Ghost Hunting - Ghost Spotting
Ghost Hunting is probably not the most common of Hobbies!
But it is fair to say that it could well be one of the most exciting hobbies that you are ever likely to take up. For many intrepid hunters of the paranormal, it starts as a fun challenge but it can quickly lead to more serious investigations as courage, enthusiasm and experience increases.
Before purchasing any fancy equipment, it is worth trying to ascertain whether there are any existing ghost hunting groups around the world, as there will be a wealth of experience contained within these groups and also by attending a group, a feeling of camaraderie can be found. This sense of belonging can provide additional protection and comfort to those who are concerned about the exploit at all.
If you prefer to start up your own ghostly investigation group, it should be fairly easy to find like-minded family or friends who would be willing to participate.
Finding a potentially haunted building or location nearby is essential. This is usually not too difficult to source as there are many stories of macabre and untimely deaths across the globe; however, it is important to seek permission from the property owners prior to commencing with the project. Also for all paranormal investigators it is worth taking a little time to wander around the property in the daylight. This will help greatly with the movements of the team especially if the property is old, derelict or has a large area to cover.
Once this has been done and the date of the investigation organised, it is important that everyone goes back at dusk to settle into the environment before dark, this can help to settle nerves too and provides the ghost hunters with a chance to gain their bearings before nightfall. Torches, warm clothes, blankets etc. are recommended as temperatures can drop quickly at night.
Hauntings are thought to be usually subtle occurrences and signs could easily be missed by those within the group, similarly there will be those occasions where strange noises occur and imaginations begin to replace common sense. It can be very easy to misconstrue creaking floorboards for signs of a ghostly visitor and filming the activities and making notes is a useful idea so as to record the event for future discussion. Ghost hunting is an unusual but very exciting hobby and there may be some wonderful chance encounters during your paranormal investigations.