As a Paranormal researcher and and observer of supernatural activity we know all we are answerable or accountable for. Or Do we? As for something within one's power, control, or management. And we know e as individuals are responsible to for our decisions. But what about the simple ghost hunter involving accountability or responsibility? Ghost Hunting does out us in a responsible position. As a group you are all liable,competent, solvent, honest, capable, reliable, trustworthy as you project yourselves to be outwardly.
Not every one is cut out to be a group or ghost hunting team leader. This person in question is answerable to or serving at the discretion of an elected legislature with in the group or the electorate. The person with the best people skills should be put out front and the people who love to investigate even if you founded the group needs to do what they like best.
Many times we'd all love to have the haunted location all to ourselves, but that's not possible for most of us. Often a haunted home owner will follow you around. Partly because of curiosity and partly because they really don't trust you. This is why one should thrust a strong level of a professional business person from the second you meet a client.
It is always better to go to a clients haunted location with a fellow ghost Hunter. but do not bring in the entire group until the actual investigation. Many feel threatened when group of strangers descend upon them.
Dress in a normal manner and remember first impressions do set the standard. It's probably one of the most overused phrases in job-hunting, but also one of the most underutilized by Ghost Hunters. Should you be judged by what you wear? It does happen.
Dressing conservatively is always the safest route, but you should also try and do a little investigating of your prospective haunted location. So consider that what you wear to the initial interview makes you look as though you fit in with the client so they can begin trusting you from the start. If you overdress (which is rare but can happen) or underdressed (the more likely scenario), the potential haunted home owner may feel that you don't care enough about yourself or them.
Remember some people may judge you and your credibility on your looks alone. A haunted family in Portland told me how a gang of ghost Hunters came to their home straight from their daily jobs. one was a ditch digger the other a mechanic. When you look like a rag tagged group then you have lost your credibility from the second you meet the client.
Always tell the client what you are going to do before you do it. tell them how many people will be there and what needs they might require. Restroom, or electrical usage.
It is also good to let them know that your group will not take a break in their home they will do this out side. As well as eat drink or just to take a personal moment. If weather is not appropriate their is no problem in asking the client for a location on the property to set up delicate equipment. But if they tell you they would rather you not do so respect their wishes and always have a van, truck , car or SUV as a command center.
I have seen groups that actually bring their own generators, tables chairs, extension cords etc., and or so self sustaining that the clients are more impressed with the way the group is maintained that this makes them more at ease.
Dress for Ghost Hunting Success for Men and Women
Attention to details is crucial, so here are some tips for both men and women. Make sure you have:
clean and polished conservative dress shoes
Many groups have taken to wearing matching t-shirts and fatigues. This is fine but if the client does not want the neighbors to know their location is being investigated for real ghost and paranormal activity, then don't. Try look like a group out of respect to the clients needs. Dress as the client asks in this case.
And as the head of the group you do not have to dress as your group does. Set your self apart to show your authority rank and position in the group.
Ghost Hunting Etiquette
If you find your investigating after or before another ghost hunter in your group or another's, or someone walked into an area your hunting, the thing to do is leave quietly.
Keep the haunted location clean. This can't be stressed enough, although I shouldn't have to mention it at all. Leave any ghost hunting hunting area cleaner than it was when you arrived. Carry out all of your trash and any other you may find that someone in your group might have missed.
Be respectful of non- ghost hunters at a location. Children the elderly and pets. Also be aware of the neighbors and the clientele of a haunted business location. We all know it's tough to be patient when a group of idiots asking you what are you doing, but there's no sense in acting like a jerk about it.
Know the law where you hunt for ghost. There is no reason to go ghost hunting without knowing what's legal and what's not. Take a little time to learn before you hit the haunted cemetery or haunted public location. Many times you might need someone's permission to be their whether you know it or not.
Obey the home owners or haunted buildings or locations owner or mangers rules and regulations. If the owner tell you not to touch or move objects do as the haunted client asks to the tee. Whether it makes sense to you or not, obey the rules. And make sure everyone in your group respects your words and the clients on such matters.
Respect the belongings of others. Most haunted business home owners won't mind finding someone sitting in their chairs, but don't' sit on tables or mistreat their items. But realize lying in someone's bed or walking in and sitting on it with out the clients invitation to do so is another big no- no.
As the leader of your team
you individually or the one worthy of or requiring
responsibility or trust; or held accountable;
"a responsible adult". Also you
are being the agent; "determined who
was the responsible party"; " If
a team member breaks something in a clients
home or business accidentally you as the leader
are responsible for the damage". The
leader is always responsible to the groups
Other Duties of A Paranormal Team Leader:
Liable to be required to
give account, as of one's actions or of the
discharge of a duty or trust.
As a team you are all liable to legal review or in case of fault to penalties the entire group is liable for all damage physical and even mental to those haunted parties you investigate. Wavier's should be the first thing you get from a individual before you perform any type of investigation. A hand shake and a smile is not enough. You need a legally binding written and signed agreement between two or more parties.
Just because you hunt for ghost does not mean the haunted party cannot sue you are the group for anything that they see not being up to parr of what they expect. besides the mental problems or the fact that a haunting can get worse after a paranormal investigations occurs. And please do not forget to add in a Confidentiality Agreement, and a Consents agreement to investigate their property. And when in doubt, Ask a real Lawyer... Need to ask a legal ghost hunting paranormal location or individual question? You do need a participating attorney on your team they will provide you with the legal information you need but can't find.
Consult a Lawyer get them to help you write up a contract for your haunted client to read over and sign before you take any steps to investigate anyone or anything with a haunted claim. A paranormal investigation agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. Is the most important thing you need to have. This Paranormal Investigation contract is an agreement enforceable by law. You your team and a lawyer need to make this the written form of such an agreement and everyone needs to understand it.
So many today do not realize they need this. To enter into by paranormal Investigations of a property contract; establish or settle by formal agreement: contract to hunt for a ghost or haunting. If something goes wrong as it always does this can save you and your team the embarrassment and the legal costs before they happen. If you do not understand this you should not be hunting for ghosts in the first place. You as a group or an individual need enter into a contractual arrangement It you must I say must engage a paranormal investigation by written agreement. Signed and witnessed. And as the leader of the group you are the one or your emissary is the party that needs to get this done before anything takes place.
Paranormal Investigation contract forms will and do hold up many areas of law. These forms can be tailored to meet your specific needs in a variety of situations. For the convenience of your haunted customers, you should have and offer state specific legal contracts as well as multistate forms. As an added service to your haunted location investigations. You need to also provide a sample of each contract form in every investigation you do. Plus, a detailed description of the form is also included with your finished investigation evidence and results.
rendered agreements, Security Agreements,
And consultation documentation should all
be covered in yours and the clients first
meeting before the talk of ghosts are even
mentioned. And don't agree to anything unless
it is written and exactly noted and amended
to a contract.
About Tamilla Easter Jackson
A graduate of Wiley College Bates has llived in Marshall, Texas all her life. As the founding member of Marsall Texas Ghost Finders she and her group of 35 other students have hunted forr ghost and paranormal activity through out the City of Marshall, TX. " Growing up haunted inn Marshall is a common thing." says Jackson. Since she was a child she has had over 30 or more encouters with tthe White Lady of Marshall, Texas.
Each year during the STAGE COACH DAYS Jackson holds several private ghost tours. Plan to join MTGF for a real ghost hunt of the cities downtown area during the 37h Annual May 16th 2009. Come enjoy the Haunted ghost filled fun!
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