Thirty years after the original “Ghostbusters” movie, malevolent entities are once again taking over Manhattan. Thousands are being slimed. Someone needs to de-poltergeist the island before it becomes a playground for the paranormal.
So… who ya gonna call?
A bunch of badass babes who are real paranormal ghost hunters, that’s who! In the year 2016 ghostbusting haunted locations is a woman’s job.
In Hollywood, some of the funniest actors working today — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — are the paranormal investigators. They even have some eye candy in Chris Hemsworth. He’s the sexy male secretary.
n real life, if you live in the Big Apple and have a ghost infestation, you might call two sassy sisters who are also paranormal investigators. My sister, Amanda, and I are the co-founders of Paranormal Pursuit — an all-female team of New York City-based ghostbusters. And we ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
Despite plenty of fans of the first “Ghostbusters” complaining about the casting of an all-girl crew in the new movie, it actually makes a lot of sense — women in particular seem to have a special gift when it comes to interacting with the spirit world.
Perhaps it’s because women tend to be gentler. I have worked with many amazing male investigators. But I have found that ghosts have a tendency to interact more when it’s just the gals.
I suppose it helps that we sing and dance and laugh and cry with them. We blow bubbles and play hide-and-go-seek with the kid ghosts. Ironic, I know, but you would be surprised how the invisible long to be seen.
Television shows and films often portray ghosts as scary and often wanting to harm people. In my experience, having done many, many paranormal investigations, most ghosts are not scary. Most are just stuck or afraid and can’t move on to the other side.
Others have unfinished business in this world and might want help from the living. Some don’t even know that they are dead. Those are the ones who really get you thinking about what being alive really means!
Sure, my sister and I have dealt with our fair share of the nasty ones. We have been told, “Get out!” many times. We have even been told to go f— ourselves during investigations.
We respect their space, even though they could use a little ghostbusting, but we also don’t allow them to stop us from helping the ones who want to interact with us.
We have a strict no bullying rule for both the living and the dead. We start every investigation with introducing ourselves and stating what our intentions and regulations are.
Our main goal is to learn about the other side and to educate people. We also counsel and help those ghosts who are ready to move on. Sometimes they just need a friend who will listen.
One of my favorite places to investigate is at the Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, N.Y. My sister and I have become very fond of certain ghosts there. They certainly know who we are. Often times we will hear our names being said when we first arrive.
One time we brought a total non-believer with us. One of the more rowdy spirits made sure he left as a believer. Right in front of all our eyes, the ghost decided to flip our camera over.
For non-believers, I implore you to go and watch some of the videos I made during our investigations. I am not very tech-savvy nor do I have the first clue how to do special effects. But this “blontourage” team just puts out what we find. Nothing is altered, except for a few slow-motion replays. You can be the judge at www.paranormalpursuit.com
If you have a ghost causing problems in a household or workplace, have the situation evaluated by a professional paranormal investigation team. Many local investigators do not charge. Do your own research when deciding on which steps should be taken.
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For those MetroSpirituals who are thinking about purposefully venturing into the astral plane, there are some things you might want to know first, especially if you are a newbie. Before conducting your own paranormal investigation, here are some important Do’s and Don’ts:
Do bring equipment with you if possible. Some basic equipment are an EMF detector, flashlight, camera and tape recorder. Most cellphones have a camera and tape recorder. Here is a helpful video about equipment:
Do find a bed and breakfast type place that is known for paranormal activity, especially if you are new to this. They will usually give you a tour and explain the history. It’s easier to connect when you have some background information on which ghosts are there.
Do be polite and have respect for the dead. Remember, you are the one asking for them to interaction.
Do load up on batteries. Ghosts tend to drain them rather quickly.
Do take lots of pictures. Always take three in a row. You might catch a ghost manifesting or you might debunk an odd anomaly that you otherwise would have thought was paranormal.
Do conduct EVP sessions, Electronic Voice Phenomena. Use your tape recorder to ask questions, then listen to the playback for a response. Headphones help. Sometimes their responses are not very loud.
Do have patience. Think of it like fishing — you have to be very quiet and wait in order to get a bite. Reel them in slowly. It’s all about building trust!
Do protect yourself. I always put a white light of protection around myself and whoever else is on the team. I also state out loud that I come in peace and have only good intentions.
Don’t investigate in graveyards or places where horrific crimes took place. Darker energies with bad intentions tend to lurk in these types of locations. Trust me, you do not want a negative entity following you home.
Don’t go alone. Always go on an investigation with at least one other person. There is safety in numbers.
Don’t provoke a ghost, ever! You don’t know who you’re picking a fight with and how dangerous they may be.
Don’t wear loud, clunky shoes or jewelry. Be ninja-like! The less outside noise the better so that it doesn’t interfere with audio and video evidence.
Don’t trespass. Get permission to investigate if it’s on private property.
Don’t forget, ghosts were people, too. Talk to them the same way you would with anyone you just met. You might even make a new friend.