|The first investigation for some of the team members.
When we get
a request to come into a building or onto a property, we try to conduct a preliminary interview with
the residents to gather a history of the property. We ask for reports of anything unusual (apparitions,
floating objects, strange noises, etc.). These reports give us the information we need to prepare the correct
equipment for the job and to determine if there would be factors that might prove to be a risk for any team member (especially
when investigating old ruins, deserted buildings, etc.). The preliminary interviews also give
our potential clients the opportunity to get to know us and find out a little more about us before we bring a team onto their
the investigation we will usually split up into two teams. Each team will have digital recorders, cameras,
and temperature probes along with electromagnetic field (EMF) meters. We will station ourselves in different
areas where the reports have been made. Motion sensors will be stationed in areas where we hear any type
of movement. Most of the time we work in a ‘lights-out’ mode. A lot of what we do is
to try to get an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) and photographic evidence while sitting quietly in a room.
This is accomplished by asking the entity to respond to different questions, hoping that the answers will be caught
on the digital recorders. We are not there
to chase out the entity, but to document its presence.
If we do establish a presence on the property, we leave
it up to the client whether or not they want us to try to convince the entity to leave or we can advise them of ways to take
control of the situation themselves. Most of our clients do not wish to have the entities removed, they just want
to know that they are not imagining things.
Available for Speaking Engagements
For the past three years we have done panels at science fiction
conventions. We are also available to give seminars or ghost hunting presentations at libraries, schools or
for group events/gatherings. We have a Powerpoint presentation with photos, audio, and video that can be shown to our
audience. The presentation takes about 1 1/2 hours. If you would like to have us give our presentation to your
group, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In late October we taped an interview
at the WMZQ, 98.7 FM radio station. Below is the audio that was aired from that interview. The interview itself
was about 15 minutes, and this is what was aired. Hope you like it.
WMZQ Radio Interview
During our investigations PROBE has developed its own rating
system of the level of activity at a property. You will find these ratings on each investigation report. The Paranormal
Level Ratings run from 1 - 5 (see below):
P-1 - Minimal Activity
P-2 - Active (A few noises, etc.)
P-3 - Substantial Activity (EVPs, Footsteps, etc.)
- Haunted (Disembodied Voices, Shadows, Moving Objects)
P-5 - Very Haunted
(Apparitions, Physical Contact (Being Pushed, Scratched), etc.)