Hello, My name is Alan and thanks for stopping by our web site. This page is just to give you an idea of how an investigation conducted by Bedford Paranormal works. To begin with we never charge for any investigation. Although rare, any situation where someone is in possible danger especially a child will recieve a top priority.
An investigation usually starts with an email or a phone call. After we get the basics from the initial contact I'll set up an interview with those involved. The interview is video taped so that we can review it to set up a plan and because it's hard to capture everything someone says. Some people want the investigation to be confidential, others just want answers and aren't overly concerned with confidentiality. It's completely up to you. We will always show respect to you and your family. After the interview is finished I'll go on a tour of the property involved to get an idea of possible camera and recorder placement during the investigation. I'll also be on the lookout for any possible safety issues in older buildings or property since we'll more than likely conduct the actual investigation at night. Then I'll review the interview and discuss a plan of action with other team members.
We will set up several cameras (at least one will have night vision) in the areas where most of the activity has taken place. We also have a new four camera IR system that can see well in the dark up to 50 feet. We will also set up some voice recorders to capture posible EVPs. Other Team members will have assorted cameras, motion detectors, and temp readouts. The actual investigation should last several hours. During the next few days we will review our evidence (if any) and set up a follow up meeting where we will discuss with you in person any evidence we have and our thoughts on your situation. Keep in mind that we will never fake any evidence and while sometimes we may not find anything on our visit, that does not mean that you are not experiencing any paranormal activity. If we do not find any evidence the first time we will be willing to return. We will give you a copy of any evidence that we do find.
We will also be honest with you if we feel as if there is a nonparanormal explanation. If you have a situation where there is something very negative in your home we do have contacts that can help you. We're ready to listen.
While we use a variety of equipment during an investigation inorder to collect evidence, we also partly rely on intuition and past experiences to help explain what might be happening. Some of our equipment is listed below.
Quad-4IR 4 IR Motion Sensor Camera Wireless System: This is a four camera wireless IR system that records in total darkness for a distance of 50 feet. It has motion sensors alerts that can be sent to your cell phone, zoom, and can used with all four cameras or just one.
Sony Cyber Shot model DSC-P73: I've always liked using Sony equipment and have found this camera to be very reliable for our still shot work.
Sony Digital Handycam with Nightshot model DCR-TRV350: The night shot feature on this camera gives a reliable image for us.
Panasonic SD Card/Hard Disk Video Camera Model SDR-H60P/PC: This camera isn't the greatest at night, but we use it a lot for interviews and initial tours of a property since is has a capacity of over 20 hours.