Do I Need Protection When Ghost Hunting? – Subscriber Question
Several people have asked me about protection when ghost hunting, so today I'm going to tackle this somewhat controversial subject.
Let's look at a couple of questions I received on this subject…
"Do I need protection when ghost hunting? Will I run into evil spirits?"
Unfortunately, people tend to fear what they don’t understand. Hollywood portrays ghosts as negative, harmful creatures—and this causes people to develop irrational fears. The fact is, most ghosts are completely harmless.
It has been my experience that we attract what we focus on. So, if we are excessively fearful, and dwelling on “evil spirits,” then this is what we tend to attract. People who are exceedingly fearful/paranoid/angry tend to attract other like-minded spirits. So, don’t dwell on negative thoughts! Say a short prayer or affirmation if it makes you feel comfortable (It certainly can’t hurt), and then start your investigation. 95% of ghost hunters never run into any problems.
And the 5% who do? Well, these people tend to be mentally or emotionally unstable and often have a history of abuse or addiction (substance abuse or addiction). Others have purposely invited an inhuman spirit to interact with them. My advice? Say a short prayer or affirmation for protection (if you feel comfortable with this), remain positive and you should get great results. The chance of encountering anything negative is very, very small (unless you are purposely looking for it).
If I Capture EVP Recordings Will I Attract Negative Spirits?
Christine asks a similar question. She writes:
"I have just started my research into EVP. I want to know if I should be concerned about [the] dangers of doing this by attracting negative spirits?"
As long as you are mentally and emotionally stable, the chance of encountering negative spirits is very, very small. Capturing EVP recordings is virtually 100% safe.
Of course, you should realize that most ghosts were previously living people. Therefore, ghosts reflect human personalities. If a ghost was friendly and warm when he was alive, he will probably be likewise in death. However, if someone was reclusive and angry during life—it is very likely that his spirit (ghost) will reflect these same qualities.
It's possible that a reclusive or angry ghost could say mean things (i.e. "Go Away") on your EVP recordings. This is rare—but it's certainly possible. Human beings are diverse — likewise their spirits are too. There's no guarantee what type of message you will find when capturing EVP.
Protection Prayers or Affirmations for Ghost Hunters?
Christine also asks:
Can you give me some examples of a prayer [or affirmation] to use?
Not everyone is comfortable with prayers or affirmations—so if this describes you, then you can skip this section. However, if you ARE comfortable with prayers and affirmations, here are several you can use.
- I am sealed from all imperfect energies.
- I am divinely protected and guided. Any spirits that I encounter will remain bound to the confines of the cemetery/house/location.
- Saint Michael's Prayer. This is commonly used among many paranormal investigation groups.
- May all that is not in accordance with the highest will of God, within and without my entire being, be immediately transformed into divine light.
- In the name of God, please protect and guide me as I investigate [insert your location here].
If you decide to use a prayer, it's important that the prayer/affirmation has meaning to you and that you feel comfortable using it.
As I mentioned earlier, this topic is somewhat controversial, since different people have different belief systems. Some ghost hunters recite a prayer before they investigate—others don't. It depends on what you feel comfortable with.
Thank you to Melissa, Christine, and everyone else who sent me similar questions on this topic.