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A fascinating and funny docuseries about a real team contacting LGBT ghosts. They are unearthing hidden history about lost queer lives.
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Click here for an EXCITING NEW STRETCH GOAL! Help us reach $40,000 by 11:59pm and we will go on a special paranormal investigation at the prison where Shawshank Redemption was filmed! Please donate AND help us spread the word... ONLY HOURS LEFT! Together we can do this!!! (The $35,000 is locked in - just trying to reach stretch goal too.)


Queer Ghost Hunters is a docuseries on the web right now following the first group in the world that is contacting LGBTQ ghosts. You might think this is fascinating. You might think it's funny. You are all welcome here! As we do our real investigations with a queer eye we don't miss the chance to parody ghost hunting shows too. 

But never mind the ghost part of all this. Here's why we need your support.  We are discovering so MANY lost LGBT lives from the past through objective research before investigations. Records of people who were imprisoned or institutionalized for "deviant" behavior are turning up a lot in our work. Sad stories to be told but also hopeful ones from centuries ago.  Our web series takes that info and lets people explore it in a way that gets them interested in LGBT history: paranormal investigating. 

Queer Ghost Hunters Liam Gallagher and Victoria Tovar
Queer Ghost Hunters Liam Gallagher and Victoria Tovar

And if you do happen to believe in the paranormal, we show conversations with entities who claim they were men who loved men or women who loved women.  This aint your dad's ghost hunting show!

Season 1 was funding and created by queer documentary filmmaker Stu Maddux (Gen Silent, Reel In The Closet) 

But season 2 depends on this Kickstarter reaching its goal so he/we can continue. 

You can watch the first three episodes now on our YouTube Channel.  

The national coverage has been extensive and included positive reviews from, NBC, Mashable, The Advocate and more than a dozen national outlets.  But none of this momentum typically creates magic crowd of people willing to go to the next step: to donate. That's a myth. 

Coverage has included more than a dozen national outlets but that doesn't translate into a crowd of funders. That's a myth.
Coverage has included more than a dozen national outlets but that doesn't translate into a crowd of funders. That's a myth.

 

It's fascinating and funny; BUT no matter what you believe, the Queer Ghost Hunters are discovering hidden LGBT history in their research of records.

A prison record discovered by The Queer Ghost Hunters showing a 20-year-old man who was convicted of sodomy. He died in prison. Their research has revealed more than 50 similar records. The Queer Ghost Hunters will try to make contact with these people.
A prison record discovered by The Queer Ghost Hunters showing a 20-year-old man who was convicted of sodomy. He died in prison. Their research has revealed more than 50 similar records. The Queer Ghost Hunters will try to make contact with these people.

"We had no idea how much this idea would resonate with people until comments started pouring in," says QGH creator Stu Maddux

"When it's the middle of the night and ur standing in the kitchen and about to cry bc u just learned about The Queer Ghost Hunters"
"When it's the middle of the night and ur standing in the kitchen and about to cry bc u just learned about The Queer Ghost Hunters"
 

 "I’m 16yrs old and I am a bi/pansexual transboy! I have loved paranormal and supernatural related things since I was very young, however being handicapped (that was the word they used to describe it) I can’t exactly go out and investigate for them myself. Your show will provide so much for me to connect to, and so much that will help me feel more involved in the paranormal and maybe even the LGBTQ community!!"

Queer Ghost Hunter and self-described member of the Bear community, Scott Priddy:

       

So now this cute and crazy web series is sparking a movement to connect people with queer history through- who knew- queer ghost hunting?!   We don't want to miss the opportunity.

Queer Ghost Hunter Kai Stone Identifies as a transgender man. He also has Aspergers. He believes both gifts help him better contact queer ghosts. His story is part of Episode 1
Queer Ghost Hunter Kai Stone Identifies as a transgender man. He also has Aspergers. He believes both gifts help him better contact queer ghosts. His story is part of Episode 1

 

We are asking those rare people who really understand the power of what we are doing to support us.   If you've read this far- that's you!  

Shooting season 2 and getting out into the world will cost a minimum of the $35,000 we are asking for.  

Should we be so lucky to reach our stretch goal of  $42,000 we will be able to give each Queer Ghost Hunter a small video camera so we no longer miss a single contact made when we break into small groups.  

And should we reach are second stretch goal of $50,000 we will be able to begin digging up hidden history of lost LGBT lives in other parts of the country. Maybe you know of a place we should investigate? 

If ever there was a chance to support something still undiscovered; 
something saving LGBT history in a new way-       This is it!

From Left to Right Scott Priddy, Katy Detrow, Lori Gum, Liam Gallagher, Kai Stone, Shane McClelland
From Left to Right Scott Priddy, Katy Detrow, Lori Gum, Liam Gallagher, Kai Stone, Shane McClelland

 Be a Queer Ghost Hunter!

 

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Under capitalization could also result in the concept not reaching is full market and social change potential.

Challenges:

The costs, logistics and creative difficulties when documenting a subject several thousand miles away from the company's location.

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    YOU are an OFFICIAL QUEER GHOST HUNTER

    You *will* be envied with AN OFFICIAL QUEER* GHOST HUNTERS MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE next to your diploma. We email it to you but QGH is prohibited from claiming that this makes you an official queer."

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    POPULAR! CREDIT, Cast Pic, More...

    All the above PLUS On Screen Credit! See "Thanks to: (your name)" in the credits of a single episode of Season 2. But wait ghosty there's more: EARLY ACCESS to the episode you are in AND our OFFICIAL SIGNED CAST PHOTO will be emailed to you!

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    SEASON 2 and 3 ACCESS

    In addition to everything above also be guaranteed SEASON 2 and SEASON 3 FREE if we must start charging for episodes. If we stay free then we'll will give you early access to episodes as they are being polished.

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    + REGULAR CREDIT & CUSTOM QGH T-SHIRT

    All the above plus "Thanks To: Your name" in the closing credits of every episode of season 2. PLUS a special QGH Team T-shirt with your last name on the back (for easy identification when running away from scary things). Not customizable like this at our store but check out the front: http://www.zazzle.com/queer_ghost_hunters

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    ALL THAT + BE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Your name listed as an Associate Producer on the actual production team of the Queer Ghost Hunters for Season 2 episodes. Receive acknowledgment at screening events in your area from attending cast and crew. Organizations can receive "Made possible through the support of:" credit 
    (As a producer please plan on queer ghosts calling you with personal problems). PLUS ALL THE ABOVE including The customized t-shirt: http://www.zazzle.com/queer_ghost_hunters

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    JOIN US ON A GHOST HUNT/ in an EPISODE

    $2,500 All above plus join the cast and crew on an actual GHOST HUNT FOR THE SHOW! We will put you in an episode.

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    • The production credit of Associate Producer on Season 2 Episodes
    • CUSTOM QGH T-SHIRT (Your name in back)
    • SEASON 2 & 3 GUARANTEED FREE OR EARLY (NO Subscription worries)
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    ALL THAT plus BE A CREDITED PRODUCER

    All the above PLUS receive credit as a PRODUCER on the web series credits at the BEGINNING OF EACH EPISODE, on our website and on our IMDB page. Receive regular reports on the use of your donation and the effectiveness of our project to create awareness and save LGBT history. Gain access to rough cuts and the creative team. PLUS special perks tailored to your specific needs. What would you like? Try Us. Have you seen the T-shirt? We'll put "Producer" on yours. http://www.zazzle.com/queer_ghost_hunters

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    • SEASON 2 & 3 GUARANTEED FREE OR EARLY (NO Subscription worries)
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