Dr. Nicole Basaraba

Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, TCD

Nicole Basaraba


Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas - Postcard, circa 1886

The rise of paranormal investigations as virtual dark tourism on YouTube

The rising popularity of paranormal investigations on YouTube can be considered a new form of armchair travel, namely virtual dark tourism. In October 2022, I discovered the Sam and Colby YouTube channel, which now has over 10 million subscribers and the first episode of their four-part 2023 “Hell Week” series was screen in cinemas across