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What is your policy on having children on site of the investigations you conduct?

We prefer NOT to have children on site, as we worry about them being frightened by seeing or hearing some of the results we may obtain. However, in the end, it is up to the parents whether or not to have the child there while we investigate.

What does paranormal mean?

The simple definition of paranormal is “beyond normal explanation”. This is not limited to the subject of “ghosts” and is just basically describing events that take place that neither logic nor science can provide an explanation for.

What is a ghost?

A ghost - or spirit or apparition - is the energy, soul or personality of a person who has passed away and is somehow interacting in this plane of existence. Souls can be perceived by the living in a number of ways: through sight (apparitions), sound (voices), smell (fragrances and odors), touch - and sometimes they can just be sensed.

What is a residual haunting?

This haunting is a kind of "recording" of a past event on an environment, such as a house, building or a battlefield. These recordings play back, over and over in a kind of loop - always the same, like a film or video. It is thought that the presence of certain people can trigger these recordings to play back. They are not ghosts capable of interacting with the living. It is not known how these recordings are made, but they are often associated with a traumatic or strongly emotional event. This is otherwise known as the Stone Tape Theory.

What is a Poltergeist?

"Poltergeist" is a German word meaning "noisy spirit." Current research indicates, however, that poltergeist activity may have nothing to do with ghosts or spirits. Since the activity seems to center around an individual, it is believed that it is caused by the subconscious mind of that individual. It is, in effect, psychokinetic activity. The individual is often under emotional, psychological or physical stress (even going through puberty). Effects can include knocking on walls and floors, the physical movement of objects, effects on lights and other electric appliances - even the manifestation of physical phenomena.

What is EVP?

EVP - or electronic voice phenomena - is a mysterious event in which human-sounding voices from an unknown source are heard on recording media. The mysterious voices are not heard at the time of recording; it is only when the recording is played back that the voices are heard. Sometimes amplification and noise filtering is required to hear the voices. Some EVP is more easily heard and understood than others. And they vary in gender (men and women), age (women and children), tone and emotion. They usually speak in single-words, phrases and short sentences. Sometimes they are just grunts, groans, growling and other vocal noises. EVP has been recorded speaking in various languages.

What is DOP?

DOP - disappearing object phenomenon - is a relatively common phenomenon in which an object disappears from view and later inexplicably returns. For example, a person puts their car keys on a kitchen counter, where they are always kept. When the person goes to get them, they are gone. A thorough search turns up nothing. Later, the keys are found on the counter where they were originally put (or some other obvious place). It's difficult to document a genuine DOP occurrence because people can be careless, simply misplace things or be forgetful. But there are many compelling stories from people who are certain they looked for the object in the place that it later appears. In some cases, people audibly call out for the object to be returned - and it is. It is also known as the "borrower" phenomenon. It may be related to Poltergeist phenomena.

What is pareidolia?

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern where none actually exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the "man in the moon" and hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds.

Can children see spirits?

Children are more unprejudiced; therefore, they might not know if what they are seeing is a spirit. They are not preconditioned to disregard the unexplainable. Also keep in mind that fact and fiction are unclear in a child's mind, so please remain open minded if your child seems to have a paranormal issue.