Support Network Membership Terms

Departed Paranormal Support Network is an elite group of forensic / paranormal investigative teams. To qualify for entry into the Departed Support Network you must meet certain requirements; however, be aware that meeting these requirements alone does not guarantee entry into the Departed Network.  

To qualify for membership you must meet these minimum requirements:

  1. Your team must have a minimum five (5) years of verifiable service with a minimum of twenty five (25) client requested investigations performed by your team. You must also have a minimum of six (6) members on your team.
  2. You must provide a minimum three (3) references from prior clients, including full contact information so that we may contact them.
  3. The founder(s) of your team must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  4. All members of your team must have a clean criminal record and will be required to submit to criminal background checks.   On an annual basis, each team will be required to submit an affidavit confirming that each member of their team remains in compliance with the criminal background policy.  The Departed Paranormal Support Network management team will perform random background checks on support team members to ensure compliance.
  5. All members of your team must have the ability to provide a professional appearance.  No tattoos that cannot be covered, no abnormal piercings, improper hygiene, etc.
  6. Since all paranormal teams will be new to forensic / paranormal investigation your team will be required to recruit members with the following experience:
    1. -Forensic Specialist (Forensic Science or equivalent degree required)
    2. -Criminal Specialist (Criminal Justice or equivalent degree required)
    3. -Researcher (Individual with ability to provide in depth research and reports)
    4. -Photographer / Videographer (Individual with experience in photography and video)
  7. Your team must purchase a copy of the Departed Paranormal Forensic Investigation Handbook, learn all the forensic techniques contained within and be able to demonstrate proper forensic techniques.
  8. Your team must provide all investigative services at no cost to the client. This includes charges for fuel, supplies, materials, equipment or lodging related to conducting an investigation for a client. You may accept freely-given donations, you may participate or engage in fundraising that supports the operation of your team and host special projects or events.  You may NEVER require clients to render payment for services.
  9. Your team must be located in (and must operate within) an area in which we otherwise lack coverage of our affiliate network.
  10. If your team is rejected for membership, you will be given an explanation for the rejection and if invited, you may not reapply for at least twelve (12) months.

In addition to the above requirements, we look at the quality of your team's website. Your website must be constructed in a client-friendly manner, and provide information that a client typically might require in order to make an informed decision whether to request your team‘s services. When we examine your website, we will look for:

  1. A professional web presence hosted on an advertisement-free service.
  2. Team member pictures and profiles, which allow the client to see and read about the members of your team.
  3. A visible and easy-to-use mechanism for clients to request help.
  4. Information about your team's investigative methodology, the equipment you use during an investigation, and evidence review turn around time.
  5. Clean design and simple navigation, with up to date content.
  6. Active social networking, but website cannot be a Facebook or other social media site.

What we don’t want to see:

  1. Broken links and incomplete pages.
  2. Websites requiring registration before clients can view critical pieces of information regarding your team.
  3. Overt solicitations for donations or payment of any form, for any reason.
  4. Slander of other paranormal teams or individuals.
  5. Scary imagery, music/sound effects, etc.


If you wish to apply for membership to the Departed Paranormal Support Network, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for application information.