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Brian D. Parsons,


Welcome to the World of Ghosts, Hauntings and Poltergeists...

The Ghost Help Network (formerly) Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network (O.P.I.N.) is a database of personal investigations in conjunction with various reports and documentations on ghosts or other paranormal activity. This website is for informational and educational service only and is based strictly on opinion.

"What disturbs people's minds are not events, but their judgements on events."
- Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

We are currently not accepting new cases at this time!

We apologize for this to all of our potential clients. We are currently experimenting with new ways to assist clients using methods that go against the popular ways of doing things. These new research methods mean we need to focus on limited caseloads for a prolonged period of time. To be thorough, we are focusing on small amounts of cases at a time and look to expand in the spring of 2014 to widen our caseload ability.

    The "E4" Method Debuts at Ghost Excavation Convention

    The First Forensic Ghost Excavation Congress Convention took place June 22-24, 2012, in Brunswick, Maryland hosted by John Sabol and Mary Becker of C.A.S.P.E.R. Brian discussed the E4 Method as a new direction to conducting client-centered cases to a crowd made of various backgrounds and experience. His method went over well even with the tougher part of the crowd and he will be expanding the concept and publishing work very soon. The "E4" Method was also discussed during the VA Paraquest on April 27, 2013, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Click on the image to find more information about this blended approach.

    A new book has also been released! "The 'E4' Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation" is now available from online book company Lulu. The book is a short primer aimed toward those who want to know more about this process.

    E4 Method

    Ohio Ohio Groups List- Updated January 20, 2014

    Is this possible? Yes! After many months of research and investigation into groups in Ohio I have established a list of currently active groups who investigate client-centered cases in the state of Ohio. Why would I do this? I feel it's important that we all know our neighbors. It's important that we take the time to get to know one another beyond exchanging links. This field is dotted with hundreds of groups that are all finding their own way, why? There is so much knowledge and information that makes up each group (despite what many think this is not a new fad and television shows are leading groups in the wrong direction!) and to not share or pass it on is why many new groups make the same mistakes as others have. Let's break the cycle and start to work together at any level. Hopefully this list will also assist the client in finding a group near them as well.

    Ohio Paranormal Groups List

    O.P.I.N. Books

    Handbook I Betty's Ghost Handbook II E4 Method

    More info or buy Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator. More info or buy Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation. More info or buy Handbook II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation. More info or buy The 'E4' Method

    "Handbook For the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter: How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group", was released in May of 2008. This book was a lot of work, but I feel it's all worth it (thanks to my wife, Amy, for the editing help!). I'm very proud of this release as I feel it tells it like it is and is not about saying the right things to gain points in this field. If you're a new paranormal investigator or want to have a successful, long running team, I suggest you order this book. This book is also available as an e-book at the iTunes bookstore.

    My second book is also available and is a companion book to the first. "Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation", picks up on the investigation aspect where the first one left off. Betty's Ghost follows a fictitious case, based upon events I have investigated, from the initial contact to the case follow-up. It's an over-the-shoulder look at how I investigate cases and is based upon a tool I created for my investigators.

    "Handbook For the Amateur Paranormal Investigator II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation" is a new book released on July 8, 2010. This book is geared toward those who know the basics beyond what is portrayed on television and the internet and this next chapter takes a step forward into the world of client centered paranormal investigations. Learn the art of the interview including basic body language that can help in interviews as well as everyday situations. Learn advanced interview techniques that are simple to use that will help your client remember the most detail and provide you with an accurate picture of your upcoming investigation of the location. Evidence review, and other topics that are rarely mentioned with investigations, are discussed tool by tool. Learn the reality behind the tools and methods used in the field of paranormal investigation that goes against the popular ways of doing things. This book is also available as an e-book at the iTunes bookstore.

    In Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator: Part II - The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation, Brian Parsons establishes a refreshingly grounded approach to conducting paranormal investigations including many uncommon and valuable tips that can only come from someone with many years of experience in the field. Any paranormal investigator who reads this book will undoubtedly take away a wealth of knowledge that will enhance and complement their investigations and research. I highly recommend Brian's book to both new and seasoned paranormal investigators alike. Excellent!

    -Doug Kelley, PhD, CH, CSL
    Founder and Executive Director
    The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science

    "The "E4" Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation" is a book covering the new methodology of investigation designed by Brian Parsons. The "E4" Method is a blend of traditional and non-traditional approaches toward client-centered paranormal investigation from Parapsychology, interviewing specialists, as well as the "Ghost Excavation" methodology created by John G Sabol, Jr. and is balanced by advice from professional skeptics. This blend of old and new methodology is intended to provide structure for groups who desire a new direction away from the limited concepts displayed in current ghost investigation culture.

    Join the Conspiracy!

    Brian was the first guest on the The Grand Dark Conspiracy in May of 2009, he returned in August to talk about some other "not normal" subjects and was a May 2009 guest to help celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the show and appears periodically as a guest. He is also a permanent part of the show hosting the "Paranormal News Insider" covering the paranormal news of the past week as well as other inside looks at the subject on Mondays. It's a show within a show. The Grand Dark Conspiracy can be heard live every Monday and Tuesday nights at 10 P.M. eastern on Shark Radio Network.

    Tune in, and better yet, join the Grand Dark Conspiracy Network to discuss the show and become a part of it by asking questions to upcoming guests (find it on Facebook). Visit the podcast page to listen to this great show or look for it on iTunes.

    Click on the banner below to go to the Grand Dark Conspiracy Podcast home.


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