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After several decades of ghost hunting (yes, really), I’ve discovered a few shortcuts.
Act as if ghosts are there all the time, whether or not you sense them, or see a spike in EMF energy, or anything else.
Just talk to them as if (a) they are there, and (b) they’re alive and well and eager for communication.
And maybe they are.
Well-known haunted sites can seem like a “sure thing” for ghost investigations. Beginners should probably start there.
However, ghosts can be anywhere. If you get that “something’s odd, here” feeling, consider acting as if the site is haunted, even if it seems an unlikely place for ghosts.
One possibility is the history of the site.
- An undocumented battle may have taken place at that location.
- A crime may have occurred there, but was quickly covered up.
- Someone (or several people) may have been buried beneath that park, battlefield, house, or other building. And then it was forgotten.
A ghost in an unlikely location
A classic example is the grave of Richard III that was found beneath a car park in England.
In my opinion, Richard III is one of the most likely British rulers to return as a ghost. But really, who’d think to go ghost hunting in a parking lot?
So, the next time you’re in a location that has an odd feeling to it, trying talking to ghosts that might possibly be there.
You can speak quietly, as if you’re talking to yourself.
You don’t have to go full-on Zak Bagans, addressing the ghosts in a loud voice.
And, above all, do NOT invite the ghost to communicate through or otherwise use your body in ANY way. Every time I see Zak do that, I wince. He’s taking risks that I consider foolhardy, even for a pro.
The Ghost Adventures Crew is back in Montecito, CA. A house Zak found online was calling to him. The house is surrounded by death and strange happenings — a home where some people walk in and immediately walk out, while others didn’t make it out alive.
The point is, you can act as if a ghost is there, even if the location seems unlikely.
Then, if a ghost does seem to be at that site, you can research the location’s history.
Though you’re not likely to find a ghostly connection as dramatic as the Richard III’s corpse, you may find a strong historical reason for a ghost (or two or three) to linger at that location.
And, if you do find a ghost in an unlikely place like a grocery store, I hope you’ll let other ghost hunters know about it. Every unique haunting gives us an opportunity to learn more about what ghosts really are.