Expert advice on ghost hunting

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Historic Savannah, Georgia is considered one of the most haunted cities in America.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paranormal investigators offer tips for interacting with spirits
  • Bring something the spirit can relate to, advises an expert
  • Be sincere, open and ready for anything, says another

(Economy trip) — Professional ghost hunters explain how to keep your sixth sense in tune, where to go to meet the undead, and what to do if something scary follows you home. Good hunt!

Ghost Time Hunt
“Night is good for ghost hunting because the absence of noise, people, and other distractions of the day helps your sixth sense stay in tune with your surroundings. That said, any time can be good. , depending on who is doing the haunting, an elderly lady who haunts my house, for example, knocks on the walls all day but remains silent at night, unless we have done something to upset her, like running the vacuum cleaner too late In this case, she strikes hard and often, as if to keep us awake as a reward.” — Garret Moffett, who directs Springfield Walks ghost tours and wrote “Lincoln’s Ghost: Legends & Lore”

Bring a trigger object
“Know the history of the place and the haunting, and bring something the spirit can relate to. If it’s a child, for example, bring a toy, or if you’re in a bank where there’s had a big heist, bring some cash from the time of the heist. Talk about the item you are bringing. Ask questions. You may even get enough spirit energy to move it. — Aaron Goodwin, member of the paranormal investigation team for the Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures”

be childish
“Adults walk around with blinders on. We have so many things on our minds. Kids are open to everything. Wide open. They see things before we do. When I go to a historic (and therefore possibly haunted) place, I’m fascinated and ready for anything. I believe that ghosts sense that you are sincere, that you want to see them. — Robert Edgerly, haunted tour guide in Savannah, Georgia (one of the most haunted cities in America) and author of the book “Savannah Hauntings”

Documentary evidence
“Digital recorders are a very good basic tool. The cheaper ones are great because they generate white noise, in which spirits speak. [electronic voice phenomena] can be class A, B or C. Class A is so incredibly clear that you can easily distinguish the words. At our last location, we were asking questions, then playing a few EVPs, and the spirits were saying our full names, in a clear voice, actually answering our questions. Truly aberrant.” — Nick Groff, member of the paranormal investigation team for the Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures”

Engage all the senses
“You feel a presence, your hair stands on end, you hear sounds or feel a touch, then you turn around and there’s no one there. Then there are smells – earth, old perfume, roses, body odor. In Savannah, if it was built in the 1840s or 1850s, it was built by slaves. Imagine the anguish, the desire. It remains. So you’re standing there all alone in one of these buildings, and all of a sudden there’s a strong smell of body odor and it’s not from you — it’s an apparition.” — Border

Use a paranormal perspective
“I find that ghosts that hang around have usually suffered a sudden and tragic death and are just trying to tell their story. It’s kind of like in the movie ‘Ghost’. They can be angry. Nothing says everyone is all soft and light. But for the most part, they’re not demons. Remember, they’re people, just like you and me. — Bonnie Vent, a spirit lawyer who documents her communications, including those with celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson, at bonnievent.com

Understand the risks
“You don’t chase rocks. You don’t chase shells. The provocation is very serious. Things can follow you home. I had to have my house blessed twice. In the first episode of this season , I was overtaken by a dark entity. I suddenly wanted to attack Aaron and started breaking our gear. I don’t remember, and watching the video was very disturbing. I don’t mess with this kind of stuff. — Zak Bagans, member of the paranormal investigation team for the Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures”

Check out some of these tactics employed professionally on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures Live Special” on Friday, October 30, from 8 p.m. as one of the most haunted places in America, the Trans-Allegheny Insane Asylum.

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