(Photo courtesy of SyFy.com)
Other ghost hunting shows include Paranormal State on the AandE, in which The Paranormal Research Society (which was started by a college student at Penn State as a club), investigates different cases and is very serious and sometimes scary, but like some of the others, can be a little too intense for my liking. But if intense, serious, no nonsense ghost hunting is your thing, check out Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel - the narration of the "adventure" borders on the ridiculous - an example of ghost hunting taken a little too seriously!
When traveling to another city or during the Halloween season, I can be counted on to drag some family member on a ghost tour. Most cities have these excursions and they are usually family friendly. When on a Ghosts and Gravestones tour in Boston around Halloween, there were some scary stories, and a walk in Copp's Hill Burial Ground was a little spooky in the moonlight with the rustling leaves on the trees, but the "characters" that were featured on the tour were the real stars. They told stories of the macabre with humor, and even taught us a little history along the way!
I must have been too busy being scared; this is the only photo I have of the Williamsburg Ghost Tour!
I look forward to having my own "ghostly encounter". Local groups such as New England Paranormal, Mass Paranormal, and East Bridgewater's Most Haunted make it easy for an amateur ghost hunter to get some actual experience with the paranormal. Maybe someday I will contact them when I can find someone to go with me - I'm a little afraid to go alone!