Supernatural Magazine

The Future of Ghost Hunting

My passion for all things paranormal in particular ghosts, started 20 years ago on receiving a book from my uncle on my 10th birthday. This book was a detailed account of probably the best documented cases of poltergeist phenomena ever.

The case in question is of course the Enfield poltergeist where the activity started on the evening of 31st August 1977 and the activity lasted for 2 years which is why it makes it such a fascinating case and of course started my exciting journey into the paranormal.

I began ghost hunting at a very young age and would spend many hours visiting old priories and abandoned manors desperate to experience something out of the ordinary. As I’ve become older I’ve begun to think what the future holds for ghost hunting and I’m deeply concerned at the direction most of us are heading towards.

I’ve seen it for myself with teams out there and also with my own team that we are too entwined with the latest gadget or gizmo that will flash an array of colours in a darkened room. It looks great when on investigation. But surely this can’t be the path for the future of ghost hunting, can it!?

I for one have been snared by the mass fluctuation of the must have kit and it makes me think of how this will progress into the future. I can see us all needing a convoy of trucks to carry the mass of aluminium cases carrying all the latest equipment that most yearn to have.

It seems the days of using a pen and paper to observe what’s going on around us has disappeared and we now seem to be too busy looking at flashy EMF readers and posting updates on social networking sites throughout investigations.

Maybe we need to go back to our roots and follow credible procedures that would enable us to gather more distinctive evidence in the field. Harry Price is probably the best example of this.

Yes he did have a small array of equipment but his investigations were mostly led by observers who would countlessly record on paper, things like occurrences, times, dates, temperature changes, etc.

All simple things but all are paramount to any sort of proper investigative procedures. But the main gadget he often used was himself in cases like Borley Rectory.

I have spent many days looking at key cases in the paranormal world and it all boils down to one important factor, the human being, which is an extremely unique tool.

So maybe when you’re out on your next investigation you will down your gadgets and start to use yourself as the best gizmo that will ever be created for ghost hunting, and who knows maybe one day when you’re observing the surroundings around you, it just maybe be the case that you find exactly what you’re looking for…….

Tomo Warrington

Tomo Warrington

I started at the age of 10, when receiving a book about the Enfield poltergeist. When I was young I used to cut clippings out of pares of haunted houses and used to try and estaablish meanings of the hauntings. From then on I knew my path and as I grew older I studied credible researchers like Guy Lyon Playfaire. I have been involved with many paranormal teams and have travelled up and down Great Britain. I have been very privileged in the paranormal world meeting many known and unknown researcher’s and investigators, I am currently working towards diploma in parapsychology and also I write for a number of magazines. I have lso started up a paranormal age on facebook for all people who are intrigued…..