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It’s been 8 years since Glimmer began her training in the field of ghost detection. It’s been 6 years since testing sessions have been documented. In this time, Glimmer has been involved in many different situations where she suddenly exhibited unusual behaviors that defied rational explanation. This post is an update on responses she has consistently presented.

Positive energies: Glimmer will immediately stop whatever she is doing, she becomes very calm, and she goes into a sit. Her ears move back and down in submission, her head lowers just a little, her tail becomes completely still, and she stares intently in the direction of whatever it is she’s picking up on.

Negative energies: Glimmer suddenly becomes very agitated and nervous. She pants heavily and fast, her tail drops down and between her legs, her back arches a bit, her body stiffens, and she absolutely will not go into a sitting position. She remains standing, her entire body extremely tense and ready to run. She becomes acutely focused on what she’s picking up on and is completely oblivious to everything else around her.

Unfamiliar environments with reported unusual activity: When Glimmer is brought to a new location, she is usually a bit nervous and focused on smelling everything. But once she’s had at least 20 minutes to thoroughly smell the area, she settles down and relaxes. In locations with reported unusual activity, Glimmer becomes hyper-alert and stays that way until we leave the area. Due to this high stress level, time spent in these types of locations is kept to a maximum of 30 minutes, and return visits to the area are made in order to determine if her responses are genuine detections of negative energies, or simply an unfamiliarity with the stimuli of the location.

Due to a variety of different life happenings taking place over the years, Glimmer’s progress has been intermittent. As she has matured, her sensitivities to a variety of things have changed. This is due, in part, to desensitization work with her during her fear phases. However, her reliability in responding to different energies [mentioned above] remains consistent.

I am hoping to resume testing with Glimmer in the next couple of weeks. Tests will be documented through audio and video recordings. Any unusual events or responses will be posted to our YouTube channel, and to this website’s Canine Ghost Detection page.

It’s been a long time… Over the past couple of years, a lot has changed, and I’ve struggled to decide whether or not to keep this going or let it all go. A lot has been lost [the biggest being our website], the team has been busy with daily life… We just stalled out, and we got stuck that way. Now, we’re starting over – and we’re going to be doing things very differently from now on. You’ll still receive the thoroughness you’ve come to expect over the past 13 years – that will never change – but we’re going to be focusing more on old and abandoned locations more than private homes and operational businesses.

For the past 13 years, this team has been focused and professional during investigations – which is as it should be when dealing with clients. Although we have enjoyed this, we want you to see the fun, laid-back side of us, too. After all, we are human beings.

Over the coming days and weeks, we’re going to be focusing on rebuilding our brand and finding ways to get new and interesting content for you. This is very challenging for us because of the current covid restrictions, so we hope you’ll bear with us while we figure it all out. To kick things off, I’ll be doing audio recordings in my home again, and taking Glimmer out to places that are not highly populated – or, which are completely empty.

As of this posting, our team is back to its core group of four: me, Paul, Shae, and Megan. At this time, we are not accepting or looking for any new members.

Have a great day, and thanks for sticking with us.

Date:  Nov. 28, 2015

Location:  Private Residence

Investigators:  Holly, Shae, Cristine, K-9 investigator Glimmer

Case Status:  Closed

Location Status: inconclusive

Investigation with Glimmer

Holly, Shae, and Christine arrived at the location at approximately 8pm.  As per an earlier discussion between the team and the clients, the clients were not present when the team and Glimmer arrived.  The clients provided the team with an entry key.

Beginning with the main floor, Glimmer was taken on a slow but thorough walk-through of the entire home to help her familiarize herself with the location.  Christine filmed the process and Shae took readings with the Mel Meter.  On the main floor, appliances were found to be within normal ranges; an extension cord with several electronics plugged into it did exhibit a momentary high reading, but then it settled to within normal ranges.  Glimmer did not exhibit any unusual behaviors on the main floor.

The team headed upstairs.  Glimmer immediately went towards the child’s room. She sniffed at various toys and she touched some of them, but overall, she did not exhibit any unusual behaviors.  There were no unusual responses from her in any other room on the second floor, nor were there any unusual responses in the basement.

The team had been investigating for approximately 90 minutes when the clients returned home.  At their arrival, the investigation was wrapped, as Glimmer became excited and would not focus on her job.  This is a normal aspect of her character that we have learned to accept. However, we are continuing to work on reducing the intensity of it.


No audio or video was captured to validate the claims being made by the clients. However, the team agrees that because of the documented deaths in the area itself, it is entirely possible that there may be various energies moving across the land and through the townhouse complexes at random times.  This was explained to the clients; they were relieved to learn there is nothing harmful in their home.


Because we did not capture any viable data to validate the possible presence of any energies, we have deemed this case as closed. However, we have reassured the clients that they can contact us if they start having trouble again.

We would like to extend our thanks to our clients for their hospitality to us, and for allowing us to bring Glimmer into their home.