We all have secrets about what we do and not just why we do it.
Techniques of ghost hunting and paranormal
research vary from person to person.
it could be as simple of not holding
a digital voice recorder in your hand
when capturing EVP"s to saying
a prayer before each investigation
Today Ghost Hunters
do many things as individuals some
may seem practical others down right
strange. But if the results and evidence
you collect from using such tricks
are worth it then why not learn from
others success and failures.
The field of private
Paranormal investigation is widely
diversified as we all know, and requires
a variety of skills to fill a growing
list of specialties. Training and
skills you may already have, like
photography, electronics - and especially
a personal knowledge of computers
and programs - can be very valuable
assets for the investigate business.
Learn how to get started, where to
go for help, and what each individual
paranormal or haunted ghost investigation
requires. Some things you do might
just be cutting edge and you don't
Investigation Top Secrets
many things most good Ghost Hunters
should know and do!
Glenn Hawse of Topeka, Kansas suggest
putting your voice digital or tape
recorders in a large zip lock bag.
He does this on all his ghost hunts.
he believes it protects the equipment
from moisture and helps stop wind
and background noise. he says he has
gotten better results and clearer
EVP's from doing this.
Be aware of your personal
appearance and grooming. Dress for
the role as a Paranormal Investigator
look and be professional.
If you want people to
think you are a business person, consider
every detail: dress, demeanor, manner
of speech. Act like a business person.
Be a paranormal business person.
Not technically Paranormal
Ghost Hunting Equipment BUT Also take
these along with you when you investigate
for real ghosts:
* Thermos and Cooler Ghost Hunts
* Pencils, Pens
* Hidden cameras are perfect for ghost
hunting some ghosts are camera shy
* Prescribed Prescription medicine
and a first aid kit
* Note pads, paper drawing pads
* Extra Glasses, or contacts
* A local City phone directory
* Your Personal home phone book
* Always bring extra clothes, sox,
shoes and jackets
* Checkbook, credit cards
* Bug Spray, mosquito repellent
* Street maps and road maps
* Rain gear
* Folding money & change!
* A roll of Visqueen to cover sensitive
Equipment from weather or dampness
* Plastic bags, Zip lock large and
small, trash bags large and small
* Extra Car Keys
* A Tool Kit
Also consider bringing step stool
and at least a 6 ft ladder. Tape measures,
rulers, rubber gloves. A few ghost
Hunting groups and investigators bring
their own tables and chairs. Also
consider bringing gaffers tape or
masking, clear tapes.
Be self sufficient ask the client
for nothing but info. Bring everything
you need or send a team member out
to buy or pick it up from your headquarters.
Always have a pre paranormal investigation
conference the day before. Pack equipment
and make sure it is in working order.
also bring extra of everything and
have duplicate or back up equipment
if all fails.
At the Haunted Location always use
proper self and group decorum, politeness,
attentiveness, responsiveness, these
are qualities seasoned Paranormal
Investigators insist staff or team
members and all investigators should
exhibit. Politeness, friendliness,
Whether you are conducting a haunted
house or hotel or any location private
or public, organize all your data
- important facts as well as seemingly
mundane, trivial details might prove
a haunted evidence point.
Some groups have vans or large SUV's
as their source of transport, also
consider brining along extra vehicles
just in case one breaks down.
"And remember to always leave
a haunted location as clean and orderly
as when you arrived." So states
Lanier. " Haunted
clients are disturbed enough by the
ghosts who haunt them why give them
haunted client and background checks
Whether you will interview in person
or over the phone, fax always be prepared!
Learn as much as you can learn about
your subject's personality, likes,
dislikes, occupation, schooling, relationships,
leisure activities, clubs, organizations,
and interests. Sometimes these things
have a great bearing on the haunting.
ghosts will often haunt a subject
because of who they are . Not just
because they live in a supposed haunted
Interview everyone even individuals
in a home or business that is not
haunted as others are. Husbands and
wives, present and past, relatives
and friends and neighbors. Employers
and partners and co-workers and acquaintances.
One interviewing technique you might
use, is the 'erroneous conclusion,
to present the wrong information,
then allow yourself to be corrected.
The person doing the correcting will
invariably give you the information
you need. You didn't even have to
ask for it. Get answers to your questions
by playing ignorant, a tactic many
people confuse with stupidity.
When you absolutely must know everything
possible about a person's background
for personal or professional paranormal
reasons it is better if you are suspicious
of a hoax or haunted fraud to do a
paid check of the individual. Try
sites like People
Finder Super Search and
will be very helpful.
