Every month I have to stop and think “what should I cover this month?” Sometimes I run into what people would call writer's block. This isn’t because I have nothing to write about, it’s because there is so much that needs to be said about this field, so many places I have investigated, so many things I have going on, etc; that I don’t know what to focus on.
Lately, I am getting together information for my book that I am writing so I am learning more history and investigating more businesses! I have had the pleasure of investigating Colossal Cave and Old Tucson Studios. I am working with companies like Slaughterhouse again and trying to plan things Borderlands Brewery. I am interviewing people for the book, meeting with businesses, and re-visiting places so the photographer can get the images needed, like this past week having to go into the Museum of the Horse Soldier to get the pictures.
During all of this we are still doing guest speaking, we are lining up guests for our radio program, we are trying to get some events going, and we are still running tours and doing residential cases. So yes a busy schedule (Which I am thankful for), but so to say It’s not a writer's block on what to write about; it’s a writer's block on what should I write about.
There are so many wonderful haunted locations, so many great people we work with, and so many stories that I just sometimes can’t choose. Plus there are so many things misunderstand about the paranormal that I feel compelled to set straight so to say.
Right now we are training new members and it just reminds me how TV sets off a different tone so to say about this field. We can’t assume everything is paranormal and we know for sure it’s not all evil! We have to treat it with respect, know how the equipment works, and really try to debunk instead of assuming. More and more lately I talk about there needing to be some general code/rules to this field cause basically anyone can do it, or at least say they are an investigator with no real training other than watching a TV show. It seems like the people in this field are all agreeing that it’s attracting some not so great people lately and maybe soon we will have some general rules for this field. Today I want to address what I feel those general rules would be.
These are some things I feel need to be in place, there is probably more but again there is always so much more to this field.
Next month I will cover one of our newer investigations and what we experienced, but until then remember you are truly never 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