Sometimes a blog just really grabs me. I like it instantly and am hooked just as fast. That’s what happened when I found Fiona Broome’s Hollow Hill.
However I found it, I’m glad I did. I dig her style. Both her writing and ghost hunting ones.
To illustrate what it is about her style I like, I compiled a list of a few of her posts that in particular I found really interesting or really related to.
- Recent TV Shows – My friend Jade Walker recently posed an interesting question to me on Twitter regarding TV ghost shows. Specifically, she wondered if I felt they help or hurt paranormal investigating overall. I think ultimately they may hurt it. Yes, they’ve definitely spawned a lot of interest in the paranormal. And paranormal tourism? I’ve written before about the Oprah-esque boon Ghost Hunters alone has had on non-profits like museums and such. However, as evidenced by a comment one of the Ghost Hunters Academy recruits made during the debut episode of that show (as noted in this post on Ghost Hunting Theories), some mistakenly believe you can actually ghost hunt for a living. (Well, the Ghost Hunters guys have certainly made it profitable for themselves, but they are the exception not the rule.) And then there’s the whole matter of which techniques are best, credible evidence, fraud in the “industry” (because can you really trust any show that’s “produced” for TV?)…Fiona Broom noted all of this and even more in her post about ghost TV shows. I thought it was very insightful and I shared a lot of her sentiments. (Though, like I confided to Jade, ghost hunting shows are my guilty pleasure!)
- Ghost Hunting Without Equipment – When you ghost hunt, do you want to capture evidence to show others, debunk the existence of ghosts, or just try to experience them? I became interested in ghost hunting to experience ghosts. Especially after having a couple of the experiences I’ve had over my life. I found this post (well, it’s basically an intro to her podcast) of interest because she shares techniques for ghost hunting sans equipment.
- Ghost hunting, spirituality & the witching hour – This is another podcast intro post. It lists three questions she answers from readers about ghosts and such. The question that caught my eye most was “Can ghosts follow you home?” Her answer reinforced a belief I also share: it’s not likely a ghost will follow you home or came to haunt you via any kind of electrical device like the TV, phone or Internet. Her podcast then explains why.
The above are just a few examples of why I like her, what she believes, and what she stands for. However, another post worth mentioning to check out is Podcasts: The Myrtles Plantation. She shares links to five podcasts she recorded in 2007 dealing with her investigation of this famous haunt. Neat stuff.