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Popular online paranormal forum, Iamhaunted.com, closes its doors


Iamhaunted.com founder - Alan Rupnick 

Iamhaunted.com - one of the world's largest on-line community of paranormal researchers and investigators - closed its doors to the public on January 18, 2009. Once a frequented website for paranormal investigators all over the world, the domain www.Iamhaunted.com, now renders only a single epitaph, "I Am Haunted - November 15, 2006 - January 18, 2010" when the URL is entered into a web browser. Iamhaunted.com founder, Alan Rupnick, decided that it was time to end his venture with the on-line community as financial struggles and conflicting objectives among the members grew too difficult to manage. "The goal was to unite valid paranormal researchers to work together toward a common goal" said Rupnick. He intended to further research and expand the knowledge base of the paranormal through on-line discussions and the presentation of evidence - a paranormal think tank.

On November 15, 2006, Rupnick founded Iamhaunted with one member - himself. Iamhaunted quickly evolved from one member to a little over 5,000 members in just over a year. Some of the membership included names such as, Troy Taylor, Keith Age, John Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Jason Hawes, Brian Harnois, Bill Bean, Scott and Doug from Ghostly Talk, Gregory Myers, and Lorraine Warren. At its peak, Iamhaunted.com garnered nine million page views per month, collected over sixteen thousand photographs, and contained several thousand blogs on the paranormal.


Left to right: Alan Rupnick, Kenneth Deel - author of The Catholic Demonologist Handbook

Iamhaunted appeared to be achieving what Rupnick set out to accomplish on a world-wide scale, but as with any large-scale venture, IAH was not without its challenges. Financial struggles were always there" stated Rupnick, "dealing with the sheer amount of unethical and hateful people was probably the most draining of it all."In January of 2010, Rupnick had decided to close the site and as of January 18, 2010, IAH closed its doors.

A 20-year veteran, Rupnick expressed the desire to continue his research in the paranormal, but without all of the nonsense and drama that he felt corrupted Iamhaunted.com before its closure. On blogtalk radio's show, "Hey Kat", January 25, 2010, Rupnick hinted that a revised Iamhaunted.com may be in the works, but it will not be open to the public and only select paranormal investigators will be invited to join. 

Comments

  • Tricia Shimchick, PTF 4 years ago

    IAH will be sadly missed and I wish Alan all the best!

  • The Final Word 4 years ago

    Alan is a whining wannabe and 5,000 members is hardly impressive...the "Hey Kat" podcast show is idiotic at best and geared towards TAPS wannabee rednecks and morons who believe that she has psychic super powers the nature of which seem to change with the wind...

    good riddance to a bad era in paranormal research ....

    they are already forgotten....

  • Jennifer Clark 4 years ago

    So now where do we go?

  • Regan 4 years ago

    Good Riddance; my personal opinion.

  • Emily London 4 years ago

    I will greatly miss the I am haunted website. It has been a pleasure and a privledge to be part of it and hopefully I will be able to join it again sometime in the future when the newly revised version comes out. I will happily pay a fee to get on the website. I am haunted is worthy to be a pay site.

  • TheGhostHunter 4 years ago

    I found another site that looks to be coming up and impressive. It's called South Georgia Paranormal and I think it's made by the founders of that group but the site is going more towards like a paranormal social type of site. theyre official online carriers of the show Ghost Adventures nad i visited today and it looks like theyre redoing the whole thing and i hear the new version is going to have a lot of social networking stuff kinda like i am haunted. not endorsing it but it seems like a really nice site. plus they have some paranormal tv shows plus ghost adventures and some movies. i really like it so far.

    theres also another on called mypara but it seems to be nothing like i am haunted and more like some groups way to shove their beliefs on ppl. didnt like it at all. south georgia paranormal seems to be the way to go now. anyway the web is www.theparanormalsociety.org

    hope this helps

  • LazyHunter 4 years ago

    I miss the site! It was and still is the best paranormal site out there!

  • MysticalLupe 4 years ago

    I wish Alan all the best! hope that IAH opens up agian soon.

  • casperkiller 4 years ago

    Alan rupnick was and is a fraud, Google him and see. Wannabee is right! When ever some one says anything remotely critical he goes into a tantrum. AHHHHHH I'm haunted how lame.

  • paranormalwatchdog 4 years ago

    Alan Rupnick, Kenneth Deel are the biggest fakes, next to the Warrens...Good iamhaunted folded.... alan get you criminal profile in order????

  • EastGhostCom 3 years ago

    eastghost.com melds all things paranormal into a facebook style interface and also powers the facebook haunts app at apps.facebook.com/hauntsdb

  • phimanh 3 years ago
  • EastGhostCom 3 years ago

    check out east ghost .com

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