Ghosts and the Paranormal: My Hobby
Like ghosts? How about real paranormal activities? Lots of people have hobbies. I am no exception. Although I have my normal type hobbies such as collecting Disney items, I also have one that some people may deem strange.
I love going to haunted locations and just about anything paranormal for that matter.
Why you may ask? Probably because I like a good mystery. Whenever I visit a haunted house or location I always wonder why the ghost or ghosts are there. What is there story? Will they ever leave? Is it an actual spirit, or just an implanted memory? Let me tell you more.
Original image credit goes to CERO_fear.png and was modified by KILOM691 at Wikimedia Commons.
Real Haunted Places
If I happen to be in an area that has a haunted attraction, you better believe I'm going to try to see it. I've taken several haunted tours, although some have turned out to be a little more for show, than the actual true haunting.
One such place is the haunted Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA. When I visited, I participated in the Ghosts & Legends show. It was an entertaining walk-through and yes, it did scare some people enough to have them scream, but it was a bit more for show as it contained special effects. I would love to return and try some of their nighttime paranormal tours.
Another haunted place I visited while in southern California was the Whaley House in San Diego. It is the most haunted house in America. Numerous people have caught orbs in their photographs and many people report seeing or feeling strange things when they visit. Enough to give anyone a chill factor!
I've visited many other haunted locations, but these are two that have really stood out to me.
Queen Mary picture by Jetijones at Wikimedia Commons.
Another thing that fascinates me are EVP recordings. I love hearing them when I watch shows like Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters. I don't have any equipment to record them with myself, yet, but it's on my to do list. I especially would like a spirit box.
Ghost Adventures EVP
Here's a 20 second video from Ghost Adventures of an EVP. Isn't it cool?
Good Ghost Stories
Part of my hobby is to read books about ghosts. Sometimes I even buy regional ones in my travels. This is an entertaining book that covers a little of everything.
Do you own any ghost books?
I Believe in UFOs
Another thing I'm very interested in are UFOs. I have read numerous books on the subject matter and attended lectures on this topic in the past.
Area 51 holds a great interest to me and I've even driven to one of the back entrances. Did I see anything? Just a bunch of other cars with people looking like me. However, with all of the fascinating stories that come from the place, I continue to try to find out its secrets.
The painting featured here is entitled The Madonna with Saint Giovannino. Many believe the painting depicts a UFO in the background.
UFO image uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Thetoymaker.
Now, I could show you a video of a UFO and it would be easy to dismiss by saying someone just falsely made it and uploaded it. Instead, here is Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, talking about the U.S. government's cover-up of UFOs and aliens.
Edgar Mitchell and UFOs
Did this video change your opinion about UFOs?
Jimmy Carter and UFOs
Did you know that before he became President, Jimmy Carter went public with his UFO sighting?
UFO Cover Up
If you have any kind of interest in UFOs and government cover up, this is the book to read. It contains numerous reports by ex-government and military personnel about the ongoing cover up with many of the people who were previously involved.
Which of these paranormal topics interests you?
The Day After Roswell Book
Are you familiar with the 1947 Roswell crash? This books tells the story of what really happened.
Crop Circle Image
You've now had a look into my strange hobby interests. In the comment box below, I hope you tell me about your hobbies!
Although some people may find these topics strange, I find them fascinating. I always wonder how much more there is to know out there, that we just don't have the answers to, yet.
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