Courtney Mroch, HJ’s fearless Director of Paranormal Tourism, launched Haunt Jaunts in 2009. It was her “get off the couch” project as she battled cancer. (You can read more about Courtney, and the other people behind HJ, on the Writers page.) Long story short, she’d always had the idea for a Haunt Jaunts Guide to Paranormal Tourism book (still does). She decided to start it off as a blog first.
Haunt Jaunts has evolved from a place for Courtney to write about her jaunts to haunted places into a place where she can share her enthusiasm for travel, dark tourism in particular. It’s also a place where she can store the collection of paranormal sites she’s come across while researching for her wanderings. She accomplishes this via several pages.
- The Haunted Places page showcases links to haunted places lists and locator maps.
- The Ghost Tours, Walks & Hunts page will guide you to sites listing tours in your area, or places you’re planning on visiting.
- The Halloween Haunts page is a helpful tool for finding haunted houses, mazes, hayrides and other haunted Halloween attractions.
- The Paranormal Events page is our newest page. It was added in mid-2012 and lists paranormal and horror events and conferences, ghost gatherings, etc., as well as any events and appearances the people of Haunt Jaunts will be making.
In addition to the above plus our travel related posts, we welcome guest bloggers, interview people connected to the paranormal, and whenever there’s a chance to throw a party and offer a giveaway, we do it! (We are PR friendly! If you’re interested in sponsoring a giveaway, be sure to check out our Advertising page.)
Speaking of advertising, you will notice some on the site. Haunt Jaunts participates in affiliate programs. Not only is this one of the ways we fund future jaunts and pay for site maintenance, but Haunt Jaunts also donates a portion of any revenue received to a cause near and dear to our hearts: the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
With all the paranormal sites out there, we sure thank you for taking some time to stop by Haunt Jaunts. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back often. We also hope it helps you make your next vacation a spooky one. If it does, please be sure to tell us about it!