Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Ghost Hunt That Got Away

It's impossible not to run into places you regret you never hunted at and then they were torn down or not pursuing a place you thought was haunted but couldn't get proof of it the night you were there.

For me, as a child living in a haunted estate in Northern Virginia and having a mother who was an historian who felt compelled to go to every historic site, the regrets often times revolve around these places. I have been a psychic my entire life, as far back as I can recall, and these sites my mother made us traipse around on summer vacations provoked a great deal of reactions from me. Having a child's lack of interest in what a place was named or where it was located, I have lost the ability to discern which buildings I would want to go back to as an adult and paranormal investigator.

There are also some sites that I greatly regret not getting back to, such as the Newpoint-Comfort Lighthouse or my childhood home where my deceased family members vowed to haunt. One recent site I discovered that was untapped was an amazing find but I didn't have the equipment or the team with me, so that one is on my "must-do" list.

I had a list of great finds in the Appalachia area, every one of them having been torn down in recent years.

Time is wasting and I have found that it's best to not have regrets when sites might be gone tomorrow. As someone who does urban exploration and photography of abandoned sites, I know that some that Julie and I covered in our Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition) book have since been torn down or succumbed to the elements.  We were able to document their one-time existence. The same goes for ghosts.

So, no regrets hunters - Carpe Diem!

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