Proper Ghost Hunting Techniques
For centuries, there have been debates over the existence of ghosts. Some believe while others do not. Whether you are setting out to prove ghosts exist, or to prove they are figments of the imagination, these tips are sure to aide you in your ghost hunting experience.
Step One: Location, Location
Obviously, the location of a ghost hunt is one of these most important parts. After all, you shouldn’t expect to find a ghost haunting a McDonald’s. Choose a location with a lot of history and not a lot of foot traffic. Ghosts are notoriously shy, so you don’t want to pick a site that is especially busy.
Step Two: Do Research
If the location you have chosen is famous for its hauntings, you will want to do some research on the hauntings. Your research will help you learn what types of activity to look out for. If your location is famous for having furniture that moves, then that is something you will want to investigate. Your research is a vital part of your ghost hunt and can take you from being amateur to professional.
Step Three: Get Permission
This is the most important part of having a successful ghost hunt. Make sure you get permission from the owners or city if it is a public location. You do not want to get arrested for trespassing – this will get you in trouble and give other ghost hunters a bad name.
Step Four: Hunt Safe
Ghost hunting can get dangerous, so make sure you never hunt alone. Ghosts are usually non-violent, but people are not. Taking a buddy will help protect you from predators and ensure that someone is there if you do injure yourself.
Step Five: Gather Evidence
Ghost hunting is pointless if you have no evidence to study afterwards. Make sure you bring a camera and take lots of pictures. Notepads are very handy for remembering strange occurrences. Also, tape recorders should be carried with investigators at all times. When investigators ask questions, the tape recorders can pick up things that the human ears cannot. This evidence is the only proof you have, so be sure to keep lots of it.
Step Six: Review Evidence
If your ghost hunt was successful, you’ll have a lot of evidence to go through. Listen closely to the tape recordings and review your photos thoroughly. With any luck, you’ll be the envy of everyone in the scientific community in no time – or maybe just a laughing stock!