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New ghost hunters can be utterly astonished when a light flickers in a haunted room.
By contrast, jaded ghost hunters can dismiss a clearly outlined shadow person as if it’s just ho-hum.
It all depends on context.
When you’re investigating a haunted site, your experiences are your own.
Don’t let anyone dismiss them as “nothing important,” or – worse – ask you, “Are you sure you didn’t imagine that?”
Whether they realize it or not, every ghost hunter has their own agenda.
They got into this field for a specific reason.
Usually, it’s a question related to something in their past.
During an investigation, their respective agendas, and their past experiences may influence their reactions.
- They may be utterly astonished by a door that closes itself, on command.
- They may be terrified by a sobbing sound coming from behind a sealed wall.
- Or, they may react to their own fears by trivializing others’ experiences at the haunted site.
Likewise, a new ghost hunter will have a different experience – and reaction – from someone who’s been in this field for years.
Let’s try to be respectful and allow each person to witness what happens (if anything) during an investigation, or even a ghost tour.
However, since that’s not always possible when fear seeps into those at the site, it’s important to trust your senses.
Ignoring them could mean missing out on something truly fascinating.
Worse, dismissing your internal radar could put you at risk from the living and the dead.
If you feel afraid, maybe there’s a good reason for it.
Stay alert, and be mindful of others’ reactions during the investigation… and immediately after it.