Have you ever seen a ghost?
Since an apparition is considered a ghost, then my answer would be yes. I have only seen two apparitions. One, when I was 12 in 1977, and the other was in 2015. Both were men.
Do you charge anything?
Our services are free and we don't take donations.
How long has your group been around?
G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh was founded in January, 2010.
How many members are in your group?
There are two of us. My husband and myself.
What kind of equipment do you use?
Please see our Equipment page for more information.
Are you accepting new members / can I join your group?
We prefer to keep our group limited to the two of us. However, if you go to www.meetup.com and key in Paranormal groups, you may find something there. Additionally, you may go to www.paranormalsocieties.com and find groups in your area. Paranormal Societies is a comprehensive list of nationwide and international Paranormal groups.
Can I join in on the investigation?
G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh feels that the homeowner should always have the opportunity to be included in the investigation process, from beginning to end. Meaning, from the initial walk through to the actual investigation itself. Should you decide to join in, ground rules will be covered. We welcome full participation in our investigation, as long as the clients are adults. This is your home we are investigating and therefore the option for you to join in should always be open, especially if the activity appears to be centered around you. Please keep in mind that not all teams allow client participation, and that's fine. Every team has their own way of conducting investigations. (To keep possible contamination to a minimum, no more than two adults should accompany the team).
When can the investigation be done?
While an investigation can be done during the day, It is typically whenever is more convenient for the homeowner, and if activity is specific to a certain time of day or night. The latter should have more bearing though.
What are your credentials?
While I don’t hold a degree, a credential can also be someone’s background. From my early childhood on, like so many of us, I had quite a few experiences that ran the gamut from premonitions when I was very young, to seeing apparitions, to physically experiencing something very dark. Another important aspect to consider is desire and curiosity. These things made me want to find out more and to learn all I could. I did so by reading books that were not necessarily popular, but books that I thought I would like. If you don’t find a book interesting, you’ll never finish it. Family history was also a factor and I think that had a bearing as well, on my journey into the paranormal.
Do I have to leave my house when you investigate?
You may be there the entire time.
Do you handle cases where a demon may be involved?
I call these "dirty spirits" and they are best handled by those who specialize in demonic activity.
How long does an investigation take?
It can vary, but usually it's between 3 and 4 hours. (Not including set up and tear down of equipment).
Do you do cleansings?
You can do a cleansing yourself or have someone who specializes in that, come in. Google the term smudging ritual.
I rent. Do I have to get permission from my landlord for you to come do an investigation:
If you rent a home, you must get written permission from the landlord. If you rent an apartment, you do not have to get written permission. The difference is, a home is usually owned by an individual and an apartment is owned by a corporation or a group. Also keep in mind, all adults who live in the residence, must be in 100% agreement, on having an investigation done.
My husband doesn't believe in ghosts and is against having someone come in and do an investigation. Would you consider coming, if he were out of town?
All adult parties who share the dwelling, must be in full agreement about having us come in. That would not be fair to the individual who is not on board, and would be very unprofessional and underhanded on our part.