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About me.....I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. I just needed to know that I could still communicate with him. I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I am now a Certified Paranormal Investigator and have my own Paranormal Group. I have been researching the paranormal for over 30 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one unexplainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.

9/23/2013

GHOST HUNTING-SHOULD YOU GO PRO OR JUST KEEP IT A HOBBY???

First, I am talking about last weeks topic. I got off track talking about the Bio Channel.  Sorry.  Hope to catch up by the end of the week.  So, to make up I am posting a day early. :)

Ok...Should you Ghost Hunt as a profession or keep it a hobby?  Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, ghost hunting can be a totally fascinating experience that blends aspects of spiritualism, adventure, and science.  A ghost hunter, also known as a Paranormal Investigator, seeks to collect data concerning paranormal activity in places reported to be haunted.

If you are looking for a profession that makes you TONS of money and makes you rich.....I have BAD news for you!!! This is NOT the way.....this "yellow brick road" does not lead to the land of OZ! LOL   It requires many hours of research, dedication, time, many times spending hours upon hours in places that are dark, cold, full of spiders, and the truth is you are going to places that know one else wants to go.

Although many people who start out in this field as a hobby eventually find themselves working at it full time, the transition from amateur to professional isn't always easy.

Here's where my honesty comes in...are you looking for all the glitz and glamour that somehow has gotten associated with Ghost Hunting?  Or are you TRULY interested in the research and the answers to "what happens after death"?  Those who know me, know I do it because it is in my heart, my soul, and my blood.  I am truly driven by the desire to prove....to MYSELF....and ONLY MYSELF that we can still connect with our loves ones or other souls that have pasted before us.  I am not here to CONVINCE you to believe in ghost....you have to decide that for yourself.  My goal HAS NEVER been to CONVINCE anyone ghosts exist...I like to think of it this way......bare with me.........I am a baker teaching you to bake a cake.  I am giving you......the flour.....eggs.....the milk etc....I am giving you ALL the ingredients it takes to BAKE a cake.......now it is up to YOU to bake  it and taste it for yourself and decide whether you like it or not.  Crazy example I know, but you know me......always thinking "outside the box". LOL    I am not going to lie, I am hoping to make a career out of it, writing books, speaking, investigating, etc.....I would LOVE to make a career out of the Paranormal field.  Who wouldn't want to make money doing a job that they are truly PASSIONATE about and LOVE....Right?  But I am not interested in the "fame" part of it.  But hey....a little "fame" never hurt anyone right??? LOL  I hope to publish a book someday and hopefully quit my day job as an HR Manager, research and share my experiences full time with people that are interested in the paranormal.

Being a ghost hunter as a hobby and exploring allegedly haunted sites and learning more about the supernatural world can be very fascinating.  Lately, there has been an explosion of interest in this field.  Many ghost hunters out there are VERY reliable but on the same token, many are just "jumping on the reality TV band wagon".  With the Internet comes a HUGE, GREAT resource for records and a world of information to help you study the paranormal.  Just be careful that what you are reading comes from a reliable source or website.

If your considering going pro, you are probably wondering what entering this field will cost.  Credible investigators are usually nonprofit organizations and do not charge for their investigations.  Some investigate cases with their own finances or money collected by donations and sponsors.  You might consider making local investigations free of charge, but ask to be reimbursed for hotel costs and travel expenses if you have to travel long distances.  Some will not charge a client under any circumstances. 

If you go pro, let me say that there is ONLY ONE and yes I mean ONLY ONE way you can advance your career in this field and that is your PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION.   Whether you are a pro or a hobbyist, you need to maintain a good reputation.  Again, don't go into an investigation with the thought "there IS paranormal activity here" instead go into an investigation with the attitude that "there is something NON-PARANORMAL happening here and we need to find the logical explanation for it". 

Bottom line, whether you decide you want to go pro or just keep researching the paranormal as a hobby....have fun!!!  Do what you do because it makes you happy.  ENOUGH SAID.  :)
This is WHY I do what I do.  The reason I will NEVER stop believing....
 
 

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