Code of Conduct

  • Grounded Paranormal obeys all federal, state, and municipal laws.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal places the well-being of the client and his/her family above all other priorities.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal describes in advance to the client (or, in the case of investigations of public venues, the designated contact person) the duration and nature of the investigation, the number and training of investigators who will be present, the nature of data to be collected, and all other considerations that might reasonably be expected to influence the client’s decision to proceed with the investigation.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal assures that an investigation does not in any way damage any property of the client, other persons unrelated to the investigation, or any private or public business, organization, or concern.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal assures that an investigation does not violate the rights, privacy, or well-being of persons who are not involved in the investigation (such as neighbors, bystanders, and other people in close proximity to an investigation).
     

  • Grounded Paranormal does not discuss preliminary interpretations or conclusions with a client during an investigation. All data should be analyzed before any conclusions are shared.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal maintains professional composure during an investigation by avoiding expressions of fear and other strong emotions (such as running away from or overreacting to paranormal activity).
     

  • Grounded Paranormal refrains from using provocation to elicit paranormal activity except in extreme and unusual circumstances and with prior consent of the client.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal discusses all relevant objective data (EVP, EMF, photographic evidence, spirit box, personal experiences, etc.) with the client. Typically, the evidence is shared both through a face-to-face interaction and via a written report. Unless noted otherwise...
     

  • Grounded Paranormal refrains from sharing conclusions with the client regarding the identity, nature, motivations, and potential danger of detected activity unless there is a strong evidential basis for such conclusions. In all instances, objective data must be clearly distinguished from interpretations of those data.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal shares evidence with other certified paranormal investigators for purposes of re-reanalysis. Such evidence must be de-identified with respect to the identity of the client and location of the activity unless the client agrees in advance to being identified. Investigators who obtain data for secondary analysis must not share it with others in any form without the written consent of the client and the primary investigator.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal does not publish or release data from an investigation to the public without signed consent by the client. Data collected in investigations of public venues generally do not need consent.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal does not sponsor “ghost hunting” excursions for the public that play upon sensationalism or fear. “Ghost hunting” excursions for the public that focus on history, local stories, and the acquisition of knowledge about the paranormal are acceptable.
     

  • Grounded Paranormal accurately represents the knowledge and experience of him or herself and all members of the investigation team at all times.