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We know that many haunted sites have measurable EMF spikes, surges, and anomalies.
(My theory is: Those EMF anomalies indicate an open door between the worlds.)
But… should we consider ways to make the most of EMF, especially EMF sensitivity?
(I’m about to sound like I’ve gone full woo-woo, returning to my hippie roots. Please remember that I usually research from a skeptical viewpoint, and I fact-check everything I can with actual, documented science.)
Yes, the quote by Mary Roach sounds rather snarky. I think it’s intended that way, and no, I’m not amused.
But she does have a point about EMF sensitivity and ghost hunting… and it’s something I’d already suspected.
Over a year ago, my husband and I looked into a trending topic, Earthing.
I’d begun to suspect that I was unusually sensitive to EMF. We also wanted to try Earthing to see if it stopped my husband’s nightly snoring.
(It did. He used to snore so loudly, you could hear him through a closed door and with earplugs to block the sound. Now, a year after trying Earthing, he’s still not snoring. What a relief!)
But, during that year, I also noticed that – if I regularly grounded myself before a scheduled ghost hunt – my sensitivity dramatically increased at haunted locations.
In other words, I could more easily identify the most haunted parts of the site, indoors and outdoors.
If you want to try this yourself, be prepared. The highest quality Earthing kits can be expensive. Even less expensive Earthing mats can be beyond your budget. (We’ve tried several. I’m linking to the ones that worked best for us.)
So, there is a way to test this yourself, in case – like me – you’re EMF sensitive… and it won’t cost a cent.
Grounding yourself, naturally
Before going into a haunted site, take your shoes off. Stand barefoot on the ground (actual grass or dirt) for several minutes. See if you feel calmer and more relaxed.
If (or when) you do, put your shoes back on and go directly into the haunted site.
Then, notice what gets your attention… where you feel drawn to.
Your EMF meter (or similar device) may confirm that you zero’d-in on an active, EMF-rich location.
If so, an Earthing mat might be a good idea, so you’re thoroughly grounded even before you leave for your ghost investigations.
As I see it – and from my own experience – the more I’m accustomed to being grounded, the more sensitive I am to areas with EMF anomalies, especially at haunted sites.
To put it bluntly: I’m a better ghost hunter now.
More Earthing and grounding resources
If you want to explore grounding and Earthing studies, there’s a lot to find.
Some of it is science-based, but some of what you’ll discover… It edges into hype and snake oil.
I’m only interested in what works for me.
That should probably be your standard, as well: Does it actually work for you?
(As I’m writing this, I’m sitting with my feet on an Earthing mat. I seem to work more efficiently when I’m more-or-less insulated from all the electronics in my home office. So, yes, this works for me in everyday life, not just ghost hunting.)
Here are some resources if you want to learn more:
- The full Earthing movie, at YouTube. (You may want to start with the TL:DR edit: Grounding Yourself.)
- The Minimalists talk with the Earthing guy.
And, as I said earlier, these are the only two Earthing/grounding mats we’ve tried and liked. (These are affiliate links.)
- The full Earthing kit, including an Earthing mat, the cable you’ll need, a device to be sure your electrical outlet is grounded, and a semi-boring (very technical) book on the subject.
- A far less expensive option (around US$30, as I’m writing this), that seems to work nearly as well.
But first, try the barefoot-on-grassy soil test. It may not produce such dramatic effects – or as quickly – as an Earthing mat does, but it’ll help you decide if this is a good addition to your ghost hunting preparations. Or, if you’re like us, a nice lifestyle improvement as well.