3 Common Ghost Types You May Encounter

During the Chattabooga Ghost Walk our guests often want to know if they can have a ghost encounter and what types of ghosts are out there.

My answer is always the same… YES, it is very possible and happens quite often. We have 3 types of ghosts that commonly appear on our tours thru Chattanooga TN. They show up on pictures, whisper to the guests or sometimes even touch them.

Before we talk about what types of ghosts are out there let’s discuss what causes a ghost.

Ghosts are usually tied to the land where they died tragically or to a place they loved where they spent much of their time during their life.

Wanna know what to keep your eyes peeled for during your ghost tour?

Here’s the ghost you will most likely encounter:

  1. Intelligent Ghosts
    These ghosts are aware they are dead and they know you are in there area. These ghosts may even interact with you. Sometimes the ghost is confused and thinks you are a relative or this playful spirit might just be messing with you. They can appear on pictures, tug on your clothes, whisper in your ear or move objects around you.

    We steer clear of the angry, violent ghosts on our haunted tour of Chattanooga. I can’t figure out why anyone would want to step in a room where the poltergeist is trying to saw your head off. Really, if you wanna go extreme just stand in front of an oncoming train or jump in a tiger enclosure. It is pretty much the same thing.
  2. Repeater Ghost
    These spirits are on a loop. They seem to do the same things over and over, night after night like they are running on a hamster wheel. They don’t know you are there. They do show up in pictures as a smoky figure or a face. And you know one is around when you walk thru a cold spot which is actually quite nice in July or August.
  3. Glowing Orbs
    We have a bright, neon green glowing orb ghost that shows up on pictures for almost every group. Some of our guests even catch him on the move and he appears as a neon green streak across the picture. This show off ghost tends to be the highlight of the Chattabooga Ghost Walk. Come and find him for yourself

5 Tricks to Catch a Ghost in Pictures in Chattanooga

ChattaBOOga Ghost Walk

How do you capture a picture of a ghost? This is a question that comes up quite often during the Chattabooga Ghost Walk tours.

Guests on my tour often walk away with a spooky pic they get to treasure as a cool memory of their travels to Chattanooga. Of course we point out the best places to click their pictures where they have the best chances to get that ghosty on a pixel.

Whether you are clicking an actual camera or taking shots with your phone there are a few more tricks to increase your chances of seeing people from the other sides showing up on your pics. So here are the 5 best tricks to increase your chances.

  1. Take Multiple Pictures
    The more pictures you take the better your chances are of finding an orb, face or figure on your pictures. And you may take 2 pictures of the same spot and something spooky show up on one pic but not be on the other pic. This is the best proof to know you really got a ghostly driveby.
  2. Don’t Erase Your Pictures
    If you don’t see something immediately on your pictures don’t get discouraged. Take the next week to inspect every pixel of your photos. Many times my guests will email pictures of ghosty pics they found a week after they returned home.
  3. Turn off your flash
    Chattanooga buildings are full of windows that your flash will make reflections on. It is a tad disappointing to think you caught this uber cool glowing orb pic then find it is your flash.
  4. Take Pictures of Everything
    Snapping away pics of parking lots and sidewalks doesn’t sound very interesting until you find that photo of a smoky shadow leaned up against a lamp post. Then it is the most amazing photo of your entire trip. So snap away at the good stuff and the boring stuff too.
  5. Be enthusiastic
    Ghosts are people too after all. And the ghosts on my tours love to have fun. By having a really good time it attracts the ghosts to come out and join the party.

Are you ready to catch a ghost in Chattanooga TN? Come on out and let me point out the spooky spots for you. And don’t forget your camera.

Delilah Taylor
Delilah Taylor

Born and raised local Chattanoogan, World Wide Ghost Explorer and your guide to the Ghost of Chattanooga.