Skip to main content

Exploring A Local Mystery or Legend

No matter who you are or where you live, right now you can go out and search for a nearby legend or ghost story, one that you may not even know about. This will be the foundation for this article. To show that there is a local legend or ghost story either in every town or nearby every town.

Fotolia
Rather it be an old abandoned motel from the early 1900's that everybody in town knows is haunted despite not having any evidence to support their claims, or reports and eye witness accounts of a strange beast-like creature roaming freely in the woods. (of course going widely undetected) Chances are you have a local legend that you can learn about.

If you are one of the lucky ones, and live in or near one of the many infamous haunted towns like ST. Augustine, Florida or  Salem, Massachusetts then you won't have any problem at all spending the rest of your life seeking out only your local legends and ghost stories, but what if you don't live near a hundred haunted homes? Well, there is a 99% chance you are living near at least three haunted homes or some other location of interest.



There are many “Haunted house locators” online and on phones/tablets, many of the places listed on these sites and apps are well known to be haunted and are usually accessible for visits by the public.

The first thing to do is to find a well known haunted location, a location with a historical significance or any other location with a strange or mysterious reputation. Also it should be no more than 45 miles from where you live. Therefor it will still be considered a local haunt or legend.

Pixabay
Next, Find a friend who may be interested in exploring a local legend or a historical home. This way it will be funner and safer. After you have a tag-along with you, the two of you can start by conducting as much research on the legend or the ghost stories you are seeking out.

After you think you have conducted a significant amount of research, it's time to set out for your paranormal adventure. You will want to bring a camera able to take both still pictures and videos.

Depending on your local legend or ghost story of choice, there may be guilds or staff members available to talk with at the location. This is especially true if you are visiting a museum or staying the night in an old motel. By engaging in conversation with those who work and sometimes practically live at some of these locations, you can learn a lot more about the stories and folklore that has survived  for hundreds of years.

Other then what has been said here, there really isn’t any other way to start seeking out local mysteries or other folk-fores that await not far from home. Remember to always be respectful to any place you visit and obey any posted rules. Many historical homes and buildings are very fragile and can easily be damaged by visitors.          

       

More from NFMT

Sleep Paralysis: The Awakening Nightmare

Experiencing sleep paralysis can be just as frightening when you don’t see anything as to when you do see things. Sometimes when a person falls asleep they experience what we call sleep paralysis or REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement). During an episode of sleep paralysis the sleeper can’t move and therefore is completely paralyzed.

It’s reported that many times during these episodes the individual will see shadows or feel the sensation of an entity sitting on their chest causing them to be pinned down to the bed.

Science has tried to explain away these bizarre  encounters, but has yet to offer any explanations to as the root cause of sleep paralysis or why some sleepers see things during these scary experiences.

In addition to seeing shadows or perhaps having sensations of an entity on your chest or in the room with you, sleep paralysis is also believed to be connected to astral projection. Astral projection is where a person leaves his or her body during sleep. Very similar to an out of…

How To Astral Project

It's good that you wish to know about astral projection techniques. Astral projection is one out of a very few types of art that connects you with your spirituality.

The advantage that experts have got is a crystal clear sense of direction within their life as well as a deep feeling of joy, love and peace. It is the promise of this excellent satisfaction that leads many individuals to attempt their first out of body experience. Even so, a lot of people don't know exactly where to begin, which is their primary concern. To separate from the physical self, what do you need to complete? What are the beginner approaches which are the best or fastest?

In this article, I've outlined a step by step exercise to get your very first out of body experience by implementing one of the most popular astral projection techniques.

How much time does it take to learn astral projection? As outlined by one specialist, Voluntary out of body experiences take time and practice since everybody has…

The Ouija Experience

The infamous Ouija board has been marketed as a board game since 1890, in those 128 years this board has climbed it’s way up the latter as one of the most spookiest and mysterious things on earth. (In many people’s eyes) However, many also embrace the board as a spiritual connection or as a good scare on Halloween.

As you may or may not know, The Ouija board is believed to be a tool for communication between the spiritual world and ours. In fact this is the main purpose of the game itself. The board has the alphabet, numbers, (0-9) Yes, No and Goodbye printed on it. It’s users place their index and middle finger on a heart shape device called a planchette, and begin to ask questions. After a few minutes the board should wake up and begin to respond to the questions by moving the planchette without any input from the users. It’s believed that spirits move the planchette to spell out answers by moving it over certain words and of course giving yes and no answers. At the end of the sess…