"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." -Albert Einstein
So You Want To Ghost Hunt?
We are not experts. We have been asked what it is that we do when we "ghost hunt". If you believe that this is something that you want to do, then it is up to you to educate yourself until you have an understanding to what it is you are going to do. All groups and individuals do their investigations the way they believe is the correct way. There are no experts on ghosts, or ghost hunting. Some people are more serious than others. Hopefully reading this article will give you a few pointers to start with.
Location: We start every investigation with good directions. Sometimes these are easy to find, or we have to ask around until we find out a location. We personally like to investigate places of urban legend. We have found most to be just that, legends. This is the fun in it for us. Always find out before hand if the place you are going is public or private or if you will need permission to access the area. Sometimes these places are a good drive away, so why waste your time or gas if you cannot legally access the location. If you are unfamiliar with an area or location and there is a possibility it may be dangerous be sure to scope it out in the daytime.
Equipment:Flashlights with extra batteries is a must. A camera. It seems there is an argument (civil of course) amongst different ghost groups and organizations on the use of digital cameras. Some say use them, some say don't, others say use them with a regular 35mm camera. Our thought is this. I believe most newer digital cameras are of good enough quality that you can use them as the only camera during a ghost hunt. I do think that your camera should be at least a four megapixel camera. We mostly use a 5 megapixel and a 7 megapixel. Some argue the fact that there is no negative, so therefore you will have a hard time proving the photo is real. I truly feel like if you do capture a full fledged in your face apparition with any camera, people will probably doubt the photo anyhow. There are many photography tricks that people can use with any camera to fool others. We personally feel like we are not looking for the ultimate proof of ghosts that will convince the entire world of their existence. We don't believe any photo will do that. So that being said, other equipment you may use is thermometers to measure the air tempeture. Often it is reported that ghosts create cold spots from pulling the energy they need to survive from the surrounding environment. Extra batteries are important also, energy can be pulled from those as well. We have personally experienced that phenomena several times. Even having new batteries suddenly go dead. A voice recorder is helpful if you are trying to capture ghostly voices and sounds. EMF is an amazing technique and there are many good examples on the WWW of these. EMF meters are sometimes used. We currently do not use one. A video camera is another option for gathering evidence. We use one at times.
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