A Cautionary Word For All Potential Clients:
Currently, ghost hunters and paranormal investigators are plentiful. Almost every town in America can now boast its own team or group or society. In a way, this is somewhat comforting. It means that society is becoming less and less afraid of the subject of the paranormal; specifically, the existence of something beyond our scope of understanding and often times dealing specifically with life after death.
The flipside of this very odd coin, however, is that not all groups are cut from the same cloth.
All groups are comprised of individuals. Each group is Autonomous and answerable to no known regulatory or certification board. In short: Anybody with a camera, flashlight and a voice recorder can be a ghost hunter.
To avoid being taken advantage of by less than ethical individuals and for the safety of your self and personal property and privacy, N.P.I. would like to caution you to always consider the following details before deciding to allow a group access to your property and information.
Does the group charge?
Does the group provide references upon request?
Is the group willing to stop and desist all investigation if you request it
Are they comfortable with your presence?
Do they guarantee your privacy?
One last item:
Remember that there is NO SUCH THING as an "Expert" in paranormal investigations. Anyone who claims to be an expert should be immediately expected to provide you with the documentation that shows some form of concrete proof/evidence that can be confirmed easily by a phone call to a reputable institution.
The field of paranormal research is uncharted territory. A person may be a professional only as it applies to the scope of their level of personal experiences, educationl and skills acquired over time. The may hold a trade certification, professional certification or college degree in a specific area which affords them a higher level of ethical responsibility, knowledge, skill and performance but that does not make them an "Expert."
One bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch, but it does make the rest look un-appetizing. Be cautious when contacting investigative groups. Never be afraid to request and recieve honesty, ethical behavior and respectful attitudes from those you ask for assistance. You are the client, this is a service and you deserve to be treated accordingly.