International Ghost Hunting Day 2023!
Taking place on the last Saturday of each September, International Ghost Hunting Day brings paranormal investigators together to attempt to shed light onto the unknown, the unexplained, and the downright eerie happenings that occur in our living world. The date was chosen as it falls close to Halloween. Many believe that during this time of year that the veils between the worlds of the living and dead are the thinnest, allowing more communication between the two realms. Thus, the last Saturday in September kicks off this unusual time of year in a big way.
This special day is dedicated to recognizing the dedication and passion of ghost hunters around the globe. To celebrate, we’ll share some of our favorite pieces of ghost hunting equipment, ideal for beginners or experienced ghost hunters alike, along with some tips and tricks from the team at Ghost Hunters Equipment!
The quintessential piece of ghost hunting equipment, the Authentic K2 meter has stood the tests of time and remains one of the key pieces of any ghost hunter’s kit, a vital item for every paranormal investigator, both new and seasoned alike. An iconic piece, the Authentic K2 meter will detect erratic EMF activity that may be caused by spirits- manmade EMFs will create a steady light, while ghosts may create unexplained spikes. May investigators carry several with them, using them as “yes” or ”no” devices- the spirits can light one K2 up for “yes”, and another for “no”.
Also known as a “spirit box”, “ghost box”, or even “Frank’s Box”, the SB7T is another piece of legendary ghost hunting equipment. The SB7T is a modified radio that flips through radio frequencies at a quick pace, creating a net of white noise that the spirits may be able to communicate through by manipulating these quick frequencies. These can be paired with enhancement devices to improve your EVP- the ANC Mini, the Portal V5, and the APF-D are all popular choices to enhance your EVP sessions.
An ancient divination technique dating back centuries, dowsing rods are a testament to the continued use of classic equipment. Also used to find water or lost objects, dowsing rods have found a niche in paranormal use. It is thought that spirits can use their energies to move the rods as the investigator is holding them- most commonly asking the spirit to cross or uncross the rods for “yes” or “no” questions.
Patience is the most vital skill for a successful paranormal investigation. It’s important to keep in mind that one needs to be aware that communication is not instantaneous and the spirits are not on command- each and every investigation is different, with many investigations more active than others. Any departed souls were once flesh and blood, and keep their personalities, habits, and moods- the may not feel like appearing sometimes, and at other times may chat your ear off!
Preparation is also important for a successful hunt- be sure you have all your supplies you may need, including spare batteries, snacks and water, and anything else you think you may need. Another important aspect of preparation is keeping yourself safe with BART- an acronym we use on our investigations to remember the key points of safety:
You be sure that you are not trespassing and that you are exploring in a safe area. Be sure to research where you plan to explore beforehand, and always obey local laws.
Firmly but respectfully ask spirits to not follow you once you leave the area you are exploring.
Remember, they once walked the same earth and lived under the same sky we do. Treat them with respect and dignity, as if you are in a guest’s home.
Instincts are some of the most powerful tools we possess. Do not ignore them. Your sixth sense is the best guide you have.
International Ghost Hunting Day is a time to come together, celebrate your passion for the paranormal, and strengthen the bonds within the global community of investigators. By commemorating this day, you not only honor the work you do but also contribute to the broader understanding of the unexplained. So, on September 30th, grab your equipment, gather your team, and embark on a new adventure in the world of the supernatural. Happy hunting!