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Seven Best Jobs for Paranormal Enthusiasts

By Kyle Kensing

Every October brings renewed interest from the general public about the paranormal: spirits, strange phenomenon and other instances of the unexplained.

Then there are those who live the paranormal 365 days a year. In New England -- the region believed to be the American epicenter of paranormal activity – the non-profit Connecticut Paranormal Research Society works to provide insight into the inexplicable and shed light on “anomalous activity,” and even help facilitate the growth of careers in the field. The CPRS aids clients experiencing everything from “uneasiness…to physical assaults” by researching and analyzing mysterious circumstances. There are other such groups around the nation, and more popping up all the time. But CPRS co-founders Joe Franke and Orlando Ferrante said much goes into paranormal research that differentiates the real thing from the dramatized.

“This kind of work isn’t for everybody,” Franke says. “You’re dealing with people’s lives and emotions, which means we must weed out cases of curiosity and thrill seekers.”

Paranormal research has gained notoriety in recent years, thanks to the success of cable TV programs like “Ghost Hunters” and the successful Paranormal Activity film franchise. TV and film provide a different perception of the painstaking processes paranormal researchers employ when on a case.

“Our work can’t be fit into…a 22-minute segment with commercials,” Franke says. “Movies would have you believe there are demons around every corner.”

Though different from how it’s portrayed in media, paranormal examination is still quite fascinating. The entire process is very much like detective work, as researchers like Franke and Ferrante collect as much data and evidence as they can. They do this by capturing a location’s environment throughout the case study by using video and audio recordings. Better quality equipment improves the quality of the evidence researchers find, and makes the process easier.

“Research has evolved because of [advancements in] technology,” Ferrante says. Of course, he adds that paranormal researchers must know their way around digital recording devices and a variety of cameras.

Bill Willkens, operator of the world’s largest paranormal organization directory, also emphasized the value of tech savvy in this industry.

“[Those working with the] technical [aspect] and equipment…will need to solve problems on the fly in regards to equipment malfunctions and power issues. Researchers need to be patient, thorough, and skilled in interviewing,” he said. “Case managers also must be patient and be able to extract information from clients no matter how sensitive the situation. And investigators need to be impartial and level headed. They cannot jump to conclusions and need to have a well rounded knowledge of all the equipment they use, and when to use it.”

However, the most important requirement of a paranormal researcher is strength: “mentally, emotionally and spiritually,” Franke says.

Patience is also a virtue. Ferrante says the group has been on cases that can last several months. However, cases are not business ventures, says Franke. Rather, the reward at the end is bringing a person comfort, he says.

If spending your days working with ghosts has you tingling, here are examples of year-round careers in the paranormal field:

  • Ghost Hunter

    This more specialized brand of paranormal researcher focuses on locating and discovering the reasons spirits or energies exist where they do.

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  • Medium/Parapsychologist

    The term medium is derived from the person’s middle man/woman status, relaying communication from the dead to the living. The concept of parapsychology dates back to the 19th century and deals with a range of activities, from clairvoyance to telekinesis.


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  • Metaphysics Professor

    Metaphysics is a philosophical outlook that strives for answers to the world’s unexplained mysteries. Metaphysicists can focus in a number of different disciplines, including research on the paranormal.

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  • Broadcast and Sound Engineer

    “Electromagnetic phenomena,” as Ferrante describes it, is captured on digital recording devices and then analyzed on computers. The more sophisticated the equipment, the better. And the more sophisticated the equipment, the more nuanced the user’s abilities must be.

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  • Photojournalist

    Camera work is a vital component of the paranormal research field. The technological advancements Ferrante and Franke champion require you to know your way around wide spectrum, high definition and thermal imaging cameras.



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  • Historian

    Paranormal activity is reportedly most rampant in New England, which Franke points out is “the oldest part of our country. There was war here. [The] Salem [Witch Trials] were in Massachusetts. There’s been a lot of tragedy [in New England],” he says. Understanding the history of a region helps to tap into the possible paranormal footprint.



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  • Forensics Analyst

    The ability to collect and break down evidence from the scene of a possible paranormal event is essential, but requires the skills of a scientist.



