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Some Useful Information

Our investigations, research, and even this webpage have brought us many questions, some we have been able to answer, some we have not. Here are some of the questions we have been able to answer. Please keep in mind that these answers are in no way meant to be definitive; they are based on our experience.

Can a ghost follow me home? In our experience, yes, a ghost can theoretically follow you home from an investigation. However, it is a fairly rare occurrence. It seems to happen mostly when an individual is sensitive to the needs of the ghost, perhaps wishing to help the spirit. In which case, that individual would most likely not be frightened by the spirit.

Where should I look for ghosts? Instinct will usually help you with this one. The older the building or area, the better chance it's haunted, of course. That's only logical. But if you get an instinctive feeling about a place, check up on its history. Cemetaries are good places to start, the more neglected the better, usually. However, always remember to have the utmost respect for those who lie within the bounds of any burial ground. Battlefields usually produce some results. College campuses are often quite active. A good source book to start off with is "The National Directory of Haunted Places" by Dennis William Hauck. It lists, state by state, sites of hauntings, UFO sightings, and power.
Also, if you're wanting to get into ghost hunting seriously, be prepared to do some research, interview witnesses to phenomena, and generally do a LOT of work. It's fine to just go to a cemetary and shoot photos, but an investigation is just that--an investigation.

What is the best type of camera and film to use for photographing? All of our photographs were taken with "point and shoot" models, using 400 speed, 200 speed, or Kodak Gold Max. (A few of the older ones that have come into our possession were taken with a Polaroid, but we don't use our Polaroid on investigations.) 200 seems to be a little slow for night shots, though. I'd recommend at least 400. We don't use a professional camera, and don't necessarily advocate the use of one by most people, for a simple reason: an amateur using professional equipment is more likely to be the cause of a film anomaly than an amateur using a "point and shoot."

What about digital cameras? NO. If you would like to read our reasons for not using digital cameras or allowing them on our investigations, please visit our page on Digital Camera Phenomena.

How do I know if I have something? The first thing to do when something comes back on your film is to think hard. Go back over any notes you took during the photographing. Were there lights in the background? Was it raining? Foggy? Did someone's breath pass over the lens on a cold night? Is it a camera strap, or a piece of hair? If it can be ruled out that none of these is the case, you may have something. Once you start taking pictures and looking at the pictures others have taken, you'll begin to recognize what is in fact natural phenomena, and what is not. If you truly want to know for certain if the photograph is unexplainable, you can ask to have the negatives and prints analyzed by a developer.

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