When you look at the image you can see it, the light colored round dot that people keep telling you is dust, but you know better – it’s an orb – or in other words, a ghost.
Next time you come to Florida, after you’ve spent the day at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, spend the night time hours walking around the town of Kissimmee searching for ghosts. (if you can’t wait, bet you’ll even find a tour near your town)
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to. You secretly watch Ghost Adventures and dream of being locked down with Zac and the boys. Perhaps you occasionally call out to ghosts, hoping to see something or hear something, maybe praying at the same time that you don’t.
The fact is, you’re fascinated with the idea of an afterlife and that perhaps ghosts, good, bad and otherwise, are playing around here on earth.
So do something about it – take a Ghost Tour.
Now what do you do if you’ve signed up and are ready to bust some ghosts?
Here are a list of tips to help you get ready and get the most from your experience.
And hey, if you take a tour and catch a ghost – send me a picture – I may put it up. Share your experience & join the fun of looking for and communicating with ghosts.
Things to do when taking a Ghost Tour:
- Wear comfortable clothes appropriate to the weather – you’ll be walking & standing for up to 2 hours.
- Bring you camera - you may capture an awesome shot.
- Bring extra batteries – there’s nothing worse than running out just when things get going. And since ghosts are believed to zap energy from us and our electronic equipment, having extras keeps you prepared
- Bring plenty of space on your digital card or extra film – just like batteries, you don’t want to run out when things get going. An extra card or film is necessary. You’ll be taking a lot of “wild” or unplanned photos – that’s where digital is nice.
- Go to the bathroom before you head off – just like mom & dad always used to say
- Don’t go if you frighten easily - you’ll be walking dark streets, perhaps going into cemeteries and buildings believed to be haunted. If you spook, this isn’t the place for you – that said, if you can handle the dark and stories, you’ll have a blast.
- Know your children - yes, many ghost tours are G-rated and likely children who like/love such tales will be find. But know your child. There’s nothing worse than getting out there and finding out too late they’ll spook & now have nightmares.
On the tour – making the most of it
Dude, keep an open mind! – You’re here for a reason. Maybe the loved one dragged you, but whatever the reason, you’re paying good money – so at least keep an open mind – you’ll be surprised what you might find along the way.
Bring camera – take pictures
When taking photos – take sections when you’ll take 2-3-4 photos in a quick row. Orbs and such tend to show up on one, but not the others, and you can compare the moments.
Take “wild” and “unplanned” shots – Just point the camera in a direction & start shooting. You’ll be surprised how things will show up in these – sometimes more than “planned” or “set’ photos.
Get people in some shots, but not all – Ghosts are supposed to need our energy, so if you get a person in the shot, especially a person the ghost “might be drawn to” you could come up with something – when we went on our tour, Assistant Laura, who’d very good and loved by children, especially little girls, was the perfect person to include when we were looking for a little 7 year old girl in a park. I kept taking photos with Laura and sure enough, Isabella showed up when Laura invited her to swing.
Listen to the story the guide is telling, but take photos while (if they let you) they are talking. The stories themselves may draw the ghost into activity, and the person telling the story could be the center of the ghost’s attention.
Try something to draw the ghost out. Ok, I love watching Ghost Adventures, and Zac (the host) loves to yell and taunt the ghosts. I’m not totally into the style, but it works for him – sometimes too well. When we were out, and we were along the railroad tracks where southern soldiers during the Civil War were once shipped home after they died, I tried to call to them by whistling Dixie. It worked. I did it with respect and was simply trying to share the moment, and at least two or three orbs showed up.
Be respectful. Whether you believe or not, certainly there are those on the tour who do. And you’re trying to reach out to ghosts – spirits of those who’ve passed on. Show some respect.
Have fun. The idea of reaching out to another realm is exciting and fun. You’ll be learning about lives and their history. You’ll be looking for ghosts – have some fun while you’re at it!