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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Often times guests on our walks will want to know how or if they can see a ghost during our ghost tour thru downtown Chattanooga? Well, anything is possible. People have seen ghosts with their eyes before although you may just wanna buy a lottery ticket instead.
After going on multiple supernatural expeditions to some of the most haunted places on the planet I can tell you that seeing a ghost with the naked eye is probably the most difficult way to experience visits from the other side.
To make things a bit easier I’ve comprised a list of the obscure ways to know when there is a ghost around you. Every item on this list has occurred to many of the guests on our tour at one time or another. So take a journey with us and find a ghost for yourself.
Here is your “Host A Ghost” list of things to watch for during your ghost walk.
- Floating or Glowing objects in pictures.
This sounds simple and it is the easiest way to find a ghost during the tour. Our guests have caught pics of smoky figures, see through faces and neon green glowing orbs floating all around.
- Feel an invisible hand touching you.
Luckily, no one has ever walked away with the Hollywood scratches covering their body like you see on the ghost hunter shows. That is made up stuff for dramatic effect. True ghostly touches are usually quite nice although unnerving. Imagine feeling someone sweetly holding your hand and then you see the hand is invisible. It is a bit shocking.
- OOH, that smell.
If I only had a nickel for every time someone told me they smelled roses or gunpowder smoke while we were walking thru alleys or concrete sidewalks. Odd smells from items that can’t possibly found anywhere happen suddenly. Oh but if you notice something stinky you are most likely standing by a dumpster.
- Whispers in your ear.
Some ghosts are aware of people coming into their area. I’m not sure if the ghost is playing a trick or truly thinks the person is someone else but the ghost might whisper something in the tour guests ear. It is funny to see the guest looking at another person in disbelief and exclaiming, “What did you say?”
- Mobile phones go berserk.
Guests on my tour have had all types of kooky electronic problems thru the years. Ringtones that won’t silence, fully charged batteries dying, camera taking pics on it own and sometimes pics disappear without a trace.
- Spook a Pooch.
We love and encourage guests to bring their furry friends on ghost walk with us. We happen to love dogs and so do the ghosts. Puppers are often barking or playing with little invisa-buddies at our pet cemetery stop.
- Cold spots in July
Chattanooga is known to get pretty steamy in the summer months. Ninety degree days are a common thing in these parts so walking into cold spot that registers 45 degrees while standing outside is super crazy. Although, I gotta admit it feels pretty nice and I try to stand there for a few minutes to cool off.
Have you ever had a spooky experience or something that you couldn’t explain? What was it? How old were you? How did it happen? Come on, tell us. Don’t leave me hanging like this.
Or maybe you want to have a ghost experience, right? Join us on our next adventure on the Chattabooga Ghost Walk or Ghostly Pub Crawl.
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