Well someone along the line asked me something so maybe for the group I will give out some information on myself.
I live in Wisconsin, I am a strong Catholic. All the knowledge I put forth I've picked up here and there, from readings, documentaries, re-enactments and personal accounts. Honestly I hate ghosts, I think they should pass on to where they are supposed to be, rather than remaining here and terrifying the shit out of us still alive. Some remain here for that very purpose, the true evil in the world. It is my intention that as a member of this group I hope to provide help in the form of knowledge that I believe to be accurate to any who would require advice. Here are my opinions on some things:
Ouija boards, seyonces and the like are evil and shouldn't be used, EVER
Symbols of religion hold no power, only ones faith
All religions are in some way effective against spirits as the faith is still with God, or at least a god
Satanism, the real thing (not that egotistical "official" religion), is the source of dark, intelligent spirits
To even jokingly accept Satan immediately brings some sort of demonic presence near you, too many stories to be coincidence.
The creepiest spiritual phenomenon is that of haunted dolls, seriously
Spirits can hurt you, they have hurt people, if not physically then mentally, they've driven people from homes, terrified children, murdered pets. Don't kid yourselves, they are dangerous if you let them be so take each one seriously, especially non-main stream spiritual hot-spots.
Blessed objects hold power over spirits, as do salt, water, and a number of other things, but I'm too lazy right now to list them all.
To try and communicate with spirits for the sake of information, especially the afterlife, is dangerous and sinful.
Dealing with satanists is dangerous business, and they can be anyone, rich, poor, young, old, respected members of the community, loners, even priests. Watch what you say in public.
I'm sure there are other things I could remark on, but again, I'm too lazy right now to think of them.