Frequently Asked Question

What is a Certified Ghost Hunter?
A Certified Ghost Hunter is bogus; It means absolutely nothing. An investigator can possess a certificate of completion from paranormal courses that teach proper use of equipment and evidence evaluation, which is good. But a "Certified Ghost Hunter"  is pure BS.
First of all, there are no accredited paranormal courses... which means there are no real certifications. One of such example is a course offered by paranormal investigator Patti Star. Patti affirms that when you complete her course, you'll be certified. But still, the question remains: Certified in exactly what? In our opinion, any such course means absolutely nothing what-so-ever.

For starters, the term "Ghost Hunting" is considered to be a novice one. Professionals are "Paranormal Investigators" or "Paranormal Researchers". Don't get the wrong idea: This doesn't mean that any group that claims they are certified are not professional. One of our network groups are certified, but at the same time, they are very professional and do a very good job. We just want you to understand that being "Certified" is fine, but it certainly does not mean that someone "certified" is a better, more professional investigator than someone who isn't. The bottom line is that going through such courses isn't bad. BUT... DO NOT let that apparent credential be the deciding factor on choosing an organization. Different groups/investigators have different ways of conducting investigations. Some are comfortable with certain techniques, others use their own personal proven techniques. The point is that everyone does this differently. It's a subjective field and you can never implement one procedure. Courses teach investigators to use their own methods; But what if those methods aren't the best? What if those methods are dated or out of line with what another investigator chooses. One-for-all does not work in this field. Thus, being Certified is just a waste of time until there are nationally recognized accredited courses.
And if you're an up-and-coming investigator or group, don't waste your time and money with these courses. In the "real world" of our side of things, it means absolutely nothing.
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