Is Paranormal Investigation Dangerous?

Ghostly Hands PicFinally, I’m back after much needed rest and relaxation!  It’s finally time to get back to work writing again.

The topic I’m going to cover is a question that has been posed to us on our tours on several occasions.  Is paranormal investigation dangerous?  Although, at first glance, you would think it’s a very straightforward question with a simple yes or no answer but, it’s not.  Let me explain why.  Anytime you engage in this activity, you run a very real danger of sustaining physical and/or psychological injury.  Physical and psychological injuries usually occur as a result of several factors:  1) unfamiliar terrain, 2) poor visibility due to darkness, 3) inattentiveness to your surroundings i.e. disorientation, 4) serious medical condition i.e. heart or mental disorder, and, finally 5) overreaction to our primal fear known as “fight or flight” response.  These potential risks are touted as the “Top 5 Risk Factors”As you can see, none of these injuries occur as a result of “spirit activity” but, as a direct result of the participant’s negligence; it’s your fault.

Don’t get me wrong but, if you choose to engage in any type of paranormal investigation, ghost tour, or séance, do your homework first.  The Boy Scouts of America got it right with their motto “A scout is always prepared…”  If you take anything from this article, please make this your motto also.  The risk of being harmed by an angry spirit is slim to none.  You have a better chance of winning the lotto.  If you don’t think it could happen to you, chances are that it will.  Be careful!

© J.F. Dietz 2012


About James Franklin Dietz
James Franklin Dietz is a ULC Minister, Historian, Paranormal Investigator, Lecturer, Speaker, and Author specializing in Supernatural History, Paranormal Investigation, Ghosts, UFOs, “Crypto” Zoology, Ancient Symbols, Conspiracy Theories, Parapsychology, and Secret Societies. He is also the founder and owner of Asylum Paranormal. As a child, my babysitters were Lon Chaney, Vincent Price, and Boris Karloff who I consider to be the true “Masters of Horror”. Growing up with monsters, ghosts, and “creatures of the night” spawned a three decade long love affair with the paranormal and things that go “bump in the night”. In 2005, I began collaborating with Kasey Clark in the development of Haunted Houston Tours which opened its doors for business in 2010 offering Historical Ghost Tours in the Houston Metropolitan Area every day of the year. From its inception Haunted Houston Tours has grown into a thriving business providing its patrons a “living history” of one of the most haunted towns in Texas and has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, ABC Channel 13 News, and local Community Magazines. In my role as manager of Haunted Houston Tours, I provide mentorship for its staff and make “special appearances” as a guest Tour Guide. In 2013, Kasey Clark, owner of Haunted Houston Tours, approached me again on a new project. Immediately, we teamed and began collaborating on the development of Haunted Lafayette Tours which held its Grand Opening on October 1st offering Historical Ghost Tours in the Lafayette Metropolitan Area every day of the year. From the time Haunted Lafayette Tours opened its doors for business it was an instant media sensation and has been featured on “Good Morning Acadiana”, KATC Channel 3, and as front page news in both the morning and evening editions of The Daily Advertiser newspaper. Haunted Lafayette Tours Provides its guests with a hauntingly insightful look into the seedy underbelly of an innocent looking college town in Louisiana termed “the most haunted State in the U.S.” In my role as manager of Haunted Lafayette Tours, I provide mentorship for its staff and make “special appearances” as a guest Tour Guide. In addition to managing both companies, I am a contributing writer for Paranormal Underground Magazine on a regular basis. Currently, I reside in Lafayette, Louisiana with my wife and two dogs where I am featured as a regular Speaker at Ghost Hunters University giving lectures on “Basic”, “Intermediate”, and “Advanced” Paranormal Investigation. When I’m not speaking, lecturing, giving tours, managing my blog and writing articles, you can find me conducting active paranormal investigations gathering information for my next book.

One Response to Is Paranormal Investigation Dangerous?

  1. Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

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