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Any availability for a paranormal research?  Have done investigation 

I want to do something different

I believe in God and also believe in spirit also as my friend (girl) has been suffered by spirit. I wanted to know how spirit was controlled with some  tricks. But i need support .I know some places where a research can be done.  So please contact me by what's app +918875570220

looking for job as Jinn hunter

I am from Pakistan and my wife see and I am hunting the paranormal thing just like Jinn because in Islam the paranormal thing is Jinn not the others and I solved very much because I facethese activity and solve now I am interested in it my age is 24 and I have 3 year experience I think 1 year is very much I make the serious Ness in paranormal world because me and my wife see the future in dreams if you have interested than I call my numbers +923077550953 and +923157550953 I solves the problems on mobile 

looking a spirit

Iam very intrested became a paranormal researcher but my age is 17 years old and I live in india my phone 8447064970

Looking for a job as a Ghost Hunter

I've always wanted to be a Ghost Hunter since I was 14 years old and I'm 47 now and I'm still very interested in the paranormal. Is there a contact number or contact information that you can give me to find a job working as a Ghost Hunter


Being like a ghost hunter, would you say that it is a good job if you are into things like this? Like is the pay good

paranormal hunter

I've always liked the idea of hunting the unexplainable things that scare people because I always felt like I can do more then just being at a job doing nothing

I want to learn ...

I want to learn everything under the sun since it is concerned with paranormal happenings . I am very much interested in this field , although my family opposed me n number of times , yet the point of satisfaction and interest is this and only thos field . I really hope to understand every concept related to it . The thing in which I am most interested , I cannot leave that particular thing and the thing in which I am least interested hardly captures my interest . From head to toe I want to work for the people who face problems related to it as I can deliberately understand their emotions and therefore I intentionally want to work for these type of victims . Peak of passion and my peak of interest are both same i.e. paranormal investigation

have you ever done any kind

have you ever done any kind of course related to such thing, have you ever experienced any paranormal activity aroung you if not then first step is to study about it, because if things gone worst then without pre precautions you might be in trouble,

I'd like to learn

I'm looking to learn some new skills and I have been interested in the paranormal my whole life. I think learning the historical background of a place would be interesting and fun. I'm very tenacious and just need the tools to work with, if anyone is willing to teach. I have my Bachelor degree in teaching and I am currently working in retail. I think this would be an interesting past time and I know I can be an assest to a team. Please let me know if anyone is interested in giving me a shot.  Thank you in advance for considering me. Sincerely, Antoinette Brown 630-885-1561


i have always had a love for the paranormal. and when i say i have visit heaven people rarely believe me. im not saying who reads this has to but i have and all im going to say is that heaven is like earth except its a whole brighter. actually ive only seen one part of heaven and that is where my uncle tony lives now. he lives in a town house and outside was very bright and you could feel warmth and you could actually feel love. you really could. but like i said you dont have to believe me. but another thing is that when someone of my family dies they usually come to me. not always but so far most of the time.

been seeing paranormal spirits

For my whole life I have seen spirits. I have talked to them, understood there responses ,seen there aura,feel them ,and can always sense them around me from age 5 to my present age 18. When I was 14 my mother took me to a spiritual church and they taught me that I was like a medium. I always wandered why when I was sad or scared why I felt like I was being stared at or the feeling of being watched. I think I want to go and have a career on this not to scare those who have been stuck and needing help but to help them. I don't know why but I can talk with them easily like they trust me even though  I get a little scared I woman up and make friends with them. To be honest the spirits I made friends with I didn't need a ouiji board I just needed there trust and they been my friends my only friends. I hope this post doesn't  scare you but intrigue you I'm cheyenne and I can communicate and understand my fellow spirits. I am actually trying to see if I can find a paranormal  team who will give me a chance to try out and help. Fun fact on most video speaking that have whispered voices I do hear them and can tell you what they say. I live in Tacoma Washington in a spot known as parkland which is between Spanaway  and lakewood  area. Thank you for taking time to read this.

Paranormal investigator

My whole life I've always been so intrigued and interested in the paranormal. One of my life dreams and goals is to become a part of a paranormal team


Ever since i was a child i had a strong belief and feeing that there was something about me that was different from alot of other people. Other than my ultimate belief in "GOD" i always wanted to believe that there was more to life than that. As in the existence of "ghosts" or "spirits" etc. And when i was just 9 years old i rememeber very vividly an encounter i had in the basement of my grandparents house in New Jersey. The experience didnt scare me or frighten me in anyway shapre or form it actually gave me a jolt of excitement like GODS ways of telling me that "Yes There is more to life than what the average person can see. And at 9 years old i got  my awnser. There was a few other times i thought i saw something or someone and the same response was i was not afraid. Just curius as to why am i seeing this? One of the experiences i had was seeing my Greatgrandfather at the age of 9 or ten as well. Heading to my basement as i opened the door a picture of his face appeared before me, it actually did startle me cuz i didnt really know him to well in his life I guess. But i didnt feel "threatened or scared" in that kind of way. So ever since then sign after sign has me wandering if I have something about me thats different, or am i just someone who sees things and signs every now and then? is there a difference? Can someone please help me figure out what I can do about this so i dont have to think that I'm "crazy" anymore. I have a 100% belief in the "supernatural" and "GOD" inbedded in me. But what should i do about it what can i do about it? im 27 years old. and would like to know more about myself if theres someone out there that can help me know if i have somewhat of a gift? or am i just crazy... Thank you and God Bless!!!


