To Report or Not to Report

June 30, 2011 on 4:48 pm | In Article | 3 Comments

You hear a noise that you can not explain.  It sounds like a woman’s voice, but you are just not sure what you heard.  The question arises “do I report this event for the Ghost Log”?  Many times as the years have gone by I have been asked this question.  My answer yes, report it anyway. 

The Ghost Log is a record, a log, of any unexplained occurrences’.  So if you are to have this happen to you,  I ask you to record it as soon as possible and notify one of the staff or myself.  By keeping good records we are able to get a more accurate overview of the date, time, and location of each event.  In time we hope to be able to create a detailed report so we might have the ability to make predictions for our Ghost Hunts and Ghost Walks.  By reporting as soon as possible, you more likely to report the event more accurately.

Many of the Ghost Log and High Spirits: Ghost Log Blog readers are very intrigued as to how this all works.  We receive repeated questions as to “Where is the most haunted spot in the library?” or “Does it matter what time of year this happens?” or “Do more things happen during bad weather?” These are all very valid points.  So as you may have deduced we can not answer these questions accurately without you input. 

Please do not come in and tell a long story and just leave.  We will accept an oral report, but we prefer a written one.  Please  take the time to write it down or email it in.  So much can be lost in translation.  A “first-person” telling is so much more accurate.  We do want to hear it in your words.  Your reports are very important to us and we hope you will help us by reporting to us. 

Here are a few examples for your use:

Example #1: “Me and Tim came in the library and heard a guy’s voice.  We got scared and left.”

Example #2: “Tim and I came in the library on Saturday April 2, 2011.  It was about 11:15 am.  We were working on homework in the Young Adult area.  It was very quiet and then we heard a man’s voice say something.  There was no one close enough to us to be heard this clear.  We got up, looked around saw no one.  We got scared and left.

Example #2 at gives us a much better overview of what happened.  By using this information we can log where, when, and by whom.  Please remember, any extensive information you may share will be of value.  We accept written reports, audio, photos, video, drawings, etc. If you have a report to make and have questions please ask for Ellie or Micki and we will be glad to help you with a report. 

The Ghost Log is always kept at the Front Desk at the Sweetwater County Library.  Anyone may view it, but it does not check out.  Please ask before making copies on reports.  Contact information is also available on each of the Professional Ghost Hunting Groups.  If you need this information please ask for Micki. 

As always, you input is important to us. 

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  1. Hello, I am interested in the paranormal and have been looking around for a team to join for sometime now. If you anyone knows of one please contact me. Thank you

    Comment by selby dewing — August 31, 2011 #

  2. I do know of several teams locally. It depends on where you are. Please e-mail me and will can talk in private.
    mgilmore@sweetwater libraries.com

    Comment by mgilmore — September 1, 2011 #

  3. I also am interested. I have talked to a couple I know who I need to contact again and talk to them. Let me know what you find out. If they need help, I am willing to help as well.

    Comment by Bridget — September 21, 2011 #

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