With the likes of TV shows, such as most haunted, Ghost hunting has become a popular passtime, even if it's just about watching it on the telly.
But hosting a ghost hunt is easy. If you live in a house you belive is haunted, then this will be the easiest place to host it. If you're one of the lucky few that doesn't live in a haunted house, you'll have to find another investigation site. Either way, with our tips, even if you don't run into a ghost, you're sure to at least have a fun night.
There are some great places to start your ghost hunt at. If you haven't got a place in mind, try one of these suggestions
- The Graveyard: An obvious one, they are known as the portal to the otherworld, and house restless spirits drawn to their former bodies.
- Schools: These may seem like a happy place, the last place you'd fnd a ghost, but they're another great place to look. Siprits are often drawn to youth - as there is most of the life force they seek, in youngsters. Schools also witness alot of emotion, as we often learn to deal with problems and emotion in school. High schools are best, but primary schools can work well, too.
- Churches: Not only spooky, draughty, cold and ancient, but a plae of worship, which attracts the sprits of the faithful returning to worship, or to find the salvation they were promised.
- Battlefields: Another obvious one. Places of emotion, violent deaths and often momentous events, they will always house some form of psychic energy.
- Old houses: If there are any historic houses in your area, it'll be a good place to start. Spooky, old, creaky and draughty, but also providing shelter from the elements, they are often open to the public and a good word with the caretakers may well get you an after-hours pass. If there are staff involved with the house, count it as an extra bonus as someone will always have a story of the haunting to share, which will get you in the mood!
Here's the most basic equipmen you'll need to take with you
- Digital camera - Good for capturing orbs and infared light. If you have a digital video camera, then so much the better.
- 35mm camera - Doesn't need to be anything flashy, but they are good for capturing those spooky mist photos.
- Plenty Batteries - We've all seen spitits nick the power from batteries in TV documentaries, so mae sure you have plenty spare ones for everything.
- Notebook - You'll need to write down everything you see and do. Every picture you take, EMF readings, noises
Watch - So you can log the times of everything