Start a log and take notes

  • Have everybody in the building write down unusual experiences.
  • Be sure to record the time, specific place in the building, and go into detail about the nature of the experience.
  • Try and write down the occurrences before talking to anybody else about them – this minimizes contamination of memory.
  • If you are having visual sightings, try setting up some security cameras to document the experience.

Look for patterns

  • Does unusual activity take place at a specific time of the day or night?
  • Does it occur in a particular room, or corridor, or other part of the structure?
  • Are multiple people experiencing activity, or just one?

 Apply Occam’s Razor

  • The simplest answer, requiring the least assumptions, is usually the correct one.
  • Is that creaking floorboard more likely to be the ghost of a dead person, or the structure of your house settling down for the night as the weather cools?
  • A paranormal explanation should be the very last one that you put on the table.

Don’t be afraid

  • It’s virtually impossible for genuine paranormal activity to harm you.
  • You’re not alone – thousands of people worldwide report similar activity each year.
  • This isn’t permanent – paranormal activity usually diminishes over time.

Call for help

  • Boulder County Paranormal offers our assistance to anyone asking for help.
  • You will not be asked to pay a single cent.
  • We will work with you to try and find a cause for the unusual behavior.
  • If you’re outside the Front Range, Colorado area, look for a group in your region.

Stay away from the charlatans

  • Never, ever pay money for help. There are plenty of people out there who will trade false promises for your hard-earned cash.
  • Avoid those who make promises they can’t keep – NOBODY can guarantee you results in this field.
  • Check up on your prospective researchers carefully – examine their website, look at their track record. Can they supply references? Do they use scientific, skeptically-grounded research methods – or will they come in waving crystals and claiming to enter a trance?
  • There’s a very good reason that you’ve never read the headline “Psychic wins lottery!”