posted by Chuck Manning at Voyage Into Paranormal Society
For those of you who believe that paranormal investigations are conducted like they are on the television shows, I dedicate this post to you.
You know what I am talking about here right? We investigate your property, then we go back to the hotel where a banquet room is all set up for us to review the evidence, and the next day we bring our laptop and a monitor and break the news to you. Or better yet, we have a trailer out front with all the latest technology and our logo painted on the side, inside we are recording evidence on the fly to pass on to the investigators inside.
I hate to inform you (watchers of the shows), but they investigate for days (up to a week or more) to gather enough “stuff” to present to you on a weekly basis. We have in most cases an eight hour night. What is missing in all the shows is the hours of research that goes into generating a working history of the property. Phone calls, trips to the library and state or local government offices, interviewing neighbors or past owners, interviews of current residents, and so much more. These are the countless hours that never seem to find there way to the shows (thank heavens).
Just so you know, we wont be pulling up to your house with producers setting your property up to look great on TV, there will be no shock and awe as cameramen follow me out of my Chevy Malibu as I walk to your front door, and there will be no audience watching in the fall. What you will get is a thorough scientifically based investigation by a team of investigators trained to eliminate the explainable and obtain evidence of the unexplainable. This process could take days, weeks, or even months. Let’s face it whatever it is that is affecting you probably isn’t taking ques from a director.
If you are seeking help from a paranormal investigation team please keep in mind that it isn’t a team from Sy-Fy, Discovery Channel, or the Travel Channel. The team that does your investigation will probably be your neighbor, your child’s teacher, or a member of the local government. They will have to be at their day job early on Monday morning and review your evidence in the evenings after work, soccer, ballet, gymnastics, and dinner. I wonder if that “Lab” trailer has a microwave? hmmmm