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Quiz about Ghost Hunting at a Glance
Quiz about Ghost Hunting at a Glance

Ghost Hunting at a Glance Trivia Quiz


Ghost hunting is fun, but can be pretty scary. In this quiz, we will have some mock-investigations where we will reference ghost hunting rules, ghost hunting equipment, and determine whether or not a place is haunted. Keep an open mind when you play!

A multiple-choice quiz by Bruce007. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Bruce007
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
315,031
Updated
Jan 31 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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3183
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. For our first investigation, we head to a local home, which is a reputably active locale for paranormal phenomena. We are doing some night-vision filming when all of a sudden, we see an orb. Orbs can have some usual and unusual causes, but which of the following would be a rational view on what SOME indoor orbs are caused by? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Because all we caught at the last house were some orbs, we decide to go to the local mansion. It was built in the early 1900s so it must make a perfect place to investigate for ghosts. Since it's old, it's guaranteed to be haunted, right?


Question 3 of 10
3. Our next investigation takes us to a local building that was once a war-time hospital. Using a tape recorder, we try to test whether or not we can get a spirit to talk to us. We ask questions, we wait, and then we ask some more questions. Though we could not hear anything with our ears, we analyze the results on a computer. Something is talking to us on the tape, and it is clearly responding to our questions. What do we call this phenomena? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. To get some extra evidence on ghosts, I split away from my ghost-hunting partner to check out different areas of the haunted building. Two hours later, I haven't heard anything from my ghost-hunting partner. I just realized that I broke one of the big rules of ghost hunting. What is that rule? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Our next assignment is to check out a suspicious claim of full-body apparitions in a local family's basement. It's late at night so we walk downstairs. We see a large speaker with a blue light shining on it. We think the light is an inconvenience until we see the full-body apparition pop-up in front of us. We don't have any of our ghost-hunting equipment with us. Which of the following is the best way to tell if it was possibly an apparition and not just a shadow or a hallucination? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. You are in a haunted locale and you are not experiencing much in the way of activity. To get some, you ask the ghost to make some noise or move something. You see a pop-can on a nearby desk tilt onto an unnatural angle and then also see it go back to its original position. To give it a paranormal label, what would you need to do? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. One of my favorite tools to use in ghost hunting is a special EMF Reader called a "KII Meter". What is it that differentiates the "KII Meter" from a regular EMF Reader? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. We are about to begin our next ghost investigation at an old shoe factory. We have heard a story about a worker who saw an apparition of a man, wearing 1920s clothing, walk through a brick wall. The entity did not acknowledge anything or anyone in the vicinity, nor did it make any noise. Hearing that, the ghost was most likely which of the following? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Our next ghost investigation takes us to the home of a reportedly violent ghost. This ghost throws things, breaks things, yells, and even kicks the home owner's cat. Based on its description, what kind of a ghost is in the home? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. After concluding the ghost investigations, you head back to your haunted home where you always hear the cries of a woman who was supposedly murdered there. Is there any way to help the entity at all?



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1. For our first investigation, we head to a local home, which is a reputably active locale for paranormal phenomena. We are doing some night-vision filming when all of a sudden, we see an orb. Orbs can have some usual and unusual causes, but which of the following would be a rational view on what SOME indoor orbs are caused by?

Answer: Dust

When you see an orb, you must be very careful with it. You should never immediately assume that it is paranormal in nature without looking at the conditions of the room first. Ball lightning does not spontaneously appear indoors, so there is no chance of that being the culprit. Outdoors, it can occasionally occur. Bugs do not show up as orbs in night-vision modes on a camera, they show up looking like normal bugs, but with no detail. Flashlights, no matter what make or strength, never produce a similar effect to orbs. Dust is a logical explanation, but again, it does not mean a place is not haunted. Try an experiment for yourself. Turn on a camera to night-mode and grab a chunk of dust. Toss it in the room and you'll see what looks like orbs.

Some other orbs, however, respond to human speech, have unusual colors to them, and tend to follow the camera person. They are more likely to be paranormal in nature as they defy many forms of logic.
2. Because all we caught at the last house were some orbs, we decide to go to the local mansion. It was built in the early 1900s so it must make a perfect place to investigate for ghosts. Since it's old, it's guaranteed to be haunted, right?

