Methods

UPDATE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 WE ARE TAKING EVERY SAFETY PRECAUTION TO NOT ONLY PROTECT OURSELVES BUT TO PROTECT YOU. WE ARE WEARING MASKS TO EVERY INVESTIGATION AND USING HAND SANITIZER AS NEEDED, THE INITIAL INTERVIEW IS NOW DONE OVER SKYPE OR ZOOM.

When S.P.R.S. is requested to conduct an investigation, whether it is at a residential home or commercial business, we begin by getting some initial information in the form of an online questionnaire. This questionnaire helps our team prepare for the investigation by gathering the type of the activity that is occurring and allows us to properly schedule our investigators based on the size and location of the property to be investigated. This information also helps our investigators research the history of the property. All information provided to S.P.R.S. will remain confidential and personal information such as names, addresses or telephone numbers are never released. S.P.R.S. prioritizes cases that involve children who may be in apparent danger or distress.

Upon receiving and reviewing the completed questionnaire, S.P.R.S. will contact the client by email or phone to arrange an investigation date or to determine if an investigation is warranted or if the situation may require an alternate approach. Investigations are usually conducted over the weekend to accommodate client and investigator work schedules. Normally our investigations occur at night with set-up of equipment beginning around 8pm to 9pm and lasting up to six hours after set up is complete. This is generally when most clients report activity occurring. We do, however, rely on the client to identify the “active” time periods when the unusual activity is taking place and conduct the investigation around those times, when possible. We ask that family members or occupants of a location not be at the location due to contamination of evidence, if we feel that we are not getting any evidence then we may ask for the client to come by and help with the investigation. We do not investigate while children (under 18) are present in the home. This policy has been established for safety and emotional well-being of the child and to help reduce noise contamination. If clients cannot remove children from the home for a particular reason, assistance may still be provided in other ways, but a physical investigation will not be conducted. S.P.R.S. also requires any pet dogs be removed from the location as well. Even the quietest dogs create too much noise contamination, interfering with the investigation.

After a brief tour of the property, our team begins to set up equipment and conduct additional interviews, if necessary. A command center is set up in the least active area of the property. Various environmental monitoring equipment may be set up, in stationary positions, around the property. Infrared hand-held camcorders are also used as stationary video recorders or for going mobile with our investigators as they make sweeps through the property. We also carry digital audio recorders and try to interact with whatever presence may be there asking questions as we go in an attempt to get an audible response. S.P.R.S. will also use EMF meters to monitor electromagnetic fields that are found throughout the location and to check for high levels of EMF’S. These fields are sometimes naturally occurring, man-made through items such as electric appliances or even paranormal and must be looked at to identify the source and resulting effects. Still photos with digital cameras and temperature measurements are also part of S.P.R.S.’s investigations. During every investigation we refrain every person present from smoking / vaping due to contamination of evidence.

Amy is our Founder / Psychic Medium and Lead Investigator, she does a separate walk-through from the rest of the team, when she does the walk-through of the residence or building and describes what she feels may be taking place, and in what areas. No prior information is given to her, this helps preserve the legitimacy of the information she provides. We make every effort to compare scientific or factual evidence we are able to document with any input from our psychic medium and then look at how it correlates to the reported activity. If our investigation fails to produce any evidence for or against a haunting, we will not leave the client or the location unresolved. We are willing to help the family try to get any possible earthbound spirits to where they need to be through the abilities of the psychic medium.

After the physical investigation is complete, a comprehensive analysis of the recorded data is completed. This review period usually takes about one to two weeks depending on the type and length of investigation and is typically the longest part of the entire process. Our investigators spend many hours carefully reviewing each segment of recorded audio and video and if something is identified as “potentially paranormal”, it is reviewed further to try and rule out any natural causes or human contamination that may have caused the event. We are so thorough to make sure we present the most accurate evidence we can, whether paranormal or not. Upon completion of the review portion of the investigation, the Founders and/or Case Manager will meet with the clients and review all paranormal evidence discovered during the course of the investigation and/or natural sources discovered that may have caused the activity that was initially believed to be paranormal. For those cases, usually beyond an hour drive from S.PR.S. office, S.P.R.S. has available means to conduct a review with the clients over the phone while sitting at a computer. Should S.P.R.S. feel the final review with the client is of a sensitive manner, steps may be taken to provide an in-person review. A copy of all evidence, along with historical documentation and further recommendations will be furnished to the client at this time. Any additional help with obtaining outside assistance that a client may request or require will be provided when possible.