As much as I love ghost hunting, it isn’t all fun and games. A lot of it involves hard work, patience, and a real passion for the paranormal. If you are thinking about starting to ghost hunt, there are a few things you should be aware of before you start.
- Ghost hunting involves staying up all night. Investigations often run till four or five in the morning, and then everyone has to pack up and drive home. If you aren’t a night person, you might want to reconsider.
- It’s physically demanding going on investigations. Everyone is expected to haul heavy equipment in and out of buildings as well as walk through old structures that can have massive numbers of rooms and stairs. Sometimes you can stand for hours without having an opportunity to sit and rest.
- People aren’t always reliable. We’ve had cases where we’ve set up an investigation and the property owners changed their minds at the last minute. Ghost hunters need to learn a certain amount of flexibility.
- Ghost hunting frequently involves getting dirty. A lot of haunted buildings are old and dusty. We try to wear clothes that hide the dirt as much as possible. If getting dirty bothers you, better find another hobby.
- There are health risks involved in ghost hunting. Along with all the dirt and debris, old buildings sometimes contain things like asbestos. Floors can also be weak and rotted and walking through an unfamiliar room in the dark can always have problems. It’s a risk we all take whenever we enter an old building.
Despite all the bad, it’s still fun and rewarding every time we experience something we can’t explain. So we keep going out and keep searching. If the things on the list don’t bother you, then maybe you should give it a try!