The Tampa Bay Paranormal Society
HISTORY & NOW
HISTORY & NOW
The Tampa Bay Paranormal Society (TBPS) began in 2001 as a Yahoo group, for people who shared an interest in the paranormal. After a couple of years, one of the group members decided to carry it over to meetup.com, where the group began to grow. They held local meet ups in the Tampa Bay area, and also hosted paranormal ghost hunting investigations.
After the meetup group changed organizers twice, the organization was picked up by us, Annie and Mathew Kaiser. We decided to take the society a step further and offer more than just ghostly investigations; we decided to utilize our resources and create a fun atmosphere for local paranormal enthusiasts to have a place to share their experiences, ask questions, explore more aspects of the paranormal, run experiments, and have a chance to meet others with similar interests.
Our meetup group had over 1000 members when we decided to finally shut it down, in December of 2019. Even though we had all those members, most of them no longer wanted to attend “in-person” meetings and events. We still plan to have outings and events, but we are moving forward with the times, and going mostly digital, for our meetings and subject discussions. TBPS has a lot of passion when it comes to the paranormal. We strongly believe in paranormal unity and we think it’s very important to keep our "Spirits" alive! With our group moving into the digital age, our meetings will be held through Facebook and other online apps.
Due to the current pandemic, we’ve had to postpone planning any of the events, gatherings, or investigations we wanted to share. But as soon as thing calm down, and they find a cure and/or vaccine, we will resume planning and bring forth some fun get-togethers. We have some great new ideas.
If you have any questions, please feel free to click on our contact tab, and we will respond as soon as we can.
The Tampa Bay Paranormal Society gets plenty of emails and phone calls from people who want to join a ghost hunting team, or who need help with a suspected haunting. We usually refer them to other local groups, who focus on that particular type of investigating. This way they can explore to their hearts content and join a team that can help them utilize their passion. Even though we refer them out to other teams, we still encourage them to join our Facebook society because we are there for anyone with an interest in any part of the paranormal. We would also love to hear about everyone’s investigations and experiences.
Slowly, but surely, we are gaining momentum and getting our members to join us again, but online. We are always looking for more members.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining us, please go to our Facebook group page and sign up at: https://facebook.com/groups/1059493664218370
Be safe and remember to always keep your “spirits” alive!