Beckie Smith founded the organization as
“Corpus Christi Paranormal Group” in 1999.
From 1999 to Present CCPG has conducted
many investigations, as well as, helped
in consultations via email and telephone.
CCPG is on it's way to becoming a non-profit
organization (501 (c)(3)) and will never
charge for its services. The members themselves
NO member of CCPG will ever charge a fee to
conduct an investigation. No member will accept a gift
of money or other value for their personal gain for any
service performed as a member of CCPG.
1. NEVER Trespass: Watch out for any posted warning
signs. Always ask for permission before going onto
someone else's property. Avoid all areas where access is
prohibited. Trespassing will only get you thrown in jail
or worse. Be careful.
2. NEVER Litter: Leave the area exactly as you found
it. Pick up any trash, containers, and scraps of paper
and tape. Wipe off any chalk marks unless the site is a
secluded area and you plan on returning.
3. NEVER Go alone: Have at least one partner on ghost
hunts. Even if the person doesn't know anything about
ghost hunting. This provides a little more safety and
also a witness to any strange events that might occur.
If you're alone and there's an unforeseen accident or
emergency, who will help?
4. NEVER Forget to Carry ID: If the police ever
question you about being in a private area, you will
need some form of picture identification. Preferably a
divers license. They do have the right to ask any
citizen for an ID and if you don't have one they also
have the right to detain you for questioning.
5. NEVER Forget to tell people where you are: Tell
someone where you'll be at and how long you plan on
being gone. If you run late in the ghost hunt, call and
explain the situation. Never leave friends or loved ones
wondering where you are.
6. NEVER Record false equipment readings: Test all of
your equipment several times before leaving on an
investigation. Replace batteries as needed. Learn to
correctly use all of the equipment before even thinking
about trying to use them in the field. Remember to take
background readings at the site.
7. NEVER Go to a site for your first visit at night:
Thoroughly check over the site in the daylight for any
dangerous obstacles that may be invisible in the
8. NEVER Smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs: Don't do
anything that will impair your judgment or infect the
site's environment. Use common sense.
9. NEVER Wear colognes, after shave, or perfumes:
Never wear anything that creates a noticeable odor. The
smells may infect other ghost hunter's judgments. The
air needs to be clear to detect any abnormal odors. Some
outside ghost hunts may require mosquito repellants. Use
odor free bug sprays. Log their use.
10. NEVER Forget to carry a notebook: Everything
needs to be recorded and logged. No detail is too small.
Keep lists of events, actions, and times. Record with
audio and video if possible.
11. NEVER Forget to wear a watch: This goes along
with the Logbook. You can't record times if you don't
know what time it is.
12. NEVER Whisper: Always speak clearly, especially
if you're recording the ghost hunt. You don't want to
later confuse your whispering as something supernatural.
If there are ghosts around your voice is not going to
scare them off.
13. NEVER Forget to do research and profiles: To many
ghost hunters don't do the proper research before going
out into the field. What they are failing to understand
is that good research will only help them with the
possibilities of seeing a ghost.
14. NEVER Use a car's headlights as a main source of
light: Sometimes a car's headlights come in handy for
setting up campsites or equipment, but don't use them as
a long-term light source. You could drain the battery
enough that the car will not start.
15. NEVER Try to bring everything: Don't try to carry
along every piece of equipment. Just bring the basics
and the equipment that you absolutely need. Getting
bogged down will only take your attention away from the
16. NEVER Forget to bring flashlights: Always have
plenty of working flashlights. Everyone should have two
flashlights on hand.
17. NEVER Forget extra batteries: Know what kind of
batteries each piece of equipment takes and how to
change them. Always carry extra sets of batteries.
18. NEVER Forget to take lots of pictures: Take as
many photographs as you can. That goes the same for
video. You can't have enough of either. Just keep an eye
on your film supplies. Don't run out before the ghost
hunt is over. Always have emergency rolls of film.
19. NEVER Forget to bring food and drinks: It may
sound trivial, but you would be surprised how many
ghost-hunts have been ruined or have been cut short
because of the lack of snacks.
20. NEVER Go into any physically dangerous location:
It may be temping to conduct ghost hunts in old
condemned buildings or on the edge of a spooky cliff
side, but don't do it. The risk is simply not worth it.
Also, never go to any place when the weather conditions
are bad. Ghost hunts are meant to be fun and it won't be
fun if someone gets hurt, has to go to the hospital, or
21. No smoking. The possibility of it being
photographed and mistaken for ectoplasm is high. In
addition, if you're too busy inhaling that acrid tobacco
smoke, your nose is dead to any paranormal smells you
22. Be open-minded. If you think there are no
ghosts, then obviously for you there won't be. Skeptics
bring negative energy that could compromise an
23. Either remove the camera strap or wear it around
your neck. It's amazing how many times camera straps
have been mistaken for ghostly photos. In keeping with
that theme, make sure long hair is pulled back, and all
fingers are away from the camera lens
24. In cold weather, hold your breath while taking a
photo. I've seen so many photos of "ectoplasm" that was
nothing more than breath in cold air.
25. Remember you are out there to record
paranormal activity and to have fun. But DO NOT be
disrespectful in areas such as graveyards or
battlefields. No horseplay or loud obnoxious behavior.
26. No Ouija boards
27. Talk to the spirits and ask for their permission
to take their photo. I also try an explain that I'm not
there to be disrespectful but that I am trying to
The director, senior members, and
members of the Corpus Christi Paranormal are not
responsible for any physical, mental, or emotional
distress or injuries that might occur to researchers or
persons requesting an investigation either before,
during, or after an investigation takes place.