Q: What areas do you cover?
A: The area we cover anywhere in North and North Central Mississippi; most of our members would be willing to travel 50 miles or up to an hour or maybe even more if a child is being disturbed or harmed. We always like to get an opportunity to investigate a prominent historic building. We are always interested in the growing network of paranormal investigation groups with beliefs and methods similar to our own. Any joint collaborations will be welcomed by our group and will certainly be considered. We do work with other groups in the field of the paranormal. We do send investigation requests to these other groups if they are outside our range or if they require immediate assignment and we are unable to schedule an investigation with HMPR.
We now cover the coastal regions of Alabama and Mississippi. The Coastal Division is based out of Pascagoula, MS and we typically cover within about 1 hour of our home base. In extreme cases we will go up to 2 hours out.
Q: Why do you investigate the paranormal?
A: Each of our team members has a different (if not similar) reason for wanting to know more about paranormal experiences and entities. For more on our individual reasons that would pertain to each person. The bottom line of it all is that there are thousands of people, sane, normal, law abiding, sensible people out there that are having extraordinary experiences and we want to take a more scientific approach to find answers. We need to know more about those experiences, as individuals, as members of our community and as investigators. Thus HMPR was created.
Q: I'm not sure I want to go out to investigate. Can I do other things?
A: Not all of our members want to go out to investigate and that's fine. Some people just want to associate with a like minded group of people. Some members like to do research and client contacts, we have other people that like to go over the findings after an investigation. There are so many things that you can do, choose one or try them all.
Q: I don't really know that much about the equipment you use.
A: In this field, its pretty much learn as you go. We'll teach you how to use any piece of equipment you like. All you need to do is tell us what you want to learn.
Q: I want to go on an investigation, but I'm not sure what to do once I get there.
A: On your first investigation you will be teamed with an experienced group member or group team. They will guide you and teach you what you need to do. Every member gets a short quick start Q and A session as well as quick familiarity with equipment. These will all be put to practice at a training investigation prior to entering the field with your trainer on a client investigation.
Q: You stated that you don’t charge for your services, why not?
A: We are a group of volunteers performing a community service. We believe that many people who have had a paranormal experience want help. Sometimes that help comes in the form of having HMPR investigate their home or business, sometimes it comes in the form of a sympathetic ear and the comfort of finding others who have had similar experiences and do not think you are crazy. Finally, through our actions we hope to further the study of the paranormal, educate our community and ease their concerns. We do not feel that there should be a charge for these services. We do accept donations but will never, ever ask for such. If you feel compelled to submit a donation we will gratefully accept such. This can be done via this website by using the Donate to HMPR link in the navigation bar.
Q: Do you belong to The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS)?
A: In a word no. We do believe in the techniques and practices employed by TAPS and we do have great respect for Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and the other members of TAPS. They are doing a great job helping their community and the public at large as well as furthering the field of paranormal research. We believe in, and follow, their ideal of attempting to disprove paranormal activity through scientific investigation. As stated before, we will do all that we can to work with any paranormal group in the field as needed, this would most certainly include the TAPS Family group of teams.
Q: Are you associated with the International Ghost Hunters Society (IGHS)?
A: No. Our ideals, investigation techniques and evidence analysis do not mesh with those of the IGHS. While we believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions and ideas, it is just not feasable for us to agree with the full encompassment of what IGHS follows and believes. We therefore are not within that line of thought.