Protocols

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There is absolutely no smoking during an investigation.

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There is absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages before or during an investigation.

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There is absolutely no use of Ouija boards or sťances during an investigation.

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We do not take photographs during adverse weather conditions.

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We do not take photos from moving vehicles because of the possibility of dust being stirred up.

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We do not take photos while walking on dusty roads. When in dusty conditions, we wait motionless for several minutes, giving the dust a chance to settle, before taking pictures. We also make note of these dusty conditions in our investigation reports.

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All camera lenses are cleaned on the investigation site prior to the investigation.

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All camera straps are removed or worn around the neck.

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We attempt to cover all mirrors and reflective surfaces in the investigation area. If we are unable to cover a reflective surface, it is noted in the investigation report.

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Long hair is worn pulled back or under a hat during investigations.

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Anomalous 35mm prints are always compared with negatives for confirmation.

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When an anomalous picture is captured on digital camera, several more pictures are taken from the same vantage point in quick succession to rule out natural explanations.

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There is absolutely no trespassing. We always obtain permission before conducting an investigation on private property.

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Respect for cemeteries, battlefields, and private residences is shown at all times.

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We will not post investigation results pertaining to private residences unless we are given permission. If we do not obtain permission for a semi-private property, such as restaurants or Inns, we will post the results without giving specific information pertaining to location, and fictitious names will be used.

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Fresh audiotapes are always used for EVP recordings on analog recorders.

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Silence is maintained during an EVP session, except for the person assigned to asking questions. If someone does make a noise, they note it in a loud clear voice so the noise can be identified when reviewing the recording.