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Ever since my wife and I joined Maine Ghost Hunters it has been an exciting adventure. Now that we have signs on our truck, it has made me realize what impression everybody has as to what a paranormal investigator or “ghost hunter” is.

Every time we are out roaming the roads we always get someone who wants to know what it’s like to be a ghost hunter. Thanks to all of the popular T.V. shows most people only know about all the cool toys we use and how we get to go around at night and find ghosts. Sorry folks, but what you see on T.V. is just not a complete picture. Actually it’s not even one picture in the whole album.

To be a part of a paranormal investigation team is a passion. Dedication is a must, as well as teamwork. Speaking for myself, although I believe this to be true for a lot of other investigators there is no such thing as spare time or it’s just a hobby in this field. I work a full time job to pay the bills and then I come home and spend anywhere from 6 to 8 hours a night working on evidence review or research on a location. Our weekends usually consist of some type of road trip to do some “in the field research” and that is only when we are not doing an investigation, cemetery tour, or presentation. You will never see a T.V. show that portrays to you what it’s really like to be an investigator because….well nobody would watch due to boredom.

This is where the passion comes in to play. For me I just can’t wait to discover who might have been in a location 300 years ago and what it was like for them to live or work there. Who was the architect that designed the location and where did he or she get the inspiration for incorporating such beautiful designs into a structure. It always amazes me how much you can learn about the whole town by researching a single building or a cemetery. Museums’ are great to see really old artifacts but in the research that we do the artifacts are not behind glass. I have put my hands on sculptures that were created by amazing artists in the 1600’s at the local cemeteries. You can’t do that in a museum.

So investigating is pretty neat and can be a lot of fun but there is so much more to being an investigator. I have learned so much in the short time that I have been involved with MGH and I know that there is a whole lot more just waiting for me to discover…….With that being said I need to go search the world. Got to go and thanks for reading

MGH John B    

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