PSIG Field Report Manual
A paranormal investigator is someone who collects
facts to accomplish a goal to prove, through
scientific documentation, the existance of ghosts and
Information is knowledge which the investigator
gathers from other persons. One source of information
is a witness. Witnesses are often what give you a
The investigator who is assigned to a case is charged
with the general responsibility of piecing the various
parts of an investigation into a coherent whole.
Purpose of your notebook
1.) Repository for details
2.) Basis for your reports
Your notebook should contaim the notes of just one
investigator and should be a bound notebook, not
looseleaf, so as not to lose any case notes.
The effectiveness of an investigator is judged in
large measure by his/her reports of an investigation.
The investigator is part of a working team. His/her
information needs to be available for other members to
review so they can offer opinions or theories about
Purpose of your report:
1.) Record - A report of an investigation is an
objective statement of the investigators findings.
The information given in the report should be relevant
to the proof or disproof of the paranormal.
Parts of a report:
2.) Case Number
A preliminary report should be made after the first
few days of an investigation. It should contain the
preliminary findings/feeling of the investigator.
A final report should be writtenat the conclusion of
the case stating the findings of the investigator and
his/her theories about what caused the phenomena.