Sunday, December 20, 2015

Message From Grandma

My mom found this

at work, the only one in the whole store.

Then that night on during one of our TV shows that we watch, they sang "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" (which we used to tease Grandma with by singing it to her, cause every time she heard the song she would laugh.) & "Up On A Housetop" (which is the song Grandma & I would sing, while decorating her Christmas Tree at her house.)

So Grandma is basically almost yelling at me to enjoy Christmas like I always have.....

But how can I?

I'm trying Grandma, I swear I am.

Protecting Yourself

The Difference Between The Clair Senses

This is an excellent article.

Shadow People

Elf On A Shelf

Bought two elf on a shelf, a boy and a girl.

Named them after Grandma and Grandpa and Grandpa's elf keeps moving.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Personal Experiences

The Homegroup icon appeared for no reason on the desktop of my laptop this morning.

The Homegroup icon appears on the desktop of my laptop once a month since my Grandma died; and it started the day she passed.

And the normal way you remove the icon doesn't work. I have to simply restart the laptop to make it go away.

Another experience last night was the hallway leading to the bedrooms was cold and the main bathroom was FREEZING!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Personal Experience

Yesterday (Thanksgiving Day), while my Dad was here, my Mom heard singing, but she was the only person to hear it. As usual, it sounded like it was coming from the basement.

Later last night, I got sick and had to be taken into the ER, while there, the room kept getting colder and colder. And it was that "special" type of cold that tells you, you are not alone.

Then early this morning (around 2am Central Time) once we were home, my mom kept hearing people talking. I heard nothing, but then again, I was under the influence of the medication given to me by the ER Doctor.

Today, I had to go back to Walk-In, because my symptoms returned.

While in the exam room, the room kept getting colder and colder, it was like a wave of cold air hitting you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Personal Experiences

The other night I was driving home and I swear to god I saw a shadow figure ride a bike past the car.

Today we came home from doing errands and the bathroom light was on; it was off when we left the house.

And just now at 9:30pm my mom smelt her grandpas pipe smoke

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Personal Experience

Last night my Mom heard the sound of something sliding off the kitchen counter or table, making a very loud crashing noise.

I heard nothing.

Then this morning my Mom very strongly smelled the scent of the tobacco her Grandpa would smoke in his pipe.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Personal Experience

On Halloween night I smelled the scent of the old time face powder my Grandma would use when she wore make up.

That powder had a distinct smell; not a bad smell, just a distinct one; at least to me it always did.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Shared Personal Experience

This past Tuesday, while at my Grandma's house, sorting through more of her things; I was alone in the house, while my Mom was out on the front porch, putting a garbage bag in the trash can, when the screen door opened and shut all by itself.

We were at Grandma's again on Wed., and the screen door opened and slammed shut all by itself, and then a few minutes later quickly opened and shut all by itself once more. My Mother was in the house this time so she experienced it as well.

A person we know who can communicate with the other side, awhile back told us that "all the men folk" in our family that have passed on, were now at my Grandma's house 24/7. My Mom and I assume it's to protect the house and property, possibly to reassure my Grandma in the afterlife that no harm would come to the house, or to her children or grandchildren while they were in the house, sorting through her things.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mom's Personal Experience

While at work the other night, while counting down her drawer, my Mom smelled her Grandpa's pipe smoke.

It was so strong that it was actually making her start to cough.

She said "Okay Grandpa, can you back away just a little bit."

And the pipe smoke seemed to back away then.

She could still smell it, but it didn't seem to be being blown right in her face.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Personal Experience

Last night my Mom, dreamed of the day my Grandma passed away.

In the dream she saw Grandma laying in her hospital bed, and saw Grandma's parents, Grandma's Brother and his wife, and Grandpa, all around the bed.

I told Mom that even though it was all most 5 months later, they were showing you who was there to take Grandma home.

Mom said in the dream, Grandpa spoke to her.

