Think you hear whispers at night? Listen closer. That cold spot in your room? Might be a ghost. If your pet is always whining and staring at a corner, maybe it’s time to move out! Use these tests to answer the question “is my house haunted?”

1. Use a voice recorder.

Stand in the room where you think there might be a haunting. Turn on the recorder and ask the ghost a series of questions, then leave the room to give time for the ghost to answer. Listen to the recording and you might hear a small voice speaking back to you.

2. Take a picture.

The naked eye can’t always see the ghosts around us. Using a camera with a flash causes the spirit to be illuminated. Walk around your darkened house taking pictures and review them later to see where in the shadows a figure might be.

3. Get an app.

Ghost detection systems can be pricey, but thanks to modern technology, your smartphone can do all these fancy tricks for you. Some apps have a radar mechanism that can pick up where bursts of energy are going off in your home, like that spot in your attic where two little ghosts are playing hide-and-go-seek.

4. Use a Ouija Board.

Ouija boards aren’t just for child’s play. This is a tried and true method of communicating with whoever might be haunting your home. Many websites warn though, if the board begins to spell “hell” or “evil,” quickly move the planchette to “good-bye,” before the demon has a chance to really get into your house.

5. Do an energy audit.

Get yourself a thermal imaging camera, and you’ll be able to spot where in the house (like that dark corner in your room) a ghost is standing in. Prepare to weep when on your camera you see the dark blue shape of a person hovering over your bed.

6. Have your REALTOR stay the night.

RE/MAX agents have been blessed (or cursed) with a sixth sense. You might not be able to see the ghost of the little girl hiding in your kitchen, but you better believe that your RE/MAX agent will. If your RE/MAX agent can’t make it through the night in your home, it’s a safe bet that there is something haunting you.

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