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Ghost hunters come from many diversified
backgrounds, as you know some are plumbers
turned TV Stars other come from all walks
of life. Even TNA wrestler CM Punk tried
his hand at it during Scifi's Ghost Hunters
Visit to The Stanley Hotel. The search
for the unknown and life after death seems
to be always a never ending trek.
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
Finding a place to investigate
Ghost tours seem to be a great place
to start in any city across the United
States. Many Ghost Tours often provide
the history and location of reported hauntings.
This by all means is the safest way to
start. After the tour always ask questions
of the tour guides and others on the tour
ask them did they see anything or feel
anything. You might just be very surprised
at what answers you get.
Look for paranormal groups in your area.
If there are none start one. Buy some
books and try to reach groups near your
city or area for a pointer or tips on
how to start one.
Different places often have different
rules. Never trespass or just go out to
a reported or suspected haunted location
by yourself or unannounced. Never go with
people just for fun or on a lark. And
make sure that people you go with are
not anything but serious.
In fact, many
noted city haunted landmarks dot across
the many states — the Hancock
Building, Lalaurie House, Lincoln Park
Zoo, Marie Laveaus' Tomb, the historic
Jane Adams Hull House home of the Devil
Baby, Myrtles Plantation, Waverly Sanatorium,
Winchester House, Whaley house, The
Queen Elisabeth, The Stanley Hotel,
Haunted Light Houses, and even Oprah
Winfrey's Harpo Studios building, are
considered to be some of the most haunted.
If you are intrigued
by ghosts and haunting's, or even if
you are just a haunted history buff,
one way to learn a lot about the United
States very Haunted History is to take
one of the several fantastic ghost tours
that are offered every day.
For the uninitiated,
ghost tours or ghost walks have cropped
up all over the U.S. but are particularly
popular, in U.S. cities with longer
histories such as, San Francisco, Ca.,
Charleston, S.C., Savannah, St. Augustine
Fl, New Orleans, Louisiana, Ga., Salem,
Mass., Philadelphia, and Gettysburg,
Penn. Galveston, Tx., Salem, Mass. For
a fee, usually $20 and up, patrons can
walk or ride with a guide who takes
them to sites within a city or town
where local legends exist and people
claim to have seen ghosts associated
with those legends.
America is not
without its share of historic disasters,
hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and
fires from which restless spirits are
said to linger. What makes many a ghost
walking tour fun is learning about the
local history in a way that is also
entertaining — and scary.
Remember research is the key to your
first steps. And of course contacting
the owners of properties and local authorities
can save you a lot of headaches and
Always research for a ghost hunt. Even
if taken a ghost tour is the way to
discover more about your cities history
and possible other sites for hauntings
not on the tour.
books on ghost hunting and on your areas
history. Research things to the max. Never
just go by a persons word. experience
and first hand investigating is the key.
Her are just a few of the best out there
today in the way of ghost hunting books.
HUNTING SAFETY GUIDE:
to hunt for ghosts the safe way: Safety
tips from different ghost hunter groups,
web sites and authors and paranormal investigators.
Ghost hunting can be an expensive or
inexpensive endeavor. It all depends how
much you want to spend. Many professional
and novice Investigators have shown significant
results with equipment which is very affordable,
so don't let pricing discourage you. Also
visit our Paranormal Detection Equipment
Shop Paranormal Detection Equipment, Electronic
Ghost Hunting Detectors. The equipment
lost below are an essential guide to paranormal
research and the perfect addition to any
ghost hunters bag of tricks.
An ancient ghost detection device."
Essentially, it's feathers in a box, the
purpose of the box being to prevent a
breeze from moving the feathers. If the
feathers are moved then you know you have
a ghost in your midst.
In 2005 GhostRadar was launched and
claims to be very accurate. It uses
the body’s chemicals and senses
to detect ghosts.
Modern day ghost hunting is a gadget packed
hobby that often costs the enthusiast
thousands of dollars. No self respecting
ghost hunter is without an EMF Detector
which identifies static electricity, the
alleged causes of ghostly manifestations.
Another piece of equipment is the digital
thermometer, used to detect fluctuations
in temperature in a location. Just before
ghost activity there are sharp, unexplained
drops in temperature so an accurate thermometer
is important. A ghost hunter will also
carry sound, humidity and light meters
to monitor the location during their investigations.
Good recording equipment
is essential, so tape recorders and Dictaphones
should be used. The higher the quality
of equipment the better the chance that
of future analysis of any evidence recorded.
