Paranormal Collecting 101




Paranormal collecting is a wide-spread phenomena. A global source
of enjoyment you can find collectors in nearly every country. Parnormal
collectors and well as paranormal collecting is varied greatly. There
are paranormal collectors who specialize in one aspect of paranormal
energy whereas others are open in their collecting choices. Paranormal
collecting includes:


- objects that exhibit paranormal energy or manifestations

- Spirit Keeping of various spirit races including humans, creatures, and entities of the White Arts & Dark Arts

- magickals, & spellcasted vessels


Collectors may have one or a mixture of all in the collection. It
is up to each collector to decide what path is best for them.
Paranormal collecting transcends age, race, religion, culture, and more.
Here at Creepy Hollows we have members in over 75 countries of
different backgrounds entirely. It is an activity that brings people
together despite their religious subscription, age, and culture.
Paranormal collecting can be enjoyed by anyone and it creates a ground
of appreciation not only in other collectors but in the paranormal
treasures you are bringing home to complement your life.


Paranormal collecting should be something done to complement the
life you lead. Your treasures should add to your life, provide you
assistance where applicable, contribute to the energy in your home, and
give you something that you cannot achieve anywhere else; paranormal
energy.


You can find paranormal artifacts in places like Creepy Hollows, as
well as other reputable, online dealers, and in your own, local
communities! If you are looking for a paranormal artifact that is not
inhabited by a spirit or a spell you can set out on an adventure of your
own to hunt them down in your local area, or abroad!


Where to look?


The best places to find paranormal artifacts is in:


- antique stores

- estate sales

- flea markets

- used book stores


We strongly recommend that you do not advertise to the people who
are running the venues that you are interested in finding a paranormal
artifact for multiple reasons: someone unscrupulous will try to sell you
something not genuine, they may offer you their best advice which may
not be conducive to your mission, and sometimes it can create a nervous
tension as some do not believe in the paranormal.


What should I be looking for?


For beginners in collecting we recommend that you start with
artifacts known to frequently be haunted by paranormal activity.
Typically these items possess a great energy patina that provides a
positive energy level allowing you to acclimate to the paranormal energy
without being overwhelmed. These artifacts are:


- vintage or antique telephones

- vintage or antique doorknobs

- mourning jewelry made from hair

- vintage or antique photographs & tin types


By vintage we mean 40+ years old, and by antique we mean 100+ years
old. These recommended artifacts are all personal items and in the case
of the telephones and doorknobs these are items used every day by
multiple sources over a period of years and they build energy in layers
allowing for a great energy patina to form and there to be a vast window
of experiences. These are all typically neutral energy meaning they
are neither good or bad as they can have no intention whatsoever. It is
just paranormal energy and therefore something exceptionally out of the
ordinary for most people. If you want to understand the difference
between an item haunted by paranormal energy rather than a spirit or
"ghost" please read our article here


What do I do once I have it?


Once you have a chosen a paranormal artifact(s) you will want to
incorporate it into your life as seamlessly as possible. If you bought a
doorknob you can choose to install & use it on a door in your home
or you can place it as a decoration somewhere in your home. The energy
from the item will emit within your home and you will adjust yourself to
the energy experiencing the varying levels of "haunting" as given by
the item. It ranges typically from temperature changes, or,
manifestations of mist, haze, fog, light streaks, or orbs. With
something like the telephone you may be able to hear "ghost" voices
through the receiver of conversations over that phone long past, hear
"ghost" ringing, and experience the temperature changes around it or the
manifestations of haze or fog. In the case of the photographs or the
mourning jewelry you may feel more of a connection to the people related
to the objects; sense something from them, have an energy kinship with
them, and if you place near your bed you may have dreams of them during
your sleep cycle.


How do I know it's real?


This is something you will need to use gut instinct for. I realize
you would prefer a concrete answer but when it comes to the paranormal
what you respond to may or may not be something someone else responds
to. We recommend the artifacts above because they are known to be
typical examples of paranormal energy and most of the time those
artifacts contain paranormal energy because of their use and/or their
method of creation. If you walk into an antique store and you see a
piece of antique jewelry, or a vintage, child's toy that leaps out to
you immediately then you should heed that connection as a gut instinct.
Paranormal collectors will often tell you they feel an item belongs to
them and when they enter the room it is all they see out of the sea of
other things. Once they hold the artifact and bring it home they begin
to feel the totality of the artifact's significance. Paranormal energy
can manifest itself the moment you touch the object or begin a process
of exposing itself over time. Typically you will feel something the
moment you touch the artifact and after bringing it home you will see
the energy grow & share itself with you over time. Many collectors
find a personal kinship with the object.


Why collect the paranormal?


Most collectors do so to complement their life. They want to add
that extra something you cannot get anywhere else to their life and
enjoy the rewards of having something beyond explanation with them. For
most they find the objects they are drawn to are special to them one
way or another and in discovering the past life of the object their
initial gut instinct to collect it is confirmed. For example, we have a
Knights Templar hat from an order more than 80 years ago. We found the
hat in Florida, but the order was actually from New York (where we are)
and not far from where we live. When we researched the history of the
hat we found it came from our home state and it was affirmation that we
had made the right choice in choosing to bring the hat home after
experiencing an initial connection with it.


How far you go on your paranormal journey is up to you. Over the
last 3 years paranormal collecting has exploded into a special community
all its own and we've been extremely blessed to be a large part of
keeping the paranormal community open & informative for anyone who
wishes to join paranormal collecting.

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