National Ghost Hunting Day

National Ghost Hunting Day is a holiday that’s observed on the last Saturday in September and is a day on which people can participate in a ghost hunt. Although you would expect a holiday that’s dedicated to the exploration of the paranormal to take place during the much spookier month of October, this holiday nonetheless takes place in September.

So 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 a holiday that was founded by Haunted Travels as a way to begin the ghost hunting season and the season for haunted attractions. It was founded sometime prior to 2017 and every year since it seems to have become more popular.

Some Fun Facts About Ghosts

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

  • The countries that have the highest percentage of people who believe in ghosts are Malaysia (57%), the U.S. (47%), and Canada (44%).
  • The countries that have 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 be awakened by a ghost in the bedroom at some point during their life.
  • Parapsychology is the study of the paranormal or what is commonly referred to as the supernatural.
  • Ghosts usually 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 is a sign of ghostly activity.
  • According to legend, Al Capone’s ghost appears to people who arrive at 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, 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 occur all over the U.S. on this day. While you’re celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalGhostHuntingDay to encourage people on the Internet to participate in the ghost-hunting festivities.

When is it?
This year (2023)
September 30 Saturday
Next year (2024)
September 28 Saturday
Last year (2022)
September 24 Saturday
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