The mission of the Rome Investigators on the Paranormal is to revolutionize the field of paranormal research though the use of state-of-the-art equipment and scholarly research techniques. All cases are handled with the utmost professionalism and discretion, and our aim is to offer assistance and support to those affected by paranormal activity.
Our philosophy is simple – to treat each case with the utmost respect and professionalism. Your location, whether it is a house, office, or other site, is special to you, and it is special to us as well. It is our aim to conduct our investigations gently and discretely, while providing the most thorough examination within our powers.
By nature of the field that we are investigating, there are no concrete certainties. As such, none of your claims will be lightly dismissed – however, we will always start out by assuming a rational explanation until proven otherwise. If, indeed, spirits may be present, it must be remembered that at one point they likely had corporal bodies just as we do. Simply because the body is gone does not change the fact that they were once physical people, and deserve the same level of respect that you and I do.
Documented evidence is the goal of R.I.P. Although we may personally experience phenomenon, those personal experiences cannot justify a categorization of “haunted” or “not haunted” based on undocumented activity. However, those personal experiences can factor in if they are backed up by the claims of the client, as well as recorded paranormal evidence.
The paranormal is a field that is often questioned, criticized, and feared. It is feared because people don’t understand it, and it is questioned and criticized because people try to understand it (with many different levels of authority, credibility, apparent understanding, etc.). This is no different than what is experienced in any nascent scientific field, such as quantum physics for example. However, people don’t generally fear other scientific fields because they don’t have a personal connection or interaction with them on a conscious level, as people often do with the paranormal. Walking in to a room and seeing a strange person standing there for a fraction of a second and then disappearing can be disconcerting for anyone, but the underlying questions must be asked, was it real? Was it imaginary? Why was it there? How did it get there? Where did it come from or go to? Were any odd or fluctuating physical or recordable effects present at the time? Was it interactive or was it doing its own thing?
Despite all these questions, it seems clear that something lies beyond this world, or beyond what we’re aware of. Is this an actual transitional destination that the spirit or soul moves to, or is it just a natural environmental energetic phenomenon? Is this a religious phenomenon? Is it a physical or metaphysical phenomenon? Any way you look at it, there is apparently a fine line between what happens in our level of existence, and what happens beyond it. This line, at times, becomes very fuzzy, and strange things are sometimes seen, heard, felt, smelled, etc.
People don’t necessarily have to be “believers” or “non-believers” to see that paranormal activity exists in this world. People must simply admit that there are things in this world which are beyond our current level of knowledge and comprehension. This is a simple fact. People want to feel in control of their surroundings, and when something paranormal happens, that sense of control is destroyed. They find comfort in not acknowledging that anything else could possibly exist in this world. However, this doesn’t need to be something that is feared. Rather, it can simply be an opportunity for learning and understanding. This simple process can often help to restore that sense of control. That is why we exist. We are here to help those in need, whether in this world or the next. We don’t claim to know everything, but collectively we pool our knowledge, experiences, talents, and we keep an open mind to what is going on around us.