Sometimes, the paranormal community gets bogged down in pettiness. Disagreements and conflicts get everyone off track. Arguments over protocol result in stagnant behaviour. A desire for fame and power overshadows purpose and humanity.
Yet occasionally, paranormal investigators band together to do some good in the world.
In Chester, UK, paranormal enthusiasts are doing just that. The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has organized an event at the haunted Stanley Place in an effort to raise money for people suffering from the disease. Would-be ghost hunters are asked to raise funds for MD, and in return will be allowed an overnight investigation at the structure, built in 1591, on the 27th of September, joining investigators and psychics in their work.
Another organization, Famous and Frightened, is getting celebrities involved in the same positive mojo. Stars from around the United Kingdom spend a little time poking around haunted locations in pursuit of the paranormal... and raise funds for causes throughout the region at the same time. Their first event, held on the 2nd of April at the London Dungeons, was a great success and raised a hefty sum of money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. They are currently planning their second venture.
Who says paranormal investigators only need to concentrate on the dead? Some are actually trying to make the lives of the living a little better at the same time...