Saturday, 27 April 2019

INVESTIGATIVE PERMISSION AND EVIDENCE RELEASE FORM


Hi Folks, Allen Tiller from Eidolon Paranormal here, I thought I would make available to those who need it, an example of an evidence release form that is similar to the one my teams use. Please feel free to download or copy and paste it, insert your details and use it for your team (or make changes as necessary).




INVESTIGATIVE PERMISSION AND EVIDENCE RELEASE FORM <EXAMPLE>



<TEAM NAME>


INVESTIGATIVE PERMISSION AND EVIDENCE RELEASE FORM
PERMISSION TO INVESTIGATE:
I, _________________________________, hereby allow <INSERT TEAM NAME>to investigate and research alleged Paranormal Activity at the following site location: __________________________________________________ , on this date of __________________ . I understand that I, _________________________________, am not responsible for any unforeseen physical injury or accident occurring during the course of an investigation.

EVIDENCE RELEASE:

<INSERT TEAM NAME> understands and respects the confidentiality of this arrangement and will not post, advertise or share our findings without your explicit permission. The form below itemises the scope of evidence and your subsequent permission for release. This encompasses all photo, video, audio and supplemental documentation pertaining to a particular investigation. In addition to permitting the release of said evidence, we also need your authorisation to share these findings. If you do not want us to publicise our results, we will most definitely respect your decision.

Select all that apply below:

o I release all photographic evidence collected on the premises.
o I release all auditory evidence collected on the premises.
o I release all video evidence collected on the premises.
o I release all documentation pertaining to this investigation.
o I release all information/evidence collected to be publicised (including websites).
o I release all the names of clients or witnesses involved.
o I release all names of clients or witnesses involved to be publicised (including websites).

I have read this agreement, understand it, and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made.

I am of legal age (18 years or older) and fully competent and I execute this release for full, adequate, and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.
CLIENT’S NAME: __________________________ SIGNATURE: _______________________ DATE:
WITNESS'S NAME: _________________________ SIGNATURE: _______________________ DATE:

TERMS OF SERVICE (T.O.S.) / DISCLAIMER FORM



G'day folks Allen Tiller here, founder of Eidolon Paranormal. I thought I would make available to ghost hunting teams an example of a Terms of Service/Disclaimer form similar to one I have used with my team in regard to investigating historic public locations.

Feel free to copy and paste it as a template, insert your own team's details and use it in your own investigations!


TERMS OF SERVICE (T.O.S.) / DISCLAIMER FORM <EXAMPLE>




<INSERT TEAM NAME>


TERMS OF SERVICE (T.O.S.) / DISCLAIMER FORM

I, _________________________________, understand that <INSERT TEAM NAME> is a non-profit paranormal investigation group located in <INSERT STATE>. <INSERT TEAM NAME> independent research of alleged paranormal activity does not require payment or donations.

I understand that <INSERT TEAM NAME> utilise scientific methodologies to determine the validity of alleged Paranormal Activity. <INSERT TEAM NAME> do not employ ritualistic techniques such as medium-ship or exorcisms to “remove spirits”. Furthermore, I understand that <INSERT TEAM NAME> is not responsible for the removal, treatment or cessation of the alleged paranormal phenomena or activity.

I understand that all members of <INSERT TEAM NAME> are proficient and capable individuals that will handle each experience with the utmost professionalism. I also understand <INSERT TEAM NAME> right to immediately terminate or suspend an investigation at any time during the course of their engagement if they deem ay risk or injury to themselves or others at an investigation location.
I understand that at the end of an investigation, all experiences, evidence and documentation are presented to me, the client, and I will be given the opportunity to re-evaluate my opinion in regard to public evidence release. 

I understand <INSERT TEAM NAME> investigative methods and professional conduct towards evidence collection, documentation, review and presentation. If any follow-up investigation is required or warranted, <INSERT TEAM NAME> team members will make themselves available in the future

As my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made by myself.
I am of legal age (18 years or older) and fully competent and I execute this release for full, adequate, and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.

