Haunted Journeys — in conjunction with partners The Scarefest, Destination America, America’s Most Haunted, Paranormal Database, our regional ambassadors and network of participating ghost hunting teams — is proud to announce that National Ghost Hunting Day is now officially registered with the National Calendar Day Registry, to be celebrated on the first Saturday of every October.
This celebration of the techniques and culture of ghost hunting will initiate the Halloween season annually in spectacular fashion!
On October 1, 2016, National Ghost Hunting Day will be celebrated for the first time with the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt serving as the inaugural mega event.
The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt will be centered at The ScareFest, Lexington, Kentucky’s iconic horror/paranormal conference and trade show. With hundreds participating and thousands watching live and via live streaming, a shotgun start will simultaneously kick-off the search for paranormal evidence at locations across the United States and around the world. Known as “satellites,” these paranormal investigations will be conducted by some of the most respected and dedicated ghost hunting teams in existence.
In addition, a paranormal experiment into the effects of collective consciousness will be coordinated by Paranormal Database and helmed by Brian J. Cano, veteran paranormal investigator, tech expert and co-star of Destination America’s Haunted Collector. Cano and Paranormal Database will — with input from seasoned paranormal investigators, gifted sensitives and clairvoyants, and the curious public — quantify, measure and catalog anomalous phenomena expected to occur during the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt.
The goals of National Ghost Hunting Day are to raise public awareness of best practices and professionalism in paranormal investigation, increase appreciation of local history and landmarks across the nation, and to unite and organize a network of ghost hunting teams in common cause to benefit local Humane Societies and non-profit animal shelters throughout the country.
Each “satellite” group will select a local beneficiary and raise funds by inviting the public to their paranormal investigation with a donation of $10 per attendee. With this affordable ticket price, attendees of all levels of ghost hunting experience will be able to have a great time exploring haunted properties safely and with professional guidance and tools.
Since time immemorial, pondering mysteries, exploring the unknown, and peering into the unseen have been ingrained in the human psyche. In recent years, a perfect storm of media visibility, changing attitudes, new techniques and equipment, and renewed interest in our shared historical past have led to an explosion in paranormal investigation, aka ghost hunting, and haunted tourism.
Haunted Journeys, along with partners The Scarefest, Destination America, America’s Most Haunted, Paranormal Database, and members of the National Ghost Hunting Day board and its ambassadors look forward to a fantastic day of public education, para-scientific research, fund raising, and above all, fun exploration into the paranormal.
For more information, please contact Haunted Journeys at 352-322-0885, or through the event’s website http://nationalghosthuntingday.com or social media: https://www.facebook.com/NationalGhostHuntingDay/ @GhostHuntingDay
For interviews and press opportunities, please contact Eric Olsen at 330-931-1538 or [email protected]
National Ghost Hunting Day Partners
About Haunted Journeys
Haunted Journeys is a dynamic and interactive directory of the best and most respected travel destinations that are haunted or associated with the paranormal. Haunted Journeys is a one-stop-shop resource for information on haunted places and public locations, haunted inns, ghost tour groups and even paranormal events. This is a segment of the adventure and mystery travel niche, unique to consumers for its comprehensive delivery on the web and its own convenient app for use with portable devices. Haunted Journeys is committed to the integrity of the authentic supernatural industry, public education of the paranormal field, historical preservation, and maintaining ethical and quality standards within a united paranormal community.
About The ScareFest
The ScareFest, now on its ninth iconic year, is the largest independently operated horror and paranormal convention in the USA, where attendees experience three days of the strange, weird and macabre, September 30-October 2, 2016. This year’s theme, Camp ScareFest, salutes the thematic stories and characters of the Friday the horror movie series “Friday the Thirteenth.” Come and meet your favorite celebrities from the horror and paranormal communities, as well as many other personalities of other genres! The ScareFest is owned by Patti Starr, president of Ghost Chasers International, Inc. The ScareFest is held at the Lexington Center, a state-of-the-art facility and one of the largest convention centers in the state of Kentucky.
About Brian J. Cano
Brian is well known for his role as the Tech Specialist on Haunted Collector, now showing on Destination America. Brian is a scientist whose mission is to quantify, measure and get empirical evidence for the phenomena within the paranormal. Now with Scared!, Brian continues this pursuit with his international “The Method” tours where he focuses and teaches the process, philosophy and execution of his noted investigative strategies.
