Do Ghost Actually Exist? This is usually one of the first questions I get asked when people find out what I do for a living. My answer is always, "yes." Then the comments and questions start rolling in; this is how my 5 minute trip to the store turns into a 30-minute conversation.
Some of the conversations can turn into something not so friendly, which is when I regret telling them what I do; but for the most part, people are curious about it. They ask if I have ever seen one, if I am scared of them, are they all bad, & how haunted is Tucson?
These are just some of the normal questions I get but there are a lot more that I get asked. My answers are always the same; yes I have seen them-in fact I have been touched & scratched by them, no I am not scared by them, no they aren't all bad-in fact demonic cases are rare, and Tucson is very haunted-take one of my tours to find out.
Tucson ghost tour will take you to a dozen locations downtown alone and that's not hitting all of them; Tucson Haunts drives you to about 10 different locations and we still don't hit every haunted location in Tucson! There's a lot of history and haunts to this town, it's not just public places either but residential (which of coarse I can't take tours to those).
So basically yes, Tucson is very haunted, sadly we aren't as well known for our haunts like other towns. Everyone knows that towns like Bisbee, Jerome, & Tombstone are haunted but in reality, Tucson is just as haunted if not more.
My goal is to let people know that yes ghosts exist and yes Tucson is very haunted, but no, it's not something to be afraid of, and no, you shouldn't just mess with the unknown either.
My team and I know of proper ways to handle different situations and we take precautions. We know there can be dangers and we know the risk involved. I don't want people to fear it but I don't want them to disrespect it either. This is why I normally don't mind my 30-minute conversations because I want people to know they exist, I want them to know how haunted Tucson is, and I am proud of what I do.
Then again sometimes when I tell people what I do they look at me funny and walk away. It's all good. Some people can't believe in things they can't see, but as I like to point out, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. I personally have seen them, heard them, & have been touched by them, so I know they are there. If people chose to believe or not that's their choice but yes they do exist and that will always be my answer.
Remember, you are never truly alone!
About the Author:
Radio host of Mysteries Explained
every Thursday from 8-10 Eastern time
Owner of Tucson Ghost Company, LLC
(Tucson Ghost Tour, Tucson Ghost Experience, special events & more)
Founder/lead investigator of Tucson Ghost Society
(Free paranormal investigations)
Writer of Arizona Paranormal for Tucson Happenings
Author of an upcoming book “Haunted Tucson” due in stores in Oct 2019