Frequently Asked Questions

What is EMF?

“Electronic Magnetic Field”. Current theories state that an entity that is trying to manifest or interact will cause variations in the electronic magnetic fields that can be detected with different EMF monitoring devices used by NCPS.

What is EVP?

“Electronic Voice Phenomenon”. It is believed that Digital and Analog recording devices can record disembodied voices that are sometimes not audible by the human ear. NCPS investigators uses these recording devices and believes that we have successfully captured and recorded these voices during paranormal investigations.

"What is an anomaly?"

An anomaly is any occurrence or object that is strange, unusual or unique. It can also mean a discrepancy or deviation from the established rules dictating what is normal.

"What is a residual haunting?"

Residual Haunting often centers on moments of intense emotion: someone´s beheading, a great battle, a murder or even a celebration. Paranormal investigators theorize that a residual haunting is the result of discharged personal energy of a person or group of people being imprinted on the surrounding environment, most commonly at or just after death and replaying like a movie.

"What is a intelligent haunting?"

The disembodied energy of a deceased human being that is not only self aware, but quite capable of interacting within the living world of time and space. These interactions may include making itself visible to the naked eye, being able to communicate and being capable of touching the living. These manifestations have been known to possess the ability to manufacture odors that were associated with their human host when they were alive (tobacco, perfume or aftershave).

"What is an apparition?"

It is an unexpected, wonderful or preternatural appearance; a ghost, a specter or phantom.

"What is paranormal activity?"

Any phenomenon that is in one or more respects exceeds the limits of what is deemed physically possible according to current scientific assumptions.

"What is a manifestation?"

Act of manifesting; materialization of a ghost or spirit.

"What is a cold spot?"

A term used to describe an unexplained area of localized coldness, or sudden drops in temperature, said to be the result of paranormal activity.

"What is a poltergeist?"

A ghost or spirit that makes inexplicable noises, moves or throws objects about, causes fires, breaks dishes, glassware and other such objects.

"What is a Fear Cage?"

A confined area or room with a high EMF reading. This can cause hallucinations as well as headaches, body aches, nausea and paranoia. It is also thought to be an area conductive to strong paranormal activity.

"What is your service area?"

Let’s face it, life happens. We would love to be able to investigate everywhere and any time but sometimes we are limited by distance and other factors like our jobs. At this time we are only able to investigate about 1.5 hours away from Durham, NC. There are other teams in North Carolina that may be closer to you. A good place to start is

"What can I expect during an investigation?"
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