You have that new EVP recorder and you are a fresh investigator, or… you’ve been away from the field for a bit, like myself, and want to start getting EVPs right away. You can dive right in and get yourself in the game, or… you can wait and learn the right techniques to protect yourself.
Paranormal investigation comes with inherent risks. And it is often because people didn’t bother to be discriminating in who or WHAT they were seeking contact with in the first place.
I had my own lesson in the form of investigating a famous location only the have our entire team, including myself, have not-so-nice entities follow us home. It took time to clear the field of these unwanted energies and to be honest, it was my own fault as team leader for not following my gut instinct to NOT investigate the place. I let another team member talk me into it and we paid the price.
So, first lesson: Trust your gut. You are your own best instrument for detecting negative energy and if you feel it before an investigation, DON’T GO. It’s that simple. I’ve had to do it a number of times and people would get upset and ask why and I would just say it isn’t a good place to visit. Stick to your decision and realize there is always someplace else you can investigate.
Next, if you decide to go to a site or to do EVPs at home or where-ever, run protection on yourself. There are TONS of good sites with great instructions on how to do this, so I won’t recreate this content here, but instead, here are several links to good resources, including a classic (and free) PDF book on the subject which is well worth reading by a very experienced and well known author who is, in my mind, a legend in this business:
In future investigations, I will be asking ALL of my team members to make sure they are in a good mood, that nothing bad has happened or that they are not ill or having any troubles before they go on an investigation. One of more of these is enough to cause problems if they do go, so keep this in mind.
Just remember… You are investigating forces and creatures of other dimensional realities. And some are confused or have their own agendas that do not necessarily blend well with ours.
Think of it like going out on the street and trusting the first person you meet to guide you the right way. You might get lucky, but many times, you will meet someone who is not nice and who is out to take advantage of you.
The best plan is to choose WHOM you want to meet and go to a safe place to have your meeting, or to build up your energy field so that if you do go to a place that is not so nice, you have your energy at it’s highest levels and that you are protected no matter what you run into. The links and information I have provided are good starters, but remember, you must practice these regularly!
I hope this is a good starter article for you and we will share more in the future!