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Updated on January 24, 2015

Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Hunting

The word paranormal comes from the words "para" meaning beyond, and normal. So the term paranormal really means something that is beyond the normal scope of science or being beyond a scientific explanation.

I have always been fascinated by anything paranormal. Whether it's ghosts, psychics, mediums or anything else slighty resembling something paranormal, you can bet I'll be trying to learn all I can about it. I have been a member of a paranormal investigative team and it was fascinating. Although we didn't capture any outstanding paranormal evidence, we did encouter some things we couldn't quite explain and got to visit some great places. For more info on ghosthunting and paranormal stuff, check out:

What Is Paranormal Investigation

The word paranormal comes from the words "para" meaning beyond, and normal. So the term paranormal really means something that is beyond the normal scope of science or being beyond a scientific explanation. According to the Journal of Parapsychology, the term paranormal describes "any phenomenon that in one or more respects exceeds the limits of what is deemed physically possible according to current scientific assumptions."

Parapsychology is the study of the evidence involving phenomena where a person seems to affect or to gain information about something through a means not currently explainable within the framework of mainstream, conventional science. Proponents of the existence of these phenomena usually consider them to be a product of unexplained mental abilities.

Common examples of psychic phenomena are telepathy, extra-sensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis, and after-life things such as reincarnation, ghosts, and hauntings. Also included in the category of paranormal are aspects of UFOs, some creatures that fall under the scope of cryptozoology, the Bermuda Triangle, and many other such subjects.

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What Should I Take With Me When I Go Ghost Hunting?

Good question. You don't absolutely have to take anything with you, although having some of the basic tools may make your experience more interesting. Additionally, having a camera or a voice recorder will allow you to capture evidence that you couldn't capture without them. These tools are also useful for documenting your investigation.

If you're investigating at night, as most people do, you will need to have necessary safety items like flashlights to make sure you can find your way around. You can conduct investigations in the daylight also. Hauntings and paranormal experiences don't only happen at night.

Some of the very basic things you should have are a pen and note pad, good obsevation skills, logical mind, and a basic knowledge of how to conduct and document an investigation. Happy hunting!!

Principles of Ghost Hunting & Investigation

The basics of ghost hunting & investigation include going to a place were there may have been sightings of ghosts and/or other occurrences of things that are out of the ordinary. Popular places for investigations are graveyards, churches, schools and older buildings. Places like hospitals, prisons, and mental health facilities are usually full of strange happenings just because of the nature of the places themselves.

Ghost hunters usually record data in a scientific manner, making observation using electronic equipment of various types, such as; EMF Meters, digital thermometers, infrared and night vision cameras, handheld video cameras, digital audio recorders, and computers. Organized teams of ghost hunters are also called paranormal investigation teams.

Investigators will sometimes conduct interviews and analyze evidence to prove/disprove the haunting and to assist the owners and if requested, help the spirits to move on if need be. The investigators can provide the assistance directly or put the owners in contact with experienced groups or individuals that will try to resolve the situation.

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      catwell2 6 years ago

      @anonymous: What/where is this movie theater? Are you wanting someone to come and do a paranormal investigation? You should be able to do a google search for teams in your area.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Who can i talk to about some stuff that's been happening in a movie theather???

      Can somebody tell me.

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      Maurice Glaude 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I like the funny chupacabra tee.

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      masterbarnes 8 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for all the good input.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hey i was woundering who should i talk to i have 3 nices and the yungest is always talking abt a shadow she says dat it doesn't leave her alone but she is the only one dat sees it and it only comes wen it wants to she is really scare so if u could plz help me out

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hey i was wondeing if u can tell me about how i can get in to more paranormal stuff at 11yrs old so yah

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i think that ghosts exist its just a matter of seeing them to believe it. i didn't think so before it happened but now im a believer.

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      GhostWalker LM 8 years ago

      Great lens....enjoyed reading it

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      TrueGhostTales 8 years ago

      I do enjoy paranormal related lenses 5 stars and an add to favs

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      A great lens. Paranormal subjects are beyond fascinating. I've had a few unusual unexplainable experiences, so I know this phenomena is real.

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      GhostMan LM 9 years ago

      Cool lens.

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      nrichford lm 9 years ago

      Nice info. You might be interested in my lens So You Want To Be a Ghost Hunter

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      ghostguide1 9 years ago

      Hi Dee,

      Great lens! I think you'll also enjoy my lens at . Hope you can stop by!

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      VBright 9 years ago

      Good lens. Isn't it funny how people who have never had a paranormal experience are the most critical? I like the show ghost hunters. Even done a few lenses about them.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I think ghost exist. I remember one time at a party I got hit in the face with a beer bottle. Now i'm scared for life. People that don't believe need to start it doesn't matter if you can see or not their there. No matter what any one says.

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      rockycha 9 years ago

      Outstanding Lens! High Fives! and I feel honored - Thank You Denise - added you to my ghosty tools lensroll too!

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      akrause2112 9 years ago

      Great lens. I have lensrolled it into my Goldfield Hotel Lens 5 Stars!

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      WhippetTalk 9 years ago

      Nice page! I have always had a facination with the Paranormal. Probably because I lived in a haunted house as a child. I never shook it off.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I’ve been fascinated with learning about spiritual possession for quite a while. I don’t know if everyone has seen the show the Ghost Whisperer, but there is an episode this Friday (05/09/08) that’s all about possession.

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      kellb 9 years ago


      Great page,enjoyed reading it. The paranormal is something which I believe and I have just set up a monkeybrain debate on Ghosts Do Exist.

      Keep up the good work and lets all help each other.

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      Isabel22 10 years ago

      Good job.Interesting story. But i have a question Do they exist .Recently i have visited

      interesting site containing details of How to become a private detective ,private investigator requirements,private investigator rates etc

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      adamsparker37 10 years ago

      Hay, good topic and nice pastiche. Investigation for ghosts is strange and socio fantasy. Any way your presentation is good and some what strange also . I have Private Investigator service. The services like are related to know details of people or person, especially in the time of marriages. And you can find list of private investigators here. Again you have nice lens.

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      fefe42 10 years ago

      Ghost Hunters is pretty freaky sometimes if you believe they are telling the truth! Join in the monkeybrain debate if ghosts exist Do Ghosts Exist?