Forms and Tips

Ghost Hunting Forms and Tips

Data to Collect and Questions to Ask

1.) Date and time of investigation: Keep a journal entry of each person you talk to, when you spoke to them, and what was said.

2.) Location: What's the name of the building (if applicable), the address, city, and state of the location.

3.) Weather conditions: If you're going to be taking pictures or going through a building looking for ghosts, you want to note if it's cloudy, sunny, raining, snowing, etc. Also note the temperature. If it's cold, that milky mist you're seeing may just be your breath.

4.) Who is present on the investigation: Write down the names of everyone present during the investigation -- you may want to follow up with some of these people afterward and ask more questions.

5.) Take pictures: If you brought your camera along, take pictures of the outside of the building, the area around the building, and the rooms inside.

6.) Questions to ask:

-When was the building constructed?

-Did any significant historical events happen on the land before the building was there? Were there battles? Murders? Was this a burial ground?

-What has the building/land been used for in the past?

-When did people start reporting ghosts in the area?

-Is there a particular time of day or time of the year that the ghost(s) are most active here?

-Who do you believe is haunting this place and why?

-Is there one particular location in the building or on the land that the ghost(s) seem to frequent? (If so, be sure to take some pictures in that location -- you never know what may appear when you look at your photo.)

-Have you seen the ghost? If so, when, where, and what happened?

-What other kind of unexplained phenomena have been reported here?

-Who else has experienced the ghosts? (If you can interview multiple witnesses who have seen the specters, that makes the case for haunting even stronger.)

These questions are just to get you started. You may have many more questions of your own - be sure to ask them all. Remember to listen, take notes, and record your interview because you'll need to file your report.