Q: What is Departed Paranormal?
A: Departed Paranormal is a highly trained group of paranormal and forensic investigators whose purpose is to research and investigate cold case homicides or questionable death cases with the intent to develop new leads to aid law enforcement in solving the crime. Our services are specialized, discrete and professional.

Q: What do you investigate?
A: We investigate homicides or questionable death cases that have been deemed by law enforcement to be a cold case. Our team provides services such as background research, crime scene analysis and testing, forensic material testing and paranormal investigation services all in effort to build plausible theories and develop additional leads for cases.

Q: What is a cold case?
A: “Cold Case” is a term used by law enforcement professionals when an active investigation has exhausted all leads and suspects.  The case goes cold because law enforcement has no additional avenues to pursue and investigate.  This is where Departed Paranormal steps in.  We use law enforcement documentation to perform additional research into the crime scenario, suspects, victims and resources. We also provide crime scene analysis using investigative equipment and technique to provide discovery of any questionable items.  We wrap up our case conducting a specialized paranormal investigation aimed at exploring specific items and locations to determine if answers to the case can come from beyond conventional means.

Q: What do you charge for your services?
A: We do not charge for any of our services. We do accept donations to help cover the cost of our travel, supplies and operational expenses, however donations are absolutely up to you.

Q: How is your group funded?
A: All of our expenses are funded by members of our team and from donations by our clients.  We have started a sponsorship program, please e‑mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  Sponsorship includes advertisement on our Carolina Paranormal website, which is currently averaging over 3.5 million visitors per year.

Q: Are you certified to investigate the paranormal?
A: There is no accredited "certification" for paranormal research or investigation. There are some companies/individuals that offer a type of training which teaches you about the paranormal, but this is by no means a degree or certification for "paranormal investigation".  Please beware of any group or company that offers a "certification" or claims to be certified to investigate.

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Q: Where will you do investigations?
A: We typically cover a 250 mile radius around Charlotte, NC and will travel to all of Virginia, North and South Carolina if needed. If you are outside of this radius and would like for us to investigate, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: How long has your group been around?
A: Departed Paranormal is an entity of Carolina Paranormal Society, which was founded in 2008, although members of the management team had founded and/or been involved with other paranormal and investigation teams since 2004.

Q: I think I may have a Ghost in my house... What do I do?
A: If you believe that your home may be haunted and require a paranormal investigation, contact Carolina Paranormal Society for assistance. If your case is an emergency please e‑mail after submitting your request via Carolina Paranormal’s paranormal request form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: What scientific devices does Departed Paranormal use on investigations?
A: Departed Paranormal utilizes some of the most state‑of‑the‑art hardware and software for today’s current data analysis. We utilize forensic analysis tools and techniques used by law enforcement professionals.  For the paranormal, we document audible activity by using digital audio devices that pick up sounds in a 360 degree area around the device. We use infrared digital video through DVR systems and mobile camcorder units. Some of these units also contain ultraviolet and full spectrum viewing capability. We use electronic magnetic field (EMF) meters to locate the levels of high EMF that may affect claims of paranormal activity. These are just a few of the devices used during investigations. Departed Paranormal also utilizes a home grown state‑of‑the‑art team/client software system that allows us to organize, communicate, analyze and efficiently track our investigative process from start to finish for each client.

Q: Are there community events for Departed Paranormal?
A: Departed Paranormal is an entity of Carolina Paranormal. Carolina Paranormal continually hosts both paid and non‑paid based paranormal events through our event Company NC Paraventures.

Q: Can I join Departed Paranormal?
A: Departed Paranormal members are selected from the ranks of highly trained and vetted Carolina Paranormal members.  There are specific requirements and qualifications to be a member of Departed Paranormal.  These include a background in law enforcement, forensic science, research and technology fields, etc… To become a member of Departed Paranormal you first must be a member of Carolina Paranormal.  Carolina Paranormal continually welcomes new members to join the team.  However, it is preferable if you are located near or within 100 miles of Charlotte, NC. If you are further out, contact Carolina Paranormal by e‑mail for more information about joining at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please refer to the Carolina Paranormal application page and make sure you read their by‑laws and membership terms before applying to the group.  Click here to apply to the group.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?
A: Please call 844-659-0000 or e‑mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request more information or ask any questions about our team.