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Hair Commercial

I mentioned in a recent post that I would be featured in a commercial for my go-to hair salon. That commercial is finally out, and the video is down below!


Ghost Hunting as a Subculture

"Ghost Hunting" is not only an activity, but it is also a subculture. A Subculture is defined as:

     "a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive          enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or              society." -Dictonary.com

By definition, Ghost Hunting is classified as a subculture. It has it's own basic beliefs, celebrities, shows and movies, books and magazines, and conventions. It even has it's own set of demographics, which is mainly adult white males.

This subculture is also part of a larger paranormal community. Not all people into the Paranormal are ghost hunters, but every investigator I know of is into the Paranormal. Investigators and paranormal enthusiasts have a wide range of beliefs, but with the uniting belief that there is something else out there. This could be  cryptozoology, UFO's, Ghosts, elementals, etc.
Within the Ghost Hunting community, there are also varied beliefs and s…

Meet the Ghost Guides

As many of you know, I lead ghost tours around my town in metro-Atlanta. Before Christmas, we did a little photo shoot and sent in bios for the website. (before I got my hair cut.) I really enjoy my job, because The Paranormal (of course), History, and Storytelling are all passions of mine. I also have the opportunity dress up and meet all sorts of people while on tour.

Our other guides are very good at what they do, and they're all interesting people. One of the guides is a sensitive and paranormal investigator. She was actually in "A Haunting" from [this post]. In addition, Another guide is a SFX make-up artist. We also have a guide working on an indie film, and another who is an artist who also welds. If you're interested, you can meet the tour guides from Ghosts of Marietta at [this link].

Since this is a short post, I thought I'd add a little related anecdote. My best friend and I enjoy going to our local cemetery, often times at night. I knew the trolley t…

The Dracula Ballet

I've read Dracula multiple times, and it just gets better every time I read it. It's he same with the movies; they never get old. When I heard that The Atlanta Ballet was putting on Michael Pink's Dracula, I was thrilled. The Count was my fictional husband some years ago, and I recently found out that it was the same way with my mom. We both decided to get all dolled up for this event.
The show was absolutely mesmerizing. A ghostly blue light was cast upon the set, occasionally interrupted by flashes of lightning. The light effects even produced video the of train to Transylvania and  the oceanic scene of Whitby. The music composition for this show very accurately captured the mood. At many parts, there was an eerie sound of a heartbeat in the background while violins trilled. The set was beautifully built with the look of wrought iron and stone. Even the costumes were perfect. Mina's white gossamer dress was so ethereal. Dracula's iconic long red coat covered his…

So You Want to be a Ghost Hunter

As people view the world of investigations, ghost stories, and psychics through the television, many aspire to become directly involved in the paranormal field. Before you jump into ghost hunting with preconceived notions, I'd like to offer some helpful advice:

An investigator's mindset: There is a certain mindset everyone should have when approaching the paranormal.
First,keep an open mind. This seems like the most obvious. If there are enough stories surrounding a location, there's probably something to it.
You should always have a healthy dose of skepticism. It's important to think about all of the possibilities behind the suspected paranormal occurrences. Don't automatically jump to conclusions about the source of the activity. For example, there are many instances where a "cold spot" in the room is just the Air Conditioning vent overhead.
Don't be hysterical. I see this way to often on television...mainly from Ghost Bro, Zak Bagans (especially when …

Let's Talk about Ghosts

I've been feeling inspired recently. Maybe I'm watching too many of my stories...and by 'my stories', I mean paranormal junk television. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. My recent inspiration has driven me to start posting more about the paranormal. No longer will this intense interest of mine be neglected on this blog. I've posted about paranormal subjects in the past, but not as much as I'd like. I plan to post about various phenomena, anecdotes, possible scientific explanations, investigating, opinions of mine, etc.
For my new readers: Welcome and thanks for following! I am a paranormal investigator. I am considerably lucky to have gotten entangled with a very capable group of investigators. I've learned much from them since getting involved in 2011, and I don't plan on stopping. Despite growing up with one superstitious side of the family (maternal), I was never a wholehearted believer until I had a meaningful encounter at the age of 16. (You can…

February Update and New Hair

Hello, Everyone! A lot has been happening lately, so I thought I'd share a little bit if any of you are interested. School's been back in session for a little over two weeks now, and It's back with full force. I took on an extra class, and I work later on week days. The good news is I have Fridays off now!  I'm looking forward to a few things. It's looking very likely that I will be doing an exchange program in London for the whole Fall Semester 2013. If it works out, I'll also be able to visit my brother in Thailand for Christmas. I thought I'd visit him this Summer, but that's just not feasible. Also, I'm going to be in a commercial that's filming tomorrow! My hairdresser is shooting it for her salon, and she thought my funky hair needed to be featured. I think it's got a lot more spunk with the orange in it. It really complements the brown. I'll post the commercial once it airs.
My best friend's parents, who are photographers, ar…