The field of paranormal research is as vast and unique as those who study it. The plethora of television shows, movies, books, and websites devoted to ghost hunting has spawned many arm chair and weekend investigators. Not for the faint of heart, ghost hunters take physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological risks when investigating a haunted location. Is there a common thread that runs among those who dedicate their lives to researching the paranormal? This series of articles will provide and insight into those who live to hunt the deceased. “10 Questions With” will ask the same 10 questions to paranormal investigators and their answers are just as diverse and unique as they are.
This is an inside look into the beliefs of paranormal investigator Steven LaChance. Steven is the founder of Missouri Paranormal Research and the Co-Founder of Paranormal Task Force. He is the author of Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House and Crazy and has been featured in numerous television shows and documentaries.
10 questions with paranormal investigator Steven LaChance
Christina: What got you interested in the paranormal?
Steven: I was a skeptic until 2001 when I moved into a very haunted house. This experience is what lit the fuse.
Christina: If you could only take one piece of ghost hunting equipment on an investigation, what would it be and why?
Steven: A digital recorder. My feeling is that EVP is the most helpful of all evidence, as well as, I like to record all of my interviews.
Christina: Where is the most haunted location you have ever investigated?
Steven: The Union Screaming House where I use to live. The second would be Zombie Road.
Christina: Where is the one place that you haven’t investigated that you would most like to?
Steven: I would like to go on the trail of Jack The Ripper.
Christina: Whose ghost would you most like to have a conversation with and why?
Steven: Jim Morrison, because it would be colorful conversation.
Christina: Have you ever gotten scared during an investigation or have you ever been concerned about your safety because of paranormal activity?
Steven: Was scared on Zombie Road when we got surrounded by coyotes while filming Children Of The Grave. I am usually the guy that is running toward the paranormal activity, but yes there have been a few times when I questioned why I was doing what I was doing.
Christina: Who do you admire and respect in the field of paranormal studies and why?
Steven: The ghost hunter that is out there on investigation every weekend looking for answers because they are truly the backbone of everything that we do.
Christina: Where do you see ghost hunting in 10 years?
Steven: We are finally going to see equipment that is made specifically for ghost hunting and from what I understand they will be able to do amazing things.
Christina: What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is new to ghost hunting?
Steven: Read, read, read, read, and find a good reputable group and see if you can follow them. Don’t get sucked into one of the $75 a night ghost hunting classes because most of them are just going to take your money.
Christina: If you have the opportunity to stick around after you die, would you and who would you haunt?
Steven: Hopefully I will be too busy getting on with my afterlife to worry about what is going on back here. Hopefully, that is what we are doing is getting the answers so I won’t be stuck here.
Thank you Steven for taking the time to answer these questions, I wish you much luck and success.