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The Ultimate ‘Scary’ Sport

 

 by Carmen Schwartz

When you think of exploring nature, or heading out on a surfboard to enjoy the tide, or perhaps being part of a bicycle tour – you categorize each of these as outdoor sports. Perhaps you think of them as your favorite hobby. But 2013 has brought back a sport/hobby from the past that has groups of people turning away from the ‘normal’ outdoor activities and heading into an unknown world.

 

Now, we are not talking about some scary story, here. We are actually talking about a specific sport that people have become enthralled with. It is an exploration that takes place both indoors and out that fans call ‘ghost hunting’.

 

This is something that became huge in the last few decades, with popular television shows focusing on ghost hunters who actually areghost called into historical locations, museums and homes in order ‘check out’ any paranormal activity. But ghost hunting has actually caught on with nature lovers and outdoor aficionados. They not only get to be a ‘hunter’ of sorts, but they also get to ‘gather’ information and hopefully stumble across something that many still do not believe in.

 

When it comes to ghost hunting, this sport/activity is usually not done alone. In fact, there are groups that have been formed so they can head out into the world and investigate locations that are haunted (supposedly). Once there, they work as a team to collect evidence of strange activity. Ghost hunting not only utilizes stamina, but it also steps up brain function and is more courageous, some say, than the extreme sports out there. Especially if you happen to prove the reports true.

 

There is a ton of equipment on the market to enable a fan to be an avid ghost hunter. And whether you are a professional who hunts ghosts as a job, or the amateur who literally focuses on this particular area of ‘hunting’ – there is a wealth of toys to choose from. From electronics, like EMF meters and static digital video cameras to night vision recorders, ghost hunters are well provided for.

 

The increased brain activity comes into play when you focus on the research. Discovering the history of a location is extremely interesting and a very important piece of the ghost hunter’s day. And, yes, even though ghost hunting still has a group of people who roll their eyes when they hear about it, this is one sport/act/profession that is becoming more acceptable and widely believed in across the globe.

 

This is the ultimate adventure. And just as it is for that surfer looking for the ultimate board – there are a huge number of small businesses that have found financial success in the ghost hunting biz. Infrared motion sensors – which are also called “ghost detectors” – are actually appearing on various Christmas lists, just as the surfboard does for the ocean-loving crowd.

 

From DVDs to reality shows, some entrepreneurs or outdoor lovers have even been opening up their own tour companies, because the number of people interested in the past and locations where history was once made has escalated by leaps and bounds.

 

Amateur ghost hunting has been around for a good, long time. But with the popularity of ghost hunting climbing, and more outdoor enthusiasts turning to the ‘fun and exploration’ of these historical locations – ghost hunting may just put the surfboard, kayak, bicycle and more, out of business.

 

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