So, going back in time – Kevin and I went on a ghost hunt. It was actually an amazingly fun experience, just walking around and hearing all the stories about the history of Fort Wayne in Detroit. The tour also (obviously) discussed ghost sightings up through recent times and some of the folks there even claimed to have experienced some “strange happenings” themselves.
Now, something that’s important to know is that I hate the show Ghost Hunters. I don’t believe any of it for a second, and it pisses me off in that it takes itself so seriously. It’s the same as the “Repo” shows that dress themselves up as actual reality television, but they post in fine print that these are recreations of “actual events”. Suuuuure. To me, Ghost Hunters is just the Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity. It’s fiction. Now, I know – a show about real paranormal investigations without the aid of someone banging on walls or claiming to have “felt something” would more than likely be extremely boring… but I still can’t force myself to watch it more than the one episode.
However, actually walking through houses myself? That shit was amazing. The thing that I think was the most amusing is how the “fear” didn’t really grip me like I expected it to. The first time I walked into a creepy area in total darkness and turned off my flashlight, I expected to be jumpy as hell, but I just never felt it. I was walking through a house and I told Kevin, “if this were a movie and we were two dudes on screen casually strolling through here, I would be covering my eyes and panicking for them.” But when I’m in the same situation, apparently I’ve proven to myself that “I ain’t scared of no ghosts.”
I should add that what Kevin has on his forehead in the comic is a flashlight… here’s a kinda fucked up creepy picture of it:
Regardless, a Ghost Hunt is definitely something I would do again, at Fort Wayne or at any other location. There’s something peaceful and enjoyable about the silence… and if it’s not just all silence? All the better!
In other news, I’m fucking exhausted, so with much regret I’m cutting this blog short. It’s been a long week already and as I type this, it’s only Wednesday. Two more days and then I sleep in!