Let's say you are hanging out at your house alone and freaky things started to happen. Perhaps, your TV turns itself on or off by itself, or maybe things are moving on their own. Our imagination is best known for getting the best of us. 

Your mind begins to wonder if ghosts could be responsible for such things. when you seek out to find out if your house is in fact haunted or not, it's not to be taken lightly. It may actually make you more uncomfortable being alone in your own house. 

We believe that audio recorders and film equipment are the two main factors in collecting evidence of a haunting. On TV, you may see a wide variety of scientific equipment being used, but most of those gadgets don't collect paranormal evidence in the same sense as recorders and cameras.

In "Searching For Ghosts" we will mostly focus on these tools as well as explore other paranormal investigation techniques that will assist you in your search for answers. 

By the time you reach the 4th and final part, you will be able to conduct your very own mini paranormal investigation to see if perhaps any ghosts are living with you.

Keep in mind as you read all three parts, this is meant for those who are experiencing minor and non-threatening paranormal activity, if you are scared or feel that you may need to consult with a paranormal expert, by all means, contact a paranormal investigator. 

Also, you will not in any way be close to having the knowledge and skills to assist another person with their paranormal experiences. Searching For Ghosts will not make you a paranormal investigator.

This is nothing more than a starting point for those who are interested. If you wish to get involved in professional paranormal research you need to spend a lot of time reading and seeking out haunted places, and staying the night in them.

Here, we will simply give you enough knowledge on the subject to get a start. It may take you three or more years of studying the paranormal before you could be considered an expert in the field.

Know When To Question Experiences

Not everything you see or hear can be contributed to the paranormal, but sometimes things happen that defy explanation. One thing to keep an eye on is how often do odd things occur, it's widely believed that paranormal experiences are a rarity.

Just by feeling a cold spot doesn't suggest a spirit, it could just be a cold spot. However, when a cold spot is accompanied by other activities such as noises and electrical disturbances it may suggest that something paranormal could be occurring.

People also report familiar smells, such as cigar smoke or perfume, often tied to a loved one or connected to you in another way.

Think hard about the activity and what could be causing it before setting out to see if you are dealing with the paranormal. 

A paranormal investigation can sometimes be an unpleasant experience, especially for those who have never dealt with anything like this before but, if you go into it with an open and fearless mindset, it could be a life-changer.

It's best to forget about all of your predetermined assumptions you may have had about this subject due to what is shown on TV. 

The paranormal is the most sensationalized subject out there, primarily focusing on the most terrifying cases ever to be reported. Not all hauntings are a cause for concern. Not every haunted house is as scary as the ones on TV. 

You are most likely dealing with a very common type of haunting. 

What Is Considered A Common Haunting?

Common hauntings are usually the ones you hear about happening at all of the known historic landmarks that are reported to be haunted.
  • Unexplained sounds or smells.
  • Cold spots or uneasy feelings.
  • Electrical disturbances.
  • Doors opening/shutting or things moving on their own.
If you or others are experiencing all of the above, you might want to investigate to see if you might be sharing your home or business with a ghost.

Paranormal encounters are always more validated when experience by multiple people or also known as shared paranormal experiences. When setting out on your search for ghosts, be sure to include a friend or two to assist in the investigation, this will help to eliminate any fear you may have or help you back up your claims of experiencing the paranormal.

Coming up in the next installment, "Searching For Ghosts - Paranormal Investigation", we will discuss what is needed for you to do your own mini-paranormal investigation, conduct a basic paranormal investigation, and how to collect evidence of paranormal activity.

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  • Only seek to do your own paranormal investigation if experiencing minor or common types of paranormal activity.
  • Request assistance from a paranormal investigator if you feel threatened or uncomfortable.
  • Ask others if they have experienced the same paranormal activity as you.
  • Carefully think about and question every encounter before you start to investigate.   

Searching For Ghosts - Paranormal Investigation (PT 2 of 3)

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