For your first outing, choose a place that’s known to be haunted. If you don’t know of one in your area, then look for a place that has been the site of a great tragedy, unexpected death, site of great emotional energy, etc. Locations that seem to be haunted on a more frequent basis are murder sites, battlefields, schools, accident scenes, etc. Some Websites that might be of assistance with Tennessee locations are:
· The Ghosts of Tennessee at http://www.TNGhost.org
· Nashville Ghosts & Hauntings Examiner at http://www.NashvilleGhost.info
Go In Numbers
If there’s an experienced group in your area, see if you can join them. For instance, the American Paranormal Society may have something planned you can join. Check out the schedule on their site (http://www.APSociety.info) to see if something is coming up. If not, always go in groups of two to five persons.
Play It Safe
Tell someone where you’re going and when to expect your return. You’ll be poking around dark, lonely places, and, while there’s usually no reason to fear the spirits, in this day and age you have to fear the living. Always play it safe by letting someone not with you know where you’ll be and when you’ll be back.
Be patient, follow proper evidence collection procedures, review your evidence afterwards, and finally, be patient. You may not get anything your first time. Don’t give up. Just pick another spot and go again.