If you are hell-bent on going on a ghost hunt and want to make sure that you have the best possible time while increasing your chances of coming in contact with the supernatural you are going to want to be sure that you pay close attention to all of the tips and tricks we outlined below.
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have had successful ghost hunt experiences by focusing on the basics that we illustrate in this quick guide. And though your overall experience is likely going to be completely unique and something that you’ll never forget, if you cover these basics you will be sure to increase your odds of a successful hunt dramatically!
Let’s dig right in!
Assemble your team
For only about a million and one different reasons you’re going to want to make sure that you don’t go on a ghost hunt alone.
Instead you’ll want to assemble a dedicated team of people close to you that you know you are going to be able to rely on when things get pretty spooky most of these kinds of excursions are going to be conducted late at night in places that few other people would dare venture, and you’ll want to be able to rely on these people on your team every step of the way.
It also helps to partner up with professionals (something we will touch on in just a moment), if only to be sure that your experience has every chance of being a success.
Create your gear load out
The second thing you are going to want to do is come up with a “gear load out” checklist that you’re able to work off of before you set out on your excursion.
Most of the professional ghost hunt operations are going to provide you with their own checklist of things you’ll want to bring, but just as a general rule of thumb you want to be sure you have packed:
- Recording equipment (audio and visual hardware and extra batteries)
- A primary and secondary flashlight system (LED flashlights are best)
- Communication tools like walkie-talkies and cell phones with full batteries and solid service
- A water bottle and warm clothes
- Shoes that you are comfortable moving around in and won’t mind getting dirty
… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Build your own gear load out checklist and you won’t have to worry about going on a ghost hunt unprepared!
Record absolutely EVERYTHING
A lot of the time that people go out on a ghost hunt they feel like they weren’t able to come in contact with the kinds of spirits and supernatural activity that they had hoped to – but that’s just because the entities that they did come across weren’t able to manifest physically.
This is why it’s always advantageous to bring some kind of audio recorder, some kind of video recorder, and other recording equipment (like electrical activity equipment, for example) to find anomalies and to document anything that you do come across on your trip.
Work with professionals and get permission
At the end of the day, you’ll want to try and work with the professional ghost hunt operations that have already secured permission to “supernatural hotspots” and lean on them to assist you every single step of the way.
If you are dedicated to going alone or striking out with your own crew of ghost hunters the sure that you secure permission before you enter any premises. It’s common courtesy, but it also might help you avoid serious legal repercussions later down the line.