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Tip 1: Plan Your Ghost-hunting Trip

Start by doing a little research on your local area to find out if there are places that are known for ghosts. Then, decide whether that particular location is safe for your family to venture out into and if possible conduct your tour during the daytime. You will also want to consider the level of scariness of the location that you will be visiting and whether it is appropriate for the children that you will be taking with you. A good place to start is local museums, old hotels, historical sites, and churches – many of which will have ghost tours if they are known for being haunted.

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Tip 2: Get Excited

The best part about a ghost-hunting trip besides the trip itself is the building anticipation that your family will have when you discuss what you may experience. Spend some time really talking about the ghosts that you will encounter and what type of experience you think it will be. This is also a good time to read books about hauntings or spooky stories by candlelight!

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Tip 3: Partner Up

If you have a large family, group family members together if you decide to venture in different directions. However, be certain to assign a much older sibling or parent as the leader of each group. It is their responsibility to keep track of everyone in their clan, and they should be armed with a cell phone in case they need to contact another group leader or in case of an emergency.

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Tip 4: Be Camera Ready

If possible, arm each member of your family with a camera so they can continuously shoot pictures as you take your tour. Remember you can supposedly capture an apparition on camera so this should entice your children to snap away. Plus, it will be fun to look through all of the photos together after your adventure searching for orbs!

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Tip 5: Be Prepared

If you are going to be ghost-hunting outside, be sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes and don’t forget your flashlights!

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Tip 6: Have Fun

Remember this is an activity that is meant to be fun – don’t pick anything that is too scary or that will upset any members of your family. You will definitely want to choose your locations based on the ages of your children. Also remember that even if you don’t see anything paranormal, the ultimate goal of the activity is to have fun as a family.

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Tip 7: Meet for a Family Discussion

After the ghost-hunting trip, gather your family members for hot cocoa and compare notes on what you saw that evening. This is also a great time to sit down to view the photos that you took to see if you captured any orbs or anything unusual in the photos!

Do you plan on taking a ghost-hunting trip with your family?

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