The Haunted Mansion interviews: Kristin Galvin, GhostGirl

kristin-from-facebookKristin Galvin (K. from the GhostGirls) is originally from Soldotna, Alaska and currently resides in Santa Clara, California. She is a neuroscience major working toward a career in clinical research. She hopes her experiences in paranormal investigation will lead to a better understanding of the human mind and how it understands the concept of life after death. Her other passions include fitness, bartending, heavy metal music, tattoos, drawing, and advocating to end BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) against pit bulls.

Q: Had you ever had a paranormal experience before you came to the Haunted Mansion?

KG: I’ve had multiple paranormal experiences before the Haunted Mansion, which is what had inspired me to join GhostGirls.

Q: Did anything spooky happen to you at the Mansion?

KG: Nothing incredibly spooky happened to me at the Mansion. I felt the presence of multiple entities, but nothing malevolent.

Some of the GhostGirls' equipment. Photo by Loren Rhoads.

Some of the GhostGirls’ equipment. Photo by Loren Rhoads.

Q: What inspired “Exhale the Vile,” the poem you wrote for The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two?

KG: I was inspired by the battle that all those who have witnessed paranormal activity in their lives face: the battle of their mind. It’s hard sometimes to differentiate between what tricks our minds play on us and what really is there happening in front of us. Did a shadow just move — or are my eyes playing tricks on me? Was that noise from another world — or was that just my imagination?

Q: Do you expect to come back to the next Haunted Mansion Retreat in 2015?

KG: Right now I do plan on attending the HMR 2015.


You can find out more information about the next retreat — and keep up on GhostGirls’ investigation of the Mansion the by following the Haunted Mansion blog at

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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