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If you’re like me and watch every ghost show on TV, you’ve seen the parade of paranormal investigators clambering out of black vans stuffed chock full with EMF Detectors, FLIR Cameras, and REM-Pods. They stride purposefully into each haunted location bristling with these high-tech gadgets and gizmos. But is all of this really necessary to hunt ghosts? I’m here to tell you, it’s not.

While I believe the paranormal research field needs investigators who are applying the scientific method to collect evidence that supports the existence of ghosts, we also need folks who are interested in the less tangible aspects of ghost hunting.

While immersed in the editing process for Haunted Texas Vacations: The Complete Ghostly Guide and contemplating whether or not to categorize the book as non-fiction (which we eventually did), my publisher asked, “How does any of this prove ghosts are real?” I answered honestly, “It doesn’t prove anything at all.”

Proving ghosts…

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