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Apr 8, 2019

Lacey Reinhardt is the owner and operator of Haunted STL Tours and the Host of the American Spirits Podcast. Patrick and Lacey discuss paranormal tourism, ethics and cultural sensitivity in the paranormal field, “ghost hunter” stereotypes, and so many delicious tangents! Visit for more info!

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:02

Welcome, Lacey Reinhardt! 1:35

I met Lacey this winter at Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter Conference! 4:11   

Lacey has a background in Veterinary Medicine, and working with service animals helped her to realize the power in non-verbal communication. Working with animals led to an interest in the paranormal. 5:50

From the beginning, Lacey grew up not fitting the mold. 9:00

Lacey quit her day job to follow her passion! She’s learned how to make connections and ask questions along the way. 11:16

Paranormal burnout and the business of paranormal investigation. 13:45

Do hobby paranormal investigators really contribute to the study of the paranormal? 16:50

Conflicting thoughts about “ghost hunter” stereotypes 17:52

The problem with declaring evidence and artifacts as paranormal (or not) 19:02

Paranormal “Edutainment” 23:57

An interesting conversation about politics and being able to work with folks from all sides of the political spectrum. 27:43

Lacey has a conspiracy theorist side. 31:15

Lacey’s philosophy? “Don’t be poopy.” 32:48

Pet peeves of paranormal tourism (including a lack of ethics and a lack of standardization.) 33:10

Judging and the rolling of eyes in the paranormal. 39:09

Lacey has strong opinions on how to communicate with spirits and what not to do. Also, cultural sensitivity in the paranormal field. 41:32

A tangent on Ego, 23 and Me, and Heritage 49:24

More on Haunted STL Tours and the American Spirits Podcast. 53:23

Lacey’s final thoughts 56:40

Updated information on the American Spirits Podcast and upcoming Haunted STL tours! 57:49

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 58:35

Outro 1:00:06


For more on Lacey Reinhardt

Haunted STL Tours on Facebook

American Spirits Podcast on Facebook

Twitter: @HauntedSTL


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