- Never go ghost hunting alone.
- Always let someone know where you will be.
- Always carry id.
- If you feel uncomfortable, leave!
- Get permission before going onto private property or to be in a cemetery
- Reschedule your ghost hunt if it is going to snow, rain, or if it is
foggy. Also check the pollen count. Moisture and pollen can cause anomalies in photos.
- If you have a large group break up into pairs or smaller groups.
- Carry walkie talkies or cell phones. You never know when you might
- Don't use drugs or alcohol before or during an investigation or
- Don't smoke near where you will be investigating. Make a designated
spot for smoking. You don't want to photograph smoke and think it is an ecto mist or spirit.
- When trying to record evps never whisper. Talk in a normal
voice. You won't scare the ghosts if you talk. And you don't want to mistake a human whisper for a spirit.
- Always use new tapes in the recorder.
- Have extra batteries and make sure all equipment is fully charged.
- Wear a watch so you can note times of events.
- Wear clothing suited for the weather and always wear comfortable shoes.
- Don't wear jackets with strings. The strings could get in
the way when taking photos and be mistaken for something paranormal, especially if you are shooting downward.
- Don't wear perfume or cologne while ghost
hunting. If using an insect repellent make sure it is unscented. Some have noticed scents or smells when there is
reported ghost activity. Perfumes may mask these scents.
- Tie back long hair. When a piece of hair gets in front of
the camera lens it will look like a vortex.
- Remove camera straps or be aware where they are when taking a photo. Many times straps
get in the picture and can be mistaken for a vortex, ecto, moving orb and ghosts.
- Look for things in the way like spiderwebs, wire, ropes, tree limbs. They
can appear on photos as something paranormal when they are in close range of the camera lens.
- Always clean camera lenses. Lint, dust specks, smudges and
fingerprints can look like ecto mist, orbs, and other ghostly anomalies.
- Be aware of the temperature when photographing outdoors or in an unheated
building. Hold your breath while taking a photo and for several seconds afterward. Remember, if you can see it so
can the camera.
- Always know where your fingers are when taking photos. A thumb or finger
can appear to be a ghost when caught in front of the lens. It is a big let down to find out it's not paranormal
- Research the location. If you are going ghost hunting after
dark, you should check it out during daylight hours. Make note of any dangers such as holes, broken glass, loose
- Be objective of your findings. Rule
out any natural causes that may have caused anomalies such as insects, lights in the distance, spider webs, reflections.