He said: "We're taking her home." Then he said "You need to take care of your little Sister." He then also said "Take care of each other". My Mom told Grandpa that she and my Aunt don't always think alike on certain subjects, and Grandpa said "You will someday."

My belief is that Grandpa was showing my Mom who all was there on May 19th, 2015, to take my Grandma home, and that he used this opportunity to speak to my Mom here in the present about things. He also told her "Everything will be okay."

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Personal Experience

I had a personal experience through a dream last night.

There are some problems at my Grandma's house, some problems that are deeply concerning to myself and my Mom.

In my dream last night, I was at Grandma's sitting at her kitchen table, and she was sitting across the table from me.

I told her about the problems and she clearly said "It'll be okay".

Friday, August 7, 2015

Ways To Protect Yourself Against Attacks From Ghosts, Spirits And Demons

This article explains this paranormal groups theory on how a person can avoid an attack from a ghost, spirit or demon.

Levels of Possession and Exorcisms

This article talks about the different levels of possession and the levels of exorcisms.

Stages of Possession

This article talks about the stages of possession.

Parasitic Entities and Spirits

The following article talks about parasitic entities and spirits.

Symptoms of a Spirit Attachment

This article explains the symptoms of a spirit attachment.

Spirit Attachment and Possession Symptoms

The following article outlines the symptoms of a spirit attachment or possession.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Grandma

Since my Grandmother's passing on May 19th, 2015, my Mother has seen my Grandma a total of 3 times in our house.

And I have heard her call my name once.

But because my Grandmother and I were so close, I have been able to hear her "speaking" to me in my head as thoughts, but I know these "thoughts" are coming from her because I always hear the nickname she had for me.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Review of Dark World by Zak Bagans

Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures CrewDark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew by Zak Bagans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found Dark World to be an excellent book. The information contained within its pages was for me personally, fascinating.

The explanations and opinions on weather and Stone Tape Theory and other theories about paranormal were extremely informative, in my opinion.

I journal every paranormal event that happens in my Mother' home; and never gave a thought to weather or moon phase playing any part in that activity.

After reading Dark World, now when I journal a paranormal event I do my best to record the moon phase, weather, and emotions of those in the house at the time the event occurred.

I want to thank Zak & Kelly for writing this book; it has opened my eyes.

I highly recommend anyone interested in the paranormal read this book.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Trade Secrets: The Essential Ghost Hunters Toolbox

Article from @

By Calvin Waters

The advice on how to use real Ghost Hunting equipment can only be be answered by real researchers with years of experience in the ghost hunting field. Many would be Ghost Hunters only shop Paranormal Detection Equipment, Electronic Ghost Hunting Detectors because they think it is cool and want to try their hand at it. Usually without any prior training or other interest then doing what they think is cool.

Paranormal investigators make use of over a dozen different tools and electronic devices to help track down and locate possible evidence of paranormal. But are they in your ghost Hunters toolbox? I can remember the day when individuals went into a very haunted house armed only with a Camera: 35mm camera with black and white film and/or infrared film. It took no more then that to make many into true believers. Today it is all about full documentation with no errors, and sworn testimony to the level that it makes us all look suspect. that is if we don't have or do what they do on TV.

A Ghost Hunter from JACKSON, MS. she wrote me telling me in her long email that she had been ghost hunting professionally for over 5 years. And that she was an upstanding Member of the TAPS Family. Her request was for me to explain how to use the EMF detector she owned for 4.5 years and never quite got the hang of. In truth I discovered she actually used it because the clients who she investigated for expected it. But she had no clue to what the readings actually meant.

My advice is: Determine which ghost hunting methods you'll feel most comfortable working with: sensory or scientific. Sensory includes the use of dowsing rods, wind chimes and even psychics, sensitive's or mediums. Scientific employs gadgets such as video cameras, thermal imaging scopes and electromagnetic field (EMF) detectors. Some ghost hunters use a combination of both.

