Tell me you’re going ghost-hunting without telling me that you’re going ghost-hunting; I’m the classic example with my audio recorder, my EMF meter, notebook, camera and crystal pendulum. A typical supernatural poster girl.
There are two categories of people in this subject; people who have gone ghost-hunting and people who want to but are unsure how to do it. My library is chalked full of supernatural books, my arsenal is now growing with equipment that paranormal investigators use on their fields on haunted places.
This piece is going to offer a small guide on how to do ghost-hunting, nothing too spooky, but nothing too boring either.
Your energy and intentions
A lot of my knowledge is learned from books and world-famous demonologist Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine Warren, a gifted clairvoyant. Every being houses a particular type of energy within it, good and bad energy.
Every being has an intention too that they bring with them everywhere they go. When you are about to take part in a paranormal investigation you need to cleanse yourself of any negative energies; sage will help with that or holding your positive-filled energy crystal of your choice.
Good energy follows good. Bad energy latches on like a parasite; the last thing you want is something unknown following you home because you unknowingly invited something in because you approached the investigation with the intent on this isn’t real, if ghosts do exist then prove it.
Challenging the unknown is never a good idea. Say out We mean you no harm, we just want to communicate and then leave you in peace.
EMF Reading Meters
These are little devices that aren’t just used for paranormal uses, but for home uses too to test for electromagnetic fields in appliances that can cause cancer or other harmful effects. EMFs are commonly given off by spirits which is why they are popularly used in the field of ghost-hunting.
There are a lot of sceptics who will link a spike in the EMF meter to a nearby powerline, but what do you do when there is no logical or scientific explanation why your EMF reader is spiking to the red stage; there are numerous EMF stages that are colour green, yellow, orange and red. Green detects a light shift while red detects something that can be harmful to humans.
This can be on your phone, iPod or an actual miniature audio recorder. Devices like these can pick up sounds that are unable to be heard by the human ear.
Often times, in investigations, a researcher will ask questions openly and loudly with no responses being given back, but when re-played later while all the research has been acquired, there will, in some cases, be a response. It will either be a response that will give us answers and give us something more to look into or it will make you want to get out depending on what you’re dealing with.
Spirit boxes fit into the category of audio equipment; a box that scans through radio frequencies and through asking it questions, it could evoke a response through the static.
A recent purchase for me, but I’m looking forward to testing it out on my next investigation. Hanging from a chain, you hold the top and let the crystal on the end hang freely but keep it still.
During an investigation, you can ask questions and evoke a yes or no response; if the pendulum rotates in a clockwise circle, it means yes, an anti-clockwise circle it means no. There is room for falseness here as someone can manipulate the movement but keep your mind open.
Ghost-hunting can be interesting to the open mind, but to a great deal of scientists, it is merely just trying to find your own fun, talking with something that doesn’t even exist.
However, when you follow various cases that have been proven to be actual supernatural or diabolical hauntings, you’ll find that there is a world out there that leaks into ours. The world of the unknown.
Don’t be afraid to learn about it, to acquire new knowledge, but under no circumstances do you use the supernatural for revenge or personal gain. Everything has a price. And what you give out into the world will come back to you. Don’t be making any deals with the devil!s