Well – Actually – Yes.
A typical Haunt Spots research day averages 10 destinations to check out. With a total route drive time of a couple of hours and 5 to 60 minutes per stop, by sheer necessity we travel during daylight hours. We need to see to be able to easily explore, investigate, and evaluate. We need lots of photos and I don’t have a night vision camera.
Here’s my deep, dark not-so-secret secret. I wouldn’t do research at night even if I could. Many of the destinations are accessible during the evening and into the night. I prefer not to, thank you very much. So, I not only don’t go alone, I don’t go at night. ‘Why?’ you ask. That’s another story.
How can I tell if a place is going to make a good Haunt Spots tour destination if I don’t go at night? I’m not psychic, a medium, or any of those sorts of extra-sensory things. I do have a decent atmospheric radar. Combine that with years of experience at evaluating whether or not a setting, situation or interaction is going to be tantalizing to an Explorer and we have a winning blend.
Haunt Spots ghost tours are about exploring and heightening your paranormal sensitivity. They are about doing something that may require you to be a bit brave. It’s about sharing this experience with friends, roaming places with deep historical roots and having fun doing it. That’s also what research days are like for me – even during the day.
Susan Scot Fry