This should be a no-brainer section but let's go over this again with feeling...

- Never enter an area without back-up and I don't mean your old dog and a cell phone. It's too easy to get lost, hurt or arrested. Make sure you have visited the area in the daylight and have permission from the owner every time you go there.

- Remember, there has never been a documented case of a ghost hurting a person. More likely, they have tripped and turned an ankle due to inexperience or fright. Think of Night of the Living Dead, Barbara would've gotten a lot further if she hadn't fallen with those high heels.

- Speaking of heels, wear appropriate clothing. Most of these places are going to be dusty and possibly nasty so leave the lip gloss at home and take this seriously. I'm way more afraid of a mouse getting in my hair than a ghost so be aware of what you're getting into.

- Always carry identification. With the popularity of ghost television programs, there are more and more people out there in the middle of the night. The police are aware of this and have no problems busting you for trespassing. Use your one phone call wisely and don't order pizza.