I’ve never heard of a ghost who — during his or her lifetime — was a ghost hunter or paranormal investigator.
In fact, those who’ve left this world intending to convey a message from the other side – such as Harry Houdini – have yet to make a credible connection.
If you’re asking if any famous ghost hunters returned as ghosts… I have no idea.
Famous ghost hunters… are any of them ghosts?
If any readers have heard about ghosts of the following famous ghost hunters — or people like them — let me know. (I’m not asking if anyone has contacted them via psychics or divination. I mean an actual ghostly appearance — something that’s happened in front of enough witnesses to be credible.)
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
- William Stainton Moses (1839 – 1892)
- Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)
- Harry Price (1881 – 1948)
- Andrew Greene (1927 – 2004)
- Gaurav Tawari (1984 – 2016)
- Or any late active or founding member of The Ghost Club.
Can ghost hunters become spirits who visit this world? Maybe. That answer depends on your theology.
My spirituality is somewhat eclectic. I can’t imagine any benevolent Deity who’d refuse to let people return here to check on the well-being of friends and family.
So, whether you call the entity a “ghost” or a “spirit,” I think it’s normal for people to visit us after they’ve crossed over. That includes ghost hunters, your great-grandmother, and maybe your favorite teacher from “way back when.”
Can a ghost hunter choose to “test drive” the experience from the other side?
Maybe you’re asking: Is a ghost hunter likely to remain in this world, not cross over, and stay here to haunt a location?
I suppose that’s possible. It seems unlikely. Most of us have cajoled and argued with dozens (even hundreds) of spirits stuck here. Repeatedly, we’ve told them to go to the light or find Grandma.
So, I think we’d know what to do if we felt constrained here.
It’s possible that a ghost hunter – like any other spirit — might choose to be a ghost and haunt some location in spectacular fashion, just for fun.
It sounds pretty silly to me, but I think we all have free will. I believe anyone could choose to stay here.
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