Question: Do you allow guest investigators on your investigations?
In the last several months, my inbox has been filling up with e-mails that ask if the MNPSG allows for guest investigators on our investigation. Sometimes these are for a birthday present for a loved one or is something that someone has always been interested in. Since that is a question that we are getting quite a bit, I wanted to elaborate on an answer for the masses.
Currently, the MNPSG only hosts public seminars that do not include investigations.
The simple answer is that currently we do not allow for guest investigators to join us on investigation cases. There are a few reasons as to why we do not allow this.
The first is probably the most obvious and that is that we do not allow non-team members to join us on residential or client cases because of the confidentiality agreement that we have with the client. In very special cases, we allow media to be with us but only if the client agrees to it beforehand. And even then it can be a sticky and scary situation from our team's perspective because it can sometimes interrupt our general investigation process.
The second reason why we do not allow guests at this point is a very serious and important one for our investigation team. We are a group of volunteers who come together under the MNPSG name and thusly, we are liable for anything that is to happen to anyone that we bring with us. In some cases, we run into folks at public places such as cemeteries that we will show around because we are afraid of them hurting themselves or the location. In one situation, we ran into some high school students who decided to check out the haunted Lakeview Cemetery and didn't bring a flashlight. For safety reasons, we took them around and made sure that they were safe.
The third and final reason for why we have never brought along guest investigators is because we have never put much time or effort into this. Many teams do events and special investigations at locations to generate revenue but we have never been about that. We would rather spend our time helping others who need assistance.
Does this mean that you never will allow guest investigators?
No. I think that this is something that we want to address in the near future and create a plan of action for. It is new territory for us and I think that there is enough interest in it. It will take some time for us to look at the legalities of doing something like this as well as possible locations to do it at. Please understand that we do want the public to understand, see, and experience what we do and our world because we feel that is a very important step to believe what we put out there as evidence.
Since this is new territory for us, we would like your feedback on your thoughts and opinions on the matter. If you have any ideas or things that you would like to see, please let us know and we would love to consider them.
You can e-mail Adam at
with your ideas, comments, and questions.