Differences Between Paranormal Investigators And Ghost Hunters

Posted: October 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                            Stardate: 65286.7 (Oct 14th, 2011)

This topic had interest me ever since I came to know about this. Also, from where I had experience during my time as a paranormal investigator. Many people were confused between the terms of paranormal investigator and ghost hunters. Some say they were related. In a way, yes. But not all seem to conclude with the same point of view and judgement. They work differently, though both sides used the same paranormal devices. But as a matter of fact, there’s always the major points to look out for when referring this two. Some ghost hunters claimed that what they do, is how a paranormal investigators does their work. But still, by watching and reading tons of how ghost hunters deal in their paranormal scope, not all of them actually goes by the book.

Now, let me share the difference between paranormal investigators and ghost hunters. This is where, as I had stated earlier, had learn and experience during my time as a paranormal investigator for SPI. To make it simple and understandable, I’ve decided to elaborate it into point forms.


– Taken certain steps, specific protocols and measures to ensure balance and time frame.

– Once a place that was rumour or deemed to be haunted, they would start off by recce the place. That way is to familiarize with the surroundings and to mark out those areas where they shall be conducting the experiment.

– Taken steps to determine whether or not activity can be replicated.

– Going through research. This involves history as well, as one of the toughest homework for paranormal investigators.

– Seek inquires if there’s a need to. When refer to a place as to how, when and why. Its like how a police officer were been task to investigate a scene of crime.

– Collate evidences during the investigation, before producing the final evidence. Typically, they will attempt to collect evidence to see if those supports paranormal activity.

– Once evidences were been gathered and the results are proven positive, they will publish it inside their website, if any, or articles to share with the readers. That way, it will opened up a wider range to attract the attention from the public, especially paranormal enthusiastic. Also, to educate them as in the things they do based by the book.

– If possible, they will debunk the case.


– Simply define as thrill seekers.

– They just want to experience of seeing a ghost.

– Some would simply bashed through.

– To expect the paranormal to happen as what they want it to be.

– Unlike paranormal investigators, they do not have the time to sit around waiting for something to happen and to set up a base for their equipments.

– Equipments were limited. At most were the common tools, EMP, EVP and cameras.

– For most, they would rely on the Ouija board to communicate with the spirits rather than the safest way which is the EVP.

– Don’t rely much when comes to system checks or balances.

So in short, the difference between paranormal investigators and ghost hunters is that both had their own ways of dealing with the paranormal world.

So, is there a difference between paranormal investigators and ghost hunters? It depends on who you ask.

Paranormal investigators for most would go based by the book. To investigate in a scientific method and logical means hoping to get positive results. At most, based on experience, we had to buried into research if that particular place we are investigating is in need of one.

For ghost hunters would simply cast their way through without getting to know the place well, which can be a risk. Sure, they did used the tools like any other paranormal groups. But what they did was just to expect the paranormal to happen. Like demanding it. Ignoring the steps. That’s why it was said that ghost hunters were free from all the encumbrances that might requires system check and balances.

Now, I’m not saying that its wrong for ghost hunting. Its all up to the individual to see which category he or she would fit in. There’s always the positive and negative ways from both parties. What I wrote is what I know, and what I had learn. I believe there’s more into it than what I know. But the main point is, to do some reading before deciding which group you wanna be in.


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