Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paranormal Investigator

 I want you to start by reading this blog: Strange Occurrences Paranormal Investigators
and especially this blog entry: Becoming a Paranormal Investigator in NZ


Also, you need to be aware of that this is a HOBBY, not a serious job or science.

How to Become a Paranormal Investigator
Skills required by all members:

Observational skills

Observational skills are the cornerstone of paranormal research. The reason for this is that the scientific method is the process of making observations and asking questions based on those observations, and then forming theories for which we conduct experiments in an attempt to validate said theories. Observational skills are critical to forming theories; each team member will need to hone this skill due to the fact that many times the equipment used during investigations will not be in the right place to capture an anomaly that is witnessed.

Time management

Time management is a skill set that each team member must master. Most of us have room for improvement, and this skill is essential to producing consistent and well documented evidence. Paranormal research is all about observation, and as such, we need to be able to recreate the events of an investigation down to the minute. It is essential that all members of the investigation team are able to manage time as well as document proceedings of an investigation in the context of time as it is critical in reconstructing events after an investigation.

Communication skills

Communication skills are fundamental to every investigation as everyone involved must be able to convey what they have seen, heard or felt. Communication skills apply to both verbal and written communication, but are particularly important when it comes to documenting the details of a case, or recording the proceedings of the investigation, as well as conversing with your client.

Problem solving skills

Problem solving skills are important to paranormal research as one should always attempt to find a plausible explanation for any anomaly that is witnessed or experienced. Problem solving skills allow us to apply logic and reason during the validation phase of an investigation, which is the process of identifying possible explanations for what may have been witnessed or experienced, and then attempting to apply those explanations to the current situation.

Organizational skills

Organizational skills are the key factor for success in life as well as paranormal research. These skills can be thought of as the "glue" that holds everything together, and are considered necessary for each investigator to manage themselves effectively and efficiently during an investigation. Many times while reviewing evidence the situation will arise where everyone present during the investigation must be accounted for in order to rule out the possibility of contamination in an effort to validate the evidence.

- Ghost Hunting A to Z by Lowell Lindeman Jr and James Kroenig
Job Description for a Paranormal Investigator

How to become a psychic medium

Now... I'm not saying with this that these things are real. This blog exists to help people create steps of their goals, dreams and wishes, and there are many who wish to become mediums and paranormal investigators. Both mediums and paranormal investigators are real, existing things. It's your personal opinion whether these people are quacks or professionals.

Secondly, the list of skills is very open to interpretations, as everything connected with this subject. Nevertheless, all those skills are attainable and trainable and good to have for everyone.

Observational skills

How to Develop Sherlock Holmes-Like Powers of Observation and Deduction

Increase Your Powers of Observation

How to Sharpen Your Powers of Observation

How to Improve Hyper Observation Skills

7 questions to consider to help solve a problem

Problem solving and your career

10 ways to improve your observation skills (and your career)

Time management

6 tips to improve your time management skills

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

10 ways to improve your time management skills

Communication skills

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

How to Develop Good Communication Skills

Improving Communication - Developing Effective Communication Skills

Problem solving skills

6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills
How to develop and demonstrate your problem-solving skills

Organizational skills

How to Develop Organizational Skills

How to Develop & Understand Organizational Skills

How to Develop Your Organizational Skills

And, yes... there are some more skills I assume people who want to hunt ghosts would like to have...

The psychic skills

How to Develop Psychic Abilities

How to Develop Psychic Abilities
Easy Exercises You Can Do Today

How To Develop Your Psychic Abilities

Here's some info on the scientific method

Overview of the Scientific Method

Also, read this and the comments.
Don't get offended by the snarkiness, because that is the general reaction to "paranormal investigations". Learn to just ignore that. It has nothing to do with you, and all to do with the people expressing those opinions.

Learn the science behind the "blinky lights" and "scientific equipment".
"Ability to operate EMF detectors, ION detectors, Geiger counters, IR cameras, Tri-Field meters, Gaussmasters and other ghost detection devices effectively"

Know the scientific theories and interpretations of the phenomena you are investigating.

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