Welcome. I have been investigating and studying (the subject and history of) the paranormal for the last 15 years, but have been highly interested in it since I was a kid, like I would assume most grown adults who do this were at one time. For one, who isn’t interested in the mysteries of life and information about our purpose here in the universe? How could someone not be? I find the implications of, and knowledge I’ve gained from all of these experiences, as well as the information from others, to be life-changing stuff. I never took ghosts seriously…until I experienced the phenomenon first hand, and I never took the notion of “Bigfoot” seriously either, until I started reading all of the thousands of eye-witness accounts, listening to conversations and watching as much “worthwhile” footage and film as I could.
I was fortunate enough to investigate (I like to call them “visits,” I’m not implying expertise in anything) many local and regional homes and businesses in the Tri-State area of Cincinnati, Kentucky and Indiana, but most of it was done in the historic Northern Kentucky waterfront historic cities and districts, as well as in the northern Cincinnati suburbs, Dayton OH and in SE Indiana.
I learned that “ghosts” are literally everywhere. They are in new homes and old, office buildings, theaters and museums and orphanages too. I visited dozens of private family homes of “normal” people who were living with everything from Poltergeist type behavior, to seeing apparitions, or being physically attacked. They wanted verification, insight, and some comfort in knowing it’s a much more common phenomenon than they realized.
My private YouTube channel videos are a slowly growing catalog of evidence recorded 10-15 years ago when I spent about 6 years doing this on a regular basis (around 1-2 visits per month). It’s a lot of work updating them (they are amateurish video using the technology of the time) and it’s all very genuine.
Prior to that I was living in an actively “haunted” historic home in Newport, KY. My experiences there largely led me into investigating other places, as I was able to use the home for experimenting and learning. Seeing balls of light float through furniture and the wall with my naked eyes for the first time, while living there, is what really got me into all of this.
The Newport Home circa 2007
To an extent, I feel like we’ve hit a plateau with “ghost” phenomenon, TV shows are unable to breach any barriers as it relates to knowledge of the subject, we’re all just collecting more of the same “evidence” over and over. There are still a sizeable portion of people who simply believe it’s all faked. All of it. You won’t convince those people with a great EVP or even the most elusive of video footage that’s impressive.
This led me into Bigfoot, even though I’ve never had a personal experience with them, I cannot believe ALL of these people are lying, but that took a while for me to conclude, and a lot of listening and reading.
As for Squatches, I can’t really tell people where to start, but YouTube, if you can filter out the nonsense, is an obvious choice.
One of my favorite channels is Sasquatch Ontario:
A Canadian (Mike) who lives with a group of Sasquatch nearby, Sasquatch Ontario’s videos depict a paranormal connection that is associated with these creatures, there’s a lot of similarities to “ghost” behavior with these (appearing/disappearing at will, manipulating objects, avoidance of cameras, orbs etc..,).
In fact you hear a lot of paranormal associations to Sasquatch the more stories you hear, the “orbs” and balls of light are a common theme, UFO sightings, disappearing from sight, etc.., Things that would probably have something to do with how they’ve survived so long in backcountry forests and mountains.
Loveland Castle, Loveland OH
I’d also recommend this book as a good starting point when it comes to spirit phenomenon. 1850’s Spiritism, led by Allen Kardec, was the first modern recordings of many sessions with the world’s most respected Mediums at the time, who communicated with highly evolved spirits. The answers given make a lot of sense, seem to be ideas beyond what Westerners in particular of the time could conceive, but told to them in language they could understand and relate to. It’s simply too much to explain here, but here’s a link to the book:
The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec.