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How to Photograph Ghosts in Your Home.

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PLEASE NOTE: These instructions are intended for persons who have active spirits in their homes.

S.P.E.C.T.E.R. and its associates do not recommend people start ghosthunting without the proper instruction or equipment.
Standard equipment used by ghosthunters include: E.V.P devices, digital thermometers, infrared cameras, infrared sensors and electromagnetic field detectors. Although not extremely essential for the beginner, the equipment does help to validate your findings and will become part of your essential tools. Your first time should be with an experienced group or investigator.

Go to our links page and visit our friends for the proper legal release forms to enter private property (no trespassing please). These links will give you more specific information on ghosthunting and equipment or local ghost hunting
groups in your area.

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Here are 4 easy steps that could help you capture some type of spirit image on any camera. Photographs of anomalies can greatly help ghosthunters identify certain problems along with the right documentation of the events.
 
Photographs are also a great asset for investigators and handy to have if the events in your home become more than you can handle and you need the assistance of a ghosthunting group.

How to Take a Ghosts Photograph.

Step 1: Visit the space weather website and check on the solar magnetic field activities and write them down. They range from no activity, to moderate activity to high activity. At this time you can also visit the moon calender site and find out when the closest full moon cycle will occur (ghosts need energy to form. High solar fields and a full moon create higher than normal electromagnetic fields that tend to make spirits more active). Photographing during these events will give you a better chance at capturing ghostly phenomena. Please visit my links page for space weather and moon calender websites.

Step 2: On a sheet of paper write down the time, date, local weather conditions, barometric pressure, humidity and wind speed.

Step 3: Walk through your house and talk to your ghost. Explain to him/her that you know he/she is there and that you would like to take his/her picture. Yes...being polite also works on spirits. Remember that they were once mortal too.

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Step 4: After each picture is taken write down some information such as which room the picture was taken, time of the photograph, temperature of the room at time of photo and any unusual feelings or noises.


Take film to a trusted photo-lab in your area and wait for the results. Note that sometimes pictures that don't seem to have anything on them can be the cause of paranormal phenomena. Eg. photos on two negatives, not on one of them, then photo on the next negative etc. Check your photos carefully as ghosts like to reflect off of windows and mirrors or travel high or low to the ground (they don't always show up in the centre of your photograph).



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Terminology.

In this area I'll define three of the most common pieces of equipment other than the camera in an investigation as well as vocabulary used by ghosthunters but not necessarily needed to perform the tasks described on this page.
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Thermometer - Uses a laser light to acquire an accurate temperature reading from distances of up to 20 ft. Used in hard to get at areas (drops in temperature 10-40 degrees can be caused by paranormal activity).
 
 
 
 
Electromagnetic Field Detectors - are used to get readings of the electromagnetic field in an area being investigated. Unusually high spikes in the detector can (sometimes) verify the magnetic signatures of ghosts. This equipment is quite tricky and can give false readings. You will need some experience for it be used correctly to validate your haunting.
 
 
 
 
 
E.V.P.- Electronic Voice Phenomena or the use of any digital or electronic means to record the voices of spirits. Any type of recording device will work but digital creates less background noise (from the machine itself) than the standard cassette recorder. When trying to get e.v.p.'s leave gaps between your questions, this allows the entity appropriate time to respond.

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Cameras & Film

Throw away disposable cameras with a flash will work but I would recommend a more expensive camera as the quality of the picture tends to be better than disposable ones.

We use Kodak 400 speed for the best results. Any film brand will work but keep the speed at 400 as 800 speed film can tend to give you a grainy picture. 100-200 speed films also work but you will need a good quality flash and a lot more luck to get a spirit energy strong anough to be captured on lower speed films.
Any digital camera will work but some people seem to find that Sony cameras take the best ghost photos.

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Digital Thermometer

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Electromagnetic Field Detector

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E.V.P. - Digital Recorder

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