky themed 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
A. 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!
B. Paranormal parties
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.
C. 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.