At UnivCon 2008, Brian Harnois gave a presentation entitled "21st Century Ghost Hunter" wherein he questioned the tools that are used for ghost hunting on paranormal television shows. He discusses Flir, digital voice recorders, IR cameras, and more. Keep in mind that this is edited together, and therefore is not the full lecture.

Many of us realize that both amateur and professional ghost hunters will appreciate the extensive range of ghost hunting equipment available to suit any budget and any level of experience. But people just don't buy something because you think it's cool. Electronic equipment adds objectivity and reliability to your paranormal research. But if your knowledge and use of the item is weak why pull it out?

If you must learn from your Ghost Hunting or other Ghost Hunters mistakes you should retreat and start at the beginning. These beginner's kit is great for hobbyists and novice ghost hunters.

This Basic ghost Hunters Beginners Toolbox or Paranormal Investigation kit should include:

  • 1 ELF Zone EMF Meter
  • 1 Ghost Research book
  • 1 video or digital camera

And of these important three items one should know all the ins and outs and instruction concerning the fine art of Paranormal investigation.

EMF meters, Infrared thermometer, RF meters, digital voice recorders and all usual Ghost Hunting equipment, cameras and video recorders are always the most important things to have. They verify what is going on that you can't see or detect with your five senses.

ATN Thermal-Eye X200xp System Description The Thermal-Eye X200xp is the smallest and lightest handheld thermal imaging camera available on the market today. It is designed for a variety of applications including public safety security and military. Easy to Use, Thermal Imaging Camera - Enter the world of professional investigations with the ultimate piece of tech equipment, also see: Thermal Imaging Camera!

GAUSSMASTER: This long-time favorite meter for beginning ghost hunters is back! The meter offers an easy-to-read analog scale, a unique built-in audio signal and an auto shut off switch when not picking up energy changes. It's hand-held, lightweight and easy to use in both light and dark locations. If you are just starting out in this field, this is the meter for you and operates with a standard 9-volt battery (not included). $39.95

TRI-FIELD NATURAL EM METER..... The personally recommended meter of researcher TROY TAYLOR! One of the most sensitive devices on the market and one of the most complex. It is not always recommended for beginners and is so sensitive that it can even pick up the fields of living persons. It was originally designed to read the activity of geo-magnetic storms so it can be delicate to carry around in an investigation. The best use for it is to place it in a stationary location and allow it to pick up movement in the extended range around it. It can also be used as a hand-held device but must be used carefully. Features a continuous analog reading and a SUM setting that allows it to pick up electric and magnetic fields at the same time. Signals any changes in field with an audio alarm. Highly recommended for the experienced ghost hunter! Only $199.95

TRI-FIELD METER: This is our Best Selling Basic Meter! This device combines magnetic and electric readings in one package for fast and accurate measurements. It has been adapted for paranormal research for several years and can be used by hand in taking readings of locations. In addition, this newly upgraded device is more sensitive than ever before! Features a continuous analog reading and a much higher sensitivity than ordinary meters... much easier to use than other Tri-Field Meters, it also features the options to have it upgraded by the manufacturer to include a light and audio signal. Highly recommended for the beginning ghost hunter over cheaper meters! Only $129.95

PERSONAL EMF ALARM: Just like the acclaimed TriField Meter, this has the addition of an audible alarm (that works for electric, magnetic, or RF) and you can set the alarm threshold at any level you want. The unit can be left unattended and it will alert you to the presence of a field above the threshold so you don't have to stare at the meter or you an even be in another room. Note that the threshold can be set to screen out any background EMF. As an alternative, and array of these meters can be set out over an area and the movement of a field can be tracked as the various meters sound their alarms. Remember, this is a 3-axis meter, so you don't miss important information just because the meter was not aligned properly.

