Expert Ghost Hunting Techniques

Ghost-hunting techniques

Enhancing Your Investigative Equipment

So, you’re on a mission to take your ghost-hunting adventure to the next level, and you are keen to learn the best ghost-hunting-techniques. Well, the power of quality tools tailored specifically for ghost hunting can’t be overstated.

This section is all about fine-tuning your gear. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to fork out thousands of pounds on equipment. Even the best ghost hunters have amped up their investigations with budget-friendly options.

 Advanced ghost-hunting equipment

If you’ve been a ghost hunter for some time, you likely already have the basics: a camera, a torch, and an EVP recorder. It’s safe to say you’re no stranger to the eerie and unknown.

Now, those are all great ghost-hunting tools, but you’re looking to level up, right? Then it’s time to invest in some of the latest high-tech ghost-hunting gear!

  1. Full-spectrum Phasm camera: Meet the Phasm Camera, the ultimate night vision camera in 4k, perfect for capturing even the most elusive spirits.
  2. EDI+ Meter and Data Logger: You likely know that ghosts can mess with electromagnetic fields. Forget the K2 Meter, this EMF meter is an absolute game-changer for paranormal investigations.
  3. Spirit box: An EVP goldmine, the spirit box rapidly scans radio frequencies to communicate with spirits.
  4. REM Pod: You’ve probably seen this nifty gadget in action on shows like Ghost Adventures. Short for Radiating Electromagnetism Pod, this REM pod detects even the slightest spectral intrusion.
  5. BooBuddy Interactive Bear: A cuddly toy AND a paranormal investigator? Yup! The BooBuddy is an EMF sensor, motion sensor, and temperature sensor all rolled into one high-tech tool.

Sensitivity To The Supernatural

Let’s talk about an effective but albeit “controversial” technique – the sixth sense. Don’t worry, Bruce Willis isn’t about to show up on your doorstep!

Some lucky folks are born with it, but others develop it through hard work and dedication. We’re all familiar with our five usual senses – key tools during a paranormal investigation. But there’s a hidden sixth sense lurking in most of us, rarely tapped into.

In fact, you’ve probably experienced it at some point or another. Knowing who’s calling before the phone rings or thinking about an advert and suddenly seeing it on the TV. Coincidence? Maybe. But what if there’s more to it? What if we all possess this intuitive sense that could be a practical tool and technique for ghost hunts?

Intuition or coincidence?

Melissa Martin Ellis, a member of the Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group and author of the popular The Everything Ghost Hunting Book, says “Most investigations involve some elements of coincidence or randomness.

Now, if this sixth sense isn’t just a fluke, but a genuine power, how can you tap into it and use it to decode paranormal data?

Well, you can actually learn to fine-tune your intuition and sensitivity. It’s not as complicated as you might think. Here are the basics:

  • Acknowledge it: Step one, believe in it. Without this belief, you won’t get far or trust your instincts.
  • Listen to your gut: Intuition is quick, elusive, and sometimes mysterious. When it strikes, take a moment to listen, analyse, and respect it.
  • Use your intellect: Your intellect is really your greatest technique. It’s the one that interprets those intuitive signals during a ghost hunt. Trust that something meaningful is happening and dive into figuring out what it all means.

Patience and reliability pay off

You know the old saying “slow and steady wins the race”? Well, it holds true in the paranormal world too. The best paranormal investigators are the ones who’ve mastered the art of patience and reliability.

Calm, collected, and patient ghost hunters are the ones who bring stability and credibility to the chaos.

The supernatural world is full of surprises and mysteries. You need to be confident and patient to tackle even the most frustrating hauntings and spooky riddles.

Observational Skills And Information Gathering

Ah, if only we could work magic and make paperwork vanish into thin air, but reality calls. As mere mortals and committed ghost hunters, you have to meticulously document the information you uncover during investigations.

Ghost hunters are also paranormal researchers! As a paranormal investigator, it’s not just about owning fancy gear, it’s about becoming a keen observer. Even after mastering your ghost-hunting gadgets, you need to level up your observation game.

Becoming a data detective

Capturing data on paranormal activity is your secret weapon. Even when the cameras are rolling, they can’t catch every detail or your personal experiences – like those spine-tingling cold spots or the occasional ghostly touch.

Your notes aren’t just for documenting the events; they’re also your personal reactions, which can be incredibly valuable when you’re piecing things together.

Here’s your ghost hunter note-taking cheat sheet:

  • Jot down anything that feels important.
  • Write any common-sense explanations that pop into your head.
  • Later on, weed out events or oddities that seem suspicious and might have logical explanations.
  • List what’s left in order of importance to keep your thoughts organised.
  • Don’t toss aside the less significant stuff; just move it to the bottom and stay open to the idea that it might matter as the investigation unfolds.

Following the paranormal paper trail

Ghost hunters aren’t fans of wild guessing games. They’re about finding meaningful patterns and connections.

So, to reduce guesswork in your analyses, take the methodical approach to evidence. This means looking at your own personal experiences and recordings – electronic voice phenomena, digital videos, and temperature readings.

Your goal is to create a solid analysis that can stand up to any sceptic’s questions.


What are the best ghost-hunting techniques for communicating with spirits?

If you’re looking to communicate with spirits during a ghost hunt, some of the best communication techniques used by ghost hunters are EVP and spirit box sessions.

EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) sessions use special digital recorders that can pick up sounds that human ears can’t catch, and that’s how the conversation begins. Spirit box sessions are a bit like EVP, but they involve a device that quickly scans through radio frequencies, creating a kind of background noise. Investigators listen carefully, hoping to catch responses or meaningful words hidden in that noise.

What are some basic techniques every ghost hunter should know?

Whether this is your first ghost-hunting adventure or you’ve been in the game sometime, it’s always good to know the basics. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Research the haunted house or location before the investigation to better guide your efforts.
  • Know basic gear and dress appropriately and comfortably for a ghost hunt.
  • Use a trigger object to capture the spirit’s attention and encourage them to interact.
  • Be polite and respectful when asking questions, as you never know what kind of spirit you’re dealing with.
  • Engage all your senses, including your intuitive sixth sense.

Final Thoughts

Taking your ghost tours and paranormal investigations can be thrilling, and now you have some of the most advanced ghost hunting techniques up your sleeve!

Your trusty sidekicks are your equipment, your intuition and sensitivity to supernatural activity, and your observational skills.

You might not always get the answers you’re looking for, but you might get something better!

Sam Ashford
Sam Ashford - Author

Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert, writer and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!