The fascination in ghosts is at an all-time high in our culture. Some believe that the paranormal has become the new normal, owing to the revival of horror films, zombies, and what appears to be the entire Travel Channel schedule. Movement of items, wisps of air or blurs close by or in the peripheral, shadows, and noises such as knocking and tapping are all tangible evidence.
Too many visitors gets trapped in mansions because they didn’t know of the shady past. The Overlook Hotel from The Shining was built on an ancient Native American burial ground. Knowing what particular haunting is taking place is half the battle. Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can understand how to deal with it.
First and foremost, let us all take a page from horror movies and refrain from engaging in the normal behaviors that lead to danger. Don’t go down into the cellar. Visions of Hell rarely begin with enormous fluffy white clouds on the ceiling; most hauntings take place in the cellar. The same goes for the attic. It’s pitch black. It has a musty odor and is generally filled with cobwebs and secrets. Secrets and secret areas are rarely beneficial in a haunted house.
Members of the group should not be separated. This should be self-evident. Operate under the assumption that there is strength and safety in numbers; if you split off, your power will be diluted. For good reason, this axiom has stood the test of time. Your buddies and co-hauntees will almost certainly do something incredibly dumb.
It may be anything from recommending that the two of you split up to beginning to study an old book bound in human skin. It’s a good idea to fling a small rubber ball in their faces if this happens. The agony will jolt some reason into their heads, without destroying what little is left inside them.
When someone knocks, don’t open the door. There is never anyone (or anything) you want to see on the other side of the door. Consider things like apparitions, ghosts, weird dripping items, huge fiery beings, and so on. Strange noises should not be investigated. No infant screams, wolf howls, or creaky flooring should entice you to leave your current location. They’re a ruse. Also, don’t send anyone else to look into it. Separation is what it means. Take solace in the notion, however remote, that it’s most likely the wind or the house settling. If you believe you won’t be able to resist, put some ear plugs on!
Obtain a diagram of the layout. The interiors of almost all haunted houses are significantly larger than the exteriors, and the halls are difficult to navigate. You won’t get stuck in the middle of nowhere if you have a detailed map of the layout. If you have a ball of yarn on hand, that would be ideal. A map isn’t always useful because haunted houses frequently reorganize the architecture. You can always get back if you tie one end of a ball of yarn to the doorknob of the room you were initially in and have the ball with you at all times.
Refrain from looking beneath beds or in closets. There’s always something terrible lurking there. Do not examine yourself in the mirror. Because you will immediately peek in mirrors as you pass, this one is easy to overlook and difficult to resist. Vanity reigns supreme, but resist the need to peer. In a haunted house, mirrors are frequently a portal through which anything bad might exchange their equally awful world for yours. All mirrors should be turned to the wall or covered with fabric. However, do not break them. This has its own set of negative implications.
Motivation is one of the most important things you’ll need to go through this ordeal. Many people give up due to a lack of drive, and anger is necessary to keep you going. Direct your rage in a constructive and non-destructive way by knowing that once everything is taken care of, you will be able to walk right up to the person who put you in this predicament and slap them in the face.
And i guess the best piece of advice is don’t get your self in the situation in the first place. Or go visit one of the haunted houses done up for Halloween instead!
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