ATN Thermal-Eye X200xp System Description The Thermal-Eye X200xp is the smallest and lightest handheld thermal imaging camera available on the market today. It is designed for a variety of applications including public safety security and military. $189.95

MAG-TEMP: Simultaneous EMF and Temperature Readout with Illuminated Display ! Easy to use and versatile meter gives you the chance to measure EMF readings and temperature with one device. It also gives you a wealth of information, and lots of options. Mag-Temp offers both single axis AC Magnetic field measurement and real-time air temperature readings. The display illumination is so bright, you can almost use it to find your way in dark areas, although it can be used with the light on or off. The read-out is in high resolution and offers a fast response. A basic 1-inch k-type thermocouple is included and it can be used with a variety of commercially available thermocouple probes for extended temperature ranges. Operates with a 9-volt battery. This is a step-up from the meter featured below and while slightly more in cost, is highly recommended and should be a standard tool in every ghost hunter's kit. Only $99.95

EMF Hunter: Easy to use and versatile meter that combines EMF radiation readings and temperature in a compact design. Offers and easy-to-read LED indicator and sound, so it can be used in dark locations. The temperature probe on this device is external, on the end of a six-foot cable (included). This makes it ideal for testing locations in that any EMF and temperature changes are occurring in the same spot as the investigator. This device (like the IR thermometer with the Type K Probe and the Dual Pocket Thermometer -- see both below) makes any other type of temperature sensing device obsolete. This basic meter offers both in one unit and is essential for your tool kit. Only $69.95

Peak/Hold 2-Range Gaussmeter: Another easy to use meter and a low-cost, single axis device. This unit is comfortable in your hand and features an easy-to-read digital screen -- with some added options over other meters of this type. The "peak" feature allows the investigator to let the meter run over extended periods to identify the highest fields in the area. The "hold" feature holds the current read-out, making this a great device for large areas or when searching for the highest readings at a particular location. Only $99.95!

EMF FIELD TESTER 200A: An easy to handle meter that is very simple to use with an on-off switch and a digital read-out screen that gives you a constant reading of any activity that you encounter. This is also an extremely reliable meter for measuring changes, readings and fluctuations in the EMF field of a location. We recommend it to anyone who prefers a digital reading rather than an analog scale. Only $89.95

IR THERMOMETER WITH TYPE K PROBE: This is the ideal probe that has long been recommended by the AGS and is now finally available! Measures temperature remotely and, most importantly, locally! This unique item combines a high resolution IR non-contact thermometer for checking temps at a distance with a probe that measures air, surface or internal temperatures at the location of the meter. The local, type K probe not reads temperatures at the immediate location, it does so safely with a flexible probe so ghost hunters don't have to worry about hurting themselves in the dark! This unit also has a backlit screen and an adjustable high / low alarm which alerts the user when it exceeds programmed limits. Highly recommended! $129.95

DUAL POCKET THERMOMETER: Long recommended by the AGS and finally available! Measures temperature both remotely and locally! This unique item combines a high resolution IR non-contact thermometer for checking temps at a distance with a probe that measures air, surface or internal temperatures at the location of the meter. Both readings can be displayed at the same time. Essential for accurate temperature readings during an investigation! $69.95

Wireless 4 Zone Thermometer WIRELESS 4 ZONE THERMOMETER: Measure Local and Three Remote Temperatures at the same time! This is a great item when you want to monitor the air temperature at up to 4 different locations simultaneously. Base station is one location, and you get 3 remote sensors which you can place up to 80 feet away*. Unit displays time, temperature at base station, and one of the remote sensors. One button toggles display of all three remote sensors. Updates quickly. Displays in °F or °C and will record minimum and maximum temperatures. Great for ghost hunters in any location! Moderately priced at just $69.95 *The maximum transmission range is 80 feet in a straight line (line of sight). Walls and obstructions can reduce transmission range by as much as 25-30 feet.

