Queer Ghosthunters is a wonderful group of people who all identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and go ghost hunting together throughout the state of Ohio. Both of these things already made me want to check out their videos. What I found myself tremendously excited about was that they are solely trying to communicate with spirits who are often ignored by mainstream ghost hunting programs.
Their work focuses on identifying and exploring the stories of ghosts from within the LGBTQ+ community. These voices are sorely underrepresented within mainstream history as well as in many facets of typical popular culture. Queer Ghosthunters focuses on the underrepresented and those who have been silenced to try and give them the understanding that they couldn’t find during their lives. I have watched all of their videos so far and the team is wonderful. Not only are they serious about their work, but they also make fun of some of the typical tropes within ghost hunting programs. They are just so fun and positive. That’s the part that really makes me happy. Instead of trying to anger the ghosts or working to get a rise out of them, they just talk to them and try and make them feel comfortable. They also show off some Ohio history, which this history nerd living in Ohio really enjoys.
Queer Ghosthunters are doing such great work, but they can’t keep doing it without your support. They are running a Kickstarter to raise the money they would need to keep working and filming after the month of October. They’ve announced tons of great perks for different levels of support and today they announced you can get a super cool trucker hat if you donate $100 or more. You can find all the details on their Kickstarter page and by checking out their YouTube channel.
Please take a moment of your day and check them out, then consider donating to this great group.
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