What to Bring, Equipment Suggestions, Etc.

For Your Comfort

  • Smile. Come with a friendly, open minded attitude.
  • Old buildings tend to be poorly insulated- be sure to bring extra clothing for both cold & warm weather such as sweatshirts, rain gear, etc. 
  • RHA is NOT heated. It is brick, cinderblock, cement. It holds the cold and never really warms up in the building until late May. Dress warmer than you would normally.
  • Dress in layers. If you are coming in Fall, Winter, or early Spring - dress as you would if you were spending the day outside playing in the cold & snow. You can always remove a layer - but once you're cold - your cold.
  • Same thing regarding your feet. In the colder seasons - it is best to wear boots with socks. Be sure you can wiggle your toes freely. If your boots/shoes are too tight - your feet will be cold. Once your feet get cold - you will be miserable. 
  • Wear or bring a hat. People tend to stay warmer when their head is covered.
  • Fingerless gloves or convertible gloves or mittens- so you can still operate your equipment - but keep your hands warm too. 
  • Bring a blanket. When sitting for extended periods of time while doing EVP sessions, etc, or if you like to sit on the floor, you will get chilly, a blanket helps. 
  • Hand & Foot Warmers

The Basics

These items will afford you a great experience!

  • Audio Review Program such as Audacity.com
  • Extra Batteries 
  • Digital or Tape Audio Recorder
  • Digital or Film Camera and/or Video Camera
  • Head phones 
  • Mini Mag Light (specifically) - NOT brighter than 96 LUMENS with or without a red filter or any LED that has an output under 96 Lumens incandescent).  All flashlights should NOT be larger than one inch in diameter at the lens and 6 inches in length. This is important as you do not want to ruin your night vision or anyone else's night vision.  You want to see shadow people, etc.
  • Notebook & pen
  • Smart Phone - for taking photos or video, recording audio, playing period music, or for using specialty apps such as Ghost Tracker

Additional Equipment Suggestions

Add any of these items in as you can afford - in no particular order.

 

  • Air Ion Counter
  • Compass
  • DVR System
  • Dowsing Rods
  • EM Pump
  • EMF Detectors
  • External Speaker
  • Film Camera
  • Full Spectrum Camera
  • Gauss Meter
  • GEO Phone
  • Glow sticks
  • infrared Digital Thermometer

 

  • IR (infrared) Camera
  • IR Lights
  • Infrared Motion Detection Camera(also known as a wildlife camera)
  • KII Meter
  • Laser Grid (Red, Green, or Ultraviolet)
  • Lens Wipes
  • Mel-Meter
  • Motion Sensors
  • Multi-Camera DVR System
  • Nightvision Goggles

 

  • Ovilus
  • Parabolic Ear
  • Paranormal Puck
  • Pendulum
  • REM POD
  • SB7, Shack-Hack, Spirit Box or Franks Box
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Thermometer (Digital)
  • Tri-Field Meter
  • Tri-pod
  • Ultraviolet Lights
  • Video Camera

 

Upcoming Events

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  • Jun 25 June 25, 2021 - 8Hr Quarantined Hunt- BOOKED!
    BOOKED! June 25, 2021- 8Hr Quarantined Hunt-$1199+tax 8pm-4am - max 10ppl. *COVID Rules - Masks and Social Distancing - see front page of website for more information* If you would like to change the start time of this Quarantined Hunt - RHA may be able to accommodate you - please contact RHA directly BEFORE purchasing this date option . A Quarantined Hunt is a private hunt for your own group of friends - minimum 2 people and a maximum of 10ppl $1199+tax (same price for a party of 2 as for a party of ten - you are paying for being the exclusive group in the building). Additional people over the maximum number of 10 may be added at a pro-rated fee of $119.90+tax per person (contact RHA for details on how to do this). This is a PRIVATE ghost hunt for your own group (guided tour optional). We do not provide equipment. We do have Equipment Packages for purchase (we do not rent equipment) - see website or contact RHA directly. Ages 14-17 with valid PHOTO ID when accompanied by a parent. Ages 18+ with valid PHOTO ID - General Admission. Dress warmly, in layers, don't forget your feet! Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. NO LATE ENTRY. Ticket is good only for specific date and time printed on the ticket. No switching of dates or times. No outside food or beverages allowed. We do have a gift shop with beverages and prepackaged snacks available for purchase. Portajohns only. We will not admit anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and strictly enforce this zero tolerance policy. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. For complete Rules & Regulations - use this link- /get-started/rules-and-faq For ideas on What to Bring - use this link - /get-started/what-to-bring
  • Jun 26 June 26, 2021- GHOST HUNTS USA
    June 26, 2021- GHOST HUNTS USA COMES TO ROLLING HILLS ASYLUM! See Ghost Hunts USA website for all the details and pricing and actual start and end times of the event. https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/rolling-hills-asylum-ghost-hunt-east-bethany-new-york-saturday-june-26th-2021/Face Masks & Social Distancing Required. For additional Covid information - see front page of website. Ages 14-17 with a school ID when accompanied by a parent Ages 18+ with valid ID only. We will not admit anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and strictly enforce this zero tolerance policy. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. For complete Rules & Regulations - use this link- /get-started For ideas on What to Bring - use this link - /get-started/what-to-bring
  • Jun 28 June 28, 2021- Mid-Week - 4 Hr Quarantined Hunt- $500+tax
    June 28, 2021 - Mid-Week 4Hr Quarantined Hunt- $500+tx 7pm-11pm - max 10ppl. **IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THIS AN 8 HR HUNT - BOOK THIS AND THEN EMAIL RHA FOR UPGRADE - COST IS AN ADDITIONAL $250+tax FOR THE ADDITIONAL FOUR HOURS If you would like to change the start time of this Quarantined Hunt - RHA may be able to accommodate you - please contact RHA directly BEFORE purchasing this date option. The 4 Hr Mid-Week Quarantined Hunt is a private hunt for your own group of friends - minimum 2 people and a maximum of 10ppl $500+tax - same price for a party of 2 as for a party of ten - you are paying for being the exclusive group in the building. Additional people over the maximum number of 10 may be added at a pro-rated fee of $50.00+tax per person (contact RHA for details on how to do this). *COVID Rules - Masks and Social Distancing enforced - see front page of website for more information* Guided tour optional. We do not provide equipment. We do have Equipment Packages for purchase (we do not rent equipment) - see website or contact RHA directly for information. We also sell equipment and logo items on site. Ages 14-17 with valid PHOTO ID when accompanied by a parent. Ages 18+ with valid PHOTO ID - General Admission. Dress warmly, in layers, don't forget your feet! Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. NO LATE ENTRY. Ticket is good only for specific date and time printed on the ticket. No switching of dates or times. No outside food or beverages allowed. We do have a gift shop with beverages and prepackaged snacks available for purchase. Portajohns only. We will not admit anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and strictly enforce this zero tolerance policy. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. For complete Rules & Regulations - use this link- /get-started/rules-and-faq For ideas on What to Bring - use this link - /get-started/what-to-bring