The following describes the approach used by Long Island
Paranormal Investigators when responding to requests for investigations.
This method has been developed by LIPI based on proven scientific and
quantitative research methods to establish a high degree of accuracy and
authenticity. Our methods are under constant review and improvement as more is
learned about this fascinating field.
We provide this information of our methods to
help you understand our approach to paranormal investigation and to be aware of
what LIPI does, how we do it, and what we will request of you before,
during, and after the investigation. Please note this is not a comprehensive
list as each investigation situation is unique and additional steps,
documentation, meetings etc. may be required on a case-by-case basis. Subject to
change without notice.
In all situations the information you provide is kept
strictly confidential and will only be shared with others outside our
group upon your approval.
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Step 1: Initial Interview
If Long Island Paranormal Investigators accepts your
request for an investigation the first step is to perform an initial interview with
you and any other persons involved (such as other family members, whether or not
they too have experienced the paranormal
activity). The interview is best conducted at the location to be investigated. A
small LIPI team consisting of a Lead Investigator, Case Manager, a Technical
Specialist and possibly other investigators will be part of this initial
If you have any documentation of paranormal activities (pictures,
sound or video recordings, physical evidence etc) please have them available for
us to review. We may ask to bring back the documentation for us to review to
help determine what activity could be taking place and to help plan the
investigation. Please have copies available if possible.
Step 2: Review Interview
After the initial interview, the information gathered
will be reviewed by the entire Long Island Paranormal Investigators group. If the we
determine a full paranormal investigation is warranted we will contact you again
to arrange a time for the investigation that is convenient for you and us. LIPI
reserves the right to decline, cancel or abort an investigation at any time for
While we know that events in life can come up
unexpectedly, please make every effort to be able to keep the investigation
appointment. In agreeing to perform an investigation Long Island Paranormal
Investigators has to schedule personnel and equipment that can be difficult to
reschedule. Please make every effort to keep the investigation appointment
and, if unable to keep the appointment, please notify LIPI as soon as possible.
Step 3: The Investigation
In most cases our paranormal investigation will be
performed at night and in lights out
conditions. LIPI will bring our own equipment including cameras, video and audio
recorders, electronic sensors, and lighting. When the LIPI investigation team
arrives we will briefly review the area, inquire if any thing new has occurred
or changes since our last discussion with you, then assemble our equipment. This
may include running wires for video and audio throughout the location, setting
up cameras and records at various spots, and placing sensors in the area.
The investigation itself will usually run several hours
depending on the size of the location, the times and places activity has been
reports (for example, if events seem to occur mainly from midnight to 3am that
would be the primary period of interest for us to be investigating), and other
factors. During the investigation we ask that a minimum number of people be at
the location and remain quiet in a single spot. People moving around can cause
sound and other disturbances that can adversely effect our equipment or possibly
cause false readings to be recorded. Also, if there are any free-roaming pets
(e.g. dogs, cats etc) please confine them to a single place during the
At the conclusion of the investigation LIPI will
dismantle our equipment and depart as quietly as possible.
Step 4: Evidence Review and Analysis
The members of LIPI will review and analyze the evidence
we have gathered during the investigation. This process can take anywhere from
several days to a week or more depending on the quantity of evidence we have
collected and our case load & schedule.
During the review and analysis we may contact you with
additional questions or for clarification.
Step 5: Presentation of Our Findings
When we have concluded our review and analysis LIPI will
contact you to arrange a time to meet where the results of the investigation can
be presented. Any photographs, video, audio, sensor readings and personal
experiences gathered during the investigation that may show paranormal activity
will be presented to you. A written report with our findings and conclusions
will also be provided to you.
After we have concluded our investigation and presented
the evidence we collected, if you have any further questions or would like a
follow up investigation Long Island Paranormal Investigators will be happy to
provide assistance as our schedule permits.
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