ORLANDO, Fla. – There is a written code called “Cemetery Etiquette”, following the rules when anyone is visiting a cemetery or graveyard.
In ghost hunting, it is important to do such because you don’t want the spirits to follow you home and you should announce yourself to have the best experience.
The guardian will provide this if he acknowledges your presence as being friendly and will help awaken those he watches over.
Obey the hours, do not disturb those in mourning or praying, speak in a low voice, watch your children, don’t enter after hours (you may find yourself caught with trespassing if you do), drive slow, don’t make etchings of the tombstones with a marker or crayon (this actually angers the spirits), keep pets on a leash, don’t stand or walk on the graves (if you do by accident, a simple “I’m sorry” will suffice).
In ghost hunting, we also welcome ourselves to the spirits and in some cases ask for permission to pass the gates from the guardian.
Even if there is no guardian present, it shows we are visiting peacefully, which helps again in preventing anything from leaving the gravesites and following you home. Spirits can not only be attracted to you but also to any articles you may have, such as a purse, backpack, stuffed toy, keychain, jewelry, etc.
In this video, the proper way to enter and exit a cemetery with a guardian is shown. This particular cemetery does not seem to have a guardian watching over it, but is used as an example.