So you think it's easy to find and hunt for real ghosts as what
you see on television... Well let
me break the news to you in an honest
way .. No it's not.
What you see on television
is not the truth to the degree that
we as real paranormal researchers
have to experience. It's not all fun
and games, and you don't have a sexy
guys Like Steve, Jason and Grant around
to tell you what they think.
Over the years, I've
had many friends legitimate ghost
hunters to this day. They started
several Ghost hunting groups. All
in all, the Paranormal zone process
has been exciting for them. But, at
the same time, there were lots of
risks and frustrations that were hard
So, if you're thinking about making
the leap to become the next paranormal
Investigator, what are some things
to consider? Do you really have what
it takes... Let's take a look:
Do you know
the real ghost hunting techniques:
I read lots of blogs and paranormal
groups standards and mission statements
from across the internet. And, one
common theme is, these lost paranormal
entrepreneurs have only a sketchy
understanding of the supposed paranormal
research they do, and the purpose
of why we do it. Yes today the industry
and competition amongst groups is
over saturated. And, I think this
can be a caution sign to those that
sit around and consider stating a
group of their own.
Though, with the internet, you can
get a great understanding of what
paranormal research really is. For
example, you can look at established
Paranormal Investigators or Paranormal
Association web sites. The real ghost
Hunters industry publications are
few and far in between and even these
sources or not pointed to what paranormal
researchers actually go through and
what they do with their findings.
Most groups are in reality not doing
any good for the community other then
giving those of us that have real
interest and things to prove a bad
I am amazed at the techies out there
that carry EMF meters and don't know
how to discern a ghosts or bad wiring
in a haunted house. Or the guy who
shakes his digital voice recorder
so much he thinks it's a voice of
the dead telling him to help them
to move on.
I am lao ashamed of those that or
trying to make a buck off of the unsuspecting
and selling them a ghost hunting certification
without any formal training. And that
fact that their is no standard that
anyone follows to any degree in teaching
We as a Paranormal community are
so out of touch. We need organization
and a leader to guide us.
Plan to write
a ghost hunting summary outline or
a Paranormal Book:
With your own real Paranormal Research,
this should be easier to do. Also,
specify the business of your paranormal
group and research mode; the competition;
a forecast and key milestones; and
your own personal techniques and ghost
hunting strategies. Make this simple
and concise. Unless your a scholar
with interest in proving to the world
that ghost hunting and documenting
what you find is real proof that ghosts
exist then your wasting the time of
those that are haunted and those in
your group. If your doing all this
for fame and money or a shot to get
to have your own Ghost Hunters TV
show then your ghost hunting for the
Some think their is fame and money
associated with writing about the
haunted ghosts in the world today.
Well those days are very well coming
to an end. unless you have already
established your self in the field
or have something very new and unique
to offer to the field.
"Too many novices today think
they can be the next Jason Hawes or
Janet Fielding of tomorrow. And others
are charting a a clear path to make
money from ghost hunting as these
stars did. Often this stems from not
really understanding who the haunted
individual is and how the ghost hunting
business will reach the public who
show an interest in it that is genuine.
Self delusion can often be found in
the assumptions made about getting
to the public that finds your research
interesting enough to invest in buying
This is the real world of the paranormal
; it takes a village of ghost hunters
to build a business or a foundation.
When it comes to popularity in order
to promote your haunted findings and
web site, you've likely heard web
marketers say, ? Build it and they
will come.? In other words, all you
have to is create an excellent haunted
web site marketing strategy for a
well-designed and properly optimized
site that has loads of quality content.
This, they say, will inspire other
sites to link to yours. Then BAM your
a Paranormal Star! Oh, is that all?
are you going to call?
With so many Blogs and forums today,
the Paranormal has become to, too
mundane for those of us that choose
to do what we are doing for a real
purpose. I hate the Paranormal fringe
people who are always looking for
New Ways to Strike It Rich on the
Web, or Gain stardom in any giving
area. Whether it is become a Paranormal
story writer, or a genuine ghost hunter
just to reach a level of reorganization
and nothing more. Paranormal Groups
ten to gossip. They even ostracize
e ex-members. Worse yet they start
actual feuds with others groups that
invade their personal turfs.
We're entering a golden age for paranormal
entrepreneurs, low cost equipment,
info on the internet for free. Even
virtual ghost hunting schools on line.
Today their or so many Great Paranormal
researchers for us to align ourselves
with it Great. I could name names
that you really have never heard of.
But to tell you about those that
I find suspect is easier to keep quiet
about rather then start another name
calling feud or worse. Just because
so and so is a fan favorite and not
mine is not my choice to make. As
a Paranormal researcher you should
keep objective and not just judge.
First of all all proof of ghosts and
haunting's is suspect and others of
course do go in and check out others
But we do not police ourselves as
other Academia does. But we should!
