The Reveal Paranormal Teamwork A Step by Step Methodology Saying Thank You Within 24 hours of the investigation it should be part of your protocol to send the client a thank you letter, thanking them for the opportunity to investigate in their home or business. In the letter, you may also want to let them know that you will be contacting them within the next two weeks after the investigation, when all evidence has been reviewed, to reveal your findings with them. Experience will dictate how long this will take for sure, based on the amount of evidence, and the team's cooperation in reviewing it. Some members may have legitimate reasons, like work or family, why they could not do their share. ITSPP also has a rule that if the report and evidence is not filed with 48 hours after the investigation, and they do not assist in the analysis, that team member will sit out the next investigation. It is imperative that the team act like a team, and provide equal support for all processes through the investigative process. Here’s an example letter to joggle your thought processes for contact the client: How much evidence was gathered by your team will determine how long it will take before you can reveal the data on your case. If you've taken a lot of video footage, or used multiple surveillance cameras, it could take some time. Therefore it's imperative that you get everyone's cooperation in not only reviewing their personal data attached as part of their reports for EVPs, photography and video for anything 'unexplained, ' but their team's data. It's not surprising that people get tired when staring at a computer monitor for hours, or listening to a recording for EVPs (be sure everyone uses headsets when  do this),and then there's also the review of video. Remember each second of film usually has between 25 and 30 frames per second, and an audio track. You'd be surprised how often you will have caught something between the frames that never appears when you're watching it in its original format. Once any anomalous data has been singled out, clips will need to be extracted and placed on a CD or DVD for the client. Be sure to use the naming convention mentioned earlier, and you will know which member of the team captured the evidence should an additional questions arise. The Data Once all the team members have filed their reports and evidence (audio, video, & photographic) into their respective folders on the forum, the first thing you should do is back it up and create a copy onto the teams computer. This way, you know that should anything happen a backup copy is available. Hackers can wreck havoc, for no specific reason what-so- ever, other than to make your life miserable. Reviewing the Evidence 1. Introduce the team members present during your reveal. 2. Set up a laptop computer for the reviewer and client to examine any evidence and listen to any EVPS clips the team may have captured. 3. Explanation to the client each step taken during the investigation before proceeding to the data, and what equipment used during the investigation. 4. Reveal each piece of evidence in a manner that will allow the client to ask you any questions about what the team experienced, be sure to explain it in such a way that they fully understand what was recorded and what you believe it to be. 5. Answer any of the client’s questions as truthfully as possible. If you don't know the answer, be sure to tell them that, but you'll get back with them after you investigate further...and be sure you do! 6. Always remember their feelings and listen to what they’re saying, and allow them as much time to speak as they’d like when they have something to say. 7. Always leave them a printed copy of your report in a neat folder that contains their CD or DVD data disc, and some of your business cards. And be sure to thank them for the opportunity of having had the opportunity to investigate their case. 8. During your reveal, it’s important to validate whether the occurrences you captured were in fact paranormal in nature, or explainable events and what they really were. (For example: feeling watched and an ominous presence in the laundry room - your discovery revealed that there was an extension cord overflowing with adapters and appliances connected it that emitted a extremely high EMF field. 9. Let them know when you’ve concluded stating your evidence and analysis, that the entities do not always choose to cooperate during an investigation and remained quiet...but to please contact you if they continue to be a problem...and you will assist them in finding a solution. (In the Shadows Paranormal Project has often encountered nothing on the first investigation, and have on occasions returned for follow-up investigations and experienced some pretty serious paranormal activity and uncovered startling evidence and answers. 10. Always follow up with the client within a couple of weeks after your investigation! Reviewing the Evidence It Has to be Said In the Shadows Paranormal Project has members who have grown up from many walks of life, from many different cultures and different religions. With that they bring with them their life’s experiences and knowledge, including cultural background, values, education, and spiritual beliefs. However, it should be pointed out that ‘faith’ is a often a strong personal belief in a deity or supernatural power or powers; firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof, that often instills complete trust and control into their personal lives and destiny, and can often be associated with morality. As an organization comprised of many different religions and faiths, from ancient religions founded when civilizations were young to the modern day agnostic who believes Darwin was a visionary with science as the key, we as an organization on a mission of truth and discovery agree never to interject our personal faith or belief and value systems onto the client, via our actions or correspondence with the client. However, we will ALWAYS show respect for the client’s belief and values and respect their faith, regardless of what it may be. Nothing is more irritating to a client (be they a person of faith or not), nor tolerated by In the Shadows Paranormal Project, than to have a group of wanna-be ‘ghost hunters’ enter the client’s private space and see ‘demons’ in every corner. Or worse, bring in a wanna-be psychic to collaborate those claims and then try to fill the client’s head with their own subjective beliefs. Because of this, it is highly recommended that any articles demonstrating one’s faith (like necklaces, ear rings, t-shirts, etc.) not be visibly worn during an investigation or reveal. However, that does not mean they cannot be carried on their person. Always refer to entities as ‘Malevolent’ or ‘Benevolent’ and unless a full apparition is ever seen and documented, never refer to a manifestation as a ‘ghost’ or ‘spirit’ unless there is 100% proof (like an interactive EVP) to substantiate that claim! Thus, our motto...
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