I did this with my ghost hunting class! It was at this house mansion in a park, and fortunately there was never a time where I felt truly nervous or really threatened. When I first stepped in the house and in some rooms, I felt pretty dizzy for no good reason. But it was interesting – the place was built in the early 1800s, I believe.
Anyway, we split into groups, and my group—me, Eileen, and Kate—explored the basement first, and there was one part in the basement that didn’t feel too great to be in, but it was dark and claustrophobic back there. I lit the way with my headlamp, which looked like a Xena Warrior Princess crown. (Tee.) Then Kate took a picture of Eileen and got an orb floating around her on the hem of her jacket. (Deb the facilitator had brought in books of ghost photography, and the ghosts were represented by orbs that were not necessarily unlike dust particles, but you know when you’re looking at a dust particle and an orb. These were orbs.)
I got a picture of an orb, too, when we were upstairs in a bedroom! We were doing some EVP with a tape recorder and asking questions, and when Kate asked if the portrait of the woman that was hanging on the wall was the ghost who lived in that room and was with us then, I snapped a picture of Kate, and there was an orb floating by her head. When I told Kate that, she was so excited, and kept calling back in the room, “Oh, girl! I’m with you, girl! Girl, you’re great! Thank you, girl!” It was pretty funny.
When we were in the library, Deb came with us with her pendulum and we were asking the ghost lots of yes or no questions (Eileen really took control that one, though, which I didn’t mind because I didn’t know what to say), and learned that the ghost was part of the Civil War as a courier and had talked to Grant. It was pretty neat!
When we had our last class, we talked about our experiences, and one girl had ZILLIONS of orbs in her pictures. (I believe I didn’t get too many because I was sort of closed off to the aspect of being touched, or seeing a ghostly face, etc.) And as for the EVP, the other group asked, “Do you like the music on Buddy’s iPod?” (Buddy, a boy in their group, apparently has crappy music on it that no one likes) and there was a voice on the tape that said “No.” They also asked if the ghost had ever been in contact with Deb, and a voice said “Yes.” It was really interesting!