It’s National Ghost Hunting Day, and by all rights I ought to be out there celebrating and trying to trap the invisible with a backpack full of ghost-o-meters. But I’m a bit under the weather, so here’s a collection of past posts about vintage ghost hunting.
First up, Charlie Dove, Ghost Eradicator!
Despite a lack of black t-shirts, vintage ghost hunters also had their collections of gadgets, like “the psychic howler.”
British ghost hunter Elliott O’Donnell shared the story of a coughing ghost shared by a ghost-hunting American dentist.
An interview with a “professional ghost” reveals some important trade secrets.
And, finally, the strange ghost panic of “Jack the Stripper,” a nude, uncatchable spook in Cincinnati.
Chris Woodyard is the author of The Victorian Book of the Dead, The Ghost Wore Black, The Headless Horror, The Face in the Window, and the 7-volume Haunted Ohio series. She is also the chronicler of the adventures of that amiable murderess Mrs Daffodil in A Spot of Bother: Four Macabre Tales. The books are available in paperback and for Kindle. Indexes and fact sheets for all of these books may be found by searching hauntedohiobooks.com. Join her on FB at Haunted Ohio by Chris Woodyard or The Victorian Book of the Dead.