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Now that October has hit, I’m back in the spooky mood. I’ve been watching a lot of urban exploration videos (some of which can be pretty creepy, see: Exploring Abandon Mines and Unusual Place’s “Creepy Sounds…” video.)
I’m also pretty sure the office building where I work is haunted — the Deer Hunter USA machine randomly starts making noises when nobody has touched it.
I thought the best way to get into the creepy spirit (and possibly rid my office building of ghosts) would be to cover some paranormal investigation blogs.
Colonial Ghosts prides itself on retelling forgotten historical events and dispelling historical inaccuracies. This blog acts as a companion to the ghost tours this company hosts. It includes a great amount of historical information about the different areas in Williamsburg.
The tour guides also have participated in paranormal investigations with the Virginia Paranormal Investigation team and have recorded previous investigations on their blog.
Follow @ColonialGhosts on Twitter.
Located in Huntington, West Virginia, Theresa is the historical research manager for Huntington Paranormal Investigations and Research (which has its own blog here).
Like the previous blog, Theresa provides a lot of historical context. She also provides an easy-to-navigate side bar, which allows you to take a look into some of HPIR’s paranormal investigations.
One really nice thing about this blog is that the posts are well-informed and rather frequent (so you won’t be waiting a couple months – or even a year – between blog posts).
Follow @theresahpir on Twitter.
Sara is a paranormal investigator from Melbourne (Australia). She set up this blog to chronicle her time spent as an investigator and make her research and thoughts on the unknown aware to the general public.
One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about her blog is that she does her own type of paranormal journalism (imo). She showcases conversations and discussions she’s had with other investigators, to provide multiple different thoughts and perspectives on what it means to be a paranormal investigator, which I haven’t seen on many other paranormal investigation blogs.
Follow @SarahLLIFS on Twitter.
4. Haunt Jaunts
If you want to go somewhere creepy for Halloween, this blog will pose as your personal paranormal travel agent. Haunt Jaunts is a paranormal travel site, that helps you plan your spooky getaway.
It has even published its own travel guide.
The blog is a little less on the investigation side, featuring giveaways and alerts regarding some of Travel Channel’s different spooky episodes, so if you’re looking for something a little less creepy (and a little more DIY), this may be the blog for you!
Posts to help you set up your own journey: Are You Brave Enough to Camp Out on Halloween Night? and Boo-k It! – Be Your Own Paranormal Travel Agent (if you dare…)
Follow @HauntJaunts on Twitter.
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Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.