Death State Paranormal
Q- Are any of your members psychic?
A- No. To a certain degree everyone has a "sixth sense", but no one on our team claims to have "abilities". We believe having a "techy" and "sensitive" approach could be beneficial to the overall outcome of an investigation. However we choose to lean towards the "techy" side at this point.
Q- What's your stance on Orbs?
A- "Orbs" show up in a lot of pictures. We've caught too many to count. However, we've only published 4 photos out of them all. 3 of which are on our home page of an orb followed by me at Eden Mill in Maryland. The reason we put those up was because I saw it with the naked eye and took photos of it as I followed it up the stairs. You have to be careful with "orbs". Most are just dust particles, water particles, or out of focus insects that show up on your picture. When you take a picture look just beyond your flash as you are taking the picture and you'll see all the tiny particles that light up with the flash of the camera. Just something to keep in mind. There are certain characteristics orbs have when looking at them on video to keep in mind as well. Overall, they can be caught, but tread carefully before calling it an actual orb.
Q- How old do you have to be to go on an investigation?
A- For official investigations, the typical age is 18 or above mainly due to rules set forth by the establishments we investigate. We have been open in the past to teaching aspects of paranormal investigation to younger people on a case by case basis.
Q- How often do you do investigations?
A- It depends on the demand, members schedules, and/or how much our current evidence load is at the time.
Q- What is the most valuable piece of equipment on a paranormal investigation if you're a new investigator?
A- (Linda's Answer)Other than the paranormal investigator him/herself, I would say it's close between the EMF Detector and the Digital Voice Recorder. In my experience you end up getting a lot more audio evidence than you do visual evidence. A digital voice recorder is also way less expensive than other equipment, and it's probably best to start out small financially until you're sure how much of a commitment you really want to make to the field.
Q-Does Your Group Travel to do Investigations?
A- YES, depending on the situation our group will travel far from home to investigate. If for some reason we are unable we will try to find a similar group closer.
Q- How many people are in your group?
A- There are currently 2 members in our group. Having a smaller group on investigations can be an advantage at times, because the more people you have on an investigation the more chance you have of contaminating evidence.
Q-Do You Charge for Investigations?
A-NO...We never charge for Investigations.