In recreational ghost hunting activities are simplified to grabbing a piece of technology or two, running into the location, and find yourself some paranormal activity so you can have an enjoyable experience. However to conduct a thorough science based paranormal investigation there is so much more to take into account. Subjects such as property and client history, client personality and mental state, property geology, technology in close proximity to the property, electromagnetic sources within a few blocks or even miles away if within line of sight, meteorology including solar weather, and applicable client quantum entanglement just to name a few of the slew of subjects that can affect paranormal activity whether perceived or empirical.
In a recent post I discussed the dos and do nots for new investigators. During that post I mentioned about getting educated in as many subjects as possible. This post will briefly define some of those subjects that you may or may not hear about on television shows, and those that you most likely will not hear about on the television shows. It is beneficial for serious investigators to be familiar with these topics.