National Ghost Hunting Day

National Ghost Hunting Day is a holiday observed on the last Saturday in September, a day when people can participate in a ghost hunt. Although one might expect a holiday dedicated to exploring the paranormal to take place during the spookier month of October, this holiday nonetheless occurs in September.

If you’re up for tracking down the spirits of the dead on this holiday, then be sure to grab your digital EMF meter, your spirit box, and your full-spectrum POV cam. We’re going to hunt some ghosts!

The History of National Ghost Hunting Day

National Ghost Hunting Day was founded by Haunted Travels as a way to kick off the ghost hunting season and the season for haunted attractions. It was established sometime before 2017 and has seemingly become more popular every year since.

Some Fun Facts About Ghosts

Since we’re discussing National Ghost Hunting Day, we thought it might be nice to provide everyone with some trivia about ghosts that they can use to impress their friends and family. We’ve assembled a number of these ghoulish facts and listed them below for everyone to enjoy on this holiday.

  • The countries with the highest percentage of people who believe in ghosts are Malaysia (57%), the U.S. (47%), and Canada (44%).
  • The countries with the lowest percentage of people who believe in ghosts are Germany (25%), the Netherlands (23%), and Brazil (21%).
  • Approximately 30% of Americans have claimed to have been awakened by a ghost in their bedroom at some point in their lives.
  • Parapsychology is the study of the paranormal, commonly referred to as the supernatural.
  • Ghosts typically haunt places, while poltergeists usually haunt people.
  • The first printed report of poltergeist activity occurred at a farmhouse in Germany during the 9th century.
  • The classic ghost story is a product of the Victorian period.
  • Some people believe that a candle’s flame turning blue signifies ghostly activity.
  • According to legend, Al Capone’s ghost appears to people who visit his grave at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Illinois.
  • The American Revolutionary War fort, Fort Mifflin, is supposedly haunted by a “Faceless Man.”
  • Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri, is allegedly very haunted.

Observing National Ghost Hunting Day

National Ghost Hunting Day can be observed by organizing your own ghost hunt or by attending one of the many ghost hunts that take place all over the U.S. on this day. While celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalGhostHuntingDay to encourage others on the internet to join in the ghost-hunting festivities.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 28 Saturday
Next year (2025)
September 27 Saturday
Last year (2023)
September 30 Saturday
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