We have all heard spooky stories about the abandoned home at the end of the block. And we know about the spooky stories associated with the town’s cemetery. Many of these are legends and do not really make a decent location for ghost hunting. Nine times out of ten, these stories are just that, fiction. As a ghost hunter, the last thing you want to do is chase after fictionalized stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.
So how do you know if a story is from experience or fiction? Many times you do not. You just have to go to a location trusting your source is legitimate. However, there are ways to help ensure the location you are about to investigate truly is a haunted location.
Let’s take a look at some tips to help you find the perfect location to conduct a paranormal investigation.
Previous Ghost Hunters
If possible, sit down ad interview other ghost hunters who have previously investigated the location you are interested in. Ask them about their experiences and to see any evidence they have collected in previous visits. While talking to them, ask if they have any tips, which will help make your investigation a successful one. Remember, not every investigation is alike. Just because a previous ghost hunter has a bad or good experience does not mean you will have the same experience as they did.
If possible, collect as much evidence from the Internet, other ghost hunters and other witnesses. Compare all of the evidence and determine is this is the best place for you to conduct your investigation. The more evidence you collect taken from the same location, lessens the chances the evidence was fake or enhanced.
First Hand Experiences
Talk to non-paranormal community witnesses about their experiences at the locations. If it is a historical building take the time to interview employees and visitors. If it is a residence talk to homeowners and other friends and family members.
Look into the locations history and ask yourself if the history makes it possible for the place to be haunted. Some things to look for include a major tragedy, widespread depression or personal attachment to the area. Museums, prisons, lighthouses and morgues.
Make sure to conduct thorough research before leaving to conduct your paranormal investigation. Gather as much data and gain as much knowledge about the location you are about to investigate. Not only will this increase your chances the location is truly haunted, but will also help you with communicating with the ghosts residing at the location.
Remember to never ghost hunt alone, always practice safety first and have fun!