MONITOR 4: GEIGER COUNTER This device measures Alpha, Beta, Gamma and X-ray radiation and like other devices of this type, searches for fluctuations in radiation which will point to a disturbance in spirit energy. Great for investigations with an easy to read analog meter, red light counter, audible indicator.. and all in a hand-held unit It can also be used to check background levels of radiation in a location and uses a Geiger Mueller tube with a thin mica window. Includes a 9-volt battery. $299.95 ION DETECTOR: Unique in this price range, this hand-held ion detector possesses excellent sensitivity, is fully electrostatically shielded and can take accurate readings even under adverse conditions. This device can be adjusted to measure positive, or in paranormal investigation cases, negative ions separately. Much like with an electro-magnetic field detector, the ions in the air will measure a high disturbance when spirit energy is present. This device is great for investigations also because it is sensitive to natural effects like radiation, electrical storms and radon.... thus, is not easily disturbed by power outlets. It operates much in the same way as the Tri-Field Meter as it is not recommended for the beginner. Uses 2 9-volt batteries (included) $499.95

PORTABLE INFRARED MOTION SENSOR: Passive infrared technology is used to detect motion and temperature changes in a controlled area, which is vital for not only protecting the integrity of an investigation and for anomalous motion. The device sounds when motion is detected and then produces a loud alarm if not deactivated. Highly recommended! The sensor offers a 110 degree horizontal view and a 20 degree vertical view as far as 30 feet from the unit. Operates on 2 standard AA batteries and can be switched on and off from 30 feet away with a remote device. Great for paranormal research! $19.95

Decide how regularly you plan to ghost hunt. Ghost hunting as an occasional hobby doesn't require the use of the more sophisticated equipment, so there's no need to invest heavily in technology.

Go ghost hunting with someone who does it regularly. See what equipment they use and recommend and ask them for recommendations on local sources for equipment.

Use things you already own to avoid investing a lot of money up front. Start with the basics such as a camera, flashlights and a way to record investigation data such as with a notebook and pen or voice recorder.

Take into consideration the types of places you want to investigate and who will be with you. Walkie talkies come in handy for keeping in contact when covering large spaces such as cemeteries. Compasses not only help in navigating unfamiliar territory, they also react to magnetic fluctuations, which ghosts are said to sometimes influence.

Determine which equipment you are most likely to use if you are pursuing a scientific approach to data collection. Comparison shop at electronics and camera stores to be sure you are getting the best price and warranty on the equipment you purchase.

Real Ghost Hunting Tips & Warnings

  • Recording investigation data such as the date and location of the investigation, who's present and start time and finish times helps to preserve the integrity of the hunt. And of course it is real documentation.
  • Keep a lookout for used equipment, especially the more pricey and prized items like infrared thermal scanners, night vision equipment and air ion counters. Today pawn shops and ebay are filled with them.
  • Make sure to carry extra batteries. Many paranormal investigations do last for many, many hours. It's also theorized that ghosts drain available energy sources, such as batteries, to manifest. You want to make sure your equipment always has a power source in case you encounter Ghostly activity off the scale.

Don't spend a lot of money on fancy equipment for your first ghost hunting excursion. See if your well suited for becoming a real Paranormal Investigator first.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Sorry folks I'll be posting more personal experiences asap.   Just busy helping take care of my 92 year old Grandma.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

How To Deal With Real Paranormal Stress

Article from @

By Terry Pleasent George

Recognize Signs of Paranormal Encounters and Hauntings and the Related Stress

Both negative and positive stressors can lead to stress. Some common categories and examples of stressors include: sensory input such as pain, bright light, or environmental issues such as a lack of control over environmental circumstances, such as food, housing, health, freedom, or mobility. We as paranormal investigators understand that these stress factors are usually what has caused a ghost to haunt a location person place or thing.

left over from their lives social issues can also cause paranormal stress, such as struggles with co specific or difficult individuals and social defeat, or relationship conflict, deception, or break ups, and major events such as birth and deaths, marriage, and divorce.

Life experiences such as poverty, unemployment, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, heavy drinking, or insufficient sleep can also cause stress. Students and workers may face stress from exams, project deadlines, and group projects.

