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My First Ghost Hunting


After watching 3 hours of TAPS my friend and I decided to go on a ghost hunt. Me with a building curiosity of the supernatural and yet no experiences, I was hoping for something. We decided on a local cemetery rumored to be haunted and left for our trip. The cemetery was located passed a gravel road hidden in a small patch of woods. We arrived at the cemetery and followed the path that circled the cemetery.

Initially we were a little spooked that this final resting place was secluded in small patch of woods. After 30 minutes, a third friend showed up and decided to participate. He told us that a friend had seen a large bright orb, the ghost of a small girl, heard sounds and whispers, and upon leaving found small hand prints on the trunk of the car.


Our first unexplainable occurrence, we heard a sound, it resembled that of static from a radio, it occurred twice but sounded to be moving away.


A truck drove by, the locals were home. Worried of a drunk coming at us we decided to stick around a little longer. We heard more noises as if someone was walking around, we were disappointed when we found it was another friend attempting to scare us, we decided to leave.

I know my story is not much, but I feel a strong urge day to day, to see or hear something of the supernatural, and I will continue to hunt the supernatural. We will be taking all of our next investigations seriously. Once again sorry if this story in uninteresting.

Next week we will be going to another cemetery rumored to be very haunted, This time we will bring recording equipment.

Other places on our list is

The Oregon Vortex

French Immersion School

Woodland Park

Mcloughlin House

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Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
14 years ago (2009-01-08)
Don't waste your time with the Vortex, it's just a tourist trap. The only thing you'll notice disappearing there is your money.
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
14 years ago (2008-09-01)
Best of luck to you on your ghost hunting Invictus! Take care of yourself too. 😉
NightWrestler (3 stories) (4 posts)
14 years ago (2008-07-29)
When I was in like the 6th grade I went on a field trip to the McLoughlin House and I think I saw Dr. McLoughlin.
relypa (3 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-29)
Invictus, ghost hunting can be fun but always remember you never know what you may come across. Stay safe. Also make sure you always get permission to enter cemeteries and other locations before entering. Please keep us informed on future ghost hunts!
Nightgoddess (14 stories) (54 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-29)
I looked it up. Its called Harmony House. Its in Clackamas on Highway 212. I guess workers have seen, heard and smelled stuff. I used to eat there all the time it seemed a little eeire.
Oh and if you want to do me a favor check out Oaks Park. I guess that's haunted too.
Nightgoddess (14 stories) (54 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-29)
I also live in Oregon so I know of a few places that are rumored to be haunted. Theres a house in Damascus(between Clackamas and Sandy) that has things go flying everywhere and people on a staircase. And there's a resterant, can't think of the name for the life of me right now but I could find out if you like
loveless22 (2 posts)
15 years ago (2008-01-04)
i've always wanted to go on a ghost hunt... But I'm too young... Try the cemetery at 3 am 😉 😊
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-28)
I would not say your story is not interesting. You are embarking on an adeventure and as with anything else, there is some learning involved. Follow the laws and courtesies. Keep your faith about you along with your wits and I wish you the best of luck.

God Bless!
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-02)
For those thinking about becoming a ghost hunter you may want to check out my article here on YGS about being a ghost hunter and what all you need and somethings that can happen.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
ewash (2 stories) (20 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-02)
I must agree with everyone here. Take it seriously but don't let it rule your life. There is MUCH more "yawning" time than actual excitement in ghost hunting. Be sure to become very comfortable with equipment like tempature guns as they are only as good as the person using them. Understanding of how equipment works is vital.
It is nice to see your enthusiasm. Some more advice - don't go in thinking you are going to witness the paranormal because your mind will play tricks on you. Be objective and most of all BE patient. Good luck! 😁
purplequeen12 (2 stories) (69 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-01)
Well, I only have one story published right now. I didn't have much paranormal experiences from the past, so I really want to find a real, actual ghost. Your story gave me an idea. I think maybe sometime I'll go with my friends to some haunted place. There we can do some hunting and investigating... 😐
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-01)
Abby said recently something to the effect that ghost stories don't have the hollywood glitz and glamor, sensationalism and gory effects to be true. I believe that. Keep up your good work of investing things and make sure you give respect to the dead.
Invictus (1 stories) (4 posts)
15 years ago (2007-07-31)
We usually contact the local authorities before we go to a cemetery after hours. I usually rule out orbs. I don't like orbs much becuase there mostly bugs or dust, Next investigation I will be bringing a sound recorder maybe a tempeture gun, and a film camera. We are just starting out so we don't have much equipment, but I do know that we have all that equipment already, just gotta find it.
Janice (7 stories) (248 posts)
15 years ago (2007-07-31)
Hey Invictus, it's good that your getting interested in the paranormal and have intentions on investigating it, but don't let take over your life, ok? It might not be too good for you for your life to become just one big ghost story. WEll, you do seem dedicated to investigating the paranormal so I would take Martin's, Shane's and Cupcake10132's comments seriously. I don't think that your story is uninteresting, you're still on the subject of ghost and ghosthunting so we care and want to give you the best advice we can think of. Obviously, all cemeteries should be haunted, shouldn't they? I wish you the best of luck and just remember, take care and have lots of caution while on these hunts. 😉
cupcake10132 (4 stories) (193 posts)
15 years ago (2007-07-31)
While you are on your next hunt, ask if anyone is there with you. Ask for sighns. If you ask, you will hopfully get an answer. I wish you luck. You are very dedicated to finding a lost soul, like me. I would make sure to help them if they need it. I am doing that right now. If you happen to hear,smell,feel,or see anything, make sure to let everyone know! By saying it outloud or just pointing. That should let us know what we would see. By the way, use two camaras, one digital, then film for the other.
Blessings to everyone,
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-07-31)
I too wish you the best of luck. Also ensure you are not breaking any local laws by being in the cemetaries after dark and please be curtious to those whom are at rest there and do not destroy anything. Take your investigations seriously and you just may capture the evidence we are all seeking. Also make sure you rule out all probable causes before concluding that it is paranormal, hate for you to present a picture of an orb only to find out that it was a bug flying by the camera. Also remember when using analog recording equipment to use an external mic and place it as far from the equipment as possible or all you will hear will be the clicks and whirls of the recorder. Digital cameras seem best for catching orbs while film is best for full form apparitions. If you need any further advise you have just to ask.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
Martin (602 posts) mod
15 years ago (2007-07-31)
I think with the right equipment and some patience you might one day get to record your real supernatural experience, even if it's just some orbs or a faint EVP. You seem genuinely interested and dedicated, so I wish you luck!

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