How to hunt for ghosts!
Here is the
much anticipated list of all the basic ghost hunting tips necessary for optimal
results in the field. The list was created with your safety in mind.
"A good investigator is objective.
Adheres to scientific protocols, eliminates all other possibilities and presents
what is found"
instructions below I allude to the fact that it is possible for a ghost to
follow you home, and this is obviously a concern among ghost hunters. However,
it is extremely rare! You have more of a chance of being followed home by an
actual person than of a ghost. I feel confident if you follow the rules all will
be well. :)
Here are twenty
Never go alone on a ghost hunt. Take along
a partner for safety and peace of mind.
Always say a prayer of protection before
and after a ghost hunt. We don't want those pesky ghosts following us
Make sure all of your equipment is fully
charged and that you have extra batteries available. Ghosts have the ability to
drain fully charged instruments.
Don't walk into an area snapping pictures
right off the bat. Give those ghosts that are present some time to get used to
Be aware of the surroundings for safety
sake. For best results, always take a day walk through before doing a nighttime
investigation, if possible. The other option would be to show up just before
dark (dusk) and have a look around before starting.
A ghost hunter
steps into an investigation/ghost hunt with the best of feelings for those that
are with him/her and for the ghosts that might be present. In other words, full
respect for the living and the dead.
Above all - NO HORSE PLAY! A serious and
conscientious ghost hunter gets results.
Large groups should
split up into smaller groups of four individuals or less per team.
If you are
scientifically minded, and I hope that you are.....take along a notebook to
record significant occurrences. Begin by logging in the starting time and
weather conditions etc. Also make note of surrounding lights so as to not
confuse them with anomalies later on in the pictures. Record all meter
abnormalities, strange sounds, sightings and feeling or emotions. Each group
should take their own notes and compare afterwards.
Do not show fear. A
gracious ghost will not come around if they sense you are fearful. Yet your fear
can have a mischievous ghost feeding on that fear......not good.
Always remember, you are the one with the body, and you are the
one with the power. Don't give up your power to them through fear.
Keep in mind that a lot of the places you
will be investigating will be secluded. Because of this you should always bring
along some form of protection. I suggest pepper spray or a stun gun. I am
of course talking about protecting yourself from bad people, not bad ghosts.
If you are going to be
taking pictures, be sure and read the Ghoststudy photography tips page.
Click here for that
If you feel that
some unknown force wants you out of there...then by all means get out! You
should never go against these feelings or you could end up having something show
up at your home. Turnabout is fair play right?
Never dare an unseen entity to make itself known to you. However,
It is okay to ask those present if you can take their picture or record their
Make sure you have
permission before entering private property such as a cemetery or abandoned
house. I know how tempting this can be for a ghost hunter to do. Just remember
this though, when you are caught sneaking around, it makes the ghost hunting
community as a whole look bad. You could also be fined or jailed. Think about
If you are not
familiar with EMF
meters, you might
want to check out our meter page for helpful tips on using these devices. We
also have meters available for sale through our secured service. Meters can be
quite helpful in locating ghostly presences.
Now a word about ghost
voices, referred to as EVP (electronic voice phenomena). Take along an audio
recorder and as you are recording ask questions to those invisible beings that
might be in the area. Pause for an answer. It's also a good idea to ask some
questions and then leave the device recording in a remote location for around 20
minutes or so. When you come back you might have your replies! For a list of
EVP instructions for
capturing ghost voices, please see our EVP page.
Be sure and have a look at out "standards
and Protocol" page for a list of
the guidelines expected when hunting for ghosts.
End a ghost
hunt/investigation by evoking the power of God as a protection. "All unseen
presences must remain here in the name of God" (or however you would do it
according to your own personal religious beliefs). And don't forget to thank
these that are unseen for any evidence you may have acquired during the
Don't forget to check out your
old photos and you photo albums for ghost anomalies. You might be pleasantly
surprised at the ghost pictures you already have!
How to use them and where to