If you have a curiosity about the paranormal and a desire to learn more about ghosts, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena, you may be interested in becoming a paranormal investigator. Improving your paranormal self-education is the first step along the way.
Whether you want to pursue this as a hobby or a profession, there are many ways that you can self-educate yourself and build your knowledge and skills in the field of paranormal investigations.
One of the first things that you should do as a budding paranormal investigator is gather a library of reference materials. Bookstores and online sources such as Amazon offer a wide variety of books, magazines, and websites on the subject of the paranormal. Reading these materials can help you learn about the many different theories and explanations for paranormal phenomena and familiarize you with the research methods used to study these phenomena.
In addition to reading to improve your paranormal self-education, it’s also important to educate yourself about the scientific method and the importance of approaching the study of paranormal phenomena with a skeptical, evidence-based approach. This means using the scientific method to design experiments, collect data, and draw conclusions about the nature of the phenomena you are studying.
If you want to take your self-education to the next level, you may want to consider taking classes or workshops on paranormal investigation. There are many options available, including online classes, home-study courses, and in-person classes at continuing education institutions. Make sure to thoroughly research the credentials of the instructors and institutions offering these classes before signing up to ensure that you are getting high-quality education.
Classes and workshops can be particularly useful for learning the technical aspects of paranormal investigation, such as how to use equipment like EMF meters and digital thermometers, how to record and process EVPs (electronic voice phenomena), and how to handle an investigation.
In addition to taking classes, you can also build your knowledge and skills by joining a paranormal investigation group and attending ghost hunts, paranormal conferences and workshops. These events are a great way to meet other people who are interested in the paranormal and to learn from more experienced investigators.
Finally, the best way to become a better paranormal investigator is to practice your skills. This may involve conducting investigations on your own or with a group like Brooklyn Paranormal Society, analyzing evidence, and studying theories and explanations for paranormal phenomena. Above all, it’s important to approach your work with an open mind and to be willing to consider a variety of explanations for the phenomena you encounter.