Memory Hill Cemetery - Milledgeville, GA. This is the statue that is supposed to be The Virgin Mary, but it looks more like George Washington in a dress to me.
The morgue photo that inspired "The Legend of Dillinger's Ding-a-Ling."
Klemundt Funeral Home, currently the home of Old Town Tattoo (alias Odin Tatu) on the North side of Chicago.
"Orbs" in the basement at Odin / Old Town Tattoo, emerging, it seems, from Ken's butt. The shape of this one gives it away as a dust particle (which is pretty generally what orbs turn out to be - very few ghosthunters believe that orbs are ghosts).
Tapeworm, who challenged the ghosts in his the Odin Tatu buidling to a fight in the event of his death - which, tragically, came three weeks later.
Orbs that appear to have faces in them are almost invariably just "matrixing," a trick of the mind the makes us look for faces and other such patterns in random visual noise. But the "face" in this one at Odin Tatu sure does look like Tapeworm! It's one of two distinct "faces" that tend to show up in this location - the other looks like the guy on the Quaker Oats box. Still presumably just a coincidence, but, hey - there's no such thing as GOOD ghost evidence, only COOL cool evidence.
The gravestone in the fireplace at Odin / Old Town Tatu
The pond at Bachelor's Grove cemetery in all its...er....splendor
The coin Ken found in the pond at Bachelor's Grove. Even if he admits on his deathbed that he faked this or something, I'll always admire his courage at actually setting foot in that pond. Had he WANTED to fake it, he could have gotten the same effect just by pretending to dig it out of the ground WITHOUT the risk of getting some dread disease!
Hull House - the night the shutters went from open to closed while we were in the garden. Was there an employee hiding in there to mess with us? If so, well played - it's spooky enough to work, but not so spooky as to be unbelievable.
One of the thousands of Hull House false positives - this kinda looks like a person in robes floating down the stairs. It's actually a reflection of someone's ear. The ease with which this place generates false positives has made it a gold mine for less reputable ghost tours.
"The Devil's Hand," or "The Hand of Drywall Dave," found in a hole in the wall in a back hallway at the Congress Hotel. We thought it was a glove that got plastered over, but it's deteriorated enough now that we can see that there's no glove in there. My guess: it's Congress Hotel regular Teddy Roosevelt, carrying his trademark "big stick!"
Tag-teaming a tour with Ken, 2006. This was actually taken by my wife on the night that we first met.
Ken and Hector take a break from hunting ghosts at the Congress Hotel to hunt for zombies!
Willie! Employee of the month every month, even when he takes the month off.
The "Garden of Evil" at Hull House. Most of the stories that go around about the place are nonsense (there was a building here, NOT an abortion graveyard, in 1913 when the The "Devil Baby of Hull House" story went around. Still, we've had some rather spooky nights there now and then.
Me with Hector, 2008
The more gear you have, the more activity you get - mainly for the simple reason that, on a ghost hunt, EVERY weird reading or malfunction gets blamed on dead guys. EMF readers, geiger counters, and stuff like that can give you a good clue as to where to look for ghosts, but I don't think every jump in EMF means there's a ghost in the room. Most of the equipment is really just good to use on a hunt because they look good on TV (and, of course, that gadgets are awesome. They're great fun to play with; here's Jim, one of my colleagues in the American Ghost Society, playing with his thermal camera. The best thing about using these on ghost hunts (besides the simple fact that they're neat) is that you always know who farted.
Photos of me by Mandy Malone in Milledgeville, GA with strange mists. These would probably pass for ghost shots on most websites (we WERE right by Memory Hill Cemetery) - they'd call them "ectoplasm." But it's probably some natural phenomenon or another. Don't ask me why I was dressed like The Artful Dodger. I'm sure I had a good reason at the time, but I sure don't remember now!
A similar "ectoplasm" shot of Ken in The Alley of Death. This is probably coming from either cold weather or cigarette smoke, not ghosts, but it's pretty cool, anyway!
As I've said before (and will surely say again), there's no such thing as "good" ghost evidence - only COOL ghost evidence. Here's some of that - a mysterious silhouette in the Florentine Ballroom at the Congress taken by John at bachelors-grove.com in November, 2008.
A similar picture taken by a tour customer named Krissy about eight months later in the same room. These two shots have been anayzed like crazy without a particularly good explanation. Krissy's shot was noticed later on in the tour, so there was no way she had time to go back and photoshop it in. Could these shadow shots be fake? Of course. These things could ALWAYS be fake. But I have no reason to believe that these are. They're probably the best ghost pictures I've seen from the tours. Of course, everyone ELSE has to take my word for it that I didn't fake them, which is part of why (altogether now) "there's no such thing as GOOD ghost evidence, only COOL ghost evidence."
Though, of course, there's always this one, taken with an infrared camera by Jude Huff-Felz at the infamous Bachelor's Grove cemetery in the 1990s.