Answer: I haven’t done much ghost hunting, truth be told. However, the time or two I have gone on paranormal investigations I found that I was definitely attractive to the spirits there. At one locale a spirit was so attracted to me that it followed me home, causing me some subsequent discomfort. You should know this is fairly common.
For this reason I would recommend that you practice psychic protection. There are various ways to do this — and hopefully you are already doing this — but at the very least wear or carry a talisman or medallion, such as a medallion of Michael the Archangel. Always cover yourself in light. Also say the Lord’s Prayer — irrespective of your religious inclinations, this prayer is very powerful and protective. Last, when you leave the investigation site, make sure to audibly tell the spirits that they cannot go with you.
My main problem with ghost hunting is that it often does nothing to help the spirits. Granted, it’s interesting for the humans — often we receive direct confirmation of life after death which is both thrilling and valuable. However, most of the spirits found at haunted locations have not crossed over, or are earthbound. Discarnate human spirits should not be earthbound. If they are it’s either because they’re too confused or lost to cross or they simply do not want to. The former requires compassion and action on the part of the investigator and the latter requires complete understanding and avoidance.
The latter spirit — the one not wanting to cross — is likely to be mischievous, discontent or downright angry. These are the types that will leave daunting messages via EVP or who will attempt to frighten or attack you while you are there. They too will sometimes follow you home — which, believe me, you do not want. However, most prefer to stay where they are because for whatever reason, they feel safe or powerful at their chosen locale.
The confused and lost spirits are more likely to follow you home. People who are even remotely spiritual are emitting a light that spirits in the astral recognize. Lost spirits will definitely recognize this light, and if they need help, they may want to follow you. You must tell them not to do this. Better yet, read up on how to actually help spirits cross to the other side and then facilitate this while you are there (click here for a great book on this subject). Remember, these spirits are not sideshows or curiosities. They are people who are dead and who need your compassion and help.
As it turns out, a lot of paranormal investigations end up making things worse for the spirits occupying these places — as well as for the places themselves. Investigators commonly activate and agitate spirits in order to get responses. After doing this and collecting their desired data, they just … leave. To me, this borders on cruel, and is definitely unfair. Please keep this in mind when doing any type of ghost hunting.
In short, my advice to you is: medallion/talisman, Lord’s prayer, benevolence/love, a willingness to assist and then remembering to instruct the spirits not to follow you.