BHPI News and Notes
What is BHPI?
Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) is a group of dedicated people,
investigating claims of paranormal activity in the Black Hills and
What is involved in paranormal investigations?
Many groups have different practices, but ours are basic, and proven to be
legitimate. We use tools to try and debunk claims of paranormal activity.
Many of us are believers, but, we have realized that about 80% of all claims
of paranormal can be explained by natural, everyday occurrences. We go into
a case with open minds, with the intent of helping people to understand what
they are dealing with and how they can best deal with it.
Will BHPI remove whatever "entity" I may have?
No. BHPI is simply here to try and document paranormal activity. If someone
would like an "entity" removed, we can give tips on how to try to "take back
your house (or building)" or we can put in contact with someone who could
help you rid your residence (or building) of any unwanted presence.
Does BHPI charge for investigations?
No. BHPI is a completely free service to the community. We do not charge for
any facet of our services. The people at BHPI cover their own expenses
because they are so passionate about the service provided. We do accept
donations, however, we do not ask for them.
What can BHPI do for my desire of privacy from the public?
We will do anything and everything you request. BHPI
understands that there are some cases where people do not want to draw
attention to themselves, especially with a sensitive
subject like the paranormal. BHPI offers varying levels of privacy when
it comes to
investigations. Should you decide you want only BHPI and yourself to
know about anything that happens, that will be accommodated. If you
would be alright with us releasing evidence as long
as we keep the address, names, city name, faces, etc. out, we will
guarantee that. BHPI will work with its clients on
any detail they may want as far as the investigation goes. Don't be
afraid to ask for special requests when it comes to
What will BHPI do in my home (or building)?
When BHPI comes into a case, several things happen.
There is thorough research done on the property by BHPI to try and find
anything important that may have
happened there in the past. We obtain two copies of this research, one
for BHPI's records, and one for the property owner.
We look in this research for any tragedy or wrongdoing that may have
happened, which may be a cause of paranormal activity. We
also interview the property
owner, and any and all witnesses to the paranormal activity. Once we
have assessed our notes from the interviews, we
determine when we can get there for an investigation. Upon arrival,
half of the team will go on a short tour of the property with the
owner, making sure to note any
place where activity was claimed. The other half of the team asks
whomever is also on the property some
follow-up questions. Once the tour is over, we
discuss as a team where we would like to set up our equipment. Our
equipment consists of digital cameras, digital audio
recorders, electro-magnetic field meters (EMF meters), thermometers,
and video cameras. Once we have a base camp set up,
and our tools where they need to go, we turn out all the lights
possible in the home and begin our investigation. We take turns
in teams of 2-4, depending on the size of the
property, investigating places of reported activity. We not only look
happenings, but ways that
everyday events can be misconstrued as paranormal occurrences. As we
record, we document and note everything that we
cannot immediately explain. Once our investigation is over, we pack up
all of our equipment, and leave the property to review our
evidence. We go over every piece of
unexplainable evidence with our team, and try to debunk anything we
can. When we return to the
property, we check out a few different possibilities of everyday common
events that may have caused any of our evidence. After that, we sit
down with the owner, and discuss the evidence. We
give a copy to the owner, and keep a copy for BHPI's records.
So, after an investigation, what does BHPI offer?
We are only a phone call or email away. You can contact us
anytime you think you need us to return. We don't simply investigate and
leave you alone forever. We want to know if you're still experiencing
paranormal events, if it's gone away, or escalated. We're not trying to
leave you alone in a situation that is uncomfortable. We will do everything
we can to help.
How can I contact BHPI?
There are several ways you can contact us at BHPI. The first,
and easiest will be email. We can be reached at
email@example.com. We also have a Facebook
page that we are all active on. Once we have been contacted by a
client, our Case Manager will follow up and make the initial contact
If you have any questions that weren't covered here, please contact us
through email or Facebook and we'll be happy to help.