Some Groups are based solely on the Scientific route, while others incorporate metaphysical items in thier investigations and for protection everyday. I personally use Crystals and Stones along with Catholic/Christian items during investigations and in my daily life. Working in a Hospital there have been times that I have had attachments/run ins with entities, but since I have started to wear my protection pouches, I have not had any issues. Below you will find some information that you may find useful.

Color & Symbolism of Crystals and Gemstones

Red – protection and energy
Pink – love
Orange – gentler than red – protection and energy
Yellow – communication and intelligence
Green – fertility, abundance and luck
Blue – healing and peacefulness
Indigo – Courage, protection, money and luck
Violet – deep healing and psychic powers
White – protection and the White Light of God
Black – absorbs and banishes evil

The following are just some ways to take care of your Crystals and Stones, there are many other ways thatyou will come across as one delves deeper in this aspect of Paranormal Research.

Cleansing, Repairing / Recharging Crystals and Stones

To cleanse your crystals and stones of negative energy, you need to use one or a combination of the four elements of nature.

Wind, Water, Fire and Earth. How ever care must be used as some crystals/stones can be damaged in water and or sunlight. First I will list some of these then I will instruct you on the care of your crystals and stones.

Cleansing with Intention

The fist requirement of crystal cleansing is the power of intention, or thought visualiation. This can be achieved by undergoing a crystal cleansing meditation, such as visualising a stream or waterfall that cleanses the healing crystal in your mind.

Elements of Cleansing

The easiest way to cleanse is with your breath. Blow on your crystals/stones while envisioning the negative energy held by them is being carried away with your breath.

Cleansing Crystals with Sound:
Purify crystals with the resonating sound of a bell. This is a good method for multiple crystal cleansing, although the process is more effective if purifying one stone at a time. Toning with the voice is an alternative form of sound cleansing, as different notes resonate with different crystals

Salt Water: Soak in sea water or if not available use a mixture of 1 cup sea salt and 2 cups spring water in a glass or earthen bowl. First let the bowl of water sit in the sun for at least four hours to energize it. Submerge your crystals/stones in water for a minimum of 8 hours, then rinse well under running water and let dry in the sun for 8 hours or if Lunar Stones/Crystals then place on window ledge overnight, preferably in a window not facing east so as not to catch the morning sun. (Caution: this can remove polish from your crystal/stones and pit some.)

Running Water: If you live near a running spring or river you can place your crystals/stones in a mesh bag and place in the moving part of the river or stream for at least four hours. (Note: this also re-energizes the crystals/stones).

Stones that will be damaged by soaking

Any Porous Stone such as but no limited to: Opal, Lapis, or Coral

Candle Flame Cleansing: Crystals can be cleansed with fire by carefully passing them through a candle flame. If the crystal is to be used on a particular chakra, burn a candle in the corresponding colour. Never leave burning candles unattended.

Smudging: Burn incense such as White Sage, Sweetgrass, Frankencense, Dragons Blood or wood such as Sandalwood, or Cedar. Pass the stones/crystals through the smoke for 20-30 seconds while envisioning the smoke taking away any negative impurities.

Sun Light:Place them in warm sunlight for minimum of four hours

Stones damaged by sunlight and it’s effects on the stones/crystals

Amethyst:becomes paler
Apatite: pink variety fades
Aquamarine: becomes paler
Beryl: brown or orange types may change to pale pink
Celestite: fades in direct sunlight
Danubrite: Fades
Fluorite: green and purple types change color
Rose Quartz: becomes paler
Kunzite: becomes pale or loses color
Sapphire: should be cleansed in moonlight

Moon Light:Place overnight on a window ledge overnight avoiding any window that receives the morning sun.


Dirt: Place crystals/stones in a clean cloth and bury them in moist soil for 24 hours.

Sand: Bury in moist sand with no wrapping (Note: This may remove polish from stones/crystals).

Sea Salt:Bury in sea salt over night.

Cluster Method: Place stones/crystals on a slab or large crystal overnight. Preferably use Amethyst as it is believed that it changes lower energies to higher frequencies of the ethereal and spiritual aspects, therefore transforming what ever is placed on it.

Combination of all elements
Wiccan author Scott Cunningham explains in his book Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic, (ISBN: 0-87542-126-1), that there are ritualistic ways of cleansing crystals. He suggests doing this during the day. An altar or table can be used.

Fill a bowl with fresh water and place it to the West. Put a lit red candle to the South, smoking incense to the East and a container of fresh dug earth to the North. They represent the Four Elements, water, fire, air and earth and their corresponding directions. Put the crystals in the center of these items.


Place a crystal in the earth and cover and say words like, “I cleanse you with earth.” Allow it to stay there for a few moments and visualize the earth absorbing impurities. Remove the crystal, brush off the earth, then wave it back and forth in the smoke. This cleanses it with air. Visualize the smoke cleansing disturbing energies. Put the crystal through the candle flame several times and visualize the flame burning away negativity. Put the crystal in the water and visualize the water cleansing it. Dry the stone with a clean cloth and feel its energy in your receptive hand. If you are right handed, it is the left hand and vice versa. You can feel if it is totally cleansed. If not, repeat the process.

