I have recently discovered the American TV show Ghost Adventures, and I really enjoy watching it! I used to be a fan of Most Haunted, back in the early days, but over time I grew to realise how much they were dramatizing the events they claimed to witness. I found my very own ghost hunting group, so that I could see for myself just what is out there. And wow, did I ever find the proof I needed! During the years I spent working with North West Spirit Seekers, I visited haunted castles, haunted stately homes, haunted nightclubs and pubs, and I saw and experienced a lot of phenomena.
Watching Ghost Adventures is making me wistful for the life I led before children, but also making me feel the urge to get back out there and get ghost hunting again. Now, it is not a simple task, as I am sure you understand. I need a crew, a team to work with, and while I have people in mind from the old days, we all have young families and live a distance apart, so the logistics would be quite tricky. Then of course, we have to find suitable venues, and unfortunately there is now a rather large tourist industry around ghost hunting. Indeed, the last few hunts I went on were run by established businesses, and they don’t come cheap.
I need to work with someone, and I need to get back out there and talk to ghosts again. I mean, yes, OK, I talk to ghosts everyday. I live with them, as my neighbour will concur. We regularly communicate with our ethereal housemates using dowsing rods. The ghosts are not exactly our friends, but they tolerate us because this is our home too. Anyway, I digress.
What fascinates me about the Ghost Adventures crew, is that they seem to actively seek venues where so-called demonic spirits and entities reside. Personally I have come across negative energies in buildings and locations before now, and I have met spirits that were, shall we say, less than welcoming. But I have never met what I would call a demon. My moods have been influenced by spirit in the past, and on more than one occasion I have come home with something attached, and I had to rid myself of it using the clearing magic that I am familiar with.
There is a whole lot of other life out there in our world, and beyond. I am so eager to return to the shadows, to communicate with Spirit, to help those that ask for help, and to discover more about life after death. To some people this might all sound very morbid, and maybe even scary, but to me it is exciting and fascinating. I have grown up with ghosts. Most of them couldn’t care less about the living. They simply exist in another realm, doing what they do. And they provide endless scope for my fictional stories. So, who wants to come ghost hunting with me?
Catherine is the author of the adult paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels and also The Darkness of Love, She has short stories published in YA anthologies, freelance articles on various industry websites, and contributes to her personal personal blog, and her author blog .