1. Never go alone on a ghost hunt. Take along a partner for safety and peace of mind. Keep in mind that a lot of the places you will be investigating will be secluded. Because of this you should always bring along some form of protection, like pepper spray to protect yourself from bad living people, (not bad ghosts.)
2. Always say a prayer of protection before and after a ghost hunt. We don’t want those pesky ghosts following us home!
3. Make sure all of your equipment is fully charged and that you have extra batteries available. Ghosts have the ability to drain fully charged instruments.
4. Be aware of the surroundings for safety sake. For best results, always take a day walk through before doing a nighttime investigation, if possible. The other option would be to show up just before dark (dusk) and have a look around before starting.
5. A ghost hunter steps into an investigation/ghost hunt with the best of feelings for those that are with him/her and for the ghosts that might be present. In other words, full respect for the living and the dead.
6. Use a notebook to log significant occurrences. Write down starting time, weather conditions etc. Also make note of surrounding lights so as to not confuse them with anomalies later on in the pictures. Record all meter abnormalities, strange sounds, sightings and feeling or emotions.
7. Do not show fear. A gracious ghost will not come around if they sense you are fearful. Yet your fear can have a mischievous ghost feeding on that fear……not good.
8. If you feel that some unknown forces wants you out of there…then by all means get out! You should never go against these feelings or you could end up having something show up at your home.
9. EVP (electronic voice phenomena): Take along an audio recorder to ask questions to those invisible beings that might be in the area. Pause for an answer. It’s a good idea to ask some questions and then leave the device recording in a remote location for around 20 minutes or so. When you come back you might have your replies!
10. Don’t forget to thank the spirits for any evidence you may have acquired during the investigation/hunt.