In this article, we'll be discussing how to get started in a paranormal investigation and ghost hunting. Specifically, we'll be talking about some of the vital equipment you need, where to find haunted locations, and how to go about setting up your investigations.

People of all ages can enjoy this excellent pastime hobby, so this could be perfect if you're looking for a new hobby that gets you out and about!

So let's get started.

Are ghosts real?

Many people ask this question, but the answer is that we don't know for sure. Some people believe that ghosts are the spirits of deceased people who still haunt the Earth. Others believe that ghosts are simply manifestations of our fears and anxieties.

There is no scientific evidence to support either of these claims, but that doesn't mean that real ghosts don't exist. Many people have reported experiencing paranormal activity, and there are some cases where physical evidence has been found to support these claims.

Whether or not ghosts are real, there is no denying that their concept of them is fascinating.

Best locations for Ghost hunting

Before we know about the locations, we need to know what situations or places attract ghosts. Different types of hauntings happen for various reasons. Some are looking for revenge, some are trying to send a message, and some are just plain lost.

Ghosts don't roam; they are usually attached to a specific place or person. This can be because of emotions like sadness, anger, or love. It can also be because of unfinished business or a traumatic event in that location.

Now that we know what types of hauntings happen and why let's look at some haunted places for ghost hunting.

1. Abandoned hospitals and asylums

One of the most popular locations for ghost hunting is abandoned hospitals and asylums. These places are usually full of negative energy and suffering, which can attract ghosts.

For many years, these institutions were places where people went to die. They were often overcrowded and understaffed, which led to terrible conditions. Many patients were mistreated or even tortured. It's no wonder that these places are now considered some of the most haunted in the world.

2. Battlefields

Another popular location for ghost hunting is battlefields. These are places where large numbers of people have died, often in brutal ways.

It's not just the death that can attract ghosts to these locations but also the fear, pain, and suffering. Many people who die in battle are never adequately buried, adding negative energy.

Battlefields can be an exciting place for one to go on a ghost hunt. It is essential to be respectful when visiting these locations, as they are the final resting place for many people.

3. Cemeteries

Cemeteries are another popular location for ghost hunting. These are places where death is very prevalent, and they often have much negative energy.

Cemeteries are usually full of sadness and grief, which can attract ghosts. Many people buried in cemeteries were never properly mourned, adding to the negative energy.

4. Haunted houses

Haunted houses are another popular location for ghost hunting. These are homes where something horrific has happened, such as a murder or a suicide.

The negative energy from the event can attract ghosts, and the house itself can become a sort of portal for them. Many people who live in haunted houses have reported seeing ghosts, hearing strange noises, and feeling a sense of terror.

5. Hotels and inns

Hotels and inns are other popular locations for ghost hunting. These are places where many people have come and gone, and they often have much negative energy.

Many hotels and inns are built on top of old burial grounds, which can attract ghosts. They are also often full of unhappy or unsatisfied people with their stay, which can add to the negative energy.

Equipment for Ghost Hunting

Now that we know some of the best locations for ghost hunting, let's take a look at the equipment and ghost hunting gear you'll need.

1. EVP

One of the more popular pieces of equipment for ghost hunting is an EVP or electronic voice phenomenon. This is a device used to record voices from the other side.

EVPs are often used to communicate with ghosts. Many people who use them have reported hearing strange voices, laughter, and even screams.

2. EMF Reader

Another popular piece of equipment for ghost hunting is an EMF reader. This is a device that is used to measure electromagnetic fields.

EMF readers are often used to detect the presence of ghosts. Many people who use them have reported seeing strange lights, feeling sudden cold spots, and hearing strange noises.

3. Ouija board

Many people who undertake Paranormal investigations also like to use an Ouija board. This is a board that is used to communicate with ghosts.

Ouija boards are often used in ghost hunting because they are thought to be a direct way to communicate with the other side. Many people who use them have seen the movement of the planchette on the board and have even heard voices.

4. Digital camera

Cameras are another popular piece of equipment for ghost hunting. They are often used to capture strange phenomena that can't be seen with the naked eye.

Digital cameras are top-rated for ghost hunting because they can take pictures in the dark. They can also be placed where no one is watching, ideal for catching ghosts on film.

5. Doll

This is one of the more strange pieces of equipment for ghost hunting, but it is also one of the most effective.

A doll is often used to lure ghosts. They are placed in an area where it is said that a ghost or other entity is known to frequent. The logic behind this is that the spirit may be attracted to the doll because it resembles a human form.

These are some of the best locations and equipment for ghost hunting. If you are interested in undertaking a Paranormal investigation, be sure to research the topic thoroughly and always be respectful of the places you visit.

About the Author Kris Olson

Kris Olson is a prominent ghost hunter in the South East, He was featured in South Magazine's Fall 2021 & Fall 2022 issues and Adventure Cities Season 1 Episode 3 on Discovery Channel. Kris lives in Savannah, Georgia, where he leads ghost investigations at the city's most haunted sites. Kris has developed a personal relationship with the spirits that speak to him through his work as a paranormal investigator. This allows him to connect with the spirits on the other side more easily and communicate more effectively with different entities.

If you would like to contact Kris, email him at admin@realhauntedsavannah.com.