In English folklore will-o’-the-wisp are atmospheric ghost lights seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travelers from the safe paths.
Wasatch Investigative Society for Paranormal Studies (WISPS) is a group of everyday working professionals brought together by their curiosity, and desire to seek out evidence of and research the unknown. All members volunteer their time and effort.
The WISPS investigative team on the Wasatch Front in Utah has members from various backgrounds including law enforcement professionals, a funeral director, medical professionals, a Business Master (MBA), an engineer, business professionals, and others.
The WISPS team uses scientific instrumentation, mediums, and other tools to conduct investigations. WISPS recognizes that there is no way to verify the accuracy of these methods or the investigation.
WISPS does not rely on séances or Ouija Boards to conduct investigations.
Research in the paranormal field has determined that the use of Ouija Boards, and similar means of “divination” may inadvertently invite undesirable, and often dangerous entities into a location that ultimately does more harm than good. WISPS strongly discourages the use of such means as a method to investigate or attempt communication with spirits.
WISPS has certain individuals on our team that are sensitive to the spirit realm, and we can and often use them to help further an investigation. The use of mediums is simply another tool and does not eliminate the need to gather evidence through a scientific investigation.
WISPS‘ goal is to conduct professional scientific investigations into paranormal phenomena. WISPS seeks to gather scientific evidence of hauntings, make reasonable efforts to debunk the collected evidence. and to determine if a haunting is substantiated or not. More importantly, WISPS seeks to help those who may be living in fear of the phenomena occurring around them in their homes or places of business. If WISPS is unable to assist you due to geographical limitations, they will try to locate a respected and credible group in your area to conduct an investigation.
Why use WISPS? WISPS was founded by a law enforcement supervisor with years of professional investigative experience, including time served as a detective, with training in investigative technique and evidence collection. All members of the WISPS team have been thoroughly vetted and are well trusted. Nobody of a questionable nature or past is allowed to be a part of a WISPS team.
If you would like the WISPS team to conduct an investigation of your home, business, or other property you can request an investigation here.
Advanced Paranormal Services (APS) is an organization that provides paranormal events for your entertainment at a reasonable price. We strive to keep costs low for our patrons by negotiating the best prices we can for paranormal sites. Each year we host a free, public paranormal event.