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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I 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 to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 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 explainable 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.



So, the name of this blog is Becks Everyday Ghost Hunters so I like to suggest tools that don't "break the bank" per say......  These are items that anyone should be able to obtain fairly easily and inexpensively.  Listen, you don't have to have big, fancy equipment to do some exploring and get results.  Just go in with an open mind that what you are here for.... is the TRUTH!!!  So I caution you NOT to automatically assume that everything that moves, makes sounds or seem a little unusual is paranormal.  IT'S NOT!!!  We want to find out what is causing things to move....such as a door opening by itself......don't assume it MUST be a ghost opening it....where in reality it's just an uneven door that never stays shut.  Disappointing.....I know... not nearly as exciting as finding  a ghost but wouldn't you rather know the TRUTH???

One of the BIGGEST MISTAKES people make in Ghost Hunting is NOT letting others know where you are going and about how long you expect to be gone.  PLEASE PLEASE do this!!!!! Make sure it is someone NOT going on the hunt. Let someone know where you are going to be in case of an emergency. 

Below are just the BASICS...

-Flashlights(with plenty of backup batteries)
-Paper and pen or pencil
-Camera( more than one preferably) Make sure that it is at lease a 7meg or higher for best results.
-Video Camera( Doesn't have to be a fancy one with all kinds of buttons, just an inexpensive one      
                           will  work)
-Alternate light source...candles(Just be very careful when using candles that they are put in a place
                                                    that the wind or someone could hit and knock over and start a fire)
-Digital Recorder-Only suggestion here, is make sure your recordings can be downloaded to a computer. 

Ok.  Here are some basic Ghost Hunters Must haves!

ELF ZONE-EMF METER-Learn how to explorer and investigate the invisible electromagnetic waves that surround you with the exciting E.L.F.meter.

What this meter lacks in resolution it makes up with ease of use and very low costs. A favorite among beginner ghost hunters. Three LED lights which are easy to see in the dark indicate field strength. Green light - 0-2.5 mG (safe). Yellow light - 2.5 - 7 mG (caution). Red light - 8 or more mG (danger). 9-volt battery not included. 

This is a very low cost way to begin your ghost hunting adventures.  The cost should be somewhere between $15-$20. This was the very first piece of "equipment" I bought when I started out going to graveyards and wondering the halls of haunted buildings.  It is a fun little meter. Very, very, easy to read.  Great for beginners..... You should get you one.

It has C/F temperature display selectable, auto-power off, back light, and comes with a neckband and
a soft padded case for protection. The neckband makes it convenient for ghost hunters to wear while their hands are free, but as soon as a cold spot is detected the small infrared thermometer is available to shot in the direction of the temperature disturbance. A great affordable device to use for finding cold spots during ghost investigations.

The La Cross Infrared Thermometer

I love this little gadget!  It is light weight and very easy to use.  You just point it in any direct and it will give you a digital reading on the temp.  Great for detecting cold spots.  Now, it does cost a bit more than the EMF meter above, but to me it is worth it.  You should be able to find these anywhere from $50 and up.  They are small so they can even fit in your pocket, just in case that unexplained chair lefts off the floor....you may want to check out. ;)

Product Details
The K-2 METER-Next, the K-2
Meter is another EMF device
that is a little more expensive(about $70)
The K-2 is my personal favorite.  All you have to
do is turn it on and that's it.  You can communicate
by watching the lights moving across and lighting up.
This is great when it's dark.  And we all know that
most of our Ghost Hunting is done at night.  There
is no needle to watch like with the Ghost Meter.
 The Energizer Cap Light                                    
This is a great little green light to use for night investigations.  It comes in a variety of colors, but I like the green one.  I don't use it clipped to a cap(like it is made for) I just carry it around and shine it wherever I want.  Very bright and you can find them at Wal-Mart for around $6 or $7.                                           

Now, go start building your own Ghost Tool Kit.  Let me know if you find something you think could be useful to others.....HAPPY HUNTING!!!  Also, if you are going on your FIRST GHOST HUNT I would love to hear about your experience.  You can post it here or email me.....

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