How can I join iGHOST?
iGHOST is intentionally kept a small team in
order to provide a more personal and stress-free experience for our clients, however from time to time we accept applications
if there are open positions. iGHOST is NOT currently looking for additional members.
Can I come along on one of your investigations sometime?
iGHOST does not usually allow inexperienced people outside the group to accompany us
on investigations, especially if we are investigating a private residence or business.
We are, however, planning to sponsor
some investigations in the future to notable haunted locations that are open to the public. Any such investigation will
be advertised on this site, and the public will be able to experience a real ghost hunt with iGHOST.
do I get started in the field of paranormal investigation?
get out there and conduct some investigations! Everyone in this field started from scratch, with little or no experience,
training, etc. Read what you can about conducting investigations safely, the proper use of equipment, evidence interpretation,
etc. At first you may only really have an opportunity to investigate public locations, such as graveyards or participate
in overnight ghost hunts (many haunted locations now conduct overnight ghost hunts for a price), but some interesting phenomena
has been captured at public graveyards, so you may be successful. The more you investigate the more experience you will
receive and eventually you will progress to investigating other locations. Also, consider attending some paranormal
conferences in your area. You will meet like-minded people and maybe have an opportunity to join an established group.
I'm interested in investigating paranormal phenomena. Where
are some good places to check out?
on where you live. The Internet can steer you toward reportedly haunted locations in your area. Take a look at
some local ghost hunting groups and see where they have had success. Just be sure to never trespass on private property, never
investigate alone, enter abandoned or condemned buildings without proper authorization, always bring a cell phone with you,
and just use common sense.
I have captured some
strange photos, videos, EVP’s, etc. Can I send them to you to take a look at?
Absolutely! We would be happy to look at anything you would like to e-mail us and will
provide you with our honest opinion about anything you send us.
hear noises in my house, is it haunted?
maybe not. If noises are all you hear, chances are it’s just the building creaking, pipes banging, etc.
If you experience escalating phenomena, i.e. voices, shadows, figures, etc., then maybe you should consider calling a ghost
hunting group to investigate.
How do I form a
group of my own?
Virtually all paranormal investigation
groups formed among like-minded friends who had an interest in ghosts, haunted houses, etc. Just get together, come
to agreement on your ghost hunting philosophies, pick a name for your group, and start investigating. A website can
come along later after you’re sure you want to continue in the field, or you can create a group page on any number of
free social websites (Facebook, etc.) Read what you can about the field, gather equipment, and attend conferences to
network with other paranormal investigators.
I make a living investigating the paranormal?
likely you will NOT make a living in this field. Reputable paranormal investigators do not charge clients for their
services. We investigate because we are interested in it, enjoy it, and are trying to find answers for people who are
experiencing paranormal phenomena. Only a scant few can make a living in this field, usually because they are successful
writers on the subject. Chances are excellent that you will NEVER have your own paranormal investigation program on
What equipment do I need to investigate the paranormal?
The best equipment you can bring along on an investigation are your eyes and ears
and an open mind. Also you should bring along a camera (digital or film), an audio recorder, a flashlight, and a notebook.
More advanced items such as electromagnetic field detectors, infrared cameras, infrared thermometers, etc, can come later
and are not at all necessary or required for successful investigating.
How can I find a group to join?
local groups on the Internet. Virtually every major metropolis has a few established paranormal investigation groups,
and if you live in a small town, there is probably one within reasonable driving distance. If not, you have an opportunity
to form your own group and be the “only game in town”. You can find nationwide lists of groups at AGS or
Do I need special training/certification to become a paranormal investigator?
No. The only training you need is the experience that you will
gain as you investigate, and information you use from reading what you can on the subject. Be very wary of anyone offering
certification for a fee. This is not a regulated field; it lacks a lot of scientific data and most investigators treat
it as a serious hobby rather than an occupation. Your growing reputation will be the only certification you need, as
long as you investigate professionally and respectfully, are careful with your conclusions, and try your best to contribute
positively to the field.
What is a ghost and can
they hurt me?
Ghosts are thought to be manifested
energy (see more about the different types of ghosts in Ghost Hunting 101). It is highly unlikely that if they do exist
that they can hurt you. Most likely, the worst thing that can happen is that you will get a good startle if you ever
My house is haunted.
Can you get rid of the ghosts for me?
does not cleanse houses of ghosts. We are more than happy to investigate your home to help provide reassurance that
your home is or is not in fact haunted. If after that you still want your home cleared of paranormal activity, we will
make every attempt to put you in contact with someone who may be able to help you do this.