How we investigate
Our Style: We like to keep things simple, laid back and informal. We want to chat and get to know you. At the same time, we do want the investigation to go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. For that reason, we do follow certain guidelines. While we strive to conduct the investigation in this manner, we realize that some situations may come up that lead us in a different direction.
The Sit Down: When we initially get there, we sit down with you and go over the information previously collected during our phone interview. We will be pulling information from the PIQ. We review your answers and ask you if there have been any changes or increases/decreases in activity. While we are there to try to find evidence, our primary job is to try to debunk. We will be looking closely for things that could be a natural occurrence.
We will then get the original "Consent to investigate" form from you, that was previously mailed to you. You keep the copy.
Baseline Readings: We have you walk us through your home and have you explain what’s been going on in each room. It is at this time, we take baseline readings. We get temps, do EMF sweeps and take pictures. We chart our findings. We will be setting up several motion detectors in key hot spot areas or rooms. We also put out digital voice recorders and turn them on at this time. We have a T.O.P.S. (trigger object proximity sensor) and will place that in the area with the highest reported activity. We have an infrared camera as well as a camcorder that we can set up in the areas you feel are most active.
EVP sessions I & II: We conduct four different types of these sessions and we usually do these in the living room or den, or what we like to call base rooms. During this time, we also take readings and photographs. We always speak up when our devices are going to make noise. The clients are always welcome to join in on these sessions. We cover all the ground rules, prior to starting.
Investigation Readings: After we conduct the first two EVP sessions, we stop and do our second walk through of the house. We take readings and photos again. We conduct EVP sessions in the affected areas. We compare our baseline readings with the investigation readings at this time.
EVP Sessions III & IV: We then return to the base room where we held our first two EVP sessions and we have our last two. We include silent EVP sessions as well.
Reviewing our findings: At this point, we start to wrap things up. At home, we upload the photos and review them. We also go over the footage taken from the cameras, as well as review our EVP sessions. It takes more time to go over our findings than it does to collect the information during the investigation. For this reason, it will take us a good week to thoroughly go over everything. We ask for your patience at this time.
Submitting our report: We feel every detail of the investigation is important and for this reason, the report can be lengthy. We mail a hardcopy to you and should any electronic evidence be found, we would e-mail or go over that with you, in person. Whichever you prefer.