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“There are some human beings who are dimly aware of their own deaths, yet have chosen to stay on in what used to be their homes, to be close to surroundings they once held dear” – Hans Holzer.
See the fact file below for more information on the Haunted Attractions or alternatively, you can download our 24-page Haunted Attractions worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- What makes a place haunted?
- The older a place is, the more likely it is to become branded as haunted because there’s been much more time for tragic things to have taken place.
- Haunted places often have some sort of “legend” associated with them. It usually involves a story about a grisly death or accident.
- Histories of suicide, murder, war, and other atrocities of a certain place fuels the belief that remnants of evil may have been left to haunt the area.
- Moldy odors, antiquated Victorian or Gothic architecture, wood interiors, and old portraits on the wall reinforce an ambiance of a haunted building of yore.
- Paranormal experts outlined a few obvious signs that a place is haunted:
- History of the property usually involving deaths or persecutions.
- Abrupt abandonment of current property owners.
- It may also be total abandonment of property for a very long time.
- Rumors of haunting among residents of the community.
- Stories of paranormal happenings between and among paranormal hunters and witnesses.
- What do witnesses usually feel when there is a haunting? According to experts, you can experience:
- Sudden temperature drops, especially in one area of the property.
- Dark depressing feelings, especially in one particular location.
- Hearing voices of people, whispers, or someone calling your name.
- Feelings of being watched or spied on.
- Feeling a cold breeze as if someone has walked past you.
- Feelings of being touched by unseen hands.
- Strange behaviour from pets in the property: e.g. dogs barking or growling at something you cannot see, cats staring in a particular area as if they can see someone.
- Feelings of the hair on the back of your neck standing up and of cobwebs on your face or body.
- Seeing unexplained shadows from the corner of your eye.
- Paranormal experts explain that certain placed are said to be haunted by ghosts or other supernatural beings, including demons.
- Some say most hauntings aren’t evil – only misunderstood. Usual reasons for hauntings are due to unrest or want for justice of deaths.
- According to experts, hauntings have three categories:
- Intelligent haunting happens when the spirit interacts very knowingly with people.
- Residual haunting happens when the apparitions involved are not spirits, they are “recordings” of the event.
- An intentional haunting comes from people who have put so much energy and intention into the belief that their house or object is haunted that they’ve ended up actually manifesting a haunting.
- The absence of one universally agreed-upon definition of haunting and ghosts have obscured their validity in the scientific community.
- According to scientists, it’s all made up, like speculating on the different races of fairies or dragons.
- Logical reasons and questions constantly come to question at events, such as: “Why are there unsolved murders, since ghosts are said to communicate with psychic mediums and should be able to identify their killers for the police?”
- Other causes of these phenomena have actually been tied to carbon monoxide poisoning, which causes people to hallucinate.
- In order to explain the supposed energy detected by paranormal hunters, scientists explain:
- After a person dies, the energy in his or her body goes where all organisms’ energy goes after death: into the environment.
- The energy is released in the form of heat, and the body is transferred into the animals that eat us, and the plants that absorb us.
- There is no bodily “energy” that survives death to be detected with popular ghost-hunting devices.
- Another challenge is that: If ghosts are real, and are some sort of as-yet-unknown energy or entity, then their existence will be discovered and verified by scientists through controlled experiments – not by ghost hunters wandering around abandoned houses in the dark of night with cameras and flashlights.
- From a psychological point of view, the standard features of haunted places trigger feelings of dread because they push buttons in our brains that evolved long before houses even existed.
- Large deserted buildings that once held a lot of people can provide attractive venues for a good haunting, especially if they once housed troubled populations, such as prisons or psychiatric hospitals.
- Although paranormal research dates back to the 18th century, it has became popular at the start of the new millenium, thanks to media influences such as television and the internet.
- Ghost hunting has been popularized and is the process of investigating locations that are reported to be haunted by ghosts.
- Ghost hunting was popularized in the 2000s by television series’ such as Most Haunted and Ghost Hunters, combined with the increasing availability of high-tech equipment.
- Haunted places around the world were slowly discovered so paranormal experts and curious witnesses began to visit and tell tales of their experiences.
Haunted Attractions Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Haunted Attractions across 24 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Haunted Attractions worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Haunted Attractions. “There are some human beings who are dimly aware of their own deaths, yet have chosen to stay on in what used to be their homes, to be close to surroundings they once held dear” – Hans Holzer.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Most Haunted Castles
- Most Haunted Forests
- Most Haunted Hotels
- Most Haunted Hospitals
- Most Haunted Asylums
- Most Haunted Cemeteries
- Most Haunted Schools
- Most Haunted Houses
- Most Haunted Prisons
- Local Haunting
- Haunting Guidelines
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