General Information About Residential Investigations
COST: Virginia Paranormal Investigations conducts residential investigations free of charge. We seek, through research, only to gather evidence of possible paranormal activity and to assist those in need. However, we will accept donations that will be used only for transportation costs or given to our church. We will always readily accept coffee and/or sodas during the investigation.
SCHEDULING INFORMATION: We try to schedule an investigation time for when the activity is most likely to occur. However, this is not always feasible, depending upon our schedules and yours. Also, we stay very busy and are often booked up for a couple of months in advance. We give priority to those who are experiencing aggressive attacks. Investigations are usually conducted on weekends between noon and 3am. We do not normally conduct investigations during the week due to our own full time jobs and family needs.
INVESTIGATION LENGTH: Investigations generally take between 3 and 6 hours to complete, depending on the size of the property.
YOUR PRESENCE DURING THE INVESTIGATION: You are allowed to stay at your home or business during the investigation. Keep in mind, though, that we require silence during certain times. If dogs are likely to bark or children are likely to make noise, please find care for them during the investigation time. Also, please refrain from inviting friends and others who do not reside with you to the home during investigation time. We understand that many people are curious about the nature of the activity and about how we conduct investigations, but the less people there are in the home, the less "noise contamination" we will experience and the more likely we will be to find out what is happening, who is causing the activity, and how to help you get rid of it (if this is what you hope for).
PRIVACY INFORMATION: Virginia Paranormal Investigations will request upon arrival at your location permission to record video and to take photos during the investigation. We will often use these videos and photos for our own marketing on social media, YouTube, or for lectures and training. However, under no circumstances, do we state your address or full name unless you wish for us to do so. Clients always have the option to remain private, in which case, video and photos will not be used on social media, our website, YouTube, or for lectures and training purposes. A form will be provided when investigators arrive at the investigation location. This form will allow you to choose to remain private.
GUESTS:We will occasionally allow family or friends of our investigators to join us on our investigations. However, we do not allow the general public to investigate with us. We must trust that all investigators present will respect the privacy, belongings, and feelings of our clients. Also, guests are never allowed on sensitive cases where the family is being attacked or where negative activity is being experienced.