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Some of the technical trems we use for our reports

Location Type : Residence, Business, Hotel, Cemetery, Tavern, Theatre, School, Hospital, Sanitarium, Prison 


Purpose: Original purpose of structure. Was it first a residence and then converted to a motel? Or a mortuary into a restaurant?


Type of Activity Reported: Apparition, Phantom, Poltergeist, Sounds, Voices, Shadows, Presence, Cold Spots, Anomalous Electrical Problems, Nightmares, Odors


Investigation Category:  More than one can apply.

RECON: Initial visit by the prime members or the contact for the group to get preliminary data for a possible follow up field investigation. Includes a walk-thru, mapping or general layout of the area, some cursory EMF, temp readings and still photos. Brief interview with staff/residents. Done when the resources required for a full field investigation are uncertain.  

PRIMARY FIELD: Full scale investigation with several members and all available equipment. Preferably there are multiple walk-thrus and more detailed sensor/psychometric information along with photo/video documentation.  Manresa and Seattle Underground were good examples of this. 

CEMETERY RUN / GRAVEYARD SHIFT: Same as above but in a burial ground. 

PRIMARY FIELD, LIGHT: As primary field, but number of team members limited due to nature and size of the investigation. Residential investigations may fall into this category.  

PRIMARY FIELD, FOLLOW-UP: Repeat visit to a site because of indeterminate or promising results. 

VIGIL: Site has shown enough promise in a previous investigation to stake out particular areas overnight or for an extended period of time. Characterized by camera setups, EMF/sensor array deployment, EVP traps.  

SPEC OPS: This particular investigation has peculiar characteristics which places constraints besides just the number of investigators involved, such as requiring special equipment or an unusual procedure. An example would be an outdoor spot that requires hiking/camping gear. Or a place where tech equipment is unreliable, doesn't work and requires a team composed mostly of sensitives. 

LIAISON: A small team developed for communicating the results of an investigation to a client, follow-up counseling, or for negotiating future hunts.

EQUIPMENT TESTING: An investigation whose primary objective is to test a new procedure or piece of gear. 

PROBABLE HAUNTING TYPE:  See CLASSIFICATION section for more details. Here are probability ratings for these hauntings:

MINIMAL - Haunting in the classic sense is very unlikely. No evidence whatsoever, and it is highly likely or confirmed that the haunting is fictional due to other factors. (someone admits making up the legend for financial gain, mental illness, etc.)

LOW - Some chance of a classic haunting, but no evidence to support it found at the site. Witness testimony inconsistent or too likely natural causes are at work.

MODERATE - No hard evidence found, but historical accounts are consistent enough to warrant further investigation, perhaps a vigil. Suggestion of some other type of activity at work besides a classic haunting, such as PK or spiritual residue.

PROBABLE -  Unexplained events are witnessed by one or more investigators and there is historical evidence to support a particular type of haunting.

CONFIRMED - Evidence from a number of sources and witnesses overwhelmingly points to a classic haunting of some sort.

written credit goes to Society of Paranormal Investigation (see their link below)