- Research the location. If you are going ghost hunting after dark, you should check it out during daylight hours. Make note of any dangers such as holes, broken glass, loose boards etc. Verify location, accessibility, safety, and related issues ahead of time. Check each site during daytime hours to identify parking, paths, and hazards.
- Interview any potential witnesses. If possible, try to talk to anyone who has experienced paranormal activity in the location where you will be investigating.
- Get permission before going onto private property or to be in a cemetery after hours.
- Remember, you have more to fear from the living than from the dead. Haunted sites are often isolated and deserted. That makes these sites attractive to people engaged in illegal activities. Use caution and common sens.
- Reschedule your ghost hunt if it is going to snow, rain, or if it is foggy. Also check the pollen count. Moisture and pollen can cause anomalies in photos.
- Always arrive before dark, this always you to do a walk through of the area prior to an investigation and note any obstructions. This will prevent you from tripping on rocks, tipped over headstones, holes, and obstructions getting hurt. Carry a working flashlight, even during daytime ghost hunts.
- Never go ghost hunting alone.