Over the years I’ve had the good fortune of meeting and working with a lot of different ghost hunters. One thing I’ve figured out is that ghost hunting groups are as different and varied as the people in them. Here are a few of the types of groups I’ve encountered. I don’t think one is better than the others-they just all have different perspectives on what ghost hunting is.
-The Scientists- These groups approach ghost hunting as a serious science. They will implement any equipment, gadgets or theories they find in a quest to prove (or disprove) the existence of ghosts.
-The Spiritualists- The people in these groups focus more on the religious and spiritual acts of ghost hunting. They often use psychics, perform house blessings and might even bring in a priest or two if things get too heavy.
-The Thrill Seekers- Some people go on a ghost hunt with one thing in mind-having a good time. Most of them are just curious people looking for a quick scare.
-The Fame Seekers- A few people get into ghost hunting simply because they see it as an easy way to get a little attention. A handful of people have become successful radio or TV personalities after getting involved in the paranormal and others often try to copy their success.
It’s important if you are looking for a group to work with that you find one that meets your personal needs and works with your ideas and view points of the paranormal.