Most researchers use infrared cameras
during their investigations. These are
particularly good for picking up mists
and light anomalies.
such as radiation detectors and thermocameras
can also be purchased but could cost huge
amounts of money. The famous ghost hunter
Peter Greenwood once commented that he
had seen ghost hunters with cars full
of equipment and yet it is the man with
just a tape recorder that gets the evidence.
You can document
and detect ghosts and spirits with a variety
of items. Of course the more you have
the better, but everyone needs to start
somewhere. Here are a few of what should
be on top of your haunted Christmas, birthday
or anytime of the year Wish List!
The following are must
have items. All inexpensive and all should
be part of your ghost hunting pack.
Colleagues: Don't ever investigate alone.
Safety in numbers.
Baby powder: We call
this the drug-store motion detector. Its
rare, but it can be sprinkled and used
in rooms to record footprints or movement.
versions with clips that can be attached
to your clothing are the best. And remember,
bring several. Some may fail. You can
also mute strong lights when you need
less light by using thin fabric or colored
Candles: Can all your
batteries fail? Oh yeah! You can also
use smoke in air tight rooms to record
odd air movements.
Batteries: As previously
mentioned, batteries tend to drain. So
take as many as you can.
Chalk: Mark evidence
and also mark trees and other areas where
you might have ventured to help get back.
If you are exploring, never contaminate
an area with a mark that can't be later
removed. If you have to permanently document
it, take a picture.
Watches: Record when
events happen and coordinate your efforts.
Suggest you have two: one wind-up type
and one battery powered.
Notebook: Make sure
you have organized notes and bring a cheap
book light so you can write easily.
Cell phone: If you are
in any remote area, make sure to have
an emergency link to home. Also, make
sure that someone knows where you have
gone and when you will return for your
safety (although you should never hunt
you would like to buy a very quick digital
outdoor detector so you can find cold
spots as they happen. Normal thermometer
are too slow and won't produce any results.
If you are in a room that you know has
no drafts, you can detect paranormal movement
by suspending tissue paper or very thin
cloth in air tight areas. You can even
very the thickness in areas as a test
The methods of conducting a ghost hunt
EXCERPT TALEN FROM The Ghost Hunter's
Excerpt from the "What Ghost Hunter's
Should Know" Chapter
Conducting Cemetery and Haunted House
Arrive early with your necessary ghost
hunting equipment and give yourself plenty
of time to set everything up. Here is
a quick list of some equipment you may
wish to use: a video camera, EMF detectors,
35 mm cameras loaded with brand new film
and thermometers. Always remember to bring
along plenty of flashlights. Don't forget
to bring along some patience. Conducting
a ghost hunt is a lot like fishing. You
have to use patience.
Start by selecting a private room or
a general location for a main base of
operations. This base is where all monitoring
should be done. It should not be an area
where ghost activity is high. After the
base has been selected, do a complete
walk through of the general area. Check
out every room, and in graveyards, walk
around the tombstones in a 50-yard radius.
Videotape the walk through if you are
using video cameras. Make sure that you
know the layout before you begin the ghost
hunt. Get used to the location. The ghost
hunt will go much better if everyone feels
comfortable with the surroundings.
Use the EMF detectors to search for anything
out of the ordinary. If you do pick up
EMF distortions or if you feel that there
is an unearthly presence nearby, take
more photos. Just be aware that in cemeteries
smooth glossy tombstone faces will reflect
light from the flashlights or the camera
flash that could create strange light
patterns in the pictures. Glass objects
and mirrors will reflect light inside
During the initial walk through or at
any other time during the ghost hunt,
try not to unnecessarily touch or move
objects. You should leave the natural
environment alone. As you are doing the
walk through in haunted houses, hang up
ghost catchers in doorways, between rooms,
or on staircases. If a ghost passes near
the ghost catcher, they will chime alerting
anyone nearby. A lightweight wind chime
If there are objects or pieces of furniture
that have been reported to move, put a
chalk line or sticker on the floor next
to these objects. That way, if the objects
happen to move, you have a marker to judge
and measure the exact distance.
Everyone participating in a ghost hunt
should always know where everyone else
is to avoid confusion and misinterpretations.
Sometimes handheld or headset radio communicators
are good devices to stay in contact with
the other ghost hunting members.
Always log every event that seems out
of the ordinary, (doors that lock, electrical
problems, swaying chandeliers, strange
lights, etc). Videotape everything for
You can attach glow-in-the-dark or reflective
tape to objects to help you with the layout
and to mark special locations. The tape
will make it much easier to see dangerous
objects in the dark. You don't need to
turn off the lights inside of the haunted
house to have ghosts appear unless it
is vital to the appearance of that particular
ghost. Even then, leave some lights on
for personal safety. Always have a couple
of mini spotlights ready for outside ghost
hunts in case something happens and you
need light fast.
