do you charge for an investigation?
PPA is a volunteer organization in which our investigators do not
get paid for their services. Because of the growing number of
investigation-resolution requests we receive, it is becoming
increasingly time consuming and expensive for us to cover all of those requests. Although
we do not charge for an investigation, we kindly ask for a $35 donation to help offset the cost of travel and other
investigation expenses. Any additional donations we recieve are
greatly appreciated and go directly back into our organization to help
never had an investigation before, what can I expect?
find out more about what we do when we come in to your home or
business, please look at "Our Methods" page for an overview
of our procedures.
long does an investigation take?
investigation takes about 4 to 12 hours depending on the type of
investigation, size of the location and number of days the
investigation is conducted over. It usually takes about an hour and a
half to two hours to get completely set up to investigate. The
physical investigation then takes about 4 to 6 hours on each night
After the investigation, how
long will it take to find out the results?
the investigation has been completed, our investigators spend about a
week and a half reviewing all the recorded data. Anything potentially
paranormal is analyzed further. We usually have our findings and
a copy of any paranormal evidence, if found, back to the client in
about two weeks from the date of the investigation.
Q. Why do you investigate in the
at The PPA believe that paranormal activity is occurring at all times
of the day. We do, however, depend on our clients to tell us when the
highest period of activity is occurring. Most clients relate that
activity is occurring after dark. We believe this is because
most locations are settling down at night and people are more
aware of their surroundings. A house or business tends to be much
quieter at night and unusual activity is noticed more. The infrared
equipment we utilize also must be used in the dark. Infrared is a
light spectrum that the human eye can't see but it is a necessity to
have the lights off for their use. When clients report a high
activity period during the day, that is when we do our
investigations. Because most people work during the day, clients that
report activity in their home aren't often aware if activity is
occurring there or not during the day, so again, we investigate around
the clients reports to us. Additionally, turning off the lights,
along with other electric equipment, reduces electric current flow
throughout a building which, in turn, reduces the 60Hz EMF that
sensitive recording equipment can pick up.
How can I join your group?
currently are not accepting any new members. We have chosen to keep a
limit on thenumber of members so we have a small group of well
trained and well experienced investigators. We have found that
keeping the size of the group smaller helps the team run more
efficiently and ultimately enables us to provide better quality
investigations for our clients.
Q. How far do you travel?
With our participation as regular guests on Destination America's, The Haunted, requests
for investigations come in from all over the world. In order to
accommodate those many requests, we have implemented some policies to
meet the growing number of cases we are receiving.
PPA is currently covering cases only within a two hour travel radius of
the Factoryville, PA office that we consider our home coverage area.
For cases outside that area, we often refer clients to one of our more
local associate teams we work with around the state or country, if
available, or advise them locate a closer team.
Do you investigate with Psychics?
part of The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association research project, a
psychic/medium may be present during the investigation. Our goal is to take information provided by
the psychic/medium and compare it against information provided by the
client, evidence gathered through the investigation and/or historical
facts, when available, to establish any correlation between psychic
information and factual events. If the psychic/medium believes there
may be an Earthbound spirit or entity at the location, the
psychic/medium will request to do a “cleansing of the space” or
“release of spirit” at the location to assist the spirit or
entity when possible. For those clients specifically requesting a spirit or entity
be removed, all attempts will be made to reach this goal but no
promises or guarantees can be made. Any information gained through
the use of a psychic/medium is strictly at the discretion of the
recipient to accept as fact or reject in part or whole and is to be
considered in conjuction with the investigation being
conducted. Information obtained through a psychic/medium is
interpreted in the psychic's/medium's frame of reference as applied
to the person or location being read and, therefore, can never be
Q. Aren't you afraid something will
follow you home?
No! Being afraid that something will follow you home opens up the
possibility that it can. By thinking that it is not possible
closes the door on that happening. Easier said than done! Because our
investigators come from a variety of backgrounds and religious
beliefs, we all have our own view on this. Some of our investigators
choose to take protective measures by wearing a religious pendant of
their faith or by saying a prayer. Others will do some psychic
self-defense techniques. But we all try to put the possibility of
that happening out of our minds to stop it from happening.