Charging your Crystals/Stones…

 Below are a few ways in which one can Charge or Energize your Crystals/Stones

After Cleansing:
Hold the stone in your projective hand, right if you are right-handed and vice versa. Feel that which is what you desire. Feel the emotion of desire and the need. Imagine it a ray of energy that is the color of what you want. Project into the crystal. Some crystals will vibrate. Others do not. Once you feel the stone is charged, in order to use the energy, hold the stone in your receptive hand and feel the energy pouring into your body. You can put it in a special place or carry it in your receptive pocket in order to feel the energy when needed.


Hold the stone in the dominant hand while it is being charged. A left handed person would hold the stone in the left hand while it is being charged, while a right handed person would hold the stone in the right hand while it is being charged. Visualize the stone being filled up with healing energy while reciting this charm three times.

This wonderful stone is a precious gift
From our great and powerful mother earth
May this stone be imbued with energies of old
So it may be used for healing and giving one’s spirit a lift.

When you have finished “charging” your crystal, some say that it is advisable to ground yourself, to discharge excess energy. They should now be energized with the attribute you intended. If you’ve found that during the process your lack of concentration or distractions have diverted your attentions, it would be wise to go back to the cleaning process and start over at a better time. Negative energies can just as easily be accepted into the stone as positive energies.

Why is this location/Person Haunted

There are many reasons why a location may become haunted or person becomes a target of a spirit, be it good or evil. Here are a few possible reasons:


  • The spirit had lived on the property or in the building that is being affected, so the spirit still feels it holds title to the property and the client is trespassing.


  •  The spirit has a connection to the persons involved prior to its death. It may feel the need to communicate to the living, to say goodbye, let them know of something it feels is important for them to know or just does not want to leave their loved ones and may not realize it is scaring them.


  • The spirit is held at the location by a Demonic entity to do its bidding.


  • Someone in the home may have traveled somewhere, and intrigued the spirit. (this is usually how investigators obtain an attachment and bring things home if they are not careful.)


  • Someone may have traveled somewhere and brought home a souvanier with a spirit attachment.


  • The entity,(either good or evil) happened to be passing by and decided it liked the property and decided to stake a claim.


  • A traumatic event may have taken place and the spirit may not know it has died.


  • In the event of spirits in cemeteries, it is like a person and his favorite shirt or possession. They just don’t want to loose/leave their body.


  • The person may have opened some doorways for Demonic entities to enter their lives.


  • The persons involved  may have a generational issues.




An Introduction and Warning

Welcome to the world of Paranormal Investigations. This is an ever-growing field and one that has many levels to it as I will review below.


There are those who consider ghost hunting to be a hobby. For many, the idea is to go to haunted places, take pictures, set up tape recorders and hope for the best. There are many “meet-up groups” and inexperienced “Paranormal Investigations Societies” that are participating in this type of “hunting”.  To these I say, live this through the TV and the many entertainment shows on cable. Take up some other hobby like cooking, that way when someone becomes ill due to your hobby you can go to your doctor to get it fixed. The truth is…People have and do get hurt, both physically and mentally. We have seen Investigators and hobbyists’ who have had their lives turned upside down after seemingly quiet investigations. They have ended up in hospitals, commit suicide, had their animals die, and lost family, friends and jobs. We have seen tight knit groups disband after investigating sites. So Take care and really think about what the potential dangers and loss might be.
For many others, ghost hunting is really something more than a hobby. For these people, they want to understand more about life in general and what happens to us when life as we know it ends. It is interesting how many people believe that the key to life can be found with the dead. That idea is not without some merit. After all, if anything can make you a believer in life after death, spotting a ghost will surely do it.

Still others study this field with the thoughts of research in mind. This is a challenging way to approach ghost hunting and it carries with it some difficulty. Attempting to scientifically test and prove haunting phenomena can be extremely frustrating because let us face it: ghosts do not always cooperate with us and our efforts. However, there is much to be learned and if you approach it properly, that is with no set expectations in mind; you will be surprised what you can learn.

An then there are groups like ours, these groups are far and few between, they are made up of those who work in this field in order to help those who are suffering from the torments of some form of preternatural or supernatural phenomena. It takes a certain type of individual to do this type of work because unlike the other groups listed; this one carries with it many risks. As soon as an investigator accepts a case, (and sometimes before that) he or she has put themselves right into the crosshairs. It is one thing to be followed by a benign spirit that drew your interest in a haunted bed and breakfast establishment; it is something entirely different when you are followed home by an evil spirit who just happens to be angry with you for interfering in its plan. This is a situation that can cause you a few problems. Having the best of intentions does not guarantee you protection.

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