In 1986 I had been a ghost hunter for just over a year. The challenge back then was trying to find places to investigate. The internet did not exist yet, and there were not many books on haunted places. The majority of those early investigations were discovered by word of mouth. One such story was … Read moreThe ghost of Old Joe
The Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association (SGHA) was created by five people. Two were very skeptical; two were hardcore believers and somewhere in between was me. The idea of this group was to utilize these different viewpoints, skeptic and believer, to investigate haunted places from a perspective that could lead to an unbiased conclusion. The believers … Read moreHow do you investigate a haunting? (Slides from Presentation)
I have always been interested in the older ghost investigations as they provide an interesting insight, especially when compared to ghost investigations in the modern era. This account is from the book ” HISTORIC GHOSTS AND GHOST HUNTERS BY H. ADDINGTON BRUCE (MOFFAT, YARD & COMPANY, 1908) It is comparatively easy, when seated before a … Read moreThe Ghost seen by Lord Brougham
Harry Price was a British psychic researcher and author, in the early 1900s who gained public prominence for his investigations into psychical phenomena and his exposing fraudulent spiritualist mediums. He is best known for his well-publicized investigation of the purportedly haunted Borley Rectory in Essex, England.
My earliest memory of a ghost story was borne in a summer camp in the panhandle of Texas where my brother and I spent several summers. Not far from the camp was a deserted house that was rumored to have been built on an ancient Indian burial ground that was haunted by several ghosts. One … Read moreHow I became interested in ghost hunting
Eight couples who had never experienced any ‘haunting’ activity in their houses and had no reason to expect they would experience ‘ghosts’ were asked by the author to keep a diary for one calendar month from 17th October – 17th November 2012 in which they recorded unusual experiences. 62.5% of the participant couples recruited completed … Read moreRe-Investigating Un-Haunted Houses
I will admit that this is actually a rather old piece. I wrote the original back in 2005 where it was posted on the Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association website. Unfortunately, it is needed just as much today, if not even more. So here is the list of “no-no’s” if you are wanting to approach this … Read moreThe 10 Biggest mistakes made by ghost hunters
The Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association (SGHA) was created by five people. Two were very skeptical; two were hardcore believers and somewhere in between was me. The idea of this group was to utilize these different viewpoints, skeptic and believer, to investigate haunted places from a perspective that could lead to an unbiased conclusion. The believers … Read moreHow to perform a Ghost Hunt? (Slides from Presentation)
Back in 2003, my ghost hunting team used a forum to communicate and arrange logistics and share our thoughts on various subjects. These cartoons were posted as “in” jokes about several topics that were going on at that time. The first was about the subject of “orbs” which was being hotly debated back then. While … Read moreGhost hunting cartoons from back in the day…
In the spring of 2020, the authors, Bob and Cody, started having conversations about updating their 2008 book “The Complete Ghost Hunter: Basic Methods to Advanced Techniques” since the book is now out of print. However, the inevitable question of “what is the point” became an entanglement. After all, there are a great many books … Read moreWhy Bob and I wrote the Conscientious Ghost Hunter’s Compendium
From the back cover; Written by a believer and a skeptic with over 30 years of experience, the Conscientious Ghost Hunter’s Compendium reveals everything that the authors have learned about the investigation of ghosts and hauntings. Filled with new discoveries, practical advice, and their own experiences, it provides valuable insight for those who are serious … Read moreThe Conscientious Ghost Hunter’s Compendium is now available!
From the back cover; For decades ghostly tales have been told across the lone star state. Texas’ macabre past has created its share of phantoms. From by-gone gunfighters and wealthy socialites to ghost lights and phantom hitch-hikers, their tragic lives have left an imprint in time and legend. For 25 years ghost investigator Cody Polston … Read moreMy latest book, “Texas’ Most Haunted EXPOSED”, is now available!