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So you think your NOLA pad is haunted? Here’s some things you can get to check

In New Orleans, we know a thing or two about hauntings. Whether you believe or not, here are 10 things that claim to be able to help. 

by Clint Durrett
May 6, 2020

Forbes.com says: According to psychic medium Chris Medina, if you think your home is haunted, you probably shouldn’t second-guess yourself. “Whether it’s physical or intuitive, you’ll definitely be able to know,” he says. Some believe and others don’t believe in the paranormal. But when you want to find out, who you gonna call? YOU! That’s who. In New Orleans, we know a thing or two about hauntings. Whether you believe or not, here are 10 things that claim to be able to help. 

Hearing something bump in the night?

EMF Meter Magnetic Field Detector

Product info: The detector is associated with the location and it is reported that the unexplained phenomenon is related to radiation.

Promising review: Adds some excitement to your Ghost hunting..you’ll KNOW when they’re close by now!

Buy it on Amazon: $25.25

See if they wanna chat!

Ouija Board

Product info: Smithsonianmag.com: The Ouija board, in fact, came straight out of the American 19th century obsession with spiritualism, the belief that the dead are able to communicate with the living.

Promising review: I was a skeptic to be honest. But with just a little practice my daughter and I were able to speak with dead relatives in no time. Knowing that those who have passed are still around and we have a way to contact them has been amazing.

Buy it on Amazon: $21.69

Cleansing a new living space or remove bad spirit vibes

White Sage Smudging Kit (with instructions)

Product info: Amazon: Detailed Smudging Instructions Included With Every Sage Smudge Kit (Blessings too!) – Smudging with White Sage is Known to Have Numerous Mental, Spiritual & Physical Benefits

Buy it on Amazon: $18.93

Communication! The foundation of any relationship.

Digital Voice Recorder

ReMax.com says, “Stand in the room where you think there might be a haunting. Turn on the recorder and ask the ghost a series of questions, then leave the room to give time for the ghost to answer. Listen to the recording and you might hear a small voice speaking back to you.”

Buy it on Amazon: $19.99

Get evidence. Get a picture!

Instant Camera (not your iPhone)

Product description: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera – Ice Blue Twin Film Bundle.

ReMax.com: The naked eye can’t always see the ghosts around us. Using a camera with a flash causes the spirit to be illuminated. Walk around your darkened house taking pictures and review them later to see where in the shadows a figure might be.

Buy it on Amazon: $67.48

Bring balance and protection

Healing crystals

Product info: beginner pack. One of the stones is, per the Etsy post: Black Tourmaline – Black Tourmaline is one of the most popular metaphysical stones – for good reason. It works with the Root Chakra to ground energy and increase vitality and is a staple stone with healers. It cleanses and balances the aura and can be used in develop a positive outlook. It is associated with strength and balance. Carry black tourmaline to repel negativity as you come across it on a daily basis and keep some in your home to protect, cleanse and purify.

Buy it on Etsy: $13.95

Do your homework!

Read up on the paranormal

Book: No Man’s Ghosts: Paranormal Investigations in Southwest Louisiana (it’s about actual paranormal investigations in Louisiana)

Why this is interesting: TAPS is a network of paranormal investigators. Their website only has one “local” listing for a team in Louisiana and they wrote this book. Here is their website: https://www.oldno7society.com/

Buy on Amazon: $9.99

Get paranormal protection AND smell good at the same time

Shield of Light Psychic Protection Essential Oil Roll On

Etsy post says: Shield of Light helps to deflect negative energy, release pent up negative energy in the body while restoring and strengthening your aura, your body’s natural psychic protection. This pure Frankincense, Spearmint and Lime essential oils blend is highly effective and has a gender neutral scent so it can be worn every day to keep you protected. Apply to the insides of the wrists, the back of the neck or massage into the soles of your feet to get the maximum benefit.

Buy on Etsy: $15.00

Getting the ghost to move on

Ghost Chaser Spiritual Cleansing Ritual Incense

Etsy post says: It’s a known fact in the occult world that not all spirits are nice and mean well to those in our realm. Sometimes they can be malicious, harmful, spiteful or negative entities sent by others to bother and harass you spiritually. Burn this incense on charcoal to fill your space with a powerful banishing magic to chase those unwanted spirits away.

Buy on Etsy: $7.72

Investigate with a ghost hunting tool: a spirit box

Ghost Box Scanner with Spirit Box and EVP Recorder

Product description: The SBox Ghost Scanner is a spirit box radio frequency sweep scanner and recorder for paranormal research. SBox includes many other features to aid in making your investigations easier while providing quality evidence documentation. SBox is a NEW spirit box built specifically for paranormal investigations

Buy on Amazon: $89.95

Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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