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:
1. 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
2. Apparitions: Some spirits appear as barely visible
forms, while some become as solid and normal looking as a living person.
3. 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 whispy
form like smoke is seen.
4. 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.
5. Physical Sensations - Some ghost hunters have been
touched, pinched, slapped, had their hair pulled, been scratched or
even bitten by invisible entities.
6. 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.
7. 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
thoughout 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.
8. 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 camers, 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
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.
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 noises of the recorders
when they are in record mode. A recorder is a necessity for recording
EVP's. EVP's also called (electronic voice phenomenom) 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.