You’ve booked your stay, took time off work, gathered your friends…it’s time for your next paranormal investigation! But before you go, there are a few things we need to do to prepare.
A paranormal investigation can certainly be done on the fly however if you prepare appropriately, you can get the most out of your time and energy (and most likely money spent for the experience). I wanted to provide you with a handful of tips I’ve used over the years that help me manage my time and most importantly heighten my paranormal experiences and activity throughout the night.
What are you bringing with you?
The most simple of advice and yet the most crucial is preparing the stuff that you plan on bringing. This can help make it as comfortable as possible during a night when you are likely going to be cold, dirty, possibly wet, scared, and tired. First, check any equipment that you have. Does it require a tripod? Will it make sense for the type of location? Does it take batteries or a charger? Make sure to get a good charge on everything the day before, including battery packs and pack a few extra batteries of each kind as well. You’ll also want to ask yourself if you want to bring anything that might come in handy that is NOT equipment. This can include things like tarot cards, oracle cards, crystals, oils, protective jewelry, dowsing rods, ouija boards, etc.
Ifyou are bringing crystals, here is a small bundle of crystals I suggest to carry with you to enchance your spirit communication abilities:
If you’re worried about staying protected, here is a bundle crystals to help with protection:
How are you preparing yourself?
If you have the time to prepare yourself mentally and physically before an investigation, take the opportunity. I often like to meditate the night before, pull a few tarot cards and even do a little bit of physical activity. Meditating and divination allows me to begin connecting with the location and its spirits as well as connect with my ancestors and spirit guides, who help me safely open myself up to the other side. Physical activity gets me prepared for all the walking and climbing stairs I might be doing on the investigation. I drink lots of water and prepare a water bottle to take with me as well. It seems simple but I still find myself forgetting some of these tasks and not feeling 100% throughout the night of the investigation. It’s also not a bad idea to pack some pain reliever (you never know), snacks and caffeine (for obvious reasons.)
Lastly, I always like to remind everyone to stay open to all of the possibilities that the night holds. Yes, you may be looking for a ghost. But what will you do if something else shows up? How will you adjust your approach if the activity doesn’t look the way you expected. Stay flexible and optimistic, and trust that you’re being led on a journey for a reason. Perhaps you’ll have an opportunity to help yourself or others (living or dead), and anything that happens along the way is journey that was meant to happen all along.
Happy investigating. My next stop will be: The Dumas Brothel.