Answer: No

Age has an impact on hauntings, but it rarely is the deciding factor on whether or not a place is haunted. It is true that an older place is more likely to experience paranormal activity. The main reason is that older places have seen more traffic over the years, they have had more people live and die in them, and who knows, some of that residual energy might have remained to haunt the rooms to the present day. Remember though, that even really new houses can have ghosts, so just because the house or building is old does not mean that it's haunted. An investigation is the only thing that can prove it for certain.
3. Our next investigation takes us to a local building that was once a war-time hospital. Using a tape recorder, we try to test whether or not we can get a spirit to talk to us. We ask questions, we wait, and then we ask some more questions. Though we could not hear anything with our ears, we analyze the results on a computer. Something is talking to us on the tape, and it is clearly responding to our questions. What do we call this phenomena?

Answer: Electronic Voice Phenomena

When you investigate with a tape recorder, ask a ghost some questions and make sure the recorder runs throughout an investigation. Although you do not hear someone talking with your naked ears, there may be someone in a room with you answering your questions. Most EVPs do not have particularly great detail, but a responsive voice which responds in time to questions can potentially be a confirmation of ghostly presences in a building.

When you review the evidence, do so with a friend, because some of the spirit voices can be quite disturbing. Also, a friend can either determine a natural source for it, or confirm what you hear. Audio matrixing can be one natural explanation for EVPs, however, as certain noises lead one to believe that they are paranormal in nature when in fact, the noises could just be natural noises.
4. To get some extra evidence on ghosts, I split away from my ghost-hunting partner to check out different areas of the haunted building. Two hours later, I haven't heard anything from my ghost-hunting partner. I just realized that I broke one of the big rules of ghost hunting. What is that rule?

Answer: Never investigate alone!

Ghost investigations are fun, but they can be quite dangerous. The reasons we must have two or more people to be in a group are simple. First of all, in a larger group, we are less frightened by unusual occurrences so we can remain more calm and keep an investigation going to its fullest. Without that extra fear, we may experience extra paranormal phenomena which we might not have experienced had we been alone. Secondly, if you investigate alone, you may get lost, or fall and get injured. If nobody is with you, no-one can really help you because no-one really knows where you are or if you are even missing. Finally, claims and evidence for paranormal phenomena are more concrete if you investigate with more people and they all experience it. Solo investigations tend to be shot down more readily than group investigations.
5. Our next assignment is to check out a suspicious claim of full-body apparitions in a local family's basement. It's late at night so we walk downstairs. We see a large speaker with a blue light shining on it. We think the light is an inconvenience until we see the full-body apparition pop-up in front of us. We don't have any of our ghost-hunting equipment with us. Which of the following is the best way to tell if it was possibly an apparition and not just a shadow or a hallucination?

Answer: You can't confirm it for sure, but if the blue-light is blocked out by the figure, you might have something ghostly on your hands.

Believe it or not, this sample investigation from my question was actually based on a real one that I undertook in my own home. As I was walking to my room, the light on the downstairs entertainment room speaker was still on. As I approached my room, a full-apparition appeared and blocked out most of the light emanating from the unit.

The light was just barely visible through the figure standing before me. Three seconds later, the figure disappeared and the light was fully visible again. Logical explanations have not presented themselves. Shadows do not block the source of bright lights, and hallucinations are not as common as skeptics tend to believe. Knowing how my speaker works, I have tried many times to debunk the experience, but I have not been able to. I feel it is genuine though I do not have video or photographic evidence of the incident.
6. You are in a haunted locale and you are not experiencing much in the way of activity. To get some, you ask the ghost to make some noise or move something. You see a pop-can on a nearby desk tilt onto an unnatural angle and then also see it go back to its original position. To give it a paranormal label, what would you need to do?

Answer: Try to replicate it yourself and see if it can be natural in origin.

