Focus: Haunt Investigator as opposed to the use of technology (meters/recording devices)
Field Investigative Personality
– Controls the Environment/Cultural Parameters
– Contextually Focused
– Physically Active/High Emotional Level
of three different professionals and their activities)
Do the preliminary B.A.R.E. Survey (Basic Activities and the Recording of the Environment). This is for baseline readings and eliminating the “natural” agents.
Map and excavate the haunt networks (horizontal component), and haunt stratigraphy (vertical component of historical
events and activities)
Prepare The Haunt Matrix to conceptualize the field environment, and operationalize the investigation.
B) – Anthropologist
Identify the Sociocultural context of the haunting. This consists
of four analytical elements:
Compare – Haunt phases; Do no mix sensory manifestation.
Holistic – Use all sensory manifestations
associated with a given phase.
Systematic – Organize sensory manifestations into interrelated assemblages.
Relativity – Communicate on their terms within their sociocultural context and
within the same haunt phase.
C) – Actor
Participate/Observe the haunt phenomenon
Develop the ghost script and organize a "framed" sequence of activities
= haunt performance.