A paranormal researcher is a person who investigates and studies paranormal phenomena. It is not limited to ghosts, but UFO, creatures, demons, angels and other unexplainable things.
I was interested in investigations and wanted to do this. I became intrigued by the findings. So, my family purchased ghost hunting equipment. Mainly, I wanted to catch evidence in my family's haunted house. My family and I began doing EVP sessions, an activity of trying to get evidence via voice recorder, ghost boxes, or with other pieces of equipment. I had very disturbing encounters during these sessions. It made me cancel my plans of investigating other places.
I still do the research, capture ghosts on camera, but I just do not communicate with ghosts anymore. I learned it wasn't good to start talking to spirits and interacting with them. Most of the time, investigators are interacting with demons. Now, I am not saying all of them are demons from my family's experiences of living in a haunted house. It's just that it can be distributing to find out if they actually weren't human you were talking to.
So, I let the investigators do all of the interaction while I just snap pictures. I think the worst encounter was when my family was invited to a ghost tour. We declined, but still the spirit made a connection. I didn't get any sleep that night. It's so scary to be pulled into a sleep and you're unable to awake from it, or even move. It feels like being in a coma, or being trapped in a dream/awake dimension or something. That is why now, I have to keep the light on in the bedroom. It seems they are attracted to the darkness or dimness.
Well, experiencing all of these things interested me to study the paranormal, to become a paranormal researcher. I just had to make sense of this myself, and I had to learn what was going on in my family's house. This researching stuff is like a family business. Through these encounters, I am quite knowledgeable on the unexplained and it made me more aware of things.
So that's what I wanted to share.