Ghost hunting group?

United States
May 22, 2009 3:17pm CST
I'm just curious, given all of the popular ghost hunting shows...how many people out there are interested in starting or getting involved with a ghost hunting group? If you are, what is the hardest part about getting started for you?
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@silvercoin (2101)
• Lithuania
22 May 09
It would be very interesting for me.The hardest part is to build a good team who really believe in what they do.I don't think that it's a game or way of having fun.I'd like to do a serious investigation.And , of course, I'd need a better camera than I have now.
• United States
22 May 09
I hear you there, I know I'm always looking for more and better equipment! Getting a good core group for a team can be very hard if you dont all start out together or if you dont know the other people well. I completely agree that it's not a game, but I do think it can be a ton of fun...so long as everyone also remembers that there are times it needs to be professional and serious, too.
• Lithuania
22 May 09
The fun is when you get your first evidences of supernatural.And get something that has never been showed on any ghost hunting show.
• Australia
24 May 09
it was very fun when my friend and i got some really really good evidence on the first time we hunted. the evidence there was a ghost or multiple ones in my house was this: Background: weird things happened at different times in the house, like when you threw something in the trashbin, it would fly out onto the ground, or chairs spin around like there is a jet engine on them. these are office chairs of course. Investigation: my friend and i sat down at night and started to ask questions, and on different recordings we had some weird noises, and they were human noises, like a little kid, a little girl to be more precise, they weren't exactly words though. then i asked if the entity could spin the chair, and i moved it out of the way to make sure it wasn't near anything, but alas the chair did not spin, but on the audio recorder, we got the words "Thank You" to come up.
• United States
23 Jul 09
i'm am part of a paranormal group. it's very fun. but the hardest part about it all is finding places to go. you got to do some searching on the internet and hang flyers up so people might see them and know of a possibly haunted location.
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
i dont like ghost hunting. i dont think i need to. i have super active imagination and extreme sensitivity. I already know if the house has something paranormal in it or not. It heightens my senses. :) but if i ever join one, the hardest would probably be the preparation. YOu have to be physically, emotionally, spiritually strong to control yourself and the situation.
• United States
14 Jun 09
I would love to be a part or start my own ghost hunting/investigation group. I have done a little hunting/investigating on my own in my own house (and I have gotten some nice results, such as several EVPs, if I do say so myself). So I do have at least a little experience. I think the hardest parts of doing this would be actually finding people who would actually be serious about it. But you know, I have never searched for any local and/or nearby ghost hunting groups in my area. I think I'll go do that once I finish with my current session on MyLot.
• United States
14 Jun 09
I am actually a TAPS family member. I was recruited to a paranormal investigation team in my new home-city. One of the biggest things you have to look for are people who will take it seriously. Some people jus want to get into it for the thrills, and they won't be helpful. They will probably make stuff up! Finances will be one of your biggest setbacks because you don't get paid for investigations. You have to be willing to do it for free. So any equipment you have has to come out of your own pocket. Also, you have to get into this for the purpose of helping people. You can't just do this to find ghosts. You have to be willing to go into someone's house and either find what is bothering them, or debunk their claims. Your job will be helping to lay their fears to rest. If you can't do that, don't get into this field. Keep in mind that most of ghost hunting is really boring too. You spend a lot of time sitting in a pitch black room just waiting. Only idiots run around screaming constantly that they saw or heard something. --Lindsey Rainwater
@Tiamjr (435)
27 May 09
I think the amount of shows that are on tv about ghost hunting has made it quite a popular activity for many. I think the main problem for me would be the initial expense of getting the correct equipment. Unless you are a gifted medium I don't think you can really become a ghost hunter without all the correct equipment. I don't necessarily think that not believing in ghosts is a reason not to do it. If you go into the task sceptical you are more likely to come up with reasonable explanations for what others claim to be experiencing. And when you don't come up with these explanations then the results would be more interesting. I suppose finding the right mix of sceptics and believers would also be important.
• Australia
23 May 09
i would love to put together a real nice ghost hunting group with my friends. the main problem is 2/3 don't believe in ghosts, or they don't think they want to waste their time roaming around somewhere at night with cameras and recorders of all sorts. i do watch a show called ghost hunters, and that made me want to make my own group. at least one of my friends likes ghosts, and he sometimes comes to my house and we do our own ghost hunt. the first one we did was successful. we caught some good audio evidence. my family already considered our house haunted before we decided to do some hunting.