Haunted Journeys

Ghost Hunting Abandoned Haunted Places
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Going to abandoned haunted places or taking in urban explorations may be exhilarating, but could be a bit risky. 

Remember, be safe, smart, and a good citizen when visiting these haunted properties! Here are our eight cardinal rules in visiting these iconic spectral properties. Special emphasis is drawn to abandoned properties that appear safe to explore!

  1. Ask Permission:  There's a good chance that every property is owned by someone, and they will not be happy to see you poking around without their permission. Take time to research and request permission to wander inside. Watch for "Private Property" signs and other indicators that you may not be welcomed.
    You may even think about offering/asking for a "waiver of liability" form, that releases the property from any liability concerns (on their part). It will help hesitant property owners decide your intentions are responsible and professional. 
  2. Know the Dangers: There will always be hazards and risks in urban exploration of properties that appear to not be inhabited. For instance, you may fall through a rotten floorboard, or maybe there are critters (or displaced people) that call this their home. There may be harmful radiation gases or even unstable structural conditions. Be aware and be smart.

  3. Target "Open to the Public" properties: Some of the most beautiful parks, roads, streams, lakes, and even public cemeteries are open to all. Keep in mind, however, that even visiting public, sanctioned abandoned sites is not 100% risk-free. Take time to research and prepare well.

  4. Leave Souvenirs behind: Part of the eerie charm of exploring is taking home souvenirs from haunted places to add to your collection. Respect these properties and leave them intact. In fact, many in the paranormal field believe that some of these may carry spiritual attachments that are best left behind. 

  5. Avoid going solo and venturing on your own:  There have been many stories of ghost hunters having gone off on their own and gotten seriously injured, some even lost their lives. There is no better assurance to have a buddy that can help you, a working and fully charged cell phone. Another perk in having a buddy? Who will confirm that you really did see that dark figure?

  6. Bring the right equipment and dress smartly:  We are not just talking ghost hunting equipment, but stuff that will be of assistance, in case you need it. For instance, you should always have a flashlight for dark and creepy places. Hand cleaning gels will help you provide a cleanse to dirty hands. Face masks are vital to avoid breathing in contaminants that may be in the property. Wear proper shoes, long pants and maybe long sleeves. This will avoid scratches and cuts of exposed skin. It may even prevent you bring back nature's critters such as ticks. 

  7. Don't tamper or destroy the property:  Don't leave your marks and be respectful of the property. Avoid "I was here" graffiti or tearing down fences or clipping locks to get in. If you have to do that to get in, you don't belong there.  Do not be tempted to take souvenirs with you, for you never know what "attachments" you may take home with you.  

  8. Spiritual Protection: Some folks are concerned about negative energies that may “haunt” these historical destinations. If you wish to go to the extra supernatural protection level, consider a “St Michael Arch Angel” medal, or carrying/wearing stones that offer protection. Some of the most popular ones are amber, amethyst, and black tourmaline. These are known by practitioners to clear undesirable influences and protect the aura.  

Any more comments or things you would add to this list? With a comment below, we welcome your suggestions and we will update this list. Send us more haunted properties or cardinal rules to follow for abandoned places.

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