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Traditionally in Norway, they popularly call investigations
“Ghost-hunting”, unlike most countries which call them “Paranormal Investigations”. The reason for this is that we have a very small amount of interested and dedicated people in Norway working in the paranormal community. The more controversial term “Ghost-hunting”, is easily recognized by most people, regardless of their background. So, for now the term is used to describe this type of work.
Spirituality, as many know is BIG in Norway. Many Norwegian people consider themselves spiritual and in fact do believe that spirits or “ghosts” exists. Unfortunately, Norwegian “Ghost-hunting” teams have not been able to popularize paranormal
investigations in Norway quite yet and recruiting new team members has rather been difficult.
Many of the new recruits that have been located, have found their interests after watching popular American TV shows, which some of these shows often portrays a false image and falls short of how actual paranormal Investigation are performed.
Norway has a very rich and lengthy history.
The history ranges from the Viking age (and who doesn’t know about the Vikings), medieval times and to the dark times of World War II. Norway still has many of old towns and houses ranging from the 17th and 18th centuries, which is not uncommon to find them still being used as private homes.
It is with all this rich history and surviving structures that traces of energy and spirits still linger around.
With this being noted, it will of course lead to a plethora of haunted locations – both public places and private homes. As, you can sense this makes Norway a “Ghost-hunting” gold mine.
Since “Ghost-hunting” is not yet reached a popular prominence among the Norwegians, there are more than enough locations for them to investigate. Even with an abundance of locations, most of Norway’s paranormal investigators have decided to band together. They have all done this in the name of Paraunity. Most teams have decided that this collaboration, will yield answers and definite proof of the paranormal and spiritual worlds here in Norway.
Among the Norwegian teams there has been very little competition amongst all the teams. The teams usually act very civilized.
They are able to discuss and compare evidence, and equipment in a positive and constructive way. The Norwegian teams even help each other in every day paranormal investigations.
Even big events like in April when Paranormal Seekers Norway had their Film Release at Trudvang Hotel, in which Norwegian Ghost Hunter assisted them in the event. Then there was another event in September in which many different teams assisted Paranormal Energy Norway at their Villa Friedham event.
In these cases, and everyday investigations,
the teams offer each other help, in either with borrowing crew members and lending of equipment.
Even though most Norwegians stand together in solidarity, there are few teams that have been unwilling to work together. Even going as far as trying to ruin the Norwegians “work together mentality”. However, the main paranormal teams still stand together, and have successfully managed to keep the “Paraunity Ways”.
Norwegian “Ghost-Hunting” teams maybe few in number, but they stand strong together.
This is their secret to having good experiences and positive results in yielding great evidence.
Although Norwegians work together, it doesn’t mean they work the same.
The different teams in Norway perform their investigations in very many different ways. Some mainly focus on using technical equipment, while others focus more on mediumship, then there are those who focus on both.
Then there are the different goals they have.
Some of the teams focus on bringing forward evidence of paranormal activity and documenting it.
While for others the focus is on helping their clients and the spirits they encounter.
Norway has a handful of passionate and brilliant investigators. With some of them leading their own teams and doing an amazing job performing investigations and assisting people and businesses out.
There is much to learn from the Norwegians in their methodology and their cohesiveness.
Writer: Jane, co edit Antonio