Investigation Methodology Info

The Great Orb Debate

Natural Orb Causes: Dust, moisture, bugs, lens flares, camera pixelation issues, etc.

Spirit Orb Characteristics:

1. 3D Effect
2. Highly illuminating with an occasional erratic flight pattern and trail.
3. Some spirit orbs contain faces and numbers
4. Orb shows intelligent behavior
Remember that most orbs captured on cameras can be explained away logically!


Psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus, often a photo or sound, being perceived as significant. In other words, the mind’s ability to make order out of what it’s seeing and hearing. A great example of this is seeing faces and designs in clouds and hearing hidden messages in sounds.

Notice how the photograph to the left looks like two faces staring at each other. In reality, they are two symmetrical pieces of land, with water in between them.

When reviewing and examining spirit photography, it is always crucial to pay attention to PAREIDOLIA!

Spirit Photography Tips and Suggestions

1.Look at EXIF data and ORIGINAL photograph
2.Take photos in BURST mode and in series of three.
3.Use photographic software for various analyses.
4.Eight eyes are better than two!!! Have others examine photo(s).
5.Consult with photographic specialists.
6.Look at negatives, invert photographs if necessary.
7.Know the difference between false positives and authentic spirit photographs.
8.Study orb photographs – natural vs. spirit orbs
10. Study the various DROID and iPhone Ghost Apps so you can easily spot them.

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) Classification System

EVP: voices and/or sounds that are NOT heard by the human ear at the time of recording.

CLASS A: Spirit voices that are heard and understood by all who listen. Usually no need for headphones.
CLASS B: Spirit voices that are usually heard and understood by all who listen. Sometimes need headphones when listening.
CLASS C: Undecipherable words or phrases. Usually need headphones.
CLASS R (Reverse): Words or phrases decipherable when reversing the audio file.

Environmental Monitoring Tips

Types of Environmental Monitoring: Electromagnetic Field (EMF), temperature, humidity, static electricity / ionic energy, vibration, infrasound, radiation, Ley Lines, etc.

1.Know how to use your equipment
2.Read the user manual.
3.Study the typical ranges for natural vs. unnatural.
4.Keep a log book of all readings conducted
5.Monitor environment for anything that could cause fluctuations
6. Always take BASELINE readings!!!
7. Know the types of readings and what they stand for.

Metaphysical Tools

Dowsing Rods – Used as an adjunct to scientific instruments used in paranormal research. Typically
used for YES/NO questions during EVP sessions.
Pendulums – Used as an adjunct to scientific instruments used in paranormal research. Used for YES/NO questions during EVP sessions.
Incense – used in paranormal research to purify a location or as an adjunct to working with spirits.

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