How To Prepare For Ghost Hunting

There are loads of misconceptions about ghost hunting. It’s not all dark, spooky forests and abandoned houses. There are many fun things to do, like visiting museums, libraries, and other popular tourist attractions while you’re on the hunt for paranormal activity. This blog post will give you 6 tips to help you get started in your new hobby! Here at SpiritShack we have provided ghost hunting equipment to those on the hunt for the paranormal for a number of years. During this time, we have learnt a thing or two about what you need to know when heading out searching for ghosts.

The team at SpiritShack have put together this list of top 6 things you need to know about ghost hunting before you set off, especially if you are a first timer. Read on to learn how to prepare for ghost hunting.

Always Go With Someone Else

There are a few reasons why you should always take a friend or family member when you go ghost hunting, firstly you shouldn’t go anywhere on your own, this is in case something happens, and you need help. We recommend at least going out ghost hunting in pairs. More often than not, some places you visit may be dark and the flooring uneven, by going in pairs you will always have someone with you, this means you can look out for them, and them for you.

The second reason is, if you do, in fact, see a ghost, paranormal activity or a manifestation, there are two of you to witness it, giving more credibility to your account. You might think you heard or saw something, but when you are in a dark space by yourself your brain can play tricks on you, so taking another person always helps you determine whether what you saw was really paranormal or just your mind playing tricks.

Accessibility & Permission

Like most activities, if you intend to carry out an activity in a specific area, you need to make sure firstly it is accessible and also that you have permission to be there. For example, if you find a building you would like to explore, you could always check to see if any previous paranormal activity finds have been recorded and also whether the property is on public land. If you find the answer is it is on private land, you may need to make some calls.

Trespassing is not allowed under any circumstances and here at Spirit Shack we do not condone trespassing as a way of getting into venues or locations to ghost hunt, and trust us when we say, any spirits who are there will know whether you have been invited or breaking in.

So, always make sure the location you want to carry out a ghost hunt or paranormal activity experiment is accessible, easy to get into and out of. And of course, make sure it is public property. If not, get permission before entering. This will help you avoid any legal problems along the way.

Reconnaissance During The Day

One of the most important things you need to do when you are planning on a ghost hunt or searching for the paranormal is, you must go and explore and carry out a reconnaissance mission during the day. This will allow you to take in the location during daylight, assess any precarious areas, and also figure out what ghost hunting equipment you might need.

Following on from simply taking a walk around, you can also take in the energies and activity to find the places you wish to go back at dusk or dark. Mapping out the areas you want to revisit, where you think you will get the best results for your paranormal activity expedition.

Preparation Is Key

It is important to prepare for any activity that involves a range of equipment, ghost hunting and hunting for the paranormal is no different. You need to make sure that you have done your research on the location, any previous recordings or sightings that have occurred, and also exactly what you need for visiting that location.

Do you need torches? Camera equipment? You need to make these decisions before carrying out your experiment of ghost hunting experience. Another thing you have to check when it comes to your equipment is that any batteries are fully charged and also that you have spares.

Along with making sure any equipment you are taking is in full working order, you also have to prepare what you are going to wear, clothing wise and also footwear. Making sure they will be comfortable and warm is crucial for a successful hunting experience. There is nothing worse than being cold and wet should the weather be miserable and here in the UK, it usually is.

Introduce Yourself Loud & Clear

This is quite possibly one of the most important tips we can give you for when you begin ghost hunting, make sure you introduce yourself loud and clearly to the property and individual rooms you enter. You also need to make sure you explain you mean no harm at all, it may feel strange explaining this to an empty room, but you need to make sure the spirits know you are there out of curiosity and not to cause any harm. Requesting permission to enter rooms and take photos also allows a barrier of respect between human life and spirit life to occur.

Other things you can do to help with introductions and put the spirits at ease is to ask them if they would like to be involved in your experience, they may choose to talk to you or join you in photos. Another thing that will gain you their respect is by explaining what procedures you are going through to record activity, what the ghost hunting equipment is and how it works. Depending on the age of the spirit, they may not know what the machines are, explain it to help them relax and welcome you into their space.

Most importantly, when you decide the time has come for you to leave the room or property, thank them for their time and also for being cooperative and understanding why you were there. Also, politely ask them not to follow you, this means the spirit will stay put and you can leave safely.

Leave Everything As It Was

When you carry out a ghost hunt or a paranormal activity search, you must leave everything as you found it, this is one of the most important rules in ghost hunting. Leaving everything as it was a sign of respect to the living and the dead, the dead being the most important. You must not disturb burial sites or rooms where spirits reside. Now, don’t get us wrong, we aren’t saying don’t touch anything, of course, to make deeper connections you can touch walls, doors, tombstones and anything else you come across, but you also must leave everything as you found it.

One of the main reasons we suggest leaving everything exactly the way you found it is to remain respectful at all times, by disturbing spaces you can upset the spirit realm, and your simple request for them not to follow you home may not be listened to. Next thing you know, you have a whole new problem to contend with.

Leave everything as you found it. Please.

Find Ghost Hunting Equipment With Spirit Shack

Our team here at Spirit Shack hope you have found our top 6 tips for ghost hunting helpful, we want to make sure you have an enlightening experience, all whilst staying safe. We understand how exciting experiencing a paranormal activity can be, especially the first time you feel that brush of cold air, that faint voice or even that touch, it can be exhilarating. But we also know it can be complicated and difficult at times, so following a set of things to do hopefully will make it a little easier for you.

If you need any new ghost hunting equipment, be sure to take a look around our website, we have a range of products available, all of which will help make your ghost hunting experience more enjoyable. If you have any questions or queries, be sure to contact our team, we are always more than happy to help in any way we can.

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!