In this section, you'll find a variety of useful resources to understand what to expect in a PPI investigation, to help you decide whether you would like to request our services.
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FAQs About a PPI Investigation
Even if this is not your first time inviting an investigation group into your place, you'll want to know what to expect when PPI conducts its business. The following are some answers to frequently asked questions about the night of the investigation.
How We Build Your Case
PPI is very proud to be among a growing number of paranormal investigation groups that, like our parent organization, T.A.P.S., responds to claims of paranormal activity by attempting to disprove them. This should not be taken to mean that we do not believe what our clients tell us; rather, we feel it is our ethical responsibility to address our clients’ fears and concerns with a rational approach and an objective eye. From our clients’ point of view, the investigation seems like the most important part of the process because it is usually staged in the clients’ home, but in reality it represents only a small fraction of the work we invest in a case before and afterward. We ask that you take some time to study the following overview of our procedures, which will explain how we prepare for your investigation and help you to set forth your expectations for the final case report.
Methods and Protocols
While PPI investigators and their clients always look forward to the review of collected evidence, a consistently applied set of methodologies is actually the most important part of any investigation, for it assures clients that an unbiased, honest and reliable technical process for gathering and interpreting evidence has been used and that this process can be repeated to reproduce the results, if needed. The following, therefore, provide an overview of the principles applied in a PPI investigation, including a current inventory of our equipment and tools; a comprehensive delineation of the protocols we follow during an on-site investigation; and a detailed account of our code of ethics.
Children and PPI Cases
Both, children and parents, take an active interest in the television series about paranormal investigating that have enjoyed recent success. However, PPI has strict protocols about the involvement of children in our investigations. We respectfully ask that you review the following guidelines about child cases and children's participation in the investigation process.
Pets and Investigations
Your companion animals are part of your family, but they're not always predictable when guests come over. Here are some common sense suggestions about accommodating your pets during a PPI investigation.
Medical Conditions and Medications
If you've been asked to submit information about your medications and medical conditions, please read on.