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These days, Ghost Hunting is a hot topic. The popularity of the TV shows Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Adventures, has excited many people and maybe even a few scientists into trying to study ghosts and other unexplained stories on their own. This is not exactly a new phenomena, as for centuries people have talked, and written about ghosts, spirits and all kinds of other supernatural events.  Many people believe in ghosts and others believe that all the strange events can be explained away with the help of science.

A lot of people think that ghosts are spirits of people who have died in the past. The presence of spirits is also explained in different manners. Some people believe that ghosts continue in this world to complete their unfinished business. According to some religions ghosts are evil demons. Very often Hauntings occur in places where people have died or where their bodies are buried.

In trying to study ghostly events. certain instruments have become popular to use to interact with ghosts are infrared sensors, thermal cameras, Geiger counters and digital voice recorders. We have filled this site with ghost hunting instruments that we have seen ghost hunters use. With the help of these instruments professionals try to understand supernatural events. In addition to electronic equipment some spiritual mediums of communications are also used. There are no scientific sources which can explain the reliability of these methods but they are used widely in study of the paranormal.

Following is a very good article about ghost hunting. Please note the ghosthunting software mentioned is no longer found at they link provide. Although you can combine your ghost hunting equipment with various computer software to help with your Paranormal Investigations.

Ghost Hunting Should Be Professional

Ghost Hunting can be very fun and yet at times it can be one of the most terrifying things you will  probably ever do in your life.

The following are just a few of the things folks have encountered during ghost hunting or paranormal  investigations:

1. Smells: These smells can seem to come from no where, and develop instantly and disappear just as  fast. The smells are often putrid like rotted meat, or like fresh bowel movements, and are very  overpowering at times.

2. Apparitions: Some spirits appear as barely visible forms, while some become as solid and normal  looking as a living person.

3. Clouds – Mists – Masses: Often fleeting shadows, things seen out of the corners of the eyes are  encountered. Or a rolling black mass may appear, sometimes a whispy form like smoke is seen.

4. Disembodied voices: These are often heard and at times they can be very scary. Imagine being in a  darkened room, and having something invisible whisper or even shout in your ear. These are not EVP’s,  but normal sounding speech.

5. Physical Sensations – Some ghost hunters have been touched, pinched, slapped, had their hair  pulled, been scratched or even bitten by invisible entities.

6. Rappings – Scratching – and Knockings: In walls, ceilings and floors. Strange sounds and noises are  often heard in haunted locations, as well as hearing what sounds like objects being dropped, or moved  in nearby rooms.

7. Cold spots: Sometimes just before a spirit manifests they draw energy from the surroundings. Often  a spot in one area of a room will suddenly become very cold. For example the temperature thoughout a  room may average 75 degrees but in one corner or area, the temperature will suddenly plummet to 50  degrees or even colder. This is a sure sign of a spirits presence or a soon manifestation.

8. Power drains and equipment malfunctions: Like cold spots, when a spirit is drawing energy needed to  become solid or more visible, they will often draw-in nearby energy, this energy can also come from  batteries in video camers, and other devices. Often cameras, tape recorders, even lights will suddenly  go haywire or stop working all together when a spirit is present.

Almost everyone that does ghost hunting believes that there are two types of spirits, human and in- human, the latter are also called demons. I am a born again christian and believe the bible 100%. From  my beliefs in the bible as factual. I believe there is only one type of spirit involved in any  haunting, and these are in-human or demons.

According to the bible, when we are dead our spirits or souls are present with God, from there we are  either granted a life of love and peace in heaven with the creator and the other believers, or we are  cast into hell forever, with no chance of escape. The bible also says there is a huge chasm or void  that separates the living from the dead, they cannot cross over or communicate with each other. There  are other statements in the bible that clearly says that ghosts can not be the spirits or souls of  people who have died.

Whether the creatures involved in a haunting are spirits of dead humans or whether they are demons, if  one is trying to prove that they truly exist or if you are trying to disprove a haunting, then you  must do paranormal investigations as a professional.