Adverse experiences during development (e.g. prenatal exposure to maternal stress, poor attachment histories, sexual abuse) are thought to contribute to deficits in the maturity of an individual's stress response systems.

But what about the stress we as paranormal investigators carry from dealing with the live individuals that seek our aid, much less the ghosts that haunt them.

When Paranormal Investigators have the following signs, they might need crisis counseling or stress management assistance:

  • Difficulty communicating thoughts.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Difficulty maintaining balance in their lives.
  • Low threshold of frustration.
  • Increased use of drugs/alcohol.
  • Limited attention span.
  • Poor work performance.
  • Headaches/stomach problems.
  • Tunnel vision/muffled hearing.
  • Colds or flu-like symptoms.
  • Disorientation or confusion.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Reluctance to leave home.
  • Depression, sadness.
  • Feelings of hopelessness.
  • Mood-swings and easy bouts of crying.
  • Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt.
  • Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone.

Paranomal Investigators who work with dependent people can also experience compassion fatigue; this can become a cause of abusive behavior in caring paranormal professions. It results from the taxing nature of showing compassion for someone whose paranormal suffering is continuous and un-resolvable.

One may still care for the person as required by policy, however, the natural human desire to help them is no longer there. This phenomenon also occurs for professionals involved with long term health care. It can also occur for loved ones who have institutionalized family members. These people may develop symptoms of depression, stress, and trauma. Those who are primary care providers for patients with terminal illnesses are at a higher risk of developing these symptoms. In the medical profession, this is often described as "burnout": the more specific terms secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma are also used. Some professionals may be predisposed to compassion fatigue due to personal trauma.

Easing Paranormal-Related Stress


The following are ways to ease disaster-related stress:

  • Talk with someone about your feelings - anger, sorrow, and other emotions - even though it may be difficult.
  • Seek help from professional counselors who deal with post-paranormal investigation stress.
  • Do not hold yourself responsible for the paranormal event or encounter event or be frustrated because you feel you cannot help directly in the rescue work.
  • Take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing by healthy eating, rest, exercise, relaxation, and meditation.
  • Maintain a normal family and daily routine, limiting demanding responsibilities on yourself and your family.
  • Spend time with family and friends.
  • Participate in memorials.
  • Use existing support groups of family, friends, and religious institutions.
  • Ensure you are ready for future paranormal events by making sure your equipment is working order and you have supplies and updating your ghost hunting skills and plan. Doing these positive actions can be comforting.

Understanding Paranomal Events

  • Everyone who sees or experiences a real paranormal is affected by it in some way.
  • It is normal to feel anxious about your own safety and that of your family and close friends.
  • Profound sadness, grief, and anger are normal reactions to an abnormal event.
  • Acknowledging your feelings helps you recover.
  • Focusing on your strengths and abilities helps you heal.
  • Accepting help from community programs and resources is healthy.
  • Everyone has different needs and different ways of coping.

Children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of hunting for ghosts are researching paranormal events. Even individuals who experience a paranormal event or ghost encounter “second hand” through exposure to extensive talk or images can be affected.

Contact local faith-based organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional counselors for counseling. Additionally, A few of America's Paranormal ghost hunting groups may provide crisis counseling assistance.

Also read: Is It Really Paranormal? Questioning The Unknown Side Of Ghosts And Demonic Possession - With tales of being raped or beaten by ghosts, to stories of even a ghost giving a person a loan of some cash. I ask myself do these things really happen? --

Gina Lanier has been a special featured guest many times on several paranormal programs that are nationwide on the radio and worldwide on the Internet. Lanier hunts ghosts or do they hunt her. Lanier has worked on many cases over the years from people who have strange encounters of the paranormal kind. Sex with ghosts haunted teddy bears, Dolls Lanier investigates the unknown.

