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Ghost Hunting Should Be Professional
If you are going to become a professional Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter,
then be a professional by using the right tools and equipment.


Ghost Hunting Should Be Professional

By Robert Benjamin  

 

 
Ghost Hunting can be very fun and yet at times it can be one of the most terrifying things you will probably ever do in your life.

The following are just a few of the things folks have encountered during ghost hunting or paranormal investigations:
 
Smells: These smells can seem to come from no where, and develop instantly and disappear just as fast. The smells are often putrid like rotted meat, or like fresh bowel movements, and are very overpowering at times.
 
Apparitions: Some spirits appear as barely visible forms, while some become as solid and normal looking as a living person.
 
Clouds - Mists - Masses: Often fleeting shadows, things seen out of the corners of the eyes are encountered. Or a rolling black mass may appear, sometimes a wispy form like smoke is seen.
 
Disembodied voices: These are often heard and at times they can be very scary. Imagine being in a darkened room, and having something invisible whisper or even shout in your ear. These are not EVP’s, but normal sounding speech.
 
Physical Sensations: Some ghost hunters have been touched, pinched, slapped, had their hair pulled, been scratched or even bitten by invisible entities.
 
Rappings - Scratching - and Knockings: In walls, ceilings and floors. Strange sounds and noises are often heard in haunted locations, as well as hearing what sounds like objects being dropped, or moved in nearby rooms
 
Cold spots: Sometimes just before a spirit manifests they draw energy from the surroundings. Often a spot in one area of a room will suddenly become very cold. For example the temperature throughout a room may average 75 degrees but in one corner or area, the temperature will suddenly plummet to 50 degrees or even colder. This is a sure sign of a spirits presence or a soon manifestation.
 
Power drains and equipment malfunctions: Like cold spots, when a spirit is drawing energy needed to become solid or more visible, they will often draw-in nearby energy, this energy can also come from batteries in video cameras, and other devices. Often cameras, tape recorders, even lights will suddenly go haywire or stop working all together when a spirit is present.


Almost everyone that does ghost hunting believes that there are two types of spirits, human and in-human, the latter are also called demons. I am a born again Christian and believe the bible 100%. From my beliefs in the bible as factual. I believe there is only one type of spirit involved in any haunting, and these are in-human or demons.

According to the bible, when we are dead our spirits or souls are present with God, from there we are either granted a life of love and peace in heaven with the creator and the other believers, or we are cast into hell forever, with no chance of escape.

The bible also says there is a huge chasm or void that separates the living from the dead, they cannot cross over or communicate with each other. There are other statements in the bible that clearly says that ghosts can not be the spirits or souls of people who have died.

Whether the creatures involved in a haunting are spirits of dead humans or whether they are demons, if one is trying to prove that they truly exist or if you are trying to disprove a haunting, then you must do paranormal investigations as a professional.

A professional Ghost Hunter or paranormal investigator needs to have the right tools. Here I will explain devices that every ghost hunter or paranormal investigator MUST have, if he or she is truly taking the phenomenon as real or as a business, and not as a joke.
 

( 1 ) Voice Recorder: It doesn’t matter if you use a standard tape recorder or one of the new digital recorders, what does matter is the quality and the ability to use an external microphone. Try to get one that is of good quality, but make sure you get one that has a plug in microphone with a cable or cord so the end of the microphone is away from the recorder.

The small all-in-one recorders that have the built in microphones, pick up a lot of the hiss and gear noise from the recorder when they are in record mode. A recorder is a necessity for recording EVP’s. EVP’s also called (electronic voice phenomenon) are a very unique and sometimes frightening thing that is often encountered in a haunted area.

What an EVP is, is a voice or other communication that is heard on a tape or digital recorder during playback, that was not heard when the recorder was recording.

   
( 2 ) Film Camera: Do NOT use a digital camera because the photo will always be questioned as being fake, no matter how good it is, where if you use a film camera, you at least have the negatives as some proof. And unless you buy a high mega-pixel digital camera, the photo quality will be less than a nice cheap 35mm film camera.
 
( 3 ) Camcorder: A camera is good, but a camcorder is even better. Get one that uses a tape, either the small cassettes or one of the older models that use the full sized VHS tapes. I bought two of these older camcorders for under $75 each recently.
   
( 4 ) EMF Detector: An EMF meter is an instrument that reads the fluctuation in electromagnetic fields.  You should always take preliminary EMF readings at various places throughout the site.

All EMF meters have different distance ranges but they all work generally the same.  The range that the meter reads is cone shaped like a flashlight beam coming from the front of the meter or the probe if the meter has one.
   
( 5 ) Night Vision scopes or goggles: These little devices have become very cheap, a nice night vision scope can now be purchased easily for under $200. They work by collecting the tiny amounts of light, including the lower portion of the infrared light spectrum, that are present but may be imperceptible to our eyes, and amplifying it to the point that we can easily observe the image.
   
( 6 ) Flashlight: Take along two small pocket ones for each team member. What can be worse then exploring a dark cellar or underground area, and having the lights or another flashlight fail.
   
( 7 ) Walkie Talkies: If you have a group of team members, and you are investigating a large location, walkie talkies are not just a good thing to have, but they can be a life saver at times.
   
( 8 ) Notebook and pencils: Often any electronic, electrical or other devices may fail in a haunted location, so it’s very wise to carry along a small notebook and some pencils in case you need to keep some valuable notes.
   
( 9 ) Thermal Scanner: A hand held thermal scanner (thermometer) uses infrared technology to measure the surface temperature of material without touching it. You simply point at your target, pull the trigger and read the temperature on the lit LCD display.


One of the best tools I recommend is The PLAN,
(See Below). It is a computer software program that is made just for Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Investigations. It’s called ‘The PLAN’. The software is for anyone who explores haunted houses or locations where any type of paranormal activity is occurring. Whether you are trying to gather evidence of the haunting or other proof, this software can help make the job more organized and easier.

The PLAN software was made as a scientific tool, for paranormal researchers that believe in spirits, demons, or ghosts. Researchers can easily keep track of vital data gathered at the haunted locations. With this software you can know at a glance such vital information as; the date and times of the activity, location info, GPS data, telephone numbers, notes, sounds heard, odors detected, temperature anomalies, and more.

You can use the software on location during the investigation with any WINDOWS based notebook Computer or back at home or in the office after the investigation.

 

*** The PLAN ***
The Paranormal Log & Analysis Notebook 

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Customize Programs Background Look and Feel

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Export to Word, PDF, Excel or HTML File

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Print Full Report

Print Custom Reports

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Add Jpeg Photos

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Include .wav and MP3 Files To Your Final Report

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Add Your Own Custom Logo And Contact Information

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Step By Step Video Tutorials

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Reports Can Be Password Protected

 

Prints "Field Report"  that may be filled out during the investigation and the corresponds with the program for easy data entry.

You can add your own custom logo to one or all report pages. Your final report will then appear with your own customized letter head and cover sheet to present to your clients.

You will be able to Export your reports to HTML format with a click of your mouse.

 

Video Supported Help Page paranormal investigation software 2

You can get help at anytime while using theP.L.A.N.. Go to the top menu and select "Help" and if your connected to the internet you will immediately be taken to the "Help Page"

There you will find video tutorials to help guide you though every step of the program.

You may pause, fast forward or rewind so you can learn at your own pace.

If for any reason your unable to find an answer to your problem you'll find a direct email address , and I will respond A.S.A.P.

 

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