Investigation - Phase 1: HWW protocol (interrogate
witnesses in isolation in an atmosphere of helpfulness and kindness)
- How does the phenomenon manifest itself?
- Type of manifestation: visual, aural, olfactory, tactile,
other (feelings of unease, etc.)
- Where does the phenomenon manifest itself?
- Site of manifestation: outdoors - indoors
- When does the phenomenon manifest itself?
- Day, time
- Duration of manifestation
- Repetitive or one-off occurrence? Frequency.
- Link to season, temperature, lunar cycle or certain planetary
- Link to 'atmosphere' in the home (tension,
fear, nervousness, etc.)
Investigation - Phase 2: Field research
- Authorisation to carry out an investigation
- Investigation into the conditions at the site: map of the site,
hidden spring or stream/river, nearby road,
plumbing, sewers, etc.
- Presence of rats or small rodents/birds in the walls
- Investigation in surrounding area: local works, relations with
neighbours, personal enemies
- Background investigation: deaths or violence at the site,
- Family investigation: emotion or other disorders
- Finding the site and isolating the phenomenon
- Using an astrological dial to ascertain planetary influences and estimate when
the next haunting will take place.
- Meticulous search, probing, location of any evidence of
trickery, use of pendulum, divining rod, key
- Reactions by animals
- Isolate the manifestation site
- Seal off the manifestation site
- Take measurements (temperature, odours, presence)
- Prepare contact objects and set traps
- Try to photograph the phenomenon
- Make contact
Investigation - Phase 3: Contact
- Try to determine the identity of the phenomenon
- Result of previous research
- Understand why the haunting is happening at this site and at
- Prepare objects: rattle, toys, photos
of the deceased; measure the distances at which objects are
placed and mark their positions.
- Find a way to communicate (interrogate using letters,
pictures or tarot cards; avoid automatic writing)
- Remain calm under all circumstances
- Understand why the haunting is taking place and resolve the
- As a last resort, calmly recite the prayer for the dead.