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You Think You Have a Ghost At Home?
What Should You Do Next?


"I think I have a ghost in my house. What should I do now?"

That is one of the most common questions we are asked. This article will help you understand the typical steps for tracking possible paranormal activity in your home, and then for contacting a paranormal investigator.

First - Don't Panic!!

In many situations there is a very common and non-paranormal explanation for what you are experiencing. A great many things are misinterpreted as being paranormal. This is made even more common by people today being more aware of the paranormal.

Presuming there is in fact some kind of paranormal activity happening on the whole there is very little reason to be concerned. In spit of many celebrated reports, movies, books, television shows etc. reports of actual harm (much less serious harm) from ghosts is extremely rare. Click Here to read our article "Can Ghosts Hurt You?"

Second - Keep a log.

Keep a detailed and accurate record of all activity you experience. Be sure to list:

  • The date and time something happens.
  • Exactly where in your house (or other location) it happens.
  • Who it happens to or who is around when it happens.
  • Exactly what happened.
  • Any other details about the incident. No detail is too small or insignificant!

PDF file formatClick Here to download our free Paranormal Activity Log sheet to help you keep a record of activity.
(PDF format 75kb - requires Adobe Acrobat or compatible reader.)


Third - Contact a Paranormal Investigator.

Look for a paranormal investigation group in your air. Be sure to find out how things like:

  • How many years they have been in service performing paranormal investigations.
  • How many people are in the group? How long have they been with the group?
  • What type of education and training do the group members have?
  • Are they a scientific/technology based group? Or a spiritual/psychic group?
  • What are their rules/requirements for coming to your home? (ex: a minimum of people in the house during the investigation, no pets or animals around, can come during the week or weekends only, etc.)
  • Will they give you a written report of their findings or just tell you?
  • Do they charge for an investigation? (all reputable groups will not charge to investigate. Some may ask for a donation to help with operating and travels costs but should be willing to do the investigation without a donation).


These are the main points to consider if you think you are experiencing paranormal activity in your home or business. Each case is different and will almost certainly have different aspects and requirements for the investigation. But these 3 items are generally standard for the initial part of an investigation.

If you have any questions about these items or about other aspects of having an investigation at your home or business please feel free to contact us.

If you would like to request a free paranormal investigation by Long Island Paranormal Investigators in your home or business please click here.


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