Paranormal Research: A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Strong Team

Paranormal Research: A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Strong Team

by Jack Kenna

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Overview

Join paranormal investigator Jack Kenna from Paranormal Survivor and Haunted Case Files as he provides the steps necessary to build and grow a successful paranormal team and to research and investigate haunted locales. Find out how to find and work with clients. Examine the most common equipment used—including how the tools work, when to use them, and tips and techniques for optimizing their use to improve capturing quality evidence. Jack and his S.P.I.R.I.T.S. team also take you on several exclusive investigations, offering insights by team members: Visit the Deane Winthrop House to hear a ghostly sea captain telling stories—is his shadow still roaming the basement? Meet a child spirit at Houghton Mansion—did she really die in a fire? This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide brings a commonsense approach to ghost hunting and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience for a start-to-finish setup for paranormal investigations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764355264
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jack Kenna lives in historic and haunted Upstate New York. He joined S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England in 2009 and has investigated numerous reported hauntings. He is a lead investigator on the TV shows Haunted Case Files and Paranormal Survivor. Jack is currently teaching a collegiate level course with this book in New York and it is being used by other educational programs throughout the US.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Investigating the Paranormal 7

Chapter 2 Communicating with Spirits 11

Chapter 3 Working with Clients 17

Chapter 4 Collecting Client Information 23

Chapter 5 Conducting an Investigation 28

Chapter 6 Reviewing Evidence and Reporting Findings 35

Chapter 7 Equipment 45

The Digital Audio Recorder 46

Digital Audio Editing Software 53

The Mel Meter 55

Closed-Circuit Television Digital Video Recorders 57

DVR Systems and the Paranormal 58

EPODS 65

Photography 68

The Advent of Spirit Photography 69

The Pros and Cons of Digital Camera Technology 69

Digital Camera Choices 71

Laser Grids 73

Electromagnetic Pump 76

The Ovilus® 80

Ghost Radar® Application 85

Thermal Imaging Cameras 88

Protecting and Organizing Your Equipment 92

The Human Factor 94

Investigations of S.P.I.R.l.T.S. of New England 102

Chapter 8 The Deane Winthrop House 104

Chapter 9 The Houghton Mansion 112

Chapter 10 The Fairbanks House 129

Chapter 11 The USS Constitution (Old Iron Sides) 149

Final Thoughts 181

Bibliography 182

Worksheets 183

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