Ready to suit up and trek out into the snow for a ghost hunt? Here are some tips to make is a successful hunt.
6 tips for cold weather ghost hunts:
- Wear layers Especially if you will be moving outside and inside, you will be still for long periods of time and do not want to get frostbite.
- Keep batteries warm Ghost may drain batteries, but so does cold weather. Professional photographers will go as far as to keep a “hot hands” hand warmer near the spare batteries to keep them longer.
- Watch for lens fog As anyone who wears glasses will tell you, if you go from a cold environment to a warm one, lenses will fog. Make sure to check this so you are not getting distorted photos.
- Watch for dragon breath Breathe smoke in the cold? Be careful not to get a photo of it! This would be an interesting but very false positive.
- Watch for condensation orbs Snow will cause orbs even if it is invisible to the naked eye. We have had photos submitted to us showing very light snow falling, when the photographer thinks they have captured hundreds of orb spirits in front of their house.
- Don’t wear loud clothing Have a favorite puffy coat? The kind with the lovely swishing sound every time you move? This may keep you warm, but it will make EVPs impossible.
- Watch for lens flare from snow and ice Even in the dark with IR you will end up with lens flare from snow and ice around you.
- Listen for cold weather sounds Snow falling off of branches, trees snapping from cold, be aware that there are a lot of cold weather noises that may catch you unaware.
Have any more tips to share? Let us know!