As Christmas is to fat guys with bushy, white beards, so is Halloween to the countless paranormal research groups across America and throughout the world.
Largely left to their own devices during the rest of the year, ghost hunters often find themselves to be the center of attention during October's spooky season.
It seems that every local TV station and newspaper has the requisite showcase of their community's resident ghost hunters.
For those who partake in the process, it is no doubt fulfilling to finally receive attention for their work, even if it winds up being overdubbed with the Ghostbusters theme song at the end of the evening newscast.
Additionally, much like Black Friday serves to fill the coffers of many retail stores, Halloween can be a boon for paranormal groups seeking new members or places to investigate.
Check out a small selection of just some of the many, many, many local newscasts that featured the paranormal over the past few weeks at the Coast to Coast AM website.