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Top 10 Tips for Living in a Haunted House
Do unexplained noises and sightings have you feeling spooked? Don't worry -- things might not be as grave as you think. Paranormal experts offer their tips for living in a home with ghosts.
Keep a Journal: Haunted House Tips
#4: Keep a Journal
Documentation is key when dealing with paranormal activity, says Melody Bussey, a highly trained sensitive who has been using her skills in the paranormal field for a decade. If you think your house is haunted, there are going to be skeptics -- quite possibly yourself -- so the more evidence you can gather of your ghost's existence, the better. Bussey recommends buying a notebook -- or even one notebook for every room where you've noticed paranormal activity -- and writing down every unusual occurrence.
"This serves two purposes: One is it’s going to provide a track record, and you can maybe start seeing patterns," Bussey says. "It’s also going to keep you from panicking because it’s very hard to panic when you’re actually writing something down in a notebook."
Be as detailed as possible in your journal, including dates, times and thorough descriptions of the activity. If you've noticed unexplained noises or sights in your home, you might want to try to capture them with an audio recorder or video camera as well. If you eventually decide to contact a paranormal expert, this documented activity will be extremely helpful in his or her investigation.
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