As a Ghost Hunting Unit, WPRS concentrates our research on the preliminary interviews and the base investigations. Our primary objective is to either substantiate the report of our client, or find a reasonable explanation for what they are experiencing.
Our equipment includes, but is not limited to, audio and video recorders, EMF meters, motion sensors, and temperature guns. WPRS’s investigations have included historical sites, private homes and commercial properties. The primary function of the investigations is to be able to document paranormal activity, thereby giving credence to the client that the activity is real and not imagined. If, during the investigation, we find that there is a reasonable explanation for the activity, that will also be reported. After the investigation a written report will be presented, along with a digital copy of all photos and audio on CD.
The standard WPRS team will consist of two-to-four investigators. All of whom have been involved in multiple investigations.
It is our policy to insure that no damage is done to any of the client’s property. Therefore, all of our equipment is hand held or on tripods, we do not string cables or use tape on any surfaces
So we’re ghost hunters. What does that mean?
The first investigation for some of the team members.
When we get a request to come into a building or onto a property, we first conduct an 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.
During the investigation we will usually split up into two teams. Each team will have digital recorders, digital cameras, and digital thermometers along with electromagnetic field (EMF) meters. We will station ourselves in different areas where the reports have been made. We will be working in a ‘lights-out’ mode. A lot of what we do is trying to get an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) and photos 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.
Paranormal Activity Ratings
During our investigations we have developed our own rating system of the level of activity at a property. You will find these ratings on each investigation report. The Paranormal Level Ratiings run from 1 - 5 (see below):
P-1 - Minimal Activity (Just feelings)
P-2 - Active (A few noises, etc.)
P-3 - Substantial Activity (EVPs, Footsteps, etc.)
P-4 - Haunted (Disembodied Voices, Shadows, Moving Objects)
P-5 - Very Haunted (Apparitions, etc.)
What we have learned.
Probably the first thing we learned was to throw out everything that had been told to us over the years.
· Primarily, activity does not just occur at night. There is no “witching hour”. Activity can and has happened at all hours of the day, or night. In fact, many of the stories we have heard have been about things happening in the morning hours.
· Not all 'stories' are fiction. Many are based on fact. Through research, we have found several 'tales' have a foundation of truth in them.
· Return visits to a site are sometimes necessary. You don't always find something on the first visit. As we have learned, it is possible to gain a rapport with the entities and they will eventually 'come out to play'.
· Just when you think the night is not going to be productive something will sneak up behind you and tap you on the shoulder.
ALWAYS have a recorder going and a camera ready, even on a walk-through.
Remember we are Paramormal Investigators, not Ghost Hunters. We don't go in saying everything is a ghost. We find out if it's above the normal and go from there. Nothing against ghost hunters we just don't jump to conclusions