"Keeping Your Emotions in Check while Investigating"

Posted by Serious Paranormal Investigative Society on April 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM

   When doing a paranormal investigation, you may feel very scared, very excited, or very bored. No investigation will produce the same results because each place that you investigate is different and each has it's own level of activity. That being said, a person's feelings can directly affect the outcome of an investigation, this is why we strongly suggest that all team members or investigators always keep their emotions in check. Sometimes unsual emotions can come out without any realization of the party involved. Sometimes they can be directly due to the nature of the investigation or to the nature of the entity involved.

   Sometimes an investigation can be very slow going with little or no activity at all. An investigator can develope a negative attitude about being so bored and the excessive complaining about the lack of activity can put a damper on the rest of the group, making everyone irritable and annoyed. The result can be horrible. There are times when investigations require a lot of "patience and no action", and if an investigator can not handle  the slow times they really have no business being a paranormal investigator.

   Panic is another emotion that needs to be kept in check. Everyone gets scared and that's okay, but to panic and lose control of your emotions by running, yelling and screaming  is one, unprofessional, and two, can damper or scare away any activity that may be happening. The reaction to fear is what is important, the worst thing that you can do is to let out a blood curdling scream in a suburban neighborhood in the middle of the night. It's highly inappropriate at any time and if you are that afraid of ghosts, then why are you looking for them? Just imagine the reaction of the neighbors if they heard a blood curdling scream in the middle of the night. Try explaining that to the police when they arrive,  that the scream came from a paranormal investigator on an investigation, talk about embarrassing!

   Finally, sometimes a haunted area will produce unusual feelings simply due to the entity. Sometimes, highly sensitive people can experience unusual feelings just being in a haunted area. These people can burst out crying for no apparent reason, become very sad and depressed or burst into rage without explanation. Upon leaving a haunted area these feelings may tag along for a while, this is always why before an investigator begins an investigation,  they need to ground themselves and ask the angels to surround them with a white light  and ask them to protect them from any negative energies.

   Some professionals will say that our immune system is directly tied in with our emotions so it's altogether possible that a bad attitude can bring on a cold or the flu. A positive attitude is most important in a paranormal investigation and if a team member is feeling any negative energies or feelings, they should let the team leader know about it.  The best way to deal with this is to get a "pep talk" or take a breather and change your location in order to feel right again. Remember, if you don't feel like yourself, there may be a "paranormal" reason.

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