When James Wan’s The Conjuring released in 2013, it was met with a degree of…
Slowly by surely, for the first time in documented history, the onus of responsibility to either prove or disprove the existence of the supernatural is changing course in favor of those open-minded members of our world daring enough to say that there is existence beyond our mortal realm. And while this progress is certainly reason for celebration amongst those in the paranormal community, it is also cause for concern.
Like most facets of popular culture, once anything becomes too mainstream, sensationalized, and/or consistent in the public eye, there will be those who aim to capitalize on its popularity. The paranormal being no exception. As such, online social outlets have become flooded with “investigative” personalities interested only in turning a profit, venue owners whose allegiance lies only with the bottom dollar, and content creators who show no remorse in their degradation of the evidence and factuality our community has spent decades establishing.
So, how is it that we as individuals can offset the devastation and havoc that is being wreaked on the paranormal community? The answer is simple. By doing our due diligence to ensure that the outlets and personalities we support are of recognized and respectable paranormal outlets. Those whose allegiance is only to truth, accuracy, and advancement of the supernatural field. And while there are a variety of ways to make certain we are interacting with such outlets, the focus of this piece is on one of the markets newest modes of creator entertainment – Patreon!
A Brief Introduction:
For those unfamiliar with Patreon, it is a subscription-based online platform through which content creators and popular personalities can better interact with their adoring fans and interested enthusiasts by offering them exclusive access to special offers, perks, and behind-the-scenes glimpses in exchange for a small monthly payment. The structure of the platform is meant to be a win-win. Subscribers receive VIP access to their favorite creators and brands, while supporting them with small financial payouts that fund and fuel their many endeavors.
And, for all your paranormal pleasures and frights, Ghost Hunts USA has joined in on the fun!
A Bang for Your Buck:
Most Patreon profiles are created with the intent of being able to fit within the budgetary constraints of all people. This is achieved by creating a tiered system of benefits through which subscribers can choose how much they’d like to pay and what benefits and perks suit their preferences the best.
As an example, Ghost Hunts USA allows access to its offerings for as low as $4.99 a month, with that price rising as high as $24.99 for those who don’t want to miss out on a single reward
opportunity. For reference, below is a full list of exclusive, patron-only offers made available through our profile for our fellow paranormal fanatics and ghost hunting addicts:
● 15% off all Ghost Hunts USA events; including Merchandise and Psychic Medium Readings
● Be a part of the Ghost Hunts USA Group
● Access to the chat community
● Be the first to know of new events
● Access to location video walkthroughs
● Raw footage from our Ghost Hunting events across the country
● Recorded paranormal investigations of the Ghost Hunts USA team inside the most haunted locations. Made exclusively for you!
● Printed Death Row VIP ID Card
The Proof Is In the Pudding:
Perhaps the greatest benefit of Patreon is the standard it holds creators to. Accounts become beholden to the patrons choosing to invest in their creativity and special offers, effectively weeding out those who fail to fit the bill and provide the promised content and highlighting those who continuously give and increase the specials afforded to their devoted followers. In a sense, comparative to other interactive outlets, Patreon is fast becoming the most efficient means by which the general public can support the most dependable and relatable paranormal brands and people.
You can sign up here.