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What Could Be Scarier Than a Paranormal Hot Dog Stand?

Posted on May 05 2014

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.—Stephen Hummel wanted to sell sausage, but the money in this old river town is in ghosts.

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Tourists and enthusiasts of the paranormal flock to his hot dog place because of its “Archive of the Afterlife: A Paranormal Museum,” a room full of haunted pictures, creepy dolls and prison weapons.

“They tip me fives, tens and twenties,” says the 30-year-old entrepreneur. “Beats the margins on dogs.”

Moundsville’s ‘Archive of the Afterlife’ includes spooky images. John W. Miller/The Wall Street Journal

Ghost clubs such as this, fed by popular TV shows, are springing up in small towns across the country. “We’re seeing a rebirth of 19th-century spiritualism,” says parapsychologist author Pamela Heath. “It happens in times of stress and anxiety.” A parallel trend is the boom in full-time haunted houses. America Haunts, a trade association, estimates that there are now 1,200 haunted houses in the U.S., with annual revenue of $500 million. Both numbers have doubled in the past 10 years.

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Kris has a passion for the paranormal, writing fiction, and sharing her faith in innovative forums so combining the three has led to a series of books she is working on.

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Got Mojo?

Mojo is a fast paced paranormal thriller

Edgy and fun, this book will show the reader how having faith in a power greater than ourselves will lift us through even the most unforeseeable obstacles in life.