Guide to Conducting a Successful Ghost Hunt

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Believers in the paranormal often want to capture proof of the existence of ghosts. The best way to go this is by conducting a ghost hunt in homes or areas known for their high levels of paranormal activity. While learning how to conduct a ghost hunt, keep in mind that you should never visit a location with permission. This includes cemeteries, homes, and abandoned buildings.

paranormal-investigation-4-1Before setting out on a ghost hunt, be sure you have all of the equipment needed to capture proof. A camera is a must, if you hope to catch a visual image. There has been much debate as to whether a digital camera or standard camera is the best choice. If you cannot decide, take both. A video camera is another great choice, as still images do not always tell the story in a way that video can.

If you hope to capture EVP’s (electronic voice phenomena) you will need a tape recorder. You should also have a thermometer, to detect temperature fluctuations, and a EMF (electromagnetic field detector). There are other ghost detecting devices on the market, but these are the basics.

Once you arrive at your location, use the EMF detector to get a baseline reading. This will allow you to know if the electromagnetic levels around you rise. You should take readings periodically throughout your ghost hunt. If the levels rise, this potentially means that a ghost is near. You should immediately begin to film and take pictures.

You should also obtain a baseline temperature reading, and watch for changes throughout your ghost hunt. Ghosts are said to draw energy from the atmosphere in order to manifest, thereby dropping the temperature in a given area. This is why many people report a cold chill just before witnessing a ghost. If the temperature drops suddenly and drastically, take as many photos as possible, as this is likely an excellent time to capture a ghost on film.

rosslyn chapel - 00.08 am to 00.54 am (57)At some point during your ghost hunt, you may want to take the time to capture EVP’s. During an EVP session, everyone should be sitting down, and be as still as possible, as not to create any excess noise that could be picked up by the recorder. Once you are settled, begin to ask the ghost questions. Pause long enough in between each question to allow time for the recorder to pick up any response. Some professional ghost hunters claim that you should only speak in a friendly tone, while others use a method of provoking. Whichever you choose is up to you.

You will not capture ghostly images or voices on every ghost hunt. However, if you are persistent, as well as professional in your efforts, it is likely that you will eventually capture some amazing evidence.

Hidden Subliminal Messages in Disney Movies

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The first question many people ask is do subliminal messages in Disney movies really exist? The answer is, yes, they do. The next question would likely be, why? No one know for certain, but the popular belief is that it started when a few Disney animators were angry that their names were not included in the credits, and wanted to get revenge.

The type of subliminal messages in Disney movies varies. Some are innocent references to other Disney characters, and others have a much darker side. A topless model makes an appearance in The Rescuers, The Little Mermaid contains a scene in which a character has an erection, the word “sex” is spelled out in the clouds during a scene in The Lion King, and in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jessica has a Sharon Stone “Basic Instinct” moment that lasts for just a second.

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While these subliminal messages in Disney movies are of a darker nature, there are just as many that are not. Of course, the messages that are sexual in nature get the most attention. The others, which mostly go unmentioned, are likely just a method used by animators to link our brains to other Disney offerings. For instance, in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, several Disney characters make quick cameos. While some individuals do not appreciate the use of any type of subliminal message being included in the movie they are watching, this type of “clean” message is harmless.

Other Disney subliminal messages are up for debate. Often, the mind can play tricks on us, and what one person thinks is something out of the ordinary, another may not. The same thing goes for voices. Many claim that Aladdin says, “Good teenagers take off your clothes” during one scene in the movie. However, others do not hear this at all.

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Some of these messages were taken out before the movies were released on video, therefore you may not be able to locate all of the subliminal messages in Disney movies if you are watching them at home. Others, however, were allowed to stay, so if you look hard enough, you just might find one.

Disney is not the only company to have hidden subliminal messages in their entertainment. Over the years this type of message has appeared in music, video games, movies, television shows and cartoons. One thing is certain, if you are not paying extremely close attention to what you are listening to and watching, you just might not know what you are missing.

Five Dumbest Horror Movies of All Time

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I suppose there are plenty of movies in the history of horror that are more dumb than these five, however, there is only so many that I can cover in the space provided here. These five movies are some of the worst of the worst. If you have watched them, I’m sorry. If you have not, you may not want to after reading this. If nothing else, at least you will know what you are getting yourself into.

Halloimage-taking-another-look-at-halloween-3ween III: Season of the Witch

You will see this movie show up on almost every dumb horror movie list. Why? Because Halloween III removes Michael Myers from the movie completely! Oh, there is one scene where Michael is pictured on a television that is playing in the background at a bar, but other than that, no Michael.

I wish I could tell you what the purpose of this was, especially after having two horror blockbusters in the form of Halloween, and Halloween II. To make matters worse, the movie is not even scary. Not even a little bit.

Sleepaway Camp

When Angela Baker is forced to go to camp with her cousin, bad things start to happen. Her behavior is so erratic that it is more weird than scary. Even at the very end, when Angela shocks your by showing you her penis, that’s right, I said penis, you still do not understand what her/his major malfunction was. Sleepaway Camp is one movie on this horror movies list that does have somewhat of a cult following. However, I am not a card carrying member of this cult.

Blair Witch

I admit it, I fell for all of the Blair Witch hype, and even spent time online after watching this movie trying to find information that would convince my friends and family that what we had seen was real. Can you say, sucker? Only after learning that this was a work of fiction, was I able to see this for what it was. Bad acting, or should I say, overacting, is on display throughout this film. Actually, it is a shame, because if it had been well made, it would have been toward the top of any horror movies list.

The Slumber Party Massacre

slumber_party_massacre_1_poster_011This movie is particularly frustrating because it is one that makes you scream commands at the television. “Don’t go in there! Are you freaking nuts, run! Turn around already!” are just a few of the words of wisdom I tried to offer these young ladies while I watched them meet their maker one by one. There are few things as frustrating as watching people die without putting up a good fight, and Slumber Party Massacre forces you to watch this happen over and over again.

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes

The fact that Patty Duke is in this sequel makes it hard to watch. Not that Patty Duke is not an excellent actress, she just does not fit into a horror movie very well. By the time Amityville 4 was released in 1989, the topic had been beaten to death, and it becomes painfully apparent that there were no new angles to take, and nothing of value to add to this film release. The Amityville name alone prompted people to watch, but it could not prevent them from being disappointed.

Honorable awful horror movies list mention goes to all of the Leprechaun sequels, all of the Children of the Corn sequels, as well as all of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequels. Few horror movie sequels, with the exception of Halloween and Friday the 13th, are able to live up to how good the original movie was. However, they do some power. That being the ability to cause horror movie fans to waste a lot of time.