|Posted by Nicole Strickland on May 3, 2011 at 12:47 AM|
Occasionally, paranormal investigators will experience unwanted occurrences during their investigation, that, by the way, have nothing to do with the spiritual energy present at the location. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS), http://www.sdprs.org, just recently investigated a business in Oceanside, California, when the business experienced an armed robbery. Yes, an armed robbery. Four police units, a K-9 unit, circling helicopters and a perpetrator that entered the business armed with a loaded gun. First, we had the business owner sign the SDPRS investigation permission form/liability waiver. We then spent about an hour setting up our equipment, taking photographs and conducting baseline EMF readings, prior to actually starting the investigation. We had two teams of three investigators and we were approximately thirty minutes into our investigation when the robbery occurred. My group was downstairs and the other group was upstairs, when a member of the other team contacted me via two-way radio, stating, “Stay where you are, this place has been robbed.” The whole team re-convened in an upstairs portion of the business, packed up our equipment and patiently waited for police to tell us when we were clear to leave the premises. We were all lucky that no one was seriously or fatally injured. This brings me to a very important point: always have your signed investigation permission slip with you at all times; know where your team is at all times and always carry two-way radios. Following these necessary protocols helped to ensure our safety that night. Now, it is extremely rare that an event of this magnitude will occur at the investigation site. However, it happened to us. Please, always be aware that unwanted events, such as this, can occur. Thus, this is a reminder to always take necessary precautions, follow team protocols, emergency protocols and safety measures when conducting an investigation.