When the SGRA was established in 1997 we set out to define the focus of our work. Even before the craze of paranormal television shows, the very last thing we wanted to do was promote ourselves as “ghost hunters” or what we’ve come to call “paranormal groupies.” Our goal of was to investigate and study aspects of the paranormal, metaphysical, and unexplained field by applying established methods of analytical research to each case regardless of what our conclusion would be. In each topic we take on we examine the claims seeking to determine three parts: What is the best supported truth? How is that truth supported by the facts available? And what does the phenomena add to our understanding of these subjects? Out of that is where our organization’s motto of “Truth, Fact, & Understanding” comes from.
From the beginning SGRA was established to be a very public organization with a strong community focus at its core. One thing we wanted to do all along was to present programs, lectures, and events that would invite the public to learn more, share, and openly discuss these topics. The organization was intended to be a publically available resource, while also providing individual client services such as on-site investigations, consultations, and information. In addition to attempting to prove or disprove phenomena, our organization also seeks to examine the reasons behind events or claims of events. By using scientific technology and intuitive training our studies seek to discover why some locations and individuals seem more prone to unexplained activity. Using these methods helps us to determine if a situation has a rational explanation to it, as it is important recognize that not every case is as inexplicable as it may first appear.
Perhaps the most important aspect of SGRA’s mission is to produce information and distribute it to news outlets, the public, and other areas that will help individuals learn more about the mysteries our world holds. Often times this means presenting details on incidents which are not paranormal related, such as demonstrating how objects like paper lanterns can cause wide reports of UFOs, even though a little proper investigation can often quickly prove the real cause. Another factor we strongly take on is speaking out against what we call “paranormal groupies.” These are individuals and groups that are only interested in the fright-factor of paranormal, and frequently will trespass into locations, damage sites, and even vandalize areas looking for a thrill. We will never support any person or group found doing this type of action, and we also take it upon ourselves to report these actions to the proper local authorities in the event we learn that a group or individual has been involved in such acts.
Here is an example of some of the subjects that SGRA covers in its research:
|Paranormal||Ghosts||Unidentified Flying Objects||Entities||Reincarnation|
|Missing Time||Near-Death-Experiences||Abductions/Contactees||Spirit Communication|
|Divination||Esoteric and Occult|
|Reiki Healing||Energy Practice||Meditation||Extrasensory Perception|
|Astral Projection||Remote Viewing||Biorhythm||Magick|
|Ancient Mysteries||Military and Government Programs||Earth Changes||Atlantis|
|Time Travel||Advanced/Alternative Technologies||Cryptozoology (strange creatures)||Bermuda Triangle|