Starting Out In the Paranormal
Thinking About Getting Into the Paranormal?
Before getting into the paranormal, there are things to think about before going forwards:
- Money Money is often the first thing most don't think about when (or before) joining a group. The paranormal is an expensive field to get into, and to name a few expenses we face:
- Travel expenses
- Food expenses
- Equipment expenses
- Lodging expenses
- Entrance Fees & Donations
- And some teams have membership fees
- How does your employer set up time off? Do you have enough time off built up? There are times teams will have to travel extensive distances to make a case. And this distance determines whether you'll need one or more days away from work or school.
- As always, sit and discuss such a decision with your family. Not only is time away from work important, but time away from family is more important. What if the team gets busy for a month or so straight when there's a case every week or weekend? Though this doesn't happen often, but the potential for it is always there.
- Most people think that as soon as they begin, they have to have all the equipment they see on the paranormal t.v. shows. That's not really the case. In fact, to just start out, all you really need is a voice recorder and camera; it doesn't have to be a video camera either. But since we're on the subject and as stated before, equipment gets expensive very quickly - voice recorders are probably one of the cheapest things to buy. And always have batteries, batteries, and more batteries!!
- Since there's almost no fact in the paranormal, it's best to reasearch the paranormal extensively as possible by purchasing books for sale on the subject, checking out paranormal team's websites for information on their research and experiences, and much more resources that are available. You can also ask and send questions to us or any other paranormal team out there whether it's on social media or email, we will be more than happy to assist you with any questions.
- The paranormal is real; there are things that humans cannot understand, fathom, or see. When conducting an investigation, always take extra care and precautions to prevent harm to you or the client. The paranormal is nothing to play with and we do not do this for the thrill of the scare, but to help people who are experiencing paranormal activity in their homes or places of work.
- Always get permission to go into any locale; otherwise you'll be trespassing. Once permission is obtained, show the location and the property owner respect. Don't go in to provoke, be loud and obnoxious, and so forth. This is a quick way to ruin your team's credibility.
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