You do not need to be an active investigator to give advice on this one. If you have had paranormal experiences, you may have good info on what you would LIKE an investigator to provide or how to act on a case.
Good advice. I’m afraid I can’t really give any good info on this. I will enjoy others comments. I can say what I don’t like tho and that is when investigators are mean to the spirits with provoking comments. If these are just passed over people that is a horrible thing and may cause harm to the soul of that person.Don't investigate on your own.
If you are inexperienced and seriously interested in investigating the paranormal, join a local group. If you have some experience, always go with someone else, even if just a friend or family member. There are many risks involved with investigating the paranormal, and not all of them are physical in nature, especially if you are inexperienced and do not know what signs to be on the lookout for.
Apart from the obvious physical injuries that can be sustained, especially wondering about in run-down buildings at night, there are other physical risks that exist. Structural collapses, exposure (depending on the conditions), physical attacks from the living (squatters, drug users or dealers and occult members are examples) as well as attacks by entities themselves are just to mention a few.
Then there are the metaphysical dangers of an investigation. If it was only the physical things we had to worry about, then this field of study could be done by almost anyone. Sometimes, the things we go out looking for are really there and more often than not, these things can, and do, follow us home at the end of the night. Mental breakdowns have been known in experienced investigators, often resulting from negative attachments.
There are also instances reported of "time loss". Where an investigator appears to be influenced by "something" and loses all track of time, going into a trance-like state for, sometimes, hours on end. This can open you up to lots of nasty things, including a potential possession.
Paranormal investigation can be fun, frightening and one hell of an experience, especially when something happens. But there is also a dangerous side to what we do and it should be acknowledged, and respected, by all investigators regardless of their experience.