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Paranormal Research Equipment: Why We Use High-Definition Audio Devices

Posted by Karen Frazier on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Equipment 
by Karen Frazier

A Samson Zoom H4n high-definition audio recorder

When I first started investigating the paranormal, I tried a number of audio recording devices. What I quickly discovered was how much the sound quality varied from recorder to recorder. Audio recorders range widely in price and quality, from about $40 to over $200. 

My first audio recorder was a cheap one - I spent around $40 for it. Using that audio recorder, I noticed I captured a lot of whispery voices. So many whispers, in fa...
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Paranormal Research Equipment: The Ghost Box

Posted by Karen Frazier on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, In : Equipment 
by Karen Frazier
A simple and inexpensive Radio Shack hack ghost box (Radio Shack 12-469)

Can the dead communicate with us through a field of white noise? That's the theory behind the ghost box, a piece of equipment that seeing more common use with many paranormal researchers.

The concept behind the ghost box is quite simple: a normal transistor radio is modified so it rapidly sweeps the stations of either the AM or FM band instead of remaining on one station. This creates a field of white nois...
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What to Expect During a Paranormal Investigation

Posted by Karen Frazier on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Investigations 
by Karen Frazier

Something's happening in your home or business, and you've decided to call in the experts. You've contacted a paranormal team. What next?

Currently, there are no standardized protocols that every paranormal group uses when they investigate. However, there are many commonalities among teams. If it's SSPR you've contacted, here's what to expect.
  1. After the initial contact, the investigation lead will call you to set up a time when you can meet with the team. This meeting typically...

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A Compassionate Approach to Paranormal Investigation

Posted by Karen Frazier on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, In : Paranormal Theory 
by Karen Frazier

Imagine this: You are sitting in your home enjoying a little peace and quiet when a noisy band of people burst through your front door. They are carrying all sorts of stuff you don't really recognize - it looks like something out of science fiction. Some of it is so unfamiliar, it frightens you a bit. You try to ask who they are and what they want, but you can't seem to make them hear, see, or understand you. Instead, they start roaming all around your house without permission...
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Where the Evidence Leads

Posted by Karen Frazier on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, In : Evidence 
by Karen Frazier

Rob at the Walker Ames House in Port Gamble, WA
Sometimes paranormal investigation can break your heart. Ultimately, our job as paranormal investigators is get to the truth - regardless of what that truth is. Often, we come up with an exciting bit of evidence, only to realize it has a decidedly un-paranormal explanation.

Case in point - SSPR recently investigated the Walker Ames house in Port Gamble, WA with Black Wolf Paranormal. One of the stories about the house involves a ...
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The Team Returns to the USS Turner Joy

Posted by Karen Frazier on Sunday, November 11, 2012, In : Investigations 

SSPR invited two other teams - WOOPI (Western Oregon Organization of Paranormal Investigators) and P.A.S.T. is Present for a joint paranormal investigation aboard the haunted USS Turner Joy in Bremerton, Washington. 

The USS Turner Joy is a Vietnam-era Forest Sherman-class destroyer that fought in the Vietnam war. The ship is now decommissioned and serves as a museum on the Bremerton waterfront. The ship, which was commissioned in 1959, spent its entire time in the Pacific Ocean, and it played...
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The Technology Trap & The Evidence Conundrum

Posted by Karen Frazier on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Evidence 
by Karen Frazier

As anyone at SSPR will tell you (particularly our fabulous technical lead, Billi), I'm not great with the equipment. Some might even suggest I am somewhat of a disaster with it. When I speak at conferences, I often joke about not being allowed to touch the team's equipment because I inevitably drop it, break it, or flat out can't use it. So far, no one has corrected me.

Billi, wisely keeping me away from the technical equipment
I'm the same way around the house. I can use our b...
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