Do not be afraid to experiment on ghost
hunts. Ask the ghosts to appear. Put the
video cameras on different settings. Try
the EVP audio taping methods. Use anything
that you think might have an effect on
the ghosts. If nothing seems to be happening,
you might try to shake things up by playing
religious or music that would be familiar
to the ghost.
On any ghost hunt, make sure to have
packed plenty of snacks, drinks, and maybe
a board game. Ghost hunts can be long
and tedious. You may have to spend several
weeks inside at a haunted location before
you experience anything strange.
Introductory to Ghost Hunting
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
"Introductory to Ghost Hunting"
Recommended for adults age 18 years and
Do you think your house is haunted or
know of someone's home that is haunted?
Would you like to have your questions
answered about the Spirit realm? Find
out about the Spirits of the dead or why
paranormal events are happening to you.
Learn about these things and more from
certified ghost hunter Patti Starr.
"Introductory to Ghost Hunting"
Instructor, Patti Starr, Author, Certified
April 2, Monday and April 9, 2007 Monday
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
June 11, Monday and June 18, 2007 Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All of this and more presented by Satellite
Instructors and Certified Ghost Hunters
Stacey Allen McGee, CGH and Founder and
Director of The ARC ~ Alternate Realities
Center ~ www.AppalachianGhosts.com, and
Michael W Combs, CGH who will offer you
over 13 years of field investigations
experience during the course of the class...
The purpose of this course is to present
an overview of research into ghosts and
hauntings. The course is designed for
anyone with the desire to learn about,
find and document paranormal activity
of ghosts. The book used in this course
was written by Patti Starr, “Ghost
Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond”
and it is the same book she uses in teaching
her two courses, “Introductory to
Ghost Hunting” and “Advanced
Ghost Hunting” at the LCC. It details
a comprehensive coverage in such areas
as, understanding ghosts and possible
explanations why they are earthbound,
the nature of configuration of ghostly
energy patterns, where and how to find
ghosts, and most important, how to conduct
a successful ghost investigation...
Both Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W.
Combs are very active as ghost researchers,
lecturers, consultants, dowsers, and teachers.
They refer to this study course of certified
ghost hunter as a practical, “how-to-guide”
for serious ghost hunting. “Once
certified, you will be amazed at the opportunities
that will become available to you in this
field.” Patti Starr
We conduct the course from the JF Toney
Memorial Library located in Erwin, TN
every January through March of each year.
We will be your coach through your first
three investigations. After completing
your assignments you will be given a test
and once you pass the exam you will be
given a diploma of graduation for “Certified
Ghost Hunter” upon completing a
two hour field assignment presented during
the course as a group. The course adds
up to approximately 14 hours of class
time and 9 hours of field time...
The course materials include:
1) Book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky
and Beyond” (a practical guide to
ghost hunting with actual accounts of
ghost hunting investigations.)
2) Video, “How to Dowse for Ghosts,”
with Patti Starr, Video 55 minutes
3) A set of “Brass Dowsing Rods,”
designed and balanced for ghost hunting
by Patti Starr.
4) “Voices from Beyond the Grave”
by Patti Starr, CD, 23 tracks. (EVPs Patti
has captured in the investigations presented
in her book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky
5) Investigative forms used to interview
witnesses, record investigations, and
to document usage of equipment.
6) Personal experience and support from
your satellite instructors, Stacey Allen
McGee and Michael W. Combs, through assignment
of three field investigations. (Help with
use of equipment such as cameras, recorders,
7) Completed assignments and exam for
Certification will result in receiving
a diploma of graduation as “Certified
Subjects covered in the course:
1) The different types of hauntings
2) Ghosts and Spiritualism
3) Difference between ghosts and spirits
4) Sleep paralysis
5) Where to find ghosts
6) How weather affect an investigation
7) How to conduct a successful ghost investigation
and correct protocol
8) Ghost hunting tool kit
9) How to interview a witness
10) How to research haunted history
11) Learn how to see ghosts
12) How to use dowsing rods to find ghosts
13) How to record voices of ghosts
14) How to use an EMF meter
15) Different ways to do a ghost clearing
16) What to look for in ghost photography
17) Ghost hunting terminology
18) How moon cycles affect ghost hunting
The cost for a single individual is just
$199.00 plus shipping and tax; the cost
for two people is $299.00; and if you
have a group of 3, or more, the cost is
$199 for the first person and $50 for
each additional person in your group.
Single person's can enroll here on our
Ghost Hunter Store, but couples and groups
should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to sign
up for the class and obtain group enrollment
details. Prices do not include a stay
at your choice of haunted accommodations,
or optional ghost hunting equipment, not
required for the class...
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