Ghost Hunt Screeing Protocol?
Posted 01 August 2004 - 07:18 AM
Obviously, our screening process needs some work. How do other groups out there go about deciding which cases to investigate and which to stay far, far away from?
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:51 AM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:16 AM
The first thing that is done usually is a telephone contact. Talk to them for a few minutes and "feel them out" a bit. The next thing that happens is you get the interview forms to them and have them filled out. At this point you never have even been inside the house. When they fill out the interview form it is designed in such a way that you will know if there are major problems like you describe. I would then say that I wouldn't do the investigation.
If you would like to see the interview form that we use send me an email and I will get it to you. ;D
Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:29 AM
I never investigate alone. I always carry a cell phone or walkie-talkie, and I always tell someone where I will be. Whether my concern is an unsafe building or unsavory (living) characters, I prefer to look the site over before dark and never by myself.
Hindsight is 20/20. I would have taken the steps which I just discussed, but I can't say for certain that I would have seen the danger ahead of time.
Good luck to you!
Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:36 AM
So these two people contacted your group and you went out to their home, thus finding the state of these two people and the home itself?
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:42 PM
These two women caontacted a ghosthunter friend from another group. Her group was unable to make it, and so she asked us to come out with her. She *said* she checked the people out (we assumed this meant phone interviews) and drove by the house in daylight. We never should have trusted her.
Turns out, the only contact was email, and this *friend* didn't allow them to tell her details because she didn't want to taint her *super-psychicness*. (So let somebody freaking else ask the questions!!!!) She did drive by the house, but didn't seem to think the scary neighborhood or trashy yard warranted comment. She had phone numbers but didn't bother to use them. I am just as disgusted at her as I am at those two people and their rat-infested hellhole.
When I typed the homeowners name into google, the first result was her personal website detailing her and her hermaphrodite lovers, complete with pics of this person as male and female. That was all she had to do; one google search and she would have known something was awry.
That was Saturday night. Today, one of our group members feels like she has the flu. Peachy, huh?
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