Back to Basics Episode II - Working with Clients, Case Report Writing and Historical Research Methods
On this episode of Haunted Voices Radio, Todd and Nicole delve into their “Back to Basics” series, which is beneficial for both beginner and veteran researchers.
On this Part II episode, Todd and Nicole discuss how researchers should respond to client investigation requests and the importance of forms, such as permission and liability waivers; historical research and its overall importance to the entire case study process.
Sometimes, it’s not always about actual paranormal activity on the premises. There may be situations, such as high EMF – electromagnetic frequencies, plumbing issues, carbon monoxide problems, sleep paralysis, etc. So, as paranormal researchers, it is our duty to educate our clients on other potential causes of what they’re experiencing.
Safety is also paramount – physical, spiritual and emotional safety. Todd discusses how his daughter’s home was investigated and the problem had to do with high EMF from the refrigerator. Some individuals are very sensitive to high EMF levels as they can cause a whole host of issues – hallucinations, anxiety, heart palpitations, feelings of being watched, among many others.
Nicole also shared the time when the San Diego Paranormal Research Society investigated a haunted restaurant in Oceanside, California, which is situated on top of a burial ground. About 30 minutes into the case study, two armed robbers stormed through the site’s kitchen. Luckily, Nicole and her team had all of their emergency protocols in place as well as their permission and liability form signed by the manager.
There’s a lot that goes into the entire paranormal case study from client interviews, preliminary studies to tedious data review and supplemental research.
Stay tuned for more “Back to Basics” topics. The series airs monthly on the WLTK-db network.
My Journey into Paranormal Research and Investigation
What propelled me to investigate the unknown
I have always had an innate fascination with the supernatural, especially the field of ghosts, spirits and hauntings. I had some unique experiences growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the experience I had with my maternal grandmother’s spirit during undergraduate college that catapulted me into research and investigation of the unknown. In my twenty years as a paranormal researcher, I have worked with some amazing individuals. In 2009, I developed the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS), which is one of San Diego’s well-respected groups.