Haunted Blogs, or journals are a
recent example of how relatively simple
web technology can create a huge ripple.
We've seen the blogosphere produce
huge public mood swings during elections,
and some firms have found them an
excellent way to communicate with
customers, partners and suppliers.
They're great for project management
and tech support, and a few of the
most popular bloggers are even charging
for blog access. Blogs depend heavily
on.... A person who knows what they
are talking about or just a good bullshiter.
The Real Ghost Forum:
I hate those web sites that want
you to become a paying member just
to see grainy photos or listen to
the mumbling's of what are reported
to be real ghosts and haunted tales.
To me the paranormal is very real.
And those that take it lightly and
put myself and other dedicated Researchers
in the field to the side. They only
like the fact that they can chatter
about how Cute Steve Gonzalves is
or how perfect Jason Hawes assumptions
of what a ghost really is is the true
conception of all that is paranormal.
The Who, What, When,
Do you feel like running around all
the time in strangers homes? Analyzing
EVP's, Ghost Photos Video Audio and
what ever else you need to do or think
you have to do to prove your case
is a real haunting.
Afraid of the dark? The Dead? Or
what strange dangers lie ahead? What
about the people your with can you
trust them to save your life if a
situation turns deadly?
What about the peoples home or story
your investigating? Do they have something
to gain from your free of charge help?
People don't realize it but the haunted
do prey off of you. Some pull you
into their lives. Some make you part
of their family! Can you stay objective
to the family or business that you
investigate for ghosts and be honest
enough to dash their fears and tell
them no the place is not haunted your
having problems and need some kind
of help in another area.
What about the people on your team?
What are their backgrounds and motives?
People are known to lie. Or mislead
you to not know their past or secrets.
What about the ghosts you gather
evidence on? will it continue to haunt
the location the same as it did before?
Have you made it aware enough to gain
more knowledge to haunt others with
more of a ferocity then before?
gathering real Haunted Evidence enough
to settle your quest to find the Paranormal
so, then ...Who do you report it to
when you find out, to go over your
proof and verify it?
Just because a place is haunted who
says it is by the ghosts you believe
it to be? Devil's and demons can come
into play here. Also real ghosts have
been know to lie and get facts wrong.
Also not all ghosts are sane!
Not Haunted Enough
Yet? ... Fear This!
Many people do not know what real
fear is. When you encounter a real
paranormal experience from seeing
or encountering a UFO, Bigfoot, an
El Chupacabara or a real ghosts your
life is changed forever!
I warn you, don't meddle with the
paranormal unless your aware of what
it takes as it's toll on you! Your
reputation, your family , friends
and life style all change. You need
to be aware that their or many in
your community and close family that
will object or damn you for it because
of their beliefs. Marriages have ended
because of a partner getting ghost
Fever and out every weekend hunting
cold dark cemeteries for the proof
that the dead do survive. The partner
at first usually thinks ok their strange,
or who are you sleeping with when
your out on your supposed ghost hunt?
I know a couple who broke up just
because the wife thought he was having
sex with his fellow ghost hunting
group members. Know one knows what
really goes on behind locked cemetery
gates at night, Do they? People become
suspicious of your ghost hunting as
a cover for what other areas in your
life starts to lax because of it.
What if you have a few skeletons
in your own closet. Been To Jail?
Arrested? Or Someone know what secrets
you hide? People in Ghost Hunting
groups become friends yo know. and
as always the personal does come into
play. What if you admit something
to someone you should not have? Will
they use it against you to get you
out or take over the group? I have
seen it happen over and over again.
I once investigated
a very haunted house. Many others
have sid the place is haunted by a
man others including myself believe
it is haunted by a dog!
Personal conflicts happen all the
time. Be aware friendships or often
broken because someone is a down right
A-hole and you did not see it until
a power struggle in the group occurs.
Or you keep making excuses over someone
in your group that makes mistakes
or is only out for the glory of getting
noticed. These lost souls can hurt
you in time and mark my words they
will! Intentionally or not!
Also see: Confessions
of a Ghost Hunter Part
About The Ghost Man
Known very well in the inner circle
of international Ghost Hunters The
Ghost man is a leading investigator
in the field. He has hunted for ghosts
and all that is paranormal for over
35 years. Many seek his input on specific
hauntings and paranormal manifestations.
Publicly he does not wish to be known
to the general public for he wishes
no attention to be drawn to himself,
or to reap any benefits by use of
his name or likeness. The Ghost Man
has been a consultant on many documentaries,
books and articles for many years.
He might seem like a myth or as a
ghost in the night but his work and
status amongst those who are in the
field set their standards by him.
The Ghost Man will continue to write
exclusive articles for Haunted America
Tours in the future. We hope those
of you who read this article will
respect his wishes for anonymity.
And those of you who are reading this
who know who he is he thanks you for
not giving away his Identity.