HOW DO WE TRACK EVIDENCE?

In Part 1: Evidence Review & Rating we detailed the process around evidence capture and analysis methodology – but how do we keep track of any evidence 'hits' collected?

All evidence is collated within a log file that allows us to mark the following information:

  • Investigation Location
  • Investigation Date
  • Evidence Reviewed By (i.e. Mike/Rick)
  • Review Date
  • Location Of Evidence (i.e. Bedroom 1/Cellar)
  • Video / Audio File Name

For each video or audio file we review we can then log the following for each 'hit' we pick out:

  • Video / Audio Time Stamp
  • Audio / Video Time Stamp (If audio and video exist for the given hit)
  • Evidence we think we have captured
  • Closing Status (Has this been debunked after further review or assigned a rating on the R.O.O. Scale)

Here's an example log file from our recent investigation at The Ship Inn in Newnham. From the two video files in question (M2U00016 and M2U00017) there were 4 potential 'hits' but all were debunked as either the activity appeared too random (not in response to our requests) or we felt if we posted this particular piece of evidence we would have to post all future occurrences where it seemed as though a spirit might be trying to let us know of their "presence" – something that could be open to interpretation.

Keep in mind we reviewed over 5 hours of footage per camcorder plus the audio files from the voice recorder at The Ship Inn which should give you some idea of the sheer amount of evidence review we need to complete for a location …


EXAMPLE LOG FILE FROM THE SHIP INN, NEWNHAM