About Destination America
As the only network that celebrates the people, places, and stories of the United States Destination America is an inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 and is available in 56 million homes. From spine-tingling campfire tales to uncovering history’s greatest mysteries, the network’s original series showcase the curiosity and adventurous spirit at the heart of being American, with original series like Paranormal Lockdown; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Ghost Brothers; Ghost Asylum, and more. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About America’s Most Haunted
Career media professional Eric Olsen’s “America’s Most Haunted” is a multi-platform brand including the award-winning, already classic book of the same name, website, wildly popular radio show, and dynamic social media covering everything paranormal, spooky, creepy, and amazmo!
About Paranormal Database
A segment of the popular Paranormal Warehouse, the Paranormal Database was created by Chris Bregenzer, Marc Arvilla, Lauren Sheridan, and Mike Diamond in hopes of promoting improved scientific research in the paranormal field. The Paranormal Database is one central location in which paranormal enthusiasts can STORE, ORGANIZE, CATEGORIZE, COMPARE AND CRITIQUE our paranormal evidence. It is our belief that the Paranormal Database can help the paranormal community to grow, develop, and gain the recognition it deserves; that it will allow the paranormal field to gain positive recognition by helping teams to improve upon their research techniques and data recording while providing them with a platform from which to share, compare, and constructively critique each others findings.
National Ghost Hunting Day Regional Ambassadors
Bob Christopher – Ambassador to The Northeast CONTACT Represents the States of: CT, DE, MD, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
As lead investigator and co-founder for NEPA’s Paranormal Ghost Detectives, Bob continues to contribute his years of paranormal field experience by designing and distributing keen and intuitive ghost hunting equipment with his company, Vortex Ghost Gear and The Ghost Hunter Store. Bob has had the privilege to work with some of the best TV investigators in the industry, including Ghost Adventures and the Haunted.
Scottie Burns – Ambassador to The Southeast CONTACT Represents the States of: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
Scottie has been studying and living the paranormal since her youth. Upon moving to Florida in 1997, she began working with several professional teams. Currently Scottie is working with the War Party Paranormal Team., alongside Tim Yancey, John “Zap” Aderholt and other distinguished members. Her newest achievement is Raven’s Reign Entertainment, a paranormal event planning company founded by Scottie, Kimberly Rutherford and Robb Demarest.
Darin Hough Ambassador to The Midwest CONTACT Represents the States of: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
Owner of the Ghost Hunting Source, based out of Ohio, Darrin is a national supplier of equipment used to study and or investigate the paranormal. His website, GhostHuntingSource.com prides itself on being all things Paranormal. Here, enthusiasts can listen to EVPs, view Paranormal Pictures / Paranormal Videos and shop for competitively priced state-of-the-art Paranormal products. In addition, The Ghost Hunting Source sponsors local ghost hunt events and tours.
Suzanne Sorrell Ambassador to The Frontier CONTACT Represents the States of: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, WY
After a lifetime of paranormal-related experiences and a battle with cancer, Suzanne Sorrell established Evermore Paranormal in 2011. When her mother passed in 2013, she was inspired to become a singer, songwriter and indie recording artist known as “The Evermore Effect.” In 2014, she founded ParAmeriCon, the 1st convention focusing on women in the para-field. She currently hosts the variety talk show, The Evermore Paranormal Show, found on YouTube’s “Stairway East.”
Sher Kozo Ambassador to Eastern Seaboard CONTACT Represents the States of: Back up for the Eastern Seaboard
As founder and Managing Director of USA Paranormal Association, Sher Kozo comes to us with a very technical and analytical background, with many years in computer systems analysis and design. Her approach to investigating the Paranormal, utilizes these skills believing that most “hauntings” can be debunked and have a logical explanation. Her work with USA Paranormal Association embraces her desires for quality driven para scientific studies and para unity with sound practices in the community.
Bernie Clemens Ambassador to International CONTACT Represents the States of: The Rest of the World
Was born and raised in Ecuador, arriving to the USA in 1991, at the age 19 living now in Ocala Florida. Bernie was blessed by God with metaphysical gift, later passed along to her two very special girls. In July 2010 I became an American citizen, In 2015 we joined Ghost Quest paranormal team as a metaphyscial investigator. She offers translation for NGHD which is very useful in making the world one!
Debbie Warren Ambassador to The Pacific CONTACT Represents the States of: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
Debbie has been seeing and communicating with spirits since a child, she helps with determining what is haunting a place/residence. Debbie assist with crossovers connecting the deceased to their loved ones. She also assists law enforcement and families with missing people cases. Paranormal unity is a goal, creating successful FB Groups including Kentucky AfterLife, UFO and The Unknown Investigations.