How can I get over a fear of haunted houses?

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If you’re deeply afraid of haunted houses, ghost hunting may not be a smart choice for you.

Are you certain that your fear is irrational?

The word "no" on a buildingThink about that carefully. It may be your internal radar warning you to stay away from haunted houses.

If it is, pay attention to it.

On the other hand, if you really want to get past your fear, you can probably desensitized yourself.

Start by visiting popular haunted houses.

– At first, stay just a few minutes and then leave.
– After a few visits, stay longer.
– Once you’ve built up to an hour without panicking, go on a few ghost tours.
– Next, sign up for a public ghost hunting event with an investigation.

Keep expanding your comfort zone. After a while, most people can lose that kind of fear.

However, if you feel profound dread when you think about a specific haunted location, stay away from it.

Trust your “gut feeling.” That’s important.

Author: Fiona Broome

Fiona Broome is a paranormal researcher and author. She describes herself as a "blip analyst," since she explores odd "blips" in reality. But mostly, she investigates ghosts and haunted places.