Investigating the Paranormal in Scotland
Scottish Charity No SCO20421 Established 1987
The SSPR has an Investigators Group that provides a year-round response to members of the public troubled by their paranormal experience. Investigations are free & client confidentiality is paramount. Our Investigators are both trained & insured. Our Investigators are expected to be both open-minded but equally focused on investigating the paranormal in a scientific manner.
DO YOU WANT THE SSPR TO INVESTIGATE?
Are you anxious about something paranormal happening in your life? Do you live in a haunted house? Have you experienced something that you can’t explain? Is something paranormal troubling you?
WHAT WILL THE SSPR DO?
We investigate the paranormal in a scientific manner. This means that our investigations will always concentrate on gathering evidence before deciding what advice to give. We do this by interviewing you – initially by telephone or email – and later by visiting you - if applicable. More...
WILL I BE ASKED TO DO ANYTHING?
It’s important that you understand that you are in charge of the situation. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to – and the SSPR won’t ask you to do anything you’re uncomfortable with. More...
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The SSPR does not charge for investigations. We are a charity and all our investigators are volunteers. Some clients donate to the SSPR as a way of thanking the investigators for calming things down, but no one is under any obligation to do so.
I’M WORRIED THAT YOU WON’T BELIEVE ME
Our investigators are open-minded. They have heard at least dozens & dozens (and in some cases, hundreds & hundreds) of paranormal accounts before. Most of our investigators have had personal experience with paranormal phenomena – so you can be reassured to know that all our investigators believe that paranormal events can happen. But just because paranormal events can happen, it doesn’t mean they happen all the time. Our investigators will try to understand what is happening – and try to understand whether experiences are paranormal or not.
I WANT TO SEE A MEDIUM!
The SSPR does sometimes use people who are spiritualist mediums. We also sometimes use people who are psychics or dowsers. But we never use such people at the early stages of an investigation. This is for two reasons: More...
I WANT WHATEVER IT IS TO STOP
Feeling that you’re facing something unknown on your own can be frightening. Talking about it will help. In most of our cases things calm down pretty swiftly. We will ask you to take practical steps to investigate what is happening to you and take practical steps to combat your stress. In the vast majority of our cases this twin track approach works.More...
I’M WORRIED THAT WHAT YOU MIGHT DO WILL BE AGAINST MY RELIGION
The SSPR is not affiliated with any religious or spiritual group. The SSPR holds no corporate view about what paranormal phenomena is – only that we investigate it in ‘a scientific manner’. Whilst we do sometimes use people such as spiritualist mediums, we will never bring one into an investigation without your consent.
It is SSPR policy not to challenge or go against anyone’s beliefs.
To find out more about what sort of Cases we have investigated and how we respond, then see our previous Case Reports in the CASES ARCHIVE.
DO YOU WANT TO BE AN INVESTIGATOR?
If you’re interested in becoming an Investigator, then you must first become a member of the SSPR. It’s important that you join for two reasons: for insurance purposes & for us to get to know you.
WHY DO WE NEED TO GET TO KNOW YOU?
Because we need to know if you have the skills & aptitude to become an Investigator. Most of what we do is interview people who are anxious about what is happening to them. If you are a GP, a Teacher or a Police Officer – you will very probably already have 90% of the applicable skills & aptitude.
A good paranormal investigator is not someone who either knows a lot about the paranormal or has watched every episode of 'Most Haunted’. Good interview technique and a down-to-earth attitude are what the SSPR values more than either impressive mediumship or flashy equipment.
If you come to a few SSPR lectures or meetings, get to know us – and we get to know you – then you may join the Investigators Group.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE INVESTIGATORS GROUP
If you’re interested in the research done by the SSPR Investigators Group, then you can read a selection of our previous Case Reports in the CASES ARCHIVE.