A professional Ghost Hunter or Paranormal Investigator needs to have the right tools. Here I will  explain devices that every ghost hunter or paranormal investigator MUST have, if he or she is truly  taking the phenomenon as real or as a business, and not as a joke.

1. Voice Recorder: It doesn’t matter if you use a standard tape recorder or one of the new digital  recorders, what does matter is the quality and the ability to use an external microphone. Try to get  one that is of good quality, but make sure you get one that has a plug in microphone with a cable or  cord so the end of the microphone is away from the recorder. The small all-in-one recorders that have  the built in microphones, pick up a lot of the hiss and gear noise from the recorder when they are in  record mode. A recorder is a necessity for recording EVP’s. EVP’s also called (electronic voice  phenomenon) are a very unique and sometimes frightening thing that is often encountered in a haunted  area. What an EVP is, is a voice or other communication that is heard on a tape or digital recorder  during playback, that was not heard when the recorder was recording.

2. Film Camera: Do NOT use a digital camera because the photo will always be questioned as being fake,  no matter how good it is, where if you use a film camera, you at least have the negatives as some  proof. And unless you buy a high mega-pixel digital camera, the photo quality will be less than a nice  cheap 35mm film camera.

3. Camcorder: A camera is good, but a camcorder is even better. Get one that uses a tape, either the  small cassettes or one of the older models that use the full sized VHS tapes. I bought two of these  older camcorders for under $75 each recently.

4. Thermal Imaging scopes or goggles: These capture the upper portion of the infrared light spectrum,  which is emitted as heat by objects instead of simply reflected as light. Hotter objects, such as warm  bodies, emit more of this light than cooler objects like trees or buildings. Often spirits that  manifest have a temperature in their form that stands out in this spectrum, especially if a spirit is  present in a cold location.

5. Night Vision scopes or goggles: These little devices have become very cheap, a nice night vision  scope can now be purchased easily for under $200. They work by collecting the tiny amounts of light,  including the lower portion of the infrared light spectrum, that are present but may be imperceptible  to our eyes, and amplifying it to the point that we can easily observe the image.

6. Flashlight: Take along two small pocket ones for each team member. What can be worse then exploring  a dark cellar or underground area, and having the lights or another flashlight fail.

7. Walkie Talkies: If you have a group of team members, and you are investigating a large location,  walkie talkies are not just a good thing to have, but they can be a life saver at times.

8. Notebook and pencils: Often any electronic, electrical or other devices may fail in a haunted  location, so it’s very wise to carry along a small notebook and some pencils in case you need to keep  some valuable notes.

9. Thermal Scanner: A hand held thermal scanner (thermometer) uses infrared technology to measure the  surface temperature of material without touching it. You simply point at your target, pull the trigger  and read the temperature on the lit LCD display.

One of the best tools I recommend, is also the cheapest, under $10 U.S. It is a computer software  program that is made just for Ghost Hunting and Paranormal  Investigations. It’s called ‘Ghost  Hunter’. The software is for anyone who explores haunted houses or locations where any type of  paranormal activity is occurring. Whether you are trying to gather evidence of the haunting or other  proof, this software can help make the job more organized and easier.

Ghost Hunter Software was made as a scientific tool, for paranormal researchers that believe in  spirits, demons, or ghosts. Researchers can easily keep track of vital data gathered at the haunted  locations. With this software you can know at a glance such vital information as; the date and times  of the activity, location info, GPS data, telephone numbers, notes, sounds heard, odors detected,  temperature anomalies, and more.

You can use the software on location during the investigation with any WINDOWS based notebook Computer  or back at home or in the office after the investigation.  For more information and the ability to download and try a free demo version of the ‘Ghost Hunter’  software, please visit the website:  http://www.rb59.com/ghosth
By Robert W. Benjamin  Copyright © 2007 Published with permission of the author.

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