For Those Who Want To Become Ghost Hunters, Read This

Flickr / Helmuts R
Flickr / Helmuts R

Here is a question I get a lot…

Do I watch ghost hunting shows? Like Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventurers, Ghost Stalkers, etc.

The answer is yes, I do. I watch them for lots of reasons. One, I like to see how spirits are manifesting themselves to others. I also like to learn about the history of locations. I like to see scientific advancement in the field.

I also like to help the spirits and people I see on these shows. How can I possibly do that, you might I ask? If you hold the belief that prayer helps others, if you have studied the healing practice of Reiki, then you are aware that you don’t have to know a person or be near a person to send them light and healing energy. If you also communicate with spirits, than you surely know that you don’t have to be present in their specific manifesting points to call them forward and communicate as well.

Here is my main rub with those who “ghost hunt” – it seems more like ghost fishing to me.

You dangle the bait out, call them forth, invoke them, they do just as you ask them to do, and then you throw them back to where you caught them from. I am not judging here and I fully concede that I am not privy to what goes on afterwards or even in the heads of those who are ghost hunting. From what I have seen though, I am not sure there is much help offered to the spirit to help them cross over or find peace. I also see a lot of people placing themselves in danger of attachments and entities that can severely alter a person’s emotional body as well as wreak havoc on their lives and those around them.

What came first? Are the people who ghost hunt empaths at the start or do they grow into that after exposure to paranormal and spirit activity/presence over time? If it is the latter, what is being done to educate the ghost hunters who are opening up their energies and becoming more and more sensitive (therefore vulnerable) to how to not only shield and protect themselves, but also to help a spirit who may be ready to transition from this plane to the next?

So, many times I’ve watch as ghost hunters go into a location and violate — yes, I used the word, violate — spirits. We wouldn’t as human beings go into a room, walk up to a stranger, and start barking orders at them. “Show yourselves!” or, “Move that chair!” or, “Throw something!” or, “Say something!” And you say this all while filming and recording their responses?

To me, it feels like the equivalent to a one-night-stand. I don’t mean to be crass here, but you go in and have this intimate moment with something you don’t know. You just came in contact with it, and then it’s like you leave without getting a number or any intention of connecting again. What ever happened to good ole’ kissing or a second date?

There is no responsibility in that and there certainly isn’t a whole lot of respect in it.

So I very humbly and graciously ask that if you are going to ghost hunt, if won’t you try a new approach? One that I am most certain will grant you even better results than you have had? Go into your hunt not as a fisher of ghosts, but as an advocate. Go in with the pure intent of helping them, of caring about their stories, and why they are still choosing this plane of existence. Go in equipped with not just digital recorders and EMF readers, but with the knowledge of who to call on, and how to help the spirit if it is ready and willing to transition.

If you are not capable of this, you could easily bring someone along who has the training and/or gifts to do just that while you get the experience and can pursue what it is that draws you to ghost hunting in the first place. A win-win, right?

These are just my thoughts. If you are passionate about the field, taking the time to learn how to help while also how to better communicate with a spirit can only enhance your results. And isn’t that what you are truly wanting in the first place? Better results means proof and answers. TC mark

This post originally appeared at The Closet Clairvoyant.

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