Seven Hills Paranormal Society’s unique “Think Outside the Box”© investigator training program was developed by our founder, Tara Bryant, and is a comprehensive curriculum introducing concepts ranging from light and sound mechanics and EMF propegation to psychological considerations when analyzing cases.

It is our intention to be well-trained and prepared for any situation that may arise while on investigation.  Due to the nature of paranormal investigation, we often find ourselves in less than ideal weather situations, as well as restrictive or hazardous spaces riddled with obstacles.  In contrast to the physical aspect of investigations, we also must be prepared to handle mental, emotional, and spiritual crisis that may arise when confronted with the unknown.  SHPS investigators pride themselves on being realists, skeptics, logical and rational thinkers, though there are times when even we “get the creeps”.  It is for this reason that SHPS has has implemented a thorough training program required to be completed by all of our potential Investigation Team members in an attempt to combat irrational or unreasonable reactions to environmental factors and to encourage critical thinking when faced with the unexplained.

Following is a brief outline of our basic training curriculum required for all I-Team members, though our training is continually updated and expanded on a personal and organizational level.  The program is also available to teams outside of SHPS and portions have been conducted for teams throughout VA and NC. The curriculum consists of six stand-alone segments that can be tailored to meet your group’s specific needs and interests. Training workshops are 1-2 hrs. ea. & include power point slide presentations, group exercises, & hands-on activities. Trainings are conducted by one of SHPS’ knowledgable senior investigators, & will soon be available in electronic format.

Consciousness
Psychology & Parapsychology
Religion & spirituality
Biological processes of thought
Perception & Interpretation
Mental Illness & Altered Consciousness
Witness Credibility
Types of paranormal activity

Mechnanics of Light
Physiology & behavior of light
Visible light spectrum
Infra-red & ultraviolet light
Anatomy & neurology of sight
Illumination
Cameras & camcorders
Apparitions and Orbs
Anomalous photos

Mechanics of Sound
Physiology & behavior of sound
Biological process of hearing
Audio recording devices
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Disembodied voices
Infrasound & ultrasound
Acoustic shadow

Electromagnetic Fields
Physiology & behavior of electro-magnetic field energy
Causes of EMF disturbance
Induction mechanics
Geo-magnetism
EMF meters
EMF health & Safety
EMF & paranormal activity

Weather Considerations
Warm & cold spots
Mists & fogs
Drafts & convection
Humidity
Barometric pressure
Ambient & Infra-red thermometers
Atmospheric conditions affecting illumination & sound

Investigation Considerations & Techniques
Case considerations
Site assessment
Witness interview techniques
Techniques for audio recording
Techniques for EMF usage
Techniques for visual recording
Hands-on equipment training