CLIENT’S NAME: ___________________ SIGNATURE: _________________ DATE:
WITNESS'S NAME: _________________ SIGNATURE: __________________ DATE:
INVESTIGATORS PRESENT:
SIGNATURE: ___________________________ ROLE: _______________ DATE: _______
SIGNATURE: ___________________________ ROLE: _______________ DATE: _______
SIGNATURE: ___________________________ ROLE: _______________ DATE: _______
SIGNATURE: ___________________________ ROLE: _______________ DATE: _______

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Paranormal Resume

Paranormal Resume



**Tip for Today***


So, you’ve started a new ghost-hunting team, and you’re finding it hard to access to locations?

Have you considered having a “resume” of past investigations?

We all have resumes to gain potential employment, but you can use the same idea to build a resume to send to potential locations you wish to investigate.

After completing a successful investigation, ask nicely if the owners wouldn’t mind writing a short reference about your conduct. Add that reference and a short brief about your investigation into a file in the style of a resume.

Place your police checks, insurance policy, your team's code of conduct and a short brief about your team in the same document.

You now have an investigation resume you can forward with your letter of intent to investigate!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Knecht Ruprecht

Knecht Ruprecht


A companion of Santa who appears on Christmas Eve - He has a long beard, wears fur, or is covered in pea straw.
Ruprecht is another word for the devil
Much like other Christmas traditions in Germany, he is a dark figure that plays against Santa's light.
Knecht Ruprecht sometimes carries a long staff and a bag of ashes and wears little bells on his clothes.
sometimes he rides on a white horse, and sometimes he is accompanied by fairies, or men with blackened faces, dressed as old women
According to tradition, Knecht Ruprecht asks children whether they can pray, if they can, the receive apples, nuts and gingerbread. If they cannot, he beats the children with his bag of ashes!



Researched and written by Allen Tiller
First published 2012 ©

La Befana

La Befana


Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve.
In popular folklore, Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they are good or a lump of or dark candy if they are bad.
Being a good housekeeper, many say she will sweep the floor before she leaves.
The child's family typically leaves a small glass of wine and a plate with a few morsels of food, often regional or local, for the Belfana, an Italian tradition.



Researched and written by Allen Tiller

First published 2012 ©

Yulemen - Icelandic Santa's

Yulemen - Icelandic Santa's



Figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus.
Their number has varied throughout the ages, but currently there are considered to be thirteen.
Each individual Yuleman of the 13 range from mere pranksters to homicidal monsters who eat children!

Here is a "toned down" version of the current 13:

SHEEP-COT CLOD: Sneaks into the sheep cot (pen) and harasses the sheep.
GULLY GAWK: Tries to milk cows because he loves heavy froth on milk.

SHORTY: Hovers in the kitchen, waiting for the chance to snatch a roast.
LADLE LICKER: So thin he resembles the utensil he loves to lick.
POT SCRAPER: Snatches dirty pots and pans and scrapes the burned-on food by hand.

BOWL LICKER: Like the puppy of the house, he’s adept at licking bowls clean.

DOOR SLAMMER: Out of sight, late at night, doors go bang in the night.
SKYR GOBBER: Skyr is the Icelandic term for yogurt, which he has a penchant for.

SAUSAGE SNATCHER: Skilled at clambering into rafters, where the sausages are hung to smoke.

WINDOW PEEPER: A very ugly guy, who can be a fright to see peering through windows.

DOOR SNIFFER: Leave the door to the kitchen ajar and he’ll stick his big nose into it, looking for food to steal.

MEAT HOOK: Down your chimney comes his long pole with a hook on the end, aimed at snatching meat that may be hanging from your rafters.

CANDLE BEGGER: Steals Christmas candles when no one is looking.

Researched and written by Allen Tiller

First published 2012 ©

Norway’s Christmas Brooms

Norway’s Christmas Brooms



On Christmas Eve, after the family’s big dinner, it is time to open presents. Then all the brooms in the house are hidden. The Norwegians, long ago, believed that witches and naughty spirits came out on Christmas Eve and would steal their brooms for riding.
Spruce logs are burnt in the fireplace to keep the witches away
The hot sparks rising up the chimney will keep the witches from coming down and into the house.
Lights are left on all night to keep evil spirits away. A single bright light sits in the window to welcome any Christmas Travellers...



Researched and written by Allen Tiller

First published 2012 ©