15 Reasons to Befriend a Paranormal Nerd Today!

Today is February 5, 2014. It is also my 2nd Blogiversary! In honor of this day, I give you 15 candid reasons to befriend a paranormal nerd! Hopefully, some of you will be encouraged to find a new friend TODAY! Or maybe you’re sitting at home with a spirit box or set of dowsing rods in your hands. Yeah I’m talking to you! No plans this weekend? You’ll want to share this immediately!


15 Reasons to Befriend a Paranormal Nerd Today!


1.    As we tend to very open-minded, we don’t think you’re crazy when you tell us about your experiences, but depending on what subgroup of the paranormal we belong to, don’t be offended when we set out on a mission to “debunk” it. 

2.    Think you have a ghost or spirit trying to contact you? We’re likely to have a plethora of meters and gadgets to help make that connection, and we can’t wait to show you how it all works! And if our gadgets don’t spark a conversation, we’ve always got plenty of friends who claim to be “sensitive”.

3.    According to my friend Tim, we “know whether it’s time to buy a new lamp or if Aunt Matilda’s threat to haunt you was legit.” Ohhh Tim… does this come from experience? 

4.    We can help to explain our favorite acronym lingo, such as EVP, ITC, EMF, IR, UV, OBE, ADC, DBE, ESP, PK, K2, and mG.

5.     On a serious note, according to Rachel, “They are intuitive and empathic. They don’t see the world in black and white, they see many more colors! Plus, there is a sense of peace about them. Maybe it’s because they have some insight on the afterlife.” I absolutely love Rachel’s way with words. 

6.    Are you at a party or with a group of people who tend to be on the boring side? That awkward silence doesn’t bother us. We’re used to carrying on conversations with ghosts that typically don’t answer back, therefore we don’t easily get bored. Though we’ll likely keep the conversation going, don’t be offended if we accidentally blurt something like “If you can hear me, knock three times” or “How did you die?”

7.    Are small animals disappearing from your neighborhood? Have no fear. We’re on it… and we know exactly what a Bigfoot call sounds like!

8.    We’ll be the first to tell you that your no-good horrible very bad day was not your fault, because Mercury is in retrograde!

9.    We’ll prove or disprove the orb photo taken at your nephew’s birthday party in no time flat! (Ahem… the ones who know what they’re talking about will tell you that even though it appears to have a face inside, or devil horns, or a personality, or like to be called “Beverly”, there are eleventy-thousand likely explanations for it, and then let you decide for yourself.)

10.  We paranormal people who are also investigators are often willing to invite others to the next big investigation! And we can’t wait to share our favorite stories or our “Class A” EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena).

11.   Not feeling well? Going through a bad experience? We can break out the crystals and send you rooms full of “love and light”!

12.   We know how to begin the research to learn the history of your home, or genealogy research to learn about your ancestors!

13.   Ever suspect your family pet of learning how to access the refrigerator while you’re sleeping? We’ve got night vision cameras. Just ask us. 

14.   Need sage for house blessing or clearing? We know just where to get it. 

15.   Need to borrow a black shirt, polo, or hoodie? Take your pick. Oh sorry… here’s some tape to cover up that logo.


Through social media, I went to some of my friends and faithful readers for help on this one. I’d like to thank Rachel, Tim, Stacey, Cassie, Cathy, and Dar for their additional thoughts and contributions to this post!


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About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit BigSeance.com! View all posts by Patrick Keller

12 responses to “15 Reasons to Befriend a Paranormal Nerd Today!

  • Maria Laing

    Good one, Patrick! ….and happy 2nd anniversary!! <3

  • Tim Prasil

    Very nice.

    But now I’m thinking of reasons to AVOID a paranormal nerd today . . .

    #1. Sometimes, you want to just drive by a graveyard without stopping.

    #2. Okay, yes, the EVP might have been a ghost dog growling — but it also might’ve been the burrito one of the investigators had for lunch.

    #3. As you say in #13, they’ve got night vision cameras. And they’re really eager to use them.

    I kid.

    • Patrick Keller

      Ha! Funny. Actually, as I got into the details of this post, it seemed a bit annoying to me. I thought… “who in their right mind would want to be involved with one of these nerds?!” 🙂 I see a spinoff post in the future. Shall you do it or I? 🙂

      • Tim Prasil

        Oh, you really should do it. I belong to a group called the Bureau of Oklahoma Occultism — or “BOO” — but we’re as much about enjoying quality beer as exploring the paranormal.

        We did have a get-together to hear some local ghost hunters speak. Let’s just say, yeah, I can imagine there being a downside to hanging out with paranormal nerds.

        But you know them better than I do, I bet.

  • Renae Rude - The Paranormalist

    Love this! Happy anniversary, Patrick.

  • Sally Bosco

    A ghost nerd would definitely be my first choice as a friend. Who else could whip out their PKG to find your EVP? Congrats on a great 2 years! I don’t know how you do as many posts as you do.

    • Patrick Keller

      Thank you, Sally. Well… I’ve definitely slowed down from the beginning… and I’m probably going to slow down a bit more in the next few months, as readership has been way down and my school life gets busier. But I’m also just low on inspiration… unless it’s cemetery photos. 🙂

  • Dean Martin

    Interesting….have you ever heard of people who see spirits or dark or light matter out of the corner of their eye? I’m pretty sure in my case there’s a scientific reason but I’m starting to think maybe not because some days, I feel like I can actually make out a face…it’s usually a quick flash. I’m about 85% sure it’s my grandmother but then again, I’ve been around some people who I feel have darker elements to them…hope to hear from you soon and nice post! =)

    • Patrick Keller

      Thank you Dean,

      I haven’t had that experience, other than sometimes wondering if I saw something out of the corner of my eye… but never anything too convincing. I’m probably more prone to hear things rather than see them.

      • Tim Prasil

        I volunteer at my local community theater, and of course, there’s something about theaters that seems to attract ghosts — or, at least, people who swear they’ve seen a ghost.

        We have a variety of interesting stories, which I collected and put into a “report” on the theater’s website. People have heard their names whispered — but there’s no one there. Things get knocked over. Footsteps. One poor guy working late on scenery felt something touch his leg — and promptly went home, leaving the lights on and the doors unlocked.

        I was feeling kind of left out, though, because nothing ever happened around me. That is — until I was up alone in the light & sound booth. I was sure someone was coming up the stairs, but when I turned to see who it was — nobody was there. Others had had that same experience in that same booth.

        So Dean is not alone with the ghost-in-the-corner-of-the-eye experience.

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