Paranormal Investigations and Ghost Hunting


What are Paranormal Investigations?

Paranormal investigations involve evaluating paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, demons, Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), etc. This investigation work is most commonly associated with ghost hunting, fueled by numerous television shows and movies featuring the process. Ghost hunting is a phrase paranormal enthusiasts use to investigate an alleged haunting.

The word paranormal comes from the words “para” meaning beyond and normal. So, the term means something beyond the normal scope of science or a scientific explanation.

Although these investigations often use scientific methods, most of the scientific community does not regard them as science. This is due to the supernatural phenomenon and a lack of authentic supporting evidence. 

Who Performs Paranormal Investigations?

Typically, a small investigation team or a hunting party works as a group to collect evidence of unexplained activity. Team members perform various duties related to their particular expertise or interests. 

Ghost hunters observe and record data using a variety of electronic gadgets, such as EMF Meters, digital thermometers, infrared and night vision cameras, handheld video cameras, digital audio recorders, and computers.

Some ghost-hunting teams use non-conventional methods in their investigations by incorporating a psychic or medium into their group.  However, this practice is controversial among paranormal research organizations seeking to acquire empirical evidence.

If you would like to buy equipment, visit our Investigation Equipment section.

To hire a private investigator specializing in paranormal investigations and ghost hunting, please visit our Private Investigator Directory.

Reference Books

Paranormal Investigations: The Proper Procedures and Protocols of Investigation for the Beginner to the Pro
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Stambaugh, Chad (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 146 Pages – 01/16/2013 (Publication Date) – iUniverse (Publisher)

In this book, the author, Chad Stambaugh, discusses the process of trying to find evidence to prove that ghosts are real. Chad explains how to operate the equipment used during the investigation process. For example, cameras, camcorders, voice recorders, digital video recorders, EMF detectors, dowsing rods, pendulums, and more. The book also guides conducting inquiries, dealing with clients, and documenting the results. The book is available on

Investigation Service Providers

For more information, visit the following websites:

  • Paranormal Activity Investigators – Paranormal Activity Investigators have been investigating ghost stories, urban legends, sightings, and more since 2003. Visit their website to view a chronological history of some of their investigations. View location photos and read investigation notes to learn more about their approach, processes, and results.
  • Paranormal Investigations of Texas – is an upbeat magazine-style site that covers paranormal topics such as EVP, ghosts, UFOs, and more.
  • Paranormal Investigation of NYC – Company that provides paranormal investigation and parapsychology research in the NYC area. We provide our services at no charge.

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