Our Methodology for Paranormal Investigations

Phase 0 – Contact
We receive an investigation request from the potential client.Phase 1 – Initial Interview
The first interview is typically conducted over the phone. This interview allows us to get the details of the case and determine if:
1) The case falls within the scope of San Francisco Bay Area Paranormal goals
2) San Francisco Bay Area Paranormal can meet the client’s needsThe result of this phase is the Interview Report.


Phase 2 – Review
The main investigative team reviews the Interview Report and makes formal recommendations on how San Francisco Bay Area Paranormal can be of service to the client or if this case should be passed to another organization. The result of this phase is the Case Action Plan or CAP. The CAP is then reviewed with the client.

In some cases we may request that the client consult with their health care provider prior to the start of an investigation.


Phase 3 – Execution of the Case Action Plan
Should San Francisco Bay Area Paranormal move forward with the investigation, the team will begin to systematically execute the tasks set out in the CAP. Typically, these tasks include:

  • Face-to-face interviews with the client and any relevant witnesses
  • Background and historical research on the locations or items in question
  • Initial on-site survey to create maps, assemble floor plans, draw sketches, take photographs, and establish a base line measurement of relevant energy emissions
  • Conduct follow up on-site surveys as needed in order to properly document any anomalous events
  • Analysis of collect data
  • Formulate recommendations

This phase results in the creation of a Case Findings and Recommendation Report (CFR) that is presented to the client.


Phase 4 – Discloser and Recommendations
The investigative team reviews the CFR with client. During this time San Francisco Bay Area Paranormal provides detailed information about what has been discovered during the course of the investigation and, if necessary, provides any recommendations. Unless there are any extenuating circumstances, the case investigation is considered complete at the end of this phase.