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Don't know where to find ghosts? You want to get into ghost hunting but where do you look?  Here are just few ideas where you might find ghost, but remember, before you go searching always get permission to be on private property.















Some say ghosts can be found anywhere at anytime, even in new buildings, especially if the building was built on or near an old burial site. But keep in mind you will not always find something. The majority of the time you come up empty handed. Hunting ghosts is like any other kind of hunting, it may seem like you are getting good evidence on almost every attempt but then you go on trip after trip and get nothing.

Legends or folklore: You may want to check out legends and folklore in the town or city where you live. A lot of stories that have been passed down may have just be that, a story, but some just might have a few grains of truth to them. You can find a crybaby bridge ghosts, haunted roads, tunnels and other reported haunts in just about any city or town.

Cemeteries: Ghosts are thought to come back to a place that was meaningful to them, like the place of their death or a home they couldn't bear to leave so it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense that a cemetery would be haunted but many are. Ghosts don't usually know they are dead, they may be returning to the cemetery to visit a loved ones grave.

Schools: Many schools that had past tragedies may have ghosts. For instance, in my neighborhood a young girl was struck and killed by a car in front of the school she attended. Now teachers at this school find chairs and desks moved without explanation and music coming from the empty music room. Deaths in schools were caused by fire or smoke inhalation back in the days when the only source of heat in schools were old pot bellied iron stoves that used coal or wood. In 1959 ninety students and three nuns died in a fire at a Catholic school in Chicago. The stories of ghosts appearing after a school tragedy are endless. You can look up histories of schools in or around your town.

Churches: May be good places to look for ghosts. Many older churches have cemeteries on or near the property. I have read stories about church members that attended the same church from a young age until they died at eighty or ninety years old. They were so attached to the church that their spirits can't bear to leave. Churches can have their share of tragedies too.

Battlefields: Battlefields are almost always thought to be haunted. It's no wonder considering the violent deaths that occur on a battlefield. Some are thought to be residual hauntings, pieces of the battle that are played over and over. Many soldiers/warriors ghosts just don't realize they are dead and continue to fight.

Old insane asylums: What kind of treatments went on behind the walls of the early asylums? The first asylums were not to help the patient but to protect the public from them. Many patients were thought to be possessed by demons or evil spirits. Treatments included shock therapy, lobotomies, water submersion and tranquilizing chairs. A restraining device, similar to a baby crib was used in the 19th century to confine patients to the bed. It is a good bet that most old asylums have unmarked graves or graves with just a number on them. Many patients spent their entire lives, or a good portion of it in an asylum so they will come back to the only home they knew. Many just refuse to cross over. An asylum may be an excellent place to look for ghosts.

Police stations and fire stations: Ghosts often haunt these places. To be a police officer or a fire fighter is one of the most dangerous jobs there is. They are often killed in the line of duty but some may have loved their jobs so much that they refuse to leave.

Old prisons: Many deaths happen behind prison walls. Some are natural causes, some from executions or violent deaths by the hands of other inmates. There are stories that the wardens were behind many of the deaths that occurred in prisons. It would probably hard to find an older prison that does not have ghosts and spirits. A lot of the old prisons are historic and it is becoming common to sell ghost hunts as a means to restore the buildings.

Scene of an accident: A sudden death such as a fatal car accident could be another place you may find ghosts, especially on the anniversary of their death.

Murder scene: Murder victim's ghosts may return to the place they died. They may haunt the scene regularly because the murderer has not been caught. Sometimes they may only come back on the death anniversary.

Homes: Many people will not talk about the possibility that they may live in a haunted house until you ask the question "do you believe in ghosts?" I have found they will often start talking about things that go on in their homes after being asked if they believe. Before you know it you might find yourself in their living room setting up your equipment for a ghost investigation.
















A tragedy does not always mean the place will be haunted. A place that was once known for hauntings may not be haunted any longer. We believe ghosts can and do come as they please.

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