Popular shows like Ghost Hunters have inspired legions of fans to catch a ghost of their own. This smart, in-depth guide-packed with insider knowledge-shows how to become a real-life paranormal investigator. First, explore the fascinating history of paranormal investigation and today's distinct approaches: client-based, spiritual-based, adventure-based, and research-based. You'll learn how to build a team wisely, organize an investigation, and find your first case. Unlike other books, this essential guide details how to conduct historical research and properly document your findings. There's guidance on using the latest ghost-hunting gadgets, such as instrumental transcommunication (ITC) devices, in addition to crucial advice on legalities, ethics, and safety.