My name is Wes Forsythe and I hunt ghosts. This web site exists to catalog and display what I have captured, discovered, thought about, and just plain had fun with. Not everything here is evidence...but everything here is real.
I am not famous. I will probably never be on television unless I am the witness to the tornado. I am not trying to validate some past personal experience. I may never prove anything to anyone. I hunt ghosts because I am driven to do it, and my only true personal agenda is to share what I learn and experience along the journey.
I came to this field fairly late in my life. However, I spend a lot of time researching ideas, theories, and equipment and approach my investigations with enthusiasm, professionalism, and as much skepticism as I feel is warranted on a case-by-case basis.
As the cliche says, "There are no real experts in this field." So the opinions I present on my site can be measured on that scale.
I investigate with a mix of technology and traditionalism. I do not believe that we can expect to solve all aspects of the paranormal by using the normal. However, I do not believe that personal experiences constitute proof.
I am not out to "disprove" nor prove hauntings. My goal is to collect evidence when possible, let others decide whether that evidence is of substance, and to find better ways of collecting that evidence. I help people, both living and dead, when I can.
If I find nothing, that does not mean there is nothing to find: The absence of proof is not the proof of absence. If I do find something I am also aware of the reality that I may not have found what I think I found.
That is not to say I am not skeptical of claims. Even when I believe a location has paranormal activity, I do not see the value in believing every noise and shadow are ghosts. I always strive to find alternative explanations for events when possible, but it is not up to me to tell you that you did not see your dead grandmother.
So enjoy your visit here. I hope that you find some of my presentations interesting and others downright fascinating. At worst, read the footnotes...those are usually pretty cute.
- Research as defined as reading books and web sites and watching a little too much television. This isn't rocket science - at least not yet.
- Many investigators and groups will tell you they use "scientific methods". Many in this field seem to confuse science with technology. I use a remote control to change my television station, but there is little science involved on my end.
- In addition to the standard fair of EMF meters and IR cameras I often use dowsing rods and unproven equipment such as a Ghost Box. I use a medium or sensitive when I have one handy. I never delve into what I would define as the occult, and the only ritual you will see me do is a prayer.
- You cannot really prove a negative. You can sometimes prove a mutually exclusive positive under the right circumstances.
- William Cowper, English poet, 1731 to 1800. But I got it from Chip Coffey.