HUNTING SAFELY FROM A DEMONOLOGIST POV
As Ghost hunting can be fun, enlightening,
a recreational pastime, and a serious scientific
endeavor. The fact that you are treading in
areas of the unknown is always a concern.
Always be prepared “Just-in-case”,
as many of the spirits that dwell within these
hauntings are NOT good natured, and CAN harm
you or affect you in a variety of ways.
For GHOST HUNTERS, My Top things to note
for your own safety are the following.
As this more applies to “non-client”
based ghost hunting. What I call “leisure
hunts”. Where you are not there to help
with a “Problem haunting” as you
are a “Ghost Hunter” not a “Ghost
Buster” many times. (although some of
these tips apply there too)
(These (below) are not in any particular
1) Take appropriate measures to protect “Just
in case" - as to not bring home attachments
(i.e. prayers, wearing holy symbols etc.)
Say you protection prayer before entering
the premises, and prayer to detach any hitch-hikers
after the hunt is over. Have someone carry
a vile of holy water in case of an emergency,
to break off attack that knight occur. Be
sure each split team has at least one closed
vile in their pocket or bag.
2) Be careful in assuming don’t assume
a “Demon” is merely a “ghost”.
Establishing communication, and without number
one applied, suddenly their life takes a drastic
change affected by the would-be spirit.
Don’t be fooled by what they might pretend
to bas the Ghost of a little girl, can often
be a demon pretending to be so, to lure you
into the drama. And “Trust” that
the spirit is ‘harmless’.
We all might criticize those who call everything
“demonic”, but honestly, assuming
this might keep one on their toes better than
the average person.
3) Disrespect, in trying to provoke the spirits
in order to get “EVPs” and other
captured data/evidence. Again as with #2,
as we often don't know the nature of the spirits
as if it is Good/evil, demonic or not. You
might be attacked or affect even much later
simply by “disrespecting” in this
matter. Show some respect!
4) Religious Provocation. Sporting holy symbols
that provoke more than they do project, is
a sort of ‘Unintentional religious provocation”.
Which to the Demons is picking a fight with
Keep all holy symbols tucked away, as with
crucifixes and so forth. Even the Saint Benedict
medal, you are not there to provoke in anyway
in Ghost hunting. (Provoking is always a thing
considered controversial, even when you MUST
attain evidence in a client based situation.)
So keep your Pope blessed Rosaries in the
glove box at home when on the hunt, save them
for “Ghost busting”, or in the
least put them in your pocket if you must.
Also don’t say your prayers of protection
‘on-site’, as you are there to
merely observe it is your responsibility to
not do things that might affect the place
you are investigating.
This also includes ANY prayers, or rituals
onsite, spoken or performed by ANY faith or
5) Don’t be so quick to believe what
‘they’ might try to tell you.
Again the “drama” can draw you
in ‘hook, line and sinker’. Remember
“Stir of Echos?” (Movie w/ Kevin
Bacon), more often that is NOT a reality,
and they find nothing but an expensive financial
drain on tearing up walls and floor to find
the supposed spirit’s “corpse.”
Be leery of what you are told by these spirits,
why should we always expect the truth anyways?
Many Hollywood movies makes us think these
scenarios are more often true than they are.
So avoid acting to quick on potential wild
goose chases based on info received from the
6) Hold on to stair case rails and potential
sections of the building or property where
all it takes is a “push’ to send
you tumbling down a staircase or falling into
a hole. Need I say more of this?
7) Get your sleep, don’t take medicine,
drinks, etc. that impair you. This will also
open you up to
spiritual dangers as well, as merely stumbling
around in the darkness. Altered States of
consciousness, I go on and on about, as opening
yourself up to spiritual attack, which can
included step in possessions.
8) Go in with FAITH not FEAR. Obviously,
fear might send you running through a dark
hall and really hurting yourself. But beyond
that, fear also ‘feeds’ evil.
And it might make you more of a target.
9) If the place starts to “rub you
the wrong way”, don’t stay inside
the premises, leave even if only for a “breather”.
For example, some might feel it is hard to
breath, feel a sense of evil, Nausea, Feel
faint, as the site tarts to affect you the
wrong way, get out and way. If you are to
leave start your purging with prayers and
so forth to detach any spirits. Don’t
try to ‘suck it up”, tell your
lead investigator you need to take a break.
These things happen often enough, don’t
feel bad, just pay attention your body, mind
when you are at these places you might pick
up something others don’t.
10) Research the location layout prior. In
addition to my recommendation as to try to
be aware of the potential TYPE of spirit there,
as well as the locations own ‘pitfalls’.
It is important to be aware of the ‘exits’,
and the layout. It will be easier to get a
breath of fresh air as well as to vacate in
case of emergencies.
Finally, If you are “hunting”
you are not in a “battle phase”.
You are there more so to observe.
Not to feed, poke sticks at, or kick the
fence to stir up the spirits that haunt a
Don’t forget that!
The only real 100% safe ghost hunting is
to not go ghost hunting at all. But as the
adventurer must, try to consider these more
spiritual aspects of arming oneself with the
knowledge of what dangers might lurk at any
given location and what you can do to best
protect yourself from them.
Kenneth Deel ‘Catholic’ Demonologist
(c) 2008 Kenneth Deel
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