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Paranormal Investigation Video – Stanley Hotel Ghosts (Part Two)

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Video Update: These videos are no longer available through the online video hosting service, YouTube (as of August 30, 2008).  This page is kept online to preserve the comment section below.   Fortunately, the Stanley Hotel Investigation is available through DailyMotion's video hosting service.  You can watch the TAPS Stanley Hotel videos here.

In earlier videos of the Stanley Hotel Investigation, the TAPS team wired certain sections of the hotel to see what they could find and began capturing evidence.  In Part 5, Jason plays a trick on the other members of the team, and discovers an explanation for the screaming and wailing that comes from the concert hall.  And in Room 1302, Grant has an uncanny experience.

In Part 6, the technical team analyzes the evidence that has been captured on camera, and audio.

In Part 7, Jason and Grant present the evidence they've captured to representatives of The Stanley Hotel.

In Part 8, the last video, Jason and Grant conclude that The Stanley Hotel is definitely haunted.

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How to Find Haunted Locations – Plus 4 Locations that Are Almost Always Haunted

New ghost hunters always ask me, "Where do I find haunted locations in my area?"

The fact is, it's EASY to find haunted locations in your area – no matter where you live.  Paranormal activity has been occurring for thousands of years, in all cities, and across all cultures.  One of the best ways to find haunted locations is to join a local paranormal investigation group.

Find a Ghost Hunting Group on Meetup.com

To locate paranormal investigation groups near you, I recommend visiting Meetup.com and searching for "ghost hunting" in your zipcode.  This will help you connect with local ghost hunters in your area.

Ask the Police
Another good way to find haunted locations in your area is to ask the local police.  Surprisingly, policemen are a great source of information about hauntings. Police are usually hard-core skeptics, but they know which locations generate complaints about paranormal activity–noises, weird lights, sounds, apparitions–with no reasonable explanations.

hauntedhouse.jpgNew to Ghost Hunting?
If you're new to ghost hunting, I do NOT recommend starting with private homes. Dealing with an upset or frightened homeowner can be difficult, even for experienced paranormal investigators.  On top of dealing with distraught or excited homeowners, many new investigators feel pressured to produce results (evidence of paranormal activity) to satisfy an anxious (or proud) homeowner.  For these reasons, I recommend starting with the 4 locations listed below.  After you have gained some experience, you can begin investigating private homes.


4 Locations That  Are Almost Always Haunted

1.  CemeteriesMost cemeteries are mildly haunted.  Older cemeteries (from the 1800's or earlier) are more likely to have ghosts. Explore the oldest sections of cemeteries first – these are more likely to have paranormal activity . Some cemeteries are closed from dusk until dawn, so be careful. Find out what the cemetery rules are, and follow them. You do NOT want to end up in trouble with the law.

2.  Theaters — Look for theaters with stages that people have performed on.  Older theaters often have a ghost who visits during rehearsals and can be seen sitting or standing on the balcony.  These ghosts are usually playful and fun.  Look for paranormal activity on the stage, in the audience, backstage, and just outside the auditorium doors.  There's a reason why Phantom of the Opera is a highly popular musical.      

3.  Abandoned Buildings — Many abandoned buildings are often haunted.  People don't walk away from a perfectly good building for no reason.  If it's abandoned, it may be haunted.  Caution: Do NOT trespass on private property.  Be sure to get permission first.  (You can ask the county real estate office who owns the abandoned building.)  Be sure to explore the abandoned building during the daytime (before ghost hunting at night), so you know whether it has construction problems, holes, or other dangerous areas.

4.  Colleges and Universities — University campuses (especially older buildings) usually have at least one ghost, and often poltergeist activity.  Colleges are uniquely suited for residual hauntings – since many universities have had dramatic/traumatic events that occurred on campus.  Colleges are also uniquely suited for poltergeist activity.  In fact, most poltergeist events occur when there is someone aged 16-25 nearby.  These young people do not normally know that a ghost is using them as an energy source.  Colleges are home to many students who could be used as the "focus point" for poltergeist energy.  Want to know which colleges are haunted?  Paranormal investigator Daniel Barefoot covers university ghost hauntings in his book, Haunted Halls of Ivy.  Another good book on university hauntings is Haunted Schools.

Have fun!

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TAPS Ghost Hunters – Investigates the Haunted Stanley Hotel

By popular request, I've added several videos of The Atlantic Paranormal Society as the team investigates the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The Stanley Hotel was the inspiration behind Stephen King's novel, The Shining.

Watch as Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, and the TAPS team explore The Stanley Hotel for evidence of paranormal activity.  Some of these videos show some very strange paranormal activity.  In Part 1, Bill Ward, the Concierge at The Stanley Hotel, explains some of the unusual activity that has been reported by guests and employees at the hotel.

In Part 2, the TAPS team begins the initial stages of the investigation, and captures evidence, including EVP recordings, and thermal and digital video recordings.  Jason has two unexplained events happen in his room while he is sleeping (both caught on film).

In Part 3, Grant & Kendall have an uncanny experience in Room 1302 after asking, "Can you give us a sign of your presence?"

In Part 4, Jason and Grant try to find a reasonable explanation for the events that happened in Jason's room.  The technical team analyzes the evidence that has been captured, and Jason and Grant present the evidence to representatives of The Stanley Hotel.

Jason and Grant conclude that The Stanley Hotel is definitely haunted.

What are your thoughts on how The Atlantic Paranormal Society handled this investigation?  The evidence from Room 401 (Jason's room) was nothing short of amazing.  It's hard to explain the broken glass and closet door activity. Based on these videos, it seems The Stanley Hotel has both residual hauntings (children on the stairs and party guests in the Concert Hall), and intelligent hauntings (the closet door ghost in Jason's room, and the ghost that moved the table/chair in Room 1302).

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Ghost Hunting Attracts Famous Author Jodi Picoult

Ghost hunting is attracting big names, and famous authors.

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Novelist Jodi Picoult became a ghost hunter for several months, and conducted research on paranormal activity for her book, entitled "Second Glance."  Second Glance is about ghosts, love and second chances, and Jodi needed firsthand experience with the paranormal in order to write the book.

According to a recent news report:

"[Jodi] had the audience enthralled as she recounted the spine-chilling research she undertook for Second Glance, her book on ghosts, love and second chances. Her research not only took her ghost-hunting and to haunted houses, but also to a blot on American history, when she unearthed a shameful programme of “racial hygiene” in the 1920s, a subject she uses to great effect in the book."

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Paranormal Event – Ghost Hunting in Savannah

Ghost Hunting Event for Folks in Georgia

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On Aug. 24-27th (this weekend) Sixth Sense Tours in Savannah Georgia is offering ghost hunting exhibitions at Oatland Island.

Shannon Scott and Vince Wilson, author of "Ghost Tech" and "Ghost Science" will host an overnight investigation of a 50,000 square-foot building that has never been explored.

Savannah is known as "America's Most Haunted City" and has a long history of paranormal activity.

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