What Ghost Hunting Shows Don’t Want You to Know
Why creep around at night when so many haunted places are active during the day?
AZLE, Texas, 10/03/2014 – . If you watch ghost hunting shows on TV, you know the formula: paranormal groups laden with expensive technical equipment sneak around haunted buildings in the middle of the night. Tui Snider, author of Paranormal Texas (CreateSpace, 2014, ISBN-10: 1500766089, paperback $14.95, Kinlde $4.99, Amazon.com), finds these shows misleading. “There’s no cosmic rule saying paranormal activity only occurs at night. Nor do you need fancy equipment to experience a ghost.”
According to Snider, who grew up in a haunted house, “One of my first paranormal encounters took place on a sunny afternoon.” As for all the expensive gear seen on those TV shows Snider adds, “To me, ghost hunting is like bird watching. Your equipment is useless unless you are observant, know what to look for, and where to go.”
When it comes to knowing where to go, Snider is an expert. Her book, Paranormal Texas, is a travel guide to haunted places. Not only does Tui Snider share the intriguing stories behind the paranormal activity in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, but her book gives directions to places you can actually visit, including a historic town square where nearly every shop has a ghost, a serial killer’s grave where EVP’s are common, and a hotel so haunted that a local university teaches a parapsychology class there.
Many site managers deny their business is haunted because they worry it will scare customers away. They also fear that “going public” with their accounts of paranormal activity will attract vandals. Here are three simple tips for being such a respectful ghost hunter that businesses may even ask you to return:
- Research the venue: Read up on the history of the location you will be investigating. Find out the names and dates of those who lived and died there. Do your best to separate fact from urban legends that often attach themselves to haunted locales. Don’t expect business owners to know their location’s history. They are probably too busy running the shop to look into it.
- Respect the living: If you want to visit a haunted site after its business hours, you absolutely must obtain permission from the people in charge. Your enthusiasm is no excuse for trespassing!
- Follow through: If you obtain evidence of paranormal activity, don’t keep it to yourself. Share this information with the haunted venue. They are just as curious as you. Plus, businesses often keep scrapbooks of ghost photos and ghost story journals for customers to enjoy, so they will welcome your additions.
For a free 50-page ebook listing ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours throughout the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, visit the author’s website at TuiSnider.com and click on the link entitled North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide to download your copy.
About the Author:
Tui Snider is a writer, travel blogger, and photographer specializing in offbeat destinations, overlooked history, quirky sites, and haunted lore. Her articles and photos have appeared in BMIbaby, easyJet, PlanetEye Traveler, and SkyEurope, among many others.
Snider’s Amazon Best Seller, Unexpected Texas is a guide to offbeat and overlooked places within easy reach of the Dallas – Fort Worth region of North Texas. Paranormal Texas is her second book.
Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. Her motto is “Even home is a travel destination,” and she believes that, “The world is only boring if you take everyone else’s word for it.” After living in several US states, as well as Belgium, Italy, and a tiny island with a population of 7, Snider has spent the past 5 years in Texas, which she now calls home.
About the Book:
Paranormal Texas (CreateSpace, 2014, ISBN-10: 1500766089, $14.95, paperback, $4.99 Kindle, Amazon.com) is a travel guide to haunted places within easy reach of the Dallas – Fort Worth region of north Texas.
Not only does Paranormal Texas include the spooky stories behind a wide range of haunted locales (hotels, restaurants, parks, cemeteries, museums, etc) but each place mentioned is accessible to the public, including a serial killer’s grave, a haunted candy store, a glowing tombstone, a historic town square where nearly every shop has a ghost, and much, much more
Review Copies and Media Interviews:
For a review copy of Paranormal Texas or an interview with Tui Snider, please contact her at TuiSnider @ gmail . com. When requesting a review copy, please provide an email address for a PDF version, or a street address for a physical copy of the book.