i keep finding these orbs in almost any picture i take. there all over the place. i dont know if its dust or not, i have yet to debunk the orbs, but i have captured an unexplained mist in the same area i keep catching these orbs in. i havent herd any stories about the area, and the house is 131 years old. im not realy sure what to think


I too get orbs in so many pictures and videos.  The android phone takes the best ones and I believe "they" are teasing out the technology that allowed us to see them.  My Iphone doesn't capture much, a few white orbs.  But my  I believe the orbs are both location and person oriented.  If you are taking the pictures or videos then those orbs are meant for you.  I believe those of us that have orbs, spirity energy, balls of light follwing us all the time is due to our own "beacon".  We are able to be seen easier by these spirits and perhaps there is help we can provide them or them us.A veil between dimesions seems to be lifitng and as a result we can see what has been with us all along.  Our guides, our ancestors, our own soul and yes some earth bound ghosts, as well.The ghosts you help to cross over.  The other energy you meditate on, it has messages for you.  I also get mists and shadows, but to date nothing has been evil or harmful.  All seem to really have our best interest at heart.  Good luck to you my friend.  I am glad to be able to find someone with similar experiences and more to be able to talk about it with out fear. 

Many Orbs

I have pictures from this past summer of my yard. I live on an acreage in Central Alberta Canada. For 5 nights my daughter & I took pictures before and after midnight. One Orb in particular showed up in 3 different areas for 3 nights. One night there were over 100 Orbs. We walked down the path to the back pasture and lots of Orbs there also. Even now on any given night we can record Orbs in our house. I always knew the place was active. My daughter is a Reiki Master so she is sensitive to energies. I am a sponge for negative energies. If there is negative energy around I feel it. If & when I do energy healing the left side of my face aches for days.We've made an agreement with the energies they can stay but they have to be good, no bad must come from them here. They don't hurt us except some nights they suck our energy and we wake up more tired than when we went to bed. Just stay open minded to spirits and they're energy. They mean no harm. 

Paranormal Images Showing up in my Photos

As an amateur photographer I find something in my photography that I consider either God-created, paranormal, or just strange coincidence. There are these little ghost-like circle images that appear in certain photos that I take. They seem to occur during exceptionally beautiful images like sunsets, moonlights, or spiritual events. I've had camera experts check my camera to see if it's a camera problem and there's no explanation. These ghost-like circles always seem to show up in photos that have exceptional beauty or some spiritual meaning for me. One photo recently of our family reunion showed a ghost-like circle right where my deceased mother would have been standing if she had been there. At first this was a little freaky but now I see these image distortions as reminders of either God's presence or the spirit of a loved one showing up when they're needed most. Anyone else ever experience this?

They're orbs - quite a common

They're orbs - quite a common paranormal phenomonon. Exactly what they are no-one quite knows, sceptics say they are merely caused by dust when the flash hits it, others believe they are spirits. The latter explanation is supported by things like what you mentioned about your deceased mother. I haven't seen orbs in any of my photos, but their are a lot of people who have, if you browse the internet of talk to other people I'm sure you'll find more similar cases.

Paranormal Scams or Paranormal-Tools!

I've been scammed by a few Parapsychologists over the years but recently met someone in San Diego that is absolutely right on in so many ways. She's more of a numerologist but she hits the nail on the head quite often. I record our chats on my iPhone as she checks out my pastlife problems and future opportunities or challenges. I enjoy going back 6 months later to hear what she said. It's amazing how much has come true. But, I don't take her words as gospel. I use it for finding hope and helping me stay present. When she predicts something with work or a relationship, I find it helpful this way: It raises my awareness as things come to pass and I find myself being more present and thinking about my decisions more carefully. It also helps me relax about the stress of every day life because her words often come to mind and I know that I am at choice about how I might respond to whatever life throws at me. Is this Paranormal stuff? Don't know. Don't care. I find it to be a useful tool to keep me grounded, fully present and ready for anything.  

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