Lanier welcomes your questions and will be glad to help you with your haunted encounters and problems. Please use the link below to visit her web site and learn more.

Often called the Ghost Hunter's, Ghost Hunter, Lanier strives to uncover the truth! Known to many as the Best and most knowledgeable ghost hunter in the field today, Lanier continues to explore many areas of the Paranormal that many others fear to tread.

Lanier's investigations have been the focus of many Paranormal Radio Shows and as a Paranormal consultant to those that seek her valuable advice and reasoning.

Lanier has in her own words; "Met with the devil eye to eye." And has had many personal paranormal encounters that would send the most salted Ghost Hunter packing. Her personal Stories of Ghosts and demons is enough to send a chill down anyone's spine.

Lanier is also considered to be the most accessible real paranormal investigator or ghost hunter in the world.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

What Is In your Personal Paranormal Survival Kit?

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By Louis Jennet

You remembered to bring along extra batteries, Your EMF detector, Camera, thermo Gun and digital voice recorder but did you ever think about what you need in case of an emergency.

Paranormal Researchers today are often the last to be prepared for ghost or demon attacks much less for getting stranded in a haunted location. Imagine locked in a haunted warehouse or mansion for a few days, or trapped in a dark pit in a secluded Haunted cemetery or lost in the woods hunting cryptids. No food, shelter or water and haunted by unseen specters, Spooks or shades.

Would you know what to do if stranded in some of the world's harshest environments without food or shelter? Survival expert Les Stroud spends seven days alone in the Rocky Mountains, the Artic, and the Costa Rican jungle without food, water, or equipment. Anything can happen anyplace anytime. Are you prepared for the normal much less the paranormal? We all can't be as knowledgeable as Les Stroud, The Survivorman.

Just because you harmlessly happen to hunt for ghosts or Cryptids does not mean you might not get into a survival situation. Most investigators of worth always go out prepared to face the unknown. But in most cases an EMF meter a camera and your usual ghost hunting equipment is not enough in a dangerous situation.

Paranormal Survival

A survival kit is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in an emergency. Military aircraft, lifeboats, and spacecraft are equipped with survival kits, so why as a ghost hunter do you think your exempt? As a paranormal Investigator there are things that you should add to your survival essentials.

"Consider taking along a bible or religious item such as a rosary, cross, and holy water. Star of David, a blessed Crucifix and any items known to ward off ghost and evil spirits." " In Louisiana I hear that paranormal investigators carry red brick dust in their kits as well as garlic, hot peppers and salt." "Red brick is to keep evil; spirits at bay, and the latter three are just to ward off Vampires, Grunch and Zombie's. " " Also remember you need ingenuity and skill. "Says David Wolfe II of Haunts Of Owensboro ghost tours.

Survival kits come in a variety of sizes, they need to contain supplies and tools to provide a person with basic shelter against the elements, help them keep warm, meet their health and first aid needs, provide food and water, signal to rescuers, and assist them in finding their way back to help. Supplies in a survival kit normally contain a knife (often a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool), matches, tinder, first aid kit, bandanna, fish hooks, sewing kit, and an LED flashlight with batteries.

What special items should go into a paranormal expedition survival kit you may ask? Of course the basics apply like water and something to eat.

Never Get Lost Again -- Need to find your way back through the crowd to that lawn seat at the concert? How about spotting your car in a packed parking lot at the stadium or mall? The BackTrack makes it easy! -- This personal location finder allows you store up to three locations then uses GPS technology to help you navigate back to the point you select. Its self-calibrating digital compass is accurate enough for outdoor adventures and indoor treks alike. The weather-resistant compact unit stores easily in a purse or pocket and includes a lanyard for convenient attachment. Requires two AAA batteries, not included.

