Ghost Research Standards and
11 March 2023 09:04:01 PM by Augustine Towonsing
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the unknown with respect and kindness, and touch souls
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A scientific research on Paranormal and ghost research always
requires a set of standard and protocols to ensure a proper
investigation done in a professional manner.
These standards and protocols are the
basic guidelines for a beginner in paranormal and ghost research to
eliminate the common errors by most beginners. Furthermore, these
paranormal and ghost research standards and protocols are based on
the Malaysian Ghost Research experience and the International Ghost
Hunters Society Standards and Protocols to ensure professionalism in
paranormal investigation and ghost research. The following are what
you should do:
1.0 Preparations and Equipments.
you clean your camera lens before and after a paranormal
checklist on what you may need during an investigation and test
all your equipment to ensure that they are working.
all your equipment in advance.
If you are
going to conduct an investigation outdoors, it is recommended
that you prepare a waterproof storage to keep your equipment
Bring only all the necessary
equipment during a paranormal investigation. Remember, it is YOU
and not how
advanced your gadgets are which will determine your success.
2.0 Personal and Solo Researcher Manners Standard.
calm and put your focus only on your investigation.
Wear a cap if you have long
Do not let your mind think
negatively but always have an open mind during a paranormal
investigation and ghost research.
Release yourself from daily life
problems to ensure 100% focus only for the investigation.
If you sense strange activity or
feel as if you are being threatened, then just stop for a while
- as you may have
trespassed someone's private area or you may be near a portal. Calm
yourself down, tell the spirit who you are and your purpose there.
Start your line with "Forgive me for..." Always remember we are
not invited to be there but we are actually intruding someone's
private home—so be respectful to the owner.
Always have an open mind during a
paranormal investigation and ghost research.
making any negative judgment or comment for
what ever reason about a particular spirit or place. The researcher
must always maintain a positive relationship with the
investigation field all the time by showing respect and
3.0 Group Manners Standard.
If someone is of a nature that is
easily angered, he/she should
not at all be involved in an investigation. He/She will draw angry
spirits and other non-angry spirits will avoid him/her.
allow any members to past negative judgment or comment for what
ever reason during a paranormal and ghost research. Negative
judgment or comment most of the time brings negative impact on
the social relationship with the spirit of the dead that will
ruin the investigation success.
Do not bring along sceptics or
those who are negative or want proof that ghosts exist.
If you come in a big group of
investigators you may divide your group into a smaller group
that may only consist of 2 to 3 members. Never exceed more than
3 members in a group.
recommended that each member of the group may carry out a
paranormal investigation solo too.
All groups should have a device
to communicate with each other and each group should report to
the group leader every 30 minutes or when
4.0 At The Field of Investigation.
When you reach the field of
investigation, greet the spirits around and tell them who you are and
state your purpose.
Start your investigation only
after 10-15 minutes from the time you reach the place.
Before starting your
investigation please note the ambient temperature, the moisture
level, the earth geomagnetic field, any kind of electrical
sources and other explainable sources.
in mind that you are required to greet the spirits around and
tell them who you are, and state your purpose again at intervals
of every 15 minutes during a paranormal investigation or when
Avoid making too much
during the investigation.
Respect posted property, ask
permission and do not trespass.
Always conduct your
investigations in a professional manner.
Show reverence and respect all
the time in cemeteries, battlefields, historical sites, etc.
No running or hose play in
cemeteries or historical sites.
When you have done your
investigations always thank the spirits for their co-operation.
Be aware of the insect type that
can be found at the field investigation.
5.0 The standards and
the protocols for paranormal photography.
Remove or wear the camera strap
so it does not hang loose.
Take photos of dust particles,
pollen, moisture droplets to see how your camera records these
kind of orbs.
If you are taking photos with an
ordinary digital camera make sure you take a photo within 9-12 feet
Avoid taking pictures with
a flash at
reflective or shiny surfaces.
Keep fingers away from the lens
of the camera.
6.0 The standards and
the protocols for paranormal videography.
Video recording must only be done
with a tripod and after 10-15 minutes, stop the recording and
go to another area.
too near your video camera in order to avoid being distracted by
mosquitoes. Do other things while the video camera
'works' for you.
You need to
be at least 10 metres away from your video camera while it is
your camera video for a long period of time, even more than 5
minutes. You must be around 10 metres away from your video
camera at all times during an investigation.
yourself the focus of the video recording. Remember that spirits
are human too, and they respect your privacy. Make sure the
focus of the video recording is the spirit themselves.
stand up in front of the video camera only for a minimal number
video camera to record your investigation if you need to
document that investigation.
Whenever you start a new
recording in a new area, always treat it as a new fresh
investigation. You are required to greet the spirits and tell
them who you are and your purpose again.
7.0 General Standards
If possible it is recommended
that you let the spirits know of your intention to conduct a
paranormal investigation a few hours prior to the actual field
Treat your visit at the field of
investigation as an actual investigation, even if you have just
come to the place for scouting purposes. Remember to greet
'the owner' of the place and let them know who you are and your
Leave nothing at the field of an
investigation except for your footprints.
No smoking, drugs or drinking
is to be allowed during an investigation.
We do not consider Ouija boards,
dowsing rods, pendants or sťances as valid investigation tools.
on Malaysian Ghost Research experience, all times are best for
paranormal investigation - as long as you have the focus towards
your paranormal investigation as every matter exists in one
definite existence that has no beginning nor end—it is God's
Mind that holds everything. Therefore, the best time for
conducting paranormal investigation is embedded in YOU. It is
not necessary to follow the time of geomagnetic storm or the lunar cycles as Malaysian Ghost
Research has found that the
lunar calendar has nothing to do
with ghost activity.
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