Again, this paranormal event actually happened to me. When it happened, I wasn't actually waiting for activity. The empty can on the nearby desk tilted onto a 45 degree angle. Shortly afterwards, it gently reverted back to its upright position. I tried replicating it by hitting the desk, blowing the can, jumping up and down, and even tilting it with my own hands. From my finding, it was paranormal in origin as it was unable to stand up on its own again, and it was impossible to replicate again. Had I not done the extra tests to determine its origin, it really could of been anything natural. With those tests out of the way, the logical or natural explanations were disregarded. Technology is good, but you cannot use it to determine if the moving of a can was natural or not. Old fashioned trial and error testing is the best way to do it. If the owner experienced a similar phenomena before, that adds extra support to the sighting. Also, without an investigation, it is not enough to rely solely on the homeowner's claims of ghost activity.
7. One of my favorite tools to use in ghost hunting is a special EMF Reader called a "KII Meter". What is it that differentiates the "KII Meter" from a regular EMF Reader?

Answer: The "KII Meter" picks up magnetic fields using lights as opposed to simply using a numbered meter.

An EMF Reader used to be the standard device for ghost hunting. Changes in the electromagnetic field could supposedly indicate a spirit presence. The old EMFs had a tendency to pick up and record readings from man made things such as wiring, pipes, lights, and pretty much anything else electric.

The "KII"s, also pick up these man-made sources, but can also reveal unusual spikes in EMF via their five lights. Spirits can allegedly talk through them by influencing the lights on the device. Due to its sensitivity to both man made sources and non-man made sources, the device is increasingly becoming the staple of the paranormal investigative industry.
8. We are about to begin our next ghost investigation at an old shoe factory. We have heard a story about a worker who saw an apparition of a man, wearing 1920s clothing, walk through a brick wall. The entity did not acknowledge anything or anyone in the vicinity, nor did it make any noise. Hearing that, the ghost was most likely which of the following?

Answer: A residual entity

This is one of the few types of ghosts, which I have never personally seen, but I have heard of them quite regularly. A residual entity is a ghost that is unconscious of the modern surroundings, and it lives as it did back in the days it was alive. The best analogy I have ever heard for this type of spirit came from one of the members of the infamous "TAPS" team in Rhode Island.

He said that those types of ghost were essentially like video recordings, playing back the same way years after an event. If the ghost walks through a wall it does not mean a ghost has the ability to walk through walls.

A ghost has the same physical nature as humans, they cannot just go through walls, unless a wall or door was not always there. If, in the past there was a passageway or an open doorway, the residual ghosts can walk through it because their playbacks do not account for modern changes in architecture.
9. Our next ghost investigation takes us to the home of a reportedly violent ghost. This ghost throws things, breaks things, yells, and even kicks the home owner's cat. Based on its description, what kind of a ghost is in the home?

Answer: A poltergeist

A poltergeist is one of the scariest types of spirits imaginable. It is not evil, per-se, but it does have problems which it tries to express by putting everything into disarray. People who have been murdered or have died of drug overdoses tend to leave poltergeists.

The use of Ouija boards, and taunting of spirits by living people can also cause poltergeist activities. I have witnessed one instance of poltergeist activity in person, and it was pretty intense. A cat was sitting on a ledge in a particular home and it was staring quite intently at a certain spot down in the basement.

The cat was located higher than the ceiling of the room that he was looking into. Before we knew what happened, a piece of the popcorn-stucco ceiling was detached.

It went downwards and then it literally vaulted itself upwards towards the cat. The cat was shocked when the piece hit him, and so was I. There was no natural explanation for that. The piece of rock looked like it was pulled off, held for a moment and then tossed at the cat.
10. After concluding the ghost investigations, you head back to your haunted home where you always hear the cries of a woman who was supposedly murdered there. Is there any way to help the entity at all?

Answer: Yes

Even if you are not a person who has ever done a ghost hunt before, you can still help a ghost if it is in distress in your home. If you don't believe it is evil, you can talk to it. Since most of them were once people, they still like socialization. Some might leave your home just because of friendly communication. If it is a very disturbed spirit, calling in a professional to do a cleansing would be the best idea. Those professionals have been trained to send ghosts away, and the results do speak for themselves.

Avoid doing the cleansing yourself, and never read lines from the Bible to a ghost, unless you have absolute faith in your religion.
Source: Author Bruce007

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