Filming Haunt ME is awesome. Every investigation is an opportunity to go on an adventure with your friends. We honestly learn something new every time; whether its about the location, each other, or the ‘other side’. Every investigation brings us another piece of the truth. With every piece of evidence we get closer to an answer. This process is very rewarding in that way. That quest for knowledge continues when we investigate cases off camera.
Un-filmed haunts are usually client cases where people have reached out to Haunt ME for help. These are often the most concerning, and require a different approach than the episodes themselves. I spoke with Ty about how Haunt ME handles client cases versus our traditional episodes:
“Client cases are much different from a filmed investigation. When filming, it’s always an adventure where we’re often the only ones in peril. We can push ourselves as far as we want, we can experiment, and the only ones who have to deal with the consequences are our team members (and sometimes the film crew.)
Having a client case means that someone has been pushed far enough from their own comfort that they are compelled to reach out for help. Instead of exploring the limits of the paranormal, like we do with our show, when when we work with a client we work within those limits to try to help them find solace in their homes and power within themselves.”
Are the risks the same?
“With a client, it’s imperative to find every ounce of information you can before inserting yourself into the situation, because by adding your influence to their time of need, you can easily make it much worse if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Often times solutions to a problem can be found by a little bit of debunking, reassurance, and empowerment. When that doesn’t work, and only when all logical options have been exhausted, we suit up and head out into the fray. The end goal is to provide those in need with tools to better themselves, and their situation.”
Fear gets the best of all of us, how do you separate fear from imagination?
“Fear and imagination go hand in hand, one empowering the other, and often setting it on fire. The best way, the only way, to do this is to interview your client in depth about what they’re experiencing and how they’re reacting to it. This way, you can come up with an accurate action plan for them to follow which will hopefully dissuade their fears and calm their imagination.
As we’ve discovered during our investigations, there is a lot out there. What have you come across when working one on one with clients?
We’ve had clients reach out about feeling unsafe in their home, being scratched in their sleep, haunted objects they don’t know what to do with, possible possession cases, and your run of the mill unwanted hauntings.
How do you approach, whatever ‘it’ might be?
It’s best to approach the situation, and not the entity. Limiting it to being ‘one thing’, and not a combination of factors could blind you from the truth. Living in a haunted house AND being obliterated by EMF fields caused by simple bad wiring, while also experiencing ghostly noises caused by horrible plumbing, because the contractor didn’t want to dig through the the Indian Burial Ground next door to your home may sound crazy, but not out of the question. You have to be ready for anything, because in this field of the unknown, the answer COULD be anything. When we approach a haunting situation, whether on Haunt ME or via a client, we always have this in mind.
What causes unwanted activity?
Unfortunately, a lot of times we’ve found that activity can occur because it was invited to do so, either purposefully or by accident. The paranormal often circles around intent, and people are more powerful than they give themselves credit for. Luckily, this is a double edged sword, and the power people wield can dispel a haunting just as they can invoke one. Again, doing so just takes intent and a little focus. This is how we can often work with a client without ever having to make a home visit, they have the power! However, if there’s something that just simply overwhelms a client, there’s imminent danger, or a logical approach just isn’t cutting it, that’s where we come in! Haunt ME is on the case!
Ty brings up a very interesting point when it comes to the paranormal: people are more powerful than they give themselves credit for. I think there is a lot we don’t understand about the world, but it is hard to deny the influence we have. This can go two ways, we can drag all the negativity toward us, or where we are in control of our surroundings and what we attract, we can bring light into our own lives. This theory applies to the paranormal as well. We are in control of our domain, our thoughts, our homes, which means we can decide who and what we surround ourselves with.
Don’t forget to tune into Haunt ME Season 4 premiering May 1st!! We have an amazing season to share with you, and we cannot wait for you to see!