The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our sixth in the series, on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, featured The Dictionary of Demons author Michelle Belanger and Elements of a Haunting co-authors Mustafa Gatollari and Brandon Alvis.
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Rich Newman, author of Ghost Hunting for Beginners and the new Passport to the Paranormal.
Ask any ghost hunter about evidence gathered during an investigation, and you will probably be shown a handful of EVPs. Electronic Voice Phenomena is the act of capturing disembodied voices on audio recordings, and it is one of the most common ghost hunting techniques used today.
You're probably already thinking, "How can I record my very own EVPs?" Before we get to that, let me give you a quick history of this technique. It all began in the 1950s when a filmmaker by the name of Attila von Szalay began capturing voices that he claimed were long-dead
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Carol Matsumoto, author of the new Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn.
I own Captain Grant's 1754, a haunted inn in Connecticut. We have a cemetery across the street and one dating to the mid 1600s behind the inn. There isn’t a month that goes by without ghost hunters calling and asking to do paranormal investigations. We have seen all types of groups: the experienced, the novices, and everything in between. Here are some thoughts I have on how to—or not to do—an investigation.
Do not bring a large group with you. While more is usually the merrier, you will have almost no chance of getting anything paranormal on your equipment. I
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Richard Southall, author of How to Be a Ghost Hunter, Haunted Route 66, and the new Haunted Plantations of the South.
I have been writing about the paranormal for close to twenty years, and have been interested in the topic for much longer. Not only have I written How to Be a Ghost Hunter, Haunted Route 66, and the upcoming Haunted Plantations of the South, but I have been the guest of several radio shows and have been interviewed for newspapers and television shows. Needless to say, I know a few things about the topic.
This blog is not to brag about my knowledge of ghost hunting, but to point out that there is one common thread that all