Remember some individuals will say
they are haunted for attention or
publicity. Don't be fooled! Also check
out new Paranormal Team or group members
before you bring them along.
Your Paranormal Investigative
Although you certainly can do this
kind of an investigation on your own,
most people prefer to work with others.
Two or three people working together
is ideal. With two or three people
you can divide the work and at the
same time keep the task of sharing
information from becoming overwhelming.
Also when joining members are strangers
to you consider a Criminal background
check. Some unscrupulous individuals
have been known to use ghost hunting
just to get into a persons home or
business just to rob, extort or commit
The Speed of Your
In one sense, there is no urgency
to your investigation. The victim's
haunted life has already been frightening
to a large degree. So you can be completely
flexible about fitting this work into
your life. On the other hand, the
potential impact of your findings
will decrease the longer you wait
to present them. In the end, the speed
of your investigation may also be
dependant on a number of factors out
of your control, not the least of
which is the next question, what do
you plan to do with this info? Write
a book? Openly go public and let the
world know this is a real ghost haunting.
Hunting for real ghosts takes time
sometimes months weeks and years.
Don't let what you see on television
fool you. No, it all doesn't happen
in an hour format. And those that
just hunt for ghosts in 3-4 hour stints
for a case or not doing their job
How to Write Up Your
Paranormal Investigation Findings
Keep it simple! So people can't miss
your major points.
Organize it logically! So people aren't
Keep it short! So people will read
it. Keep your report to two or three
pages. If you absolutely have to include
more details or documents, include
them as attachments.
Keep it to the point! State your main
point right away, stick to it, and
keep tangential points to a minimum.
Include a Photograph of the haunted
Give One or Two Simple, Concrete Examples
of What People Can Do to Help
The Order of Your
The order in which you carry out
the tasks of your investigation, is
sometimes very strategic and at other
times can be left to your convenience.
Clearly, the best order of doing things
will be different in every investigation.
The important thing to remember is
to always stop and give some thought
and planning to your next move before
making it. Timing can be key to the
amount of information you obtain.
What to do With Your
Paranormal Investigation Findings
This too often means you need to
get the attention of as many people
as possible. And that means making
good use of the media: radio, print,
internet, TV, leaflets, letters to
the editor, and more. As daunting
as it sounds, it shouldn't be all
that difficult. Hauntings and ghosts
and paranormal info is always of interest
to the media.
Another huge advantage you have with
the media is that you've done their
work for them. You have a well worked
story; researched, documented, written,
and ready to go. This makes media
people, just like anyone else, very
happy. So don't hesitate to pick up
the phone and talk to the news directors,
feature editors, and talk show hosts
of your local and regional media.
Before going to the media, be sure
you have talked thoroughly with the
people you interviewed who are haunted
by real ghosts. Are they willing to
talk to the press? Under what conditions?
And on which subjects? Media interviews
are always negotiable and you and
anyone you connect to the media should
be clear ahead of time on the limits
you want to set with the media.
Don't ever give the media your only
copy of anything no matter how much
they promise to give it back. If you
do, you'll probably never see it again.
Get copies made ahead of time of everything.
Don't go into an interview passively
allowing the media to direct the interview
or show. This is one of the biggest
mistakes people make with the media.
You decide what you want to talk about
and say. Know exactly the one or two
points you want to make ahead of time
and no matter what questions are asked
slide your answers back to your one
or two main points. This way you control
If you allow the interviewer to take
you off on tangents, you're likely
to be devastated to see that the only
statement of yours that got aired
was the tangent and your main point
was completely left out. There's only
one way you can prevent this. Stick
to your main point, and don't allow
the media person to lead you astray.
Media is sound bites. So keep it simple
Be conscious of the power you have
in your hands. Media works very fast,
so fast and shark-like in it's grab,
that you might feel it's not worth
the trouble. But even 30 seconds or
5 paragraphs of media is an immense
power to educate a huge number of
people. Just think how much advertisers
are willing to pay for the same time
or space. So it's definitely worth
all the time and energy you've put
into it even if 30 seconds is all
No matter how prepared you were for
the media event, expect to be misquoted,
to have the story slanted, and to
have opposing views be given more
space than your views, especially
if those opposing views come from
law enforcement or other authorities.
In fact, if you are presenting evidence
of law enforcement failures, expect
that law enforcement will lie outrageously
about the facts and probably lie about
you too. As enraging as all this is,
it's pretty standard fare. You can't
control it, you can only try to minimize
it with solid evidence and good anticipation
of what the opposition will say.