  1. Map
  2. Compass (optionally supplemented with a GPS receiver)
  3. Sunglasses and sunscreen
  4. Extra food and water
  5. Extra clothes
  6. Headlamp/flashlight
  7. First aid kit
  8. Fire starter
  9. Water proof Matches or Matches in a Waterproof container
  10. Knife
  11. Spark-Lite firestarter
  12. Waterproof kit floats in water
  13. Quick tinder
  14. Water treatment device (water filter or chemicals) and water bottles
  15. Repair kit, including duct tape and a basic sewing materials.
  16. Insect repellent (or clothing designed for this purpose)
  17. Signaling devices, such as a whistle, cell phone, two-way radio, satellite phone, unbreakable signal mirror or flare.
  18. Plastic tarp and rope for expedient field shelter.
  19. 2mm button compass
  20. Utility wire
  21. Nylon thread
  22. Nylon cord
  23. Fish hooks
  24. Sinkers
  25. Snap swivel
  26. Safety pins
  27. Aluminum foil
  28. Pencil
  29. Waterproof paper
  30. Lightweight poncho for protection against wind and rain
  31. "Tube tent" or bivvy bag
  32. Large plastic trash bag as poncho or expedient shelter roof
  33. Mosquito net to keep off biting insects
  34. Wide-brimmed hat
  35. Knitted or fleece "watch cap" to insulate area of greatest heat loss
  36. Magnifying glass for fire-starting
  37. Magnesium bar with artificial flint (AKA "Doan Tool") and steel striker for fire-starting
  38. Firesteel (AKA "Metal match," "Hot Spark," "ferrocerium rod") and striker for fire-starting
  39. Butane lighter (won't work under freezing - carry inside clothing)
  40. Hexamine fuel tablets (Esbit) or "heat tablets" for fire-starting
  41. Cotton balls or pads smeared with white petroleum for fire starting (can be carried in 35 mm container or heat-sealed inside large diameter plastic straw)
  42. Dark-colored (black preferred) shoe polish for fire-starting (It also gives off a smell that can repel animals and can be used for marking and camouflage)
  43. At least three days' worth of water (1 US gallon (3.8 l; 0.83 imp gal) - approximately 8 pounds (3.6 kg)) per person per day: two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food preparation/sanitation). Commercially bottled water is the safest and most reliable emergency supply of water, kept bottled in its original container and unopened.[1] FEMA recommends replacing water at least once each year.
  44. Metal container to boil water
  45. Iodine or chlorine tablets for emergency water purification if boiling or filter not available.
  46. Table salt for food and also can be used for brushing teeth.
  47. Collapsible (empty) water bags or containers (Often un-lubricated condoms are used in place of commercial water bags)
  48. Canned food, Ready-to-eat meals (MRE), or high-energy foods such as chocolate or emergency food bars. Hiking meals, such as dehydrated food, can also be used, but are not ready to eat - they require rehydration (water), but most are prepared in the bag rather than needing a cooking vessel. Canned foods heated in a closed can may explode.
  49. Snare wire
  50. Gill Net (for emergency fishing)
  51. Tea, gum, and hard candy (as a morale booster)
  52. A supply of money in small denominations and coins in your kit helps for situations such as telephone calls (if the lines still operate) or vendors selling various goods, both essential and non-essential. If living near national borders various currencies may be beneficial as well.
  53. Multipurpose tools or materials
  54. Fixed-blade knife - sturdy in safe sheath
  55. Multi-tool knife such as Swiss Army knife or multi-tool
  56. Hobo knife (spoon, fork, knife)
  57. mirror - three fires in a triangle is the international distress signal
  58. Sharpening stone or tool
  59. Folding saw or cable saw
  60. Heavy-duty needle and thread for repairing clothing and equipment
  61. Plastic bag(s) or trash bags
  62. Heavy-duty aluminum foil for frying food and signaling
  63. Brightly-colored bandanna or scarf for filtering water, bandage, sun protection, and signaling
  64. Sturdy cord or "550" parachute cord for setting up a tarpaulin and snaring small animals
  65. Firearms and ammunition for hunting and self-defense
  66. Hatchet with sheath