Where to Start
Milwaukee Area Paranormal Investigations
"Follow me into the shadows..."
If you are currently experiencing unusual activity, reading this section will not only help you, but it will also assist us if we accept your case. As always,  please do not hesitate to e-mail us with your questions or concerns as we know no two cases are exactly alike.

If you are reading this, than most likely you or someone you know is experiencing some form of unusual activity and are looking for advice on what to do. What follows are some simple steps you can take until an investigation can be scheduled.

Remain Calm
Although many people experience strange events, only a small percentage turn out to be paranormal. It is important that you remain clear headed and objective while dealing with the experience.  Some things happen only once, others reoccur. If your event only happened once, it may not be possible to find the cause.

Document Everything
If the event  is recurring, each person who is witnessing the events should start writing journal. Each person should record as much information as possible about what they are experiencing. Be sure to include time, date, where you were, what you were doing, who else was at the location when the event occurred, what they were doing, the weather, were pets affected, etc. Then write about the event in as much detail as you can. These journals will be extremely important when we begin to analyze the events that occurred.

Mundane or Not?
Before you can begin to consider the possibility that you are experiencing a haunting, you must first carefully rule out any normal, mundane causes for the events (like sounds made by old plumbing systems, faulty wiring, or animals living in crawl spaces.). Review all your journals and see if any patterns emerge. Use your best judgment and common sense. In may cases simple, everyday explanations can be found for events that appear to be paranormal.

Do Some Research
If you are truly convinced you are experiencing a haunting, then the next step in dealing with it is to learn why it is happening. Begin by researching the history of the location or item that seems to be the focus of the haunting. Contact previous owners or tenants and see if they have had similar experiences. Most cities have historical societies with employees that are more than willing to help you find the information you need.  You can also contact your local city hall or building inspector to find out when your home was built. Attempt to understand the events that may be causing the haunting.

Request a Consultation
After you have examined all the possible causes for these events and you are sure you have ruled out the possible mundane causes, you may wish to contact us for additional advice or to request a no cost confidential investigation of your case. Reading this page will let you know what to expect when you first contact us.

Getting Rid of a Ghost
There is no absolute way to get rid of a ghost or stop a haunting. Ghosts move on when they are ready. There are psychics who claim to be able to “clear” a house. While some of these people are reputable and may have had a high success rate, be careful to hire only people that you trust. There are also a few things you can try on your own that may help alleviate activity. We have an entire page devoted to dealing with problematic hauntings that you can read here.