So get ready with your thickest skin.
Don't waste your breath griping back
at the media even when you're misquoted,
because their skin is thicker than
yours. Just keep reminding yourself
that the fact that you got the issues
raised on the big stage of media is
a dynamite accomplishment and a powerful
step forward in awakening your community.
Remember too, that many people can
read between the lines.
Keep the story alive. Be creative.
Go to other media with another angle,
with material that was left out, another
person to interview, building off
an aspect of the opposition, or paranormal
Don't miss the opportunity to present
solutions. Pick one or two critical
changes you think need to be made
to save other haunted persons tortured
Then send in another team of your
own group or an outside group to see
what evidence they collect. A double
checked and sometimes triple checked
investigation of a haunted locations
only establishes that what yo uncovered
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
The Dead Spoken To You Lately?
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
The Great American Necromancer
The first lady of conjuring the Dead.
The ancient art pf Necromancy is still
alive today with Waugh at it's main
investigator. LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
Is a necromancer in the 21st century.
She is by what may call a real conduit
to the world of the dead. She dressers
in ceremonial robes, draws magical
circles on the floor and commands
spirits from Heaven, Hell and all
places in between to appear before
her and communicate with the living.
As a teenager she studied heavily
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish
and The Grand Grimoire by A.E Waite,
the Malleus Maleficarum and anything
she could get her hands on by the
great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and
the great beast, Aleister Crowley.
A professional Necromancer and founder
of the Sorcerers Guild And Necromancers
of Texas and of greater Houston, Texas.
Waugh has been practicing and conducting
rituals for many paranormal investigators
for over 20 years. Waugh also paints
many spiritual and common murals and
lives in a small Texas town with her
three dogs. She also over the years
makes ceremonial candles and is active
in ghost hunting in the deep South.
Summoning the dead to communicate
with the living is a natural daily
occurrence for Waugh. "I have
been doing this since I was a child."
" When I lived in Galveston,
Texas about 15 years ago, I was introduced
to the ancient rights of ceremonial
Necromancy as a ritual by a great
shaman called Freebird, and because
of him and his diligence to the art,
I still practice it until this day."
"However, if a spirit has something
vital to impart to you, they will
call upon you, not vice-versa and
no ritual is needed".
She then Got involved with the local
Hoodoo Voodoo's of the area and new
doors where opened to her concerning
communicating with the dead.
Waugh was baptized and trained in
the secret dark religion by Bianca
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Waugh
lived in New Orleans for 3 years until
she learned all about spells, hex's
and how to hoodoo voodoo people as
Waugh also owned and managed the
fantastic Candle Making Company in
Galveston, Texas for many years that
catered to the eclectic patrons taste
of many of the states visitors and
just curious. She then moved to Houston's
Famous Vodoun area 5th ward. This
now where she resides to this day.
Her home today is a testimony to Necromancy
and her new found religion of Voodoo
Necromantic practitioners such as
Waugh conducts, and entails respect
and reverence not only for the spirits
of the dead, but for the spirits of
Hell, Heaven and all places in between.
Waugh has a large home one room she
has painted black where she calls
the good spirits. Another painted
all black where she calls the infernal
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Waugh is often compared today in
her facial features and many similar
practices as being a modern Dr. John
Dee. He of course was one of the most
fascinating characters of the Elizabethan
period just as Waugh is recognized
as such in modern times. The events
of Dee's life are filled with science,
experiments, astrology and mathematics
which he aligned with magic, the supernatural
and alchemy! All of which is Waugh's
personal passion and driven honest
beliefs. These are also stead fast
traditions she does and true in practicing
openly. A few of her select followers
say she is the actual reincarnation
of John Dee. Waugh also practices
astrology, and is very continuously
studying the Black Arts.
Waugh, a real big hearted Texas gal
does not comment on any of this privately
or publicly ... for she is humble
in her paranormal studies and research
to the core. Gina Lanier a close friend
of her's relates: "Waugh is a
very outgoing friendly, charming and
a downright loveable person, and gets
along equally well with the living
and the dead." Lanier and Waugh
once investigated a real Haunted Texas
Federal Prison together for close
to two years in the early 1990's and
had many startling paranormal adventures
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh's accomplishments
have been achieved through hard work,
persistence, and a goal-oriented attitude
required to overcome obstacles and
reach difficult goals. Waugh shares
her approach to communicating with
the dead's success in this motivational
performance that's sure to inspire
Paranormal Investigators to excel
in their life.