Question: Does NTParanormal charge for investigations?
Answer: No. For investigations and services, we do not charge anyone. We feel that it is unprofessional to charge people for paranormal investigations. We fund our own research as best we can, and the fact that our clients provide us with investigation sites to investigate various claims is something we consider a fair trade. However, we do ask that people consider the validity of their claims before inviting us to investigate them. Each investigation costs us money in the form of travel expenses and equipment costs such as video tapes, batteries, and whatever else we may require for an investigation. We are happy to investigate paranormal phenomena wherever we may find it, but we kindly ask clients to evaluate the sincerity of their claims before having us come out.
Question: How far will you travel to conduct an investigation?
Answer: We generally investigate within a two-hour driving radius from DFW. Anything more than that requires some advanced planning. If the activity being experienced is compelling and really gets our interest, we will go further. Also if there is an immediate need for help or people are being harmed, we can find a way to make it work.
Question: How soon will you be able to conduct an investigation?
Answer: It just depends on location and our availability. We generally do our investigations on the weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) and we have to weigh in family and work responsibilities. If the location is fairly close to the D.F.W. area, we can usually work it fairly quickly. If the distance is a factor, it could be a few weeks before we can get to you.
Question: Can I be present during the investigation?
Answer: Absolutely. However, sometimes it is difficult for us to conduct an investigation if too many people are present, especially children and pets. Our audio and video can be contaminated by talking, movement, or commotion. But we understand the desire to be present. We ask that only two guests maximum be present at an investigation unless special arrangements have been made. We also ask that you conform to our experiment guidelines during that investigation to maintain the integrity of the study and personal safety.
Question: How long will an investigation take?
Answer: That depends on what the goal is. For instance, if we are invited to a hotel to capture evidence the typical 'Woman in a White Dress', that would probably be a single event on a single weekend for a night. After that, the novelty of it will have worn off for the client. But if it's something deemed more serious by the client and is disrupting their lives, we can work with them indefinitely. We have been returning to several locations that we have become familiar with to try to debunk some of the stranger evidence we have collected.
Question: What equipment do you use?
Answer: Many different kinds of equipment, cameras, and recorders are used to capture and measure scientific data. Keep a look out on our Youtube channel as we will periodically post tech tutorials and information guides about the equipment we use.
Question: Will I have to sign anything?
Answer: We do ask that clients sign a simple set of statements that cover the obvious, such as affirming that you have invited us to investigate claims at your location, that evidence that we collect during our investigations is property of NTParanormal and can be used as we see fit, and that you agree not to fabricate any evidence or damage our property during an investigation. We also sign waivers that release property owners of liability for injuries while we are on your property.
Question: Can I have copies of any evidence you might collect?
Answer: Absolutely. Providing validation to our clients about the phenomena they feel they are experiencing is the only real service we can provide. Anything containing evidence of things we deem as possible paranormal activity will be copied made available to you to keep. However, it may not be redistributed for profit as it is the property of NTParanormal.
Question: Can I join NTParanormal as an investigator?
Answer: This is the question we get most often. The current demand for our research does not allow us to investigate as often as we would like, and the scale of the investigations generally do not allow us to accommodate more than our current field team. We welcome people to express interest in working with us, but the best we can do is add your name to a list of folks who have expressed such interest. When something comes up that requires more people, we will call people who are on the list. Of course, you can create your own demand by setting up investigations for NTParanormal. Anyone who can set something up for us certainly gets to work with us on that investigation.