Metaphysical: Ghost Hunting

By Paula Bianchi –

After my daughter and I got rid of our ghost, I tried to learn more about what we experienced. I read many ghost stories, but I had to wait for more than a decade before a show called, MTV’s Fear, debuted. This was the first ghost show I watched. It featured individual contestants investigating haunted places, and they would win some cash if they lasted through the whole investigation.

Another ghost show called, Scariest Places on Earth, was hosted by Linda Blair. Different families would volunteer to strap cameras on their bodies, so we could watch them investigate a haunted location. When I watched this show, it was never for the ghosts. I was too busy laughing at the reactions of these family members as they imagined most of their fearful experiences.    

The first real ghost hunting show, which premiered on the Travel Channel, was called, Ghost Hunters. This show was the longest running ghost hunting show when the last episode aired in 2016. I enjoyed watching Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, and their crew as they hunted ghosts. Now, Grant is back with a rebooted Ghost Hunters, and Jason is back with his ghost hunters’ crew in, Ghost Nation.

I never missed an episode of Ghost Hunters much to my husband’s dismay. He’s a skeptic through and through, but he will believe the ghostly activity if the evidence supports it. The one thing he can never get past is if it’s all staged for TV. I understand his point of view, but I also feel that the people who are investigating want to present legitimate, factual evidence for their show, so I give them the benefit of the doubt, while I always try to keep an open mind.

The next ghost hunting show I watched, also on the Travel Channel, was called, Ghost Adventures. Of course, I started watching, but I didn’t like how Zach, Nick, and Aaron would antagonize the ghosts. It was after watching this show that I started to feel bad for the ghosts. I don’t mean the dark or evil ones. I’m talking about the everyday people who are out of their bodies and don’t know where to go or what they should do now.

Because of this, I stopped watching the show for quite a while, then one day I tuned in, and I was very surprised to see they were no longer challenging the ghosts. I later learned, from articles I’ve read, the reason they stopped doing it was because of the scary stuff they experienced in their own homes after a bad investigation. Some of the ghosts they called out, followed them home and caused frightful things to happen there. It was a quick lesson to show some respect, even for ghosts.

The feeling I had about showing respect to these spectral souls was validated with the premiere of, The Dead Files, again on the Travel Channel. This show is by far my favorite ghost show. The writer in me can visualize everything psychic, Amy Allan, describes on her walks around the haunted locations. Most importantly though, Amy tells her clients how to rid themselves from these unwanted specters. She goes into detailed instructions on what to do and who they’ll need to help them. (Wish she’d write a book about her haunting solutions and cures.)

I enjoy watching The Dead Files because you don’t have to listen to the paranormal investigators asking the same questions over and over again. Amy’s never happy with people who’ve turned their property into ghost hunting attractions because she can see what it’s doing to these people. Yes, they’re still people. They just don’t have their bodies anymore. For whatever reason, these people have chosen to stay here. Not only are they still trying to win their mind games, but now they have to endure nightly or weekly ghost tours of people invading their space and showing them no respect. How would like it if uninvited guests were coming in and out of your house every day?

My husband watches The Dead Files with me because of Steve DiSchiavi. His investigations into the history of the location always validates what Amy’s sensing and seeing. The best part of the show is during the reveal. Watching Steve’s face, as Amy checks off all the boxes in his research, is priceless.  

I don’t know why, but after watching Steve and Amy’s show, my empathy for Earthbound spirits grew. After my encounter with our ghost and setting him free, I wanted to help more ghosts crossover. That’s when I decided to try ghost hunting.

I investigated two houses before my father, through the pendulum, told me not to do it anymore. On both investigations, I received EVP’s. I know we didn’t help the ghost in the first house, but in the second one, I helped the ghost crossover to the other side. How do I know it worked? Because my psychic friend, Lexi, relayed a message from him saying thank you to me, he also wanted to let me know some family members came and helped him crossover. It was exactly what I had prayed for him. I had never told Lexi what I had done until after she gave me that message.

Knowing Lexi, has allowed me to take a glimpse at the other side through her eyes. When I go to public places with her, she describes what she’s seeing around her. This can be difficult for her because she doesn’t want the spirits to realize that she can see them. Once they do, they’ll come to her with the hope that she can help them.

I’ve often wished I could see what Lexi was seeing. Then again, I have to be careful what I wish for. This point was driven home after watching a new ghost show called, Ghosts of Morgan City. One of the cast members put some kind of contraption on his head which was going to allow him to see spirits. The reaction he has when he turned the thing on, speaks volumes to what the experience of seeing spirits would really feel like.

