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#1 midnight_ravynhawk

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:34 AM

Well, my husband just bought me my 1st dvr so I took it and my digital camera on my 1st ghost hunting trip. I searched for a place to go and just try everything out and came up empty. So, I headed to a nearby cemetery for alittle experiment. What did I come up with????? Absolutely nothing!!! Things I learned- Don't try to take evp's with a race track and fireworks going off in the distance, Don't pick a place close to a busy road, And under NO circumstance take your 10 & 12 year old sons who can't keep quiet!!! Oh well, practice makes perfect I guess. I know that probably 99 out of 100 times I go out I won't catch anything but, I'll keep trying. If I do happen to catch anything I'll be sure to share. 1 question- does anyone know of any websites that I could check for places in my area to go? I am taking a paranormal 101 class in October and I am just trying to get my feet wet and learn to work the equipment so I don't look like an idiot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

First of all, you are right, most times you will come up with nothing. I have been on many investigations and most are exactly that, empty. I average activity about 20% of the time. Otherwise, i would suggest you contact a nearby group and see if you might join them for an evening. Most groups will welcome new people interested in learning, and they don't charge for it either. (I do as well, but I see you are on the opposite side of the state from me!) You may want to check out Fort Miflin on Sept 5. they are having a miniconference there, and it is not that far from Philadelphia. just gogle "fort Miflin" for info, i don't have it up right now but i saw an ad for it.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

good luck, hopefully you will find a good group to go with or at least get some tips on good places in your area.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

It's good to see you learning and accepting the low probability that you will indeed catch something. :Wall: I'm sure if you look on Google you'll find other places to visit. I agree with CaveRat about finding a local (or semi-local) group to investigate with, but also be aware that you might very well be rejected. None of them seem to be keen on newbies joining them; they conveniently forget that they were newbies once, too. Good luck in your future endeavours. :)
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for all of the advice. The class I am attending does officially make you a member of the group after attending and we do go on an investigation that night. It's the Central Pa Paranormal Research Association. Another question-if I would happen to catch something, who should I show it to? I don't want to just start posting things and look like an idiot. I definately take this seriously and am just trying to learn.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:21 PM

If you join that group, they may only want captures posted on their website. You'll have to ask them what their policy is. But if you're on your own at a location, you're free to share anything with us here. :wow: Your best bet, in that case, might be to sign up for an account at Photobucket.com where you can store the photos and link here.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:24 PM

LOL. I have only tried to capture EVP once, and it was a little scary what I picked up. :headbang:

And it's funny that you took your 10 and 12 year old boys...ROFL. The day a preteen boy can be quiet and stay still for more then ten seconds is the day I'll give 50 bucks to George W. Bush. :wow:
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:32 PM

Try looking up this web page www.theshadowlands.net This site list all kinds of haunted places by state, maybe you can find something near you. But be carefull & get permission befor entering any location HAPPY HUNTING! :)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:19 AM

You're way better off going out with other adults. No one under 18 can come on any of my investigations. Kids want to be kids. Even 18 year olds act like young kids, quite often. But if you tell enough people that you're interested in investigating, eventually you will probably find someone you know who will go with you. In the mean time, this forum, and others that are full of serious investigators will help you, no matter what you ask.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:25 AM

Well, my husband just bought me my 1st dvr so I took it and my digital camera on my 1st ghost hunting trip. I searched for a place to go and just try everything out and came up empty. So, I headed to a nearby cemetery for alittle experiment. What did I come up with????? Absolutely nothing!!! Things I learned- Don't try to take evp's with a race track and fireworks going off in the distance, Don't pick a place close to a busy road, And under NO circumstance take your 10 & 12 year old sons who can't keep quiet!!! Oh well, practice makes perfect I guess. I know that probably 99 out of 100 times I go out I won't catch anything but, I'll keep trying. If I do happen to catch anything I'll be sure to share. 1 question- does anyone know of any websites that I could check for places in my area to go? I am taking a paranormal 101 class in October and I am just trying to get my feet wet and learn to work the equipment so I don't look like an idiot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:27 AM

So have you statrted the class? Is there a haunting to investigate in the course?
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

Unfortunetely I've never been on a ghost hunt before and it will be long before I can, although, from reading books and watching tv shows I know that you have to be prepared to be disappointed sometimes. I'm sure you were thrilled and couldn't wait to catch something, but sometimes you get let down.
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