Precautions of Paranormal Investigation

Paranormal Investigating and Ghost Hunting can be an adrenaline rush and can bring together a lot of great people. You can gain a lot of experience and experience some amazing situations. You need to be fully prepared and be prepared to accept what you may find. You need to be strong willed and be strong in your faith. Most of all, the possible hazards of the environment can be more of a risk than the hunt itself. Make sure someone knows where you're going & what you're doing. Keep a fully charged cell phone with you in case of an emergency.


Here's some suggestions of good, safe procedures:

  1. Above all, use your common sense.
  1. Never go investigating alone. Always have at least one companion.
  1. Verify location, accessibility, safety, and related issues ahead of time. Check each site during daytime hours to identify parking, paths, and hazards. Carry a working flashlight, even during daytime paranormal investigations.
  1. Wear suitable clothing, including sturdy footwear. Don’t eat a heavy meal immediately before investigating, but don’t arrive hungry, either. Do not drink alcohol or use drugs before or during a paranormal investigation.
  1. Never trespass on private or posted property, without specific permission from the owners or authorities.
  1. Leave immediately and without incident if the police or owners ask you to, even if the property is not posted.
  1. If you become unreasonably frightened, leave. Always follow your gut instinct if you are prompted to leave.
  1. Remember, you have more to fear from the living than from the dead. Haunted sites are often isolated. That makes these sites attractive to people engaged in illegal activities. Use caution and common sense.
  1. Never speak ill of the dead. Avoid sarcasm and jokes in haunted settings. Remember to have respect. Provoking to get a response is fine, but don't go overboard unless you know you're prepared for the possible consequences. Overall, if you're a beginner, I don't recommend provoking. You need to be experienced to handle this in the appropriate way.
  1. Ghosts do not follow you home unless you have medium abilities. Most ghosts have no desire in harming you. But... a diabolical entity has been known to follow. Generally speaking, this is extremely rare.
  1. If you're troubled by unwanted thoughts after leaving a haunted location, relax. Watch a happy movie or TV show. Talk with a friend. If the thoughts persist, see a professional for advice.
  1. Never relly totally on cellular phones in haunted settings. Sometimes they won’t work or have no signal. Know where the closest public phone is located.
  1. Remember that you are visiting a location that a ghost considers “home.” Behave as you would in someone else’s home, or as you would want someone to behave in your home.
  1. Spirits do not “possess” people without their willingness. If something seems to be taking control, tell it to stop. Picture yourself as a bigger bully than the spirit. This works in most cases. If you or someone you know seems “possessed,” consult a professional.
  1. It is believed that most ghosts are tied to their earthly locations because they want to change something that happened in the past or are unable to or refuse to cross over. It is possible to help them move on, but this takes the knowledge and experience of a professional.
  2. Don't damage or alter the location. If someone was nice enough to let you investigate, respect their property.


There are no documented cases of someone being seriously physically harmed by a ghost. Paranormal investigating should be fun and rewarding... but it can be dangerous in the wrong situation.

In any investigation, safety is always number one. If it doesn't feel right, leave.

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