Welcome to our blog at SPRS. We are excited to be able to provide a platform for discussion of things paranormal!
Usually I carefully consider all options before deciding on what products to buy. I look at all brands and variants and read people’s opinions of each before making my purchase. What follows is a preflight overview of two products from a company called RIP Tech (RIP – Researchers & Investigators of the Paranormal). Preflight meaning I have looked at the equipment and tested it in a controlled environment but have no data concerning its effectiveness in the field.
How often do we encounter videos and photographs that spark debate over their interpretation? These arguments take place between clients and investigators, between skeptics and believers, between members of the same Paranormal Investigation team and between rival Paranormal Groups.
When faced with pieces of evidence that are less than conclusive, the mind will begin to attempt to interpret these unidentified objects/phenomenon and place them within the context, of what I like to call, their ‘personal inventory’. The psychological phenomenon known as PAREIDOLIA is the minds attempt to assign significance to otherwise meaningless images. You may have heard about this phenomenon via the term “matrixing”, which is actually derived from pareidolia. Our mind accumulates an inventory ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
…Footsteps in the night on the floor upstairs; Scratching inside the walls; Lights that are turning on or off by themselves; Shadows moving past the bedroom door; Voices that emanate from thin air. These things can be unsettling to a home owner and often can lead to increased tension among family members causing discord in your home. Fortunately, there is usually a very reasonable explanation to strange occurrences. Even when these things can’t be explained away, hauntings are rarely ‘dangerous’ to those exposed to them. So the odds of really having something to fear are astronomically slim. TV shows are not the best way to learn about the paranormal. Possessions aren’t common and people rarely get physically harmed. Inside you will learn of the common symptoms of potential paranormal activity and how a home owner can do his/her best to determine if there is a logical explanation to it or if it is actually paranormal activity.
Paranormal Investigators are charged with the task of, not only seeking out and witnessing unexplained phenomenon, but also with the responsibility of capturing ‘proof’ of these events in a variety of mediums. For this pursuit, we use a carefully chosen selection of devices to either capture or help lead us to capturing this elusive evidence. In the following article I hope to help the reader understand why we use the detection of Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF) in the process of capturing hard evidence.
You typically see paranormal investigators or ghost hunters walking around wielding EMF detectors in the form ofK2meters, tri-field meters, and standard unidirectional readers. Why? Why would you attempt to monitor something that seemingly doesn’t follow logic in terms of detecting entities? If there is no electrical source or a charged object, how can there be EMF’s? As many questions as there are around this phenomenon, we still find it interesting to see a correlation between an increase in activity at a location and a change in the local EMF’s. Does this indicate that an entity is a charged source and generates some form of an electric current when it moves or is the entity full of magnetism?
The amount of complexities of an investigation into the report of ‘paranormal’ events magnifies the difficulties of scientifically documenting evidence. The job is always made easier by reducing as many variables as possible. For this reason, a good investigation is preceded by an interview of those who have made the initial reports. These interviews may contain some questions that strike at some sensitive, personal level. These questions may be uncomfortable to ask and for the client, even more uncomfortable to answer. Such questions may include: “Does anyone in the house hold partake in the recreational use of drugs” or “Are you being treated for any emotional or mental instabilities” and also “Is anyone in the household prescribed medications for these psychiatric issues”. Now some would think you ask these questions in order to find out if the person is crazy or if they are truly experiencing paranormal events. Correct? What if these people are ‘crazy’? Do you pack up your gear and leave? Or perhaps, you continue with the investigation in a less complete manner? ↓ Read the rest of this entry…