He was turning his head this way and that with a look of disbelief on his face as his brain tried to understand what he was seeing. He blurts out, “They’re everywhere!” The psychic cast member gets him to focus in on one ghost that she’s seeing and when he does, he describes exactly what the psychic had described earlier in the show without him being there. It was fascinating to me. This same team also recorded the clearest apparition on film that I’ve ever seen. You could definitely tell it was a woman dressed in a white Victorian dress as she walked across a doorway.

Because I’ve been watching these shows pretty much since they started, I have seen how the equipment they use has evolved over the years, and I am impressed with the new equipment that the investigators are using now.

Ghost Adventures uses this one camera that I love where it maps in stick figures of ghosts. They wave on command and suddenly disappear from view. Sometimes these figures are standing right on top of Zach, Aaron, or the rest.

I use an Ovilus X, that I’m borrowing from my friend, Cricket, while I use my pendulum. I can turn it on and leave it on my desk all day, and it won’t speak a word, until I use my pendulum. My Mom and Dad have used the Ovilus for me, but it’s not something I do all the time because I don’t want to abuse my connection with them. There are times when I’ll turn it on, but it never says a word, even if I’m using the pendulum. When it comes to connecting to the other side, for me, less is best.

I could go on and on about this subject. It’s something that will always pique my interest because I can sit here and just imagine what life is like for those souls who chose to remain here earthbound. The more I think about it; the more I feel a story coming on. Stay tuned.

In my next mind games article, I’ll write about worry. I’m grateful for your visit. Have a great day. Bye for now.


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17 thoughts on “Metaphysical: Ghost Hunting

  1. I used to love Ghost Hunters. I had them all on DVD and would binge-watch them. I also liked A Haunting. I began to lose interest in the ghost shows though. I have recently checked back in with some. It’s amazing how much Ghost Adventures has changed! I like that they’re not yelling at the ghosts now. The Dead Files is OK, sometimes I watch it. Have you seen Paranormal Witness? That’s my favorite. Really scary re-enactments and the interviews seem sincere. There’s going to be a new celebrity one too, I forget the name though. Great post, I love to hear your ideas.

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  2. I love to hear about ghost hunting and other experiences. I used to watch some of those TV shows too, but got a little bored with them, as they did the same things every time. I don’t know if parts of the shows were staged or not, but they were interesting.
    Did you ever watch ‘Mystery Hunters’? I don’t think it’s on now, but they would investigate ghosts, and all kinds of mysterious places. 🙂

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  3. Great article Paula. I never watched any of these shows, because I was afraid that they would be scary. The few times I have seen ghosts, it was not scary. I didn’t want that to change, so I avoided the shows entirely. Now I feel I could watch a few without fear given your synopsis, thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. 😊 I love most of the ghost shows, but I’m not a fan of their creative spooky footage. I’m really loving Kindred Spirits on the Travel channel right now, especially since they added Chip to the cast , so I would suggest you start with that show first. The one show I never miss is, The Dead Files. Love Amy Allen! Thanks for visiting. 💜🌷


  4. Fantastic article! I know exactly what you mean with ghost hunters antagonising the spirits. In Britain we had a show called ‘Most Haunted’ I used to watch it religiously but I never liked the way they tried to wind the ghost up so that it’d act up for the cameras. I’m going to check out ‘The dead Files’ it sounds like a good show.

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  5. Really interesting article. As a person who’s had the privilege of being visited by angels and shown all sorts of things I can tell you that many of the things people see when they have “the sight” are repeats. I’ll explain. When we pass over we are usually helped to move into the next phase of life by relatives and friends who already know the ropes so to speak. It’s quite rare that a soul refuses to move on but it does happen and the longer they stay the more difficult it becomes for them to transition to the next part of their journey. Human prayer in the form of loving intention can call in angels who will gently urge the soul to go towards the light and leave their past life behind. But during our lives we leave energetic prints in certain places usually in times of strong emotion or by repeated actions. For instance the lady in the white Victorian dress is probably just a repeat that has been there for centuries. The angels explained to me that these “holograms” or energetic imprints have no life force attached to them. The souls have long moved on. They sometimes clear this congestion of energetic imprints. If a soul is genuinely stuck then it should be dealt with compassionately and be helped to leave. If you are aware of a ghost then try explaining to it that a whole new world is waiting for it if it could find the courage to follow the light.

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    1. Thanks 😊 I did exactly that when I helped my ghost cross over. He committed suicide in our house when he owned it. He was definitely here by choice. I wrote about it in my article: Paranormal: My Ghost Story. It’s under the metaphysical category in my menu bar.
      I believe most hauntings are imprints too, but there are still many spirits who choose to stay earthbound. Free will continues into the afterlife.
      Thank you for stopping by. 💜🌷


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