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When you’re ghost hunting, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or stunned. You may feel too tired to think.
That happens to everyone. Even to pros.
At some haunted sites, it can seem as if the ghosts have an agenda. Or perhaps just one does; that’s all it takes to experience brain fog or an unexpected emotional response.
Remember that ghosts are people, just in a different form. They can behave the same as people you know in real life… including those that annoy you.
- Maybe they don’t want to be disturbed. (Previous investigators may have tried provoking them.)
- Perhaps one or more ghosts want to be alive again. (Some seem to think that’s possible.)
- Others are distraught, not sure how to “cross over.” (That’s when specialists — and ONLY specialists like psychics and spiritualists — can be helpful. Don’t try this if you’re not trained and experienced in this kind of work.)
- And then there are the ghosts that, in their own misery, seem to be predators. In true “misery loves company” for, they want to terrify and intimidate the living.
In any of those situations, a ghost — or the combined energy of several ghosts — can make you feel tired. You may realize you’re not thinking clearly, or feel overwhelmed.
During a ghost investigation, take a break.
Leave the site, or go at least far enough away so you’re not under the influence of the ghosts.
Important: Never leave a site by yourself, especially if you’re not feeling well. Contrary to what you may see on TV, no one should be entirely alone and unsupervised during an investigation. Things can go very wrong, very quickly, and with no warning.
Generally, ghosts seem to be too weak and frail to invade your thoughts or cause problems.
However, if your thoughts feel “heavy” or you’re having trouble focusing on your research, pause immediately.
The problem could be simple tiredness, or stress, or even allergies. (Many haunted indoor sites are dusty and can have mold or mildew. Outdoors, some plants, odors from nearby factories, or animal paths can trigger allergic responses.)
Get away from the site for at least a few minutes. Then, you can evaluate what’s going on, and whether you can safely return to the investigation or should just go home.