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They Who Seek Ghosts and Demons
The history of ghost hunting is a lengthy one, and The Ghost Hunter Hall of Fame lists several of its most noteworthy investigators.
These real people might have served as inspiration for fictional occult detectives and ghost hunters. I’ve compiled long lists of both: The Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives and The Legacy of Ghost Hunter Fiction. Links to these — and related pages — are assembled on the Occult Detectives/Ghost Hunters in Fact and Fiction page.
A Few Quick Chuckles
Old Phantoms with New Captions is made up of my made-up captions for ghost story illustrations I’ve found in old magazines and books.
In the Shadow of Rathbone consists of reviews of Sherlock Holmes movies made after the Basil Rathbone series, which ran from 1939 to 1946. This might help you choose a film for an evening of hot tea and cold murder. There’s an introduction to the reviews here.