INVESTIGATION STANDARDS AND PROTOCALS
The IGHS has developed a set of standards and protocols for conducting field investigations
based on experience and common sense. These standards and protocols establish a baseline to
judge photos obtained by eliminating the common errors of most beginners. The IGHS
Standards & Protocols provide guidelines that ensure professionalism by IGHS members.
- No smoking during an investigation.
- No alcohol before, during or after an investigation.
- No Ouija boards or seances during or after an investigation.
- Always conduct your investigations in a professional manner.
- Respect posted property, ask permission and do not trespass.
- Do not take photographs during adverse weather conditions.
- Adverse weather conditions is rain, mist, fog or snow.
- Remove all dust, spots, fingerprints from camera lens.
- Remove or wear the camera strap so it does not hang loose.
- Avoid shooting into the Sun for resulting lens flare.
- Keep fingers away from the lens of the camera.
- Avoid shooting when foreign objects are floating near camera.
- No running or horse play in cemeteries or historical sites.
- Show reverence and respect in cemeteries, battlefields, etc.
- Always use fresh audio tapes for EVP recordings.
- Compare anomalous prints with negatives for confirmation.
- flash is only good for 9-12 feet from camera so focus on that range.
- Positive Mental Attitude is very important for all investigations.
- Skeptical minds will generate negative energy during an investigation.
- Follow the IGHS Lunar cycles for conducing investigations.
Copyrighted 1998 by Dave Oester, All Rights Reserved