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.
Before 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.
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.