Public Etiquette

Below are some common curiosities that should be followed during a public investigation.  You are with others that may not investigate like you and that should be respected.

Please feel free to ask any question to our staff. They are available to help you.

Common Courtesy   

  1. Keep your noise level to a minimum. Keep your voice down to a minimum and don’t shout.  Don’t let doors slam behind you.  Walk calmly as to not cause loud footsteps. Do not use loud equipment during a public investigation. Ghost boxes should be kept to a normal volume. Please use good judgement. 
  2. Flashlights should be used to move from different locations, but turn them off when not in use. Flashlights will interfere with other people investigating and will restrict your chances of capturing or witnessing activity.  We suggest you find a location and stay in that location for at least 10-15 minutes before moving on.  Find a comfortable spot, shut off your flashlights and allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. 
  3. Respect any other group’s investigation by moving to another location. You can ask to join them, but if they prefer to be alone, don’t take offense. Some investigators prefer to hunt alone or only with their group.
  4. If you have a problem with another investigator, please do not approach them.  Instead tell our staff about it and we will handle it. 

Equipment

You do not need to have a ton of expensive equipment to investigate. We suggest bringing a voice recorder as they capture some of the best evidence. Hill View Manor does offer equipment rental of basic equipment (must be reserved), but we do not rent voice recorders.  

If you use flashlights in your investigation we use the ones that you turn on by twisting the end. Maglite brand flashlights are suggested. Push button flashlights aren’t used to capture evidence.