Protecting Your Paranormal Group – Liability, Taxes and More

Like almost everyone in the field, paranormal investigation is my hobby, my primary passion is in business, specifically marketing and entrepreneurship. From my experience in education in that field I’ve learned a lot of the tips, tricks and pitfalls of…

When to Call it Pareidolia

Some call it pareidolia, others matrixing and some apophenia: It is a human’s ability to see meaningful patterns in random data. It is when you see a face in some dead leaves or a picture of the Virgin Mary in…

When Debunking Goes Bad

Debunking is the process of determining natural causes for unknown phenomena. If your anti-bias detector isn’t ringing yet, going into an investigation to find only natural causes is problematic. If you look hard enough for a natural cause you can…

Evaluating EVPs: What Are They Saying?

Evaluating EVPs is a big topic. There is so much ground I could cover but I’m going to keep this simple. Many investigators try to determine what an EVP is saying by having a big group of people huddle around a…

The Method Matters

Investigating paranormal claims is pointless without a good methodology. The method is how we judge whether a claim is true or not. If the method is critically flawed how can we expect to get an accurate result? It is lunacy…

What Makes a Great Paranormal Investigator?

What Makes a Great Paranormal Investigator?

In my quest to become a competent investigator of the paranormal I’ve spent a lot of time trying to answer this question: What make’s a great paranormal investigator? The pyramid on the left represents the primary factors that determine the ability for…

More Than Ever, Eyewitness Testimony Should Count!

Eyewitness testimony is a point of contention between paranormal investigators and skeptics. Skeptics generally dismiss eyewitness testimony since it is difficult to measure and perceptions can be quite different than reality. Other investigators point to the correlation of the cases as…

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The Ultimate Guide to Internet Research

Whether you are a paranormal analyst, supernatural investigator, cryptozoologist, or skeptic, being able to research effectively is a very important skillset. This guide will give you some of the tricks of the trade. Use these techniques to transform yourself into a research…

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Error Level Analysis: Single Operation Tests

This is the single operation tests of error level analysis, a process to detect digitally manipulated photographs. For more information on what error level analysis does and the testing read the testing overview here. Testing Equipment and Method For this test,…

Detecting Fake Photos: Error Level Analysis Study

Detecting Fake Photos: Error Level Analysis Study

Over the next few weeks I’ll be testing a photographic analysis technique called Error Level Analysis (ELA). This testing will improve understanding of the capabilities and limitations of ELA for evaluation of suspected paranormal images. It will also aid in…

10 Tips for Great Photos / Paranormal Evidence

10 Tips for Great Photos / Paranormal Evidence

There are a host of things that can cause false positives in your snapshots. Use these tips to avoid false positives and capture higher quality paranormal evidence! 1. Keep your camera strap, finger and hair out of the shot. These…

Logging the Paranormal – Get Better Evidence

Personal encounters with the paranormal represent some of the most compelling evidence for the victim, but to the outsider these events usually mean nothing. One of the biggest issues with personal experiences is the lack of effort spent recording the…

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Part of understanding your equipment is understanding exactly what it does. Most tools in the investigators arsenal include instruments that record portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Do you know which wavelengths your equipment records in? Do you know the difference…