Ghost hunting is the process of investigating locations said to be
haunted. A ghost "hunting party" will involve 4-8 individuals
who work as a team to collect evidence of paranormal activity. Ghost
hunters usually record data in a scientific manner, making observation
using electronic equipment of various types, such as; EMF Meters,
digital thermometers, infrared and night vision cameras, handheld
video cameras, digital audio recorders, and computers. Organized teams
of ghost hunters are also called paranormal investigation teams. "Real
ghost photos - real ghost stories." you decide!
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Critics of ghost hunting say there is
a total lack of scientifically testable and verifiable evidence in favor
of the existence of ghosts, despite centuries of interest in the subject.
And of course a personal experience that the person who encounters a real
ghost or proof never forgets.
Ghost hunting is
practiced by many paranormal investigation groups
whose members sometimes promote their findings on
the web as proof of hauntings. These findings are
generally challenged by skeptics as wishful thinking,
pareidolia or the product of scientifically unsound
practices and beliefs. Critics question ghost-hunting's
methodology, particularly its use of instrumentation,
as there is no scientifically-proven link between
the existence of ghosts and cold spots or electromagnetic
The Ghost Club, founded
in London in 1862, is believed to be the oldest
paranormal research organization in the world. Famous
members of the club have included Charles Dickens,
Sir William Crookes, Sir William Fletcher Barrett
and Harry Price.
Early "ghost hunter" Harry Price In the
mid 1880's, William James, philosopher and founder
of the American Psychological Association and brother
of Henry James suggested applying scientific method
to paranormal questions such as the existence of
ghosts or spirits. He found allies in England such
as Alfred Russel Wallace, Cambridge philosopher
Henry Sidgwick and his wife, Eleanor, Edmund Gurney,
and others to form the core of the Society for Psychical
Research to collect evidence concerning apparitions,
haunted houses, and similar phenomena. The investigators
gathered case studies, attended séances,
designed tests of claimants' veracity, and ran what
came to be known as the Census of Hallucinations,
which counted apparitions of persons who were said
to have made spectral appearances on the day they
Similar investigation into hauntings was undertaken
by Harry Price through London's National Laboratory
of Psychical Research during the 1920s, and later
in the 1950s and 60s by American independent researchers
such as Hans Holzer and Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Other paranormal and parapsychological investigators
like Loyd Auerbach, Christopher Chacon and William
Roll were each independently conducting field and
laboratory investigations in the 1970s and 80s,
long before reality TV cast a spotlight onto this
Ghost hunting is nothing new, it just
takes a deep interest in specters, spooks
and shades to get the ball rolling. The
search for ghosts to many die hard's is
more of a proving ground for those that
wish to see if there is more to life then
just our daily existence. Others now a
days seem to do it for the kick of just
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Ghost hunting among part-time hobbyists
began to be popular in the late 1970s with the founding
of the Chicago area Ghost Tracker’s Club,
which became the Ghost Research Society (GRS) in
1981. The popularity of the Ghostbusters movie of
1984 may have boosted the proliferation of such
HUNTING SAFETY GUIDE:
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different ghost hunter groups, web sites and
authors and paranormal investigators.
In the last decade, the term "paranormal
investigation" has increasingly been adopted
by hobbyist and professional groups who do not investigate
any other aspects of the paranormal such as Extra-sensory
perception and Psychokinesis, but whose sole purpose
is ghost hunting.
Hunters is a reality television series produced
by Pilgrim Films featuring Jason Hawes and Grant
Wilson, Roto-Rooter plumbers who investigate claimed
hauntings and ghosts as the creators of The Atlantic
Paranormal Society (TAPS). The show debuted in
October 2004 on the American Sci-fi Channel.
It should not be confused with the
original 1996 Inca Productions show Ghosthunters
produced for the Discovery Channel. The format
was sold to the US to become Ghost Hunters. The
only remaining link between the two shows is presenter
Ian Cashmore who anchored the UK/Europe show.
Cashmore piloted the US show, but chose not to
remain part of the US venture after he filmed
Hawes and Wilson, along with other
team members, investigate locations of interest
by using electronic equipment which they feel
is capable of detecting paranormal activity. TAPS's
equipment includes digital thermometers, EMF (electromagnetic
field) scanners, infrared and night vision cameras,
handheld digital video cameras, digital audio
recorders, and laptop computers.
When investigating a location, TAPS
team members first survey the property with its
owners, who describe their experiences at the
site. Next, the team sets up electronic equipment
in the apparent paranormal "hot spots."
The TAPS team then spends several hours taking
EMF and temperature readings, recording audio
for EVP, and filming with digital video cameras.
Afterwards, the team spends several hours analyzing
all of the data for signs of possible paranormal
A few days after reviewing the information,
Hawes and Wilson discuss their findings with the
location site owners, offer suggestions for dealing
with any apparent activity, and answer any questions
the owners may have.
Since the show began airing, TAPS
has recorded thousands of hours of audio and video
data. Most investigations, according to TAPS,
turn up cold with very little, if any, paranormal
activity occurring. The ghost hunters claim to
have several good recordings of strange mists,
odd lights, moving objects, and shadowy figures
that manifest before the camera and disappear
quickly - all highlighted at the end of the show.
TAPS does not believe every piece
of evidence gathered is proof of the paranormal.
To lend credibility to their investigations, the
team tries to debunk what they find and look for
reasonable explanations for things such as "cold
spots" (that may be drafty windows), "moving
objects" (that may have been accidentally
bumped or tugged), "phantom lights"
(that may be reflections of light from a passing
vehicle), and "strange noises" (that
may be a thumping branch or vermin in the walls).
In addition to the investigative
aspect, the show highlights personal conflicts
and relationships among members of the TAPS team,
which may be why the SciFi network categorizes
the show as a docu-soap.
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