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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Carolina Paranormal Society, or CPS?
A: We are a not for profit paranormal investigation and research team specializing in the scientific investigation of hauntings and paranormal events.

Q: What do you investigate?
A: We investigate claims of paranormal activity in which our clients feel they have some type of haunting or other strange unexplainable situation in their home or business.

Q: What constitutes a possible haunting?
A: When experiences occur that cannot be explained by practical means, such as moving objects, visible shadows or apparitions, disembodied voices, etc.

Q: What do you charge for your services?
A: We do not charge for any of our services. We do accept donations to help cover the cost of our travel, supplies and operational expenses, however donations are absolutely up to you.

Q: How is your group funded?
A: All of our expenses are funded by members of our team and from donations by our clients.  We have started a sponsorship program, please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  Sponsorship includes advertisement on our website, which is currently averaging over 2 million visitors per year.

Q: Are you certified to investigate the paranormal?
A: There is no accredited "certification" for paranormal research or investigation. There are some companies/individuals that offer a type of training which teaches you about the paranormal, but this is by no means a degree or certification for "paranormal investigation".  Please beware of any group or company that offers a "certification" or claims to be certified to investigate.

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Q: Where will you do investigations?
A: We typically cover a 200 mile radius around Charlotte, NC in both North Carolina (NC) and South Carolina (SC). We are the official TAPS family team for both states. We also cover Southern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia. We have expanded to have divisions all across North and South Carolina and are continually looking for members to help in the following metropolitan areas (Asheville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia SC, Myrtle Beach (Horry County), SC.) If you are outside of our primary radius and would like for us to investigate, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Otherwise, you can find a local TAPS Family team to help by clicking here.

Q: How long has your group been around?
A: Carolina Paranormal Society was founded in 2008, although members of the management team had founded and/or been involved with other paranormal groups since 2004.

Q: What about UFOs and other types of paranormal activity (cryptozoology, urban legends, supernatural beings)?
A: We do not typically work on these type of cases, though there are some great groups around such as MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) that can provide assistance in that area of Ufology.

Q: I think I may have a Ghost in my house... What do I do?
A: If you believe that your home may be haunted, fill out our form to request an investigation by clicking here.   If your case is an emergency please e-mail us after submitting your request via our form at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q: Your group is part of the Paranormal Teams Elite Partner Referral Network, what does that mean?
A: Paranormal Teams Referral Network was established to assist clients in finding paranormal resources to assist them.  We are part of their referral network called "The Paranormal Teams Elite Partner Network" which is a collective of paranormal groups across the United States and some internationally abroad that work together to help clients with paranormal situations.  Our group receives referral cases from ParanormalTeams.com and covers North and South Carolina as a Paranormal Teams Elite Partner.

Q: What separates Carolina Paranormal Society from other paranormal groups/organizations?
A: Unlike many paranormal organizations, Carolina Paranormal's overall goal is to find natural or explainable causes for claims of paranormal phenomena using advanced science and technology with high scrutiny. This method is typically referred to as "debunking".  We have a group of professionals whose backgrounds include careers in Science, Forensics, Health Care, Information Technology, Education and Law Enforcement.  Our diverse staff uses skill sets from their different professional career paths to implement a scientific and objective approach to investigating the paranormal. Our primary concern is to help individuals and organizations understand and remove the fear associated with the unknown. Our secondary concern is to document and categorize paranormal claimed events.

Q: What scientific devices does Carolina Paranormal Society use on investigations?
A: Carolina Paranormal utilizes some of the most state-of-the-art hardware and software for today’s current data analysis. We document audible activity by using digital audio devices that pick up sounds in a 360 degree area around the device. We use infrared digital video through DVR systems and mobile camcorder units. Some of these units also contain ultraviolet and full spectrum viewing capability. We use electronic magnetic field (EMF) meters to locate the levels of high EMF that may affect claims of paranormal activity. These are just a few of the devices used during investigations. Please refer to the equipment portion of our site for more details.  Carolina Paranormal also utilizes a home grown state-of-the-art team/client software system that allows us to organize, communicate, analyze and efficiently track our investigative process from start to finish for each client.

Q: Are there community events for Carolina Paranormal Society?
A: Carolina Paranormal continually hosts both paid and non-paid based events.

- Paid events will require a purchased ticket that can be bought through our website or an event hosted website, such as (Haunted Gold Hill).  Paid events are typically larger very informative education sessions which may include in some instances an investigation session that accompanies the education. 

- Non-paid events are typically free informational sessions that require no ticket and may be lectures held for public education or to show our support in the local community. These non-paid events are generally small, community driven venues and have no costs associated with them.

New events are always posted on the main page of our website under upcoming events.

Q: Can I join Carolina Paranormal Society?
A: Carolina Paranormal continually welcomes new members to join the team! However, it is preferable if you are located near or within 50 miles of Charlotte, NC. If you are further out, contact us by e-mail for more information about joining at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please refer to our application page and make sure you read our by-laws and membership terms before applying to the group.  Click here to apply to our group.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?
A: Please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request more information or ask any questions about our team.  You can also call toll free 844-659-0000.

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