How To: Become a paranormal investigator

Become a paranormal investigator

Do you love a good mystery? Were you a huge fan of "The X Files" or any other freaky movie or TV show? If you are daring and not afraid of the unexplained, Paranormal Investigator may be the job for you. Check out this video to see if you qualify and exactly how you can get into this spooky field.
You Will Need
* Study
* Equipment
* Training

Step 1: Understand what a paranormal investigator does
Understand what a paranormal investigator does: They research seemingly inexplicable incidents, looking for a logical explanation – or if there is none, then for evidence of other-worldly activity.
Paranormal investigators most often debunk alleged paranormal activity, rather than confirming it.

Step 2: Be realistic
Be realistic about your earning potential. Most paranormal investigators have a day job because there isn't much demand for this service. Plan to make it a hobby rather than a career.

Step 3: Educate yourself
Read up on the subject or take a class. There are online certification courses, but being certified is not required to become an investigator.

Step 4: Get the necessary equipment
Get the equipment: a digital camera and audio recorder, a video camera with an infrared filter, night-vision goggles, an electromagnetic field reader to measure the increase in electricity in the air, and a thermal heat imager to detect a sudden drop in temperature. All can alert you to whether a spirit is hovering nearby.

Step 5: Join a team
Consider joining an established team of paranormal investigators; it's a good way to learn the ropes. Search online for a group near you.

Step 6: Advertise your services
Once you gain some experience, advertise your services online or in your local newspaper. You'll need a few ghost-busting jobs to help you pay off all your pricey equipment!

Did you know? No ghost sighting has ever been scientifically authenticated.

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