Brushing up investigative practice

Admissable book coverOne of the questions I hear asked is “How do I get started investigating UFOs?”

I always advise people the first thing they need to look at in detail is themselves. Investigators can be trained, but some will find it easier than others. Are you patient? Do you handle frustration calmly? Can you test a theory against the evidence you have and move on when you prove it is incorrect? Are you methodical? Are you good talking to people?

All of the above characteristics will help you become a good investigator given training, time and experience.

However, if you are an avid “believer” who does not know the difference between “testimony” and “proof”, or someone who lets their enthusiasm get them carried away to extent that they are fairly chaotic in their documentation, then you are going to have to do a certain amount of personal de-programming, which isn’t easy.

One way of doing this is by using a well defined investigative framework.

The second thing I normally tell people is to imagine every single TV show you have seen on the subject of UFOs. Keep that in vision in your mind. Click your fingers and forget the lot. Why? Simply put, TV shows are about entertainment. They have to win ratings to stay on the air.

In truth, an investigation can be a long, thankless process. It is not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination. To keep the momentum of the investigation going, particularly if you are working alone, you need to be very organised and a framework will certainly help.

I believe that “Admissible” provides that initial framework you can use to get started, as well as developing it over time as your knowledge and experience increases.

With guidance and checklists built right into the text, “Admissible” is easy to read whilst delivering maximum effectiveness.

This book isn’t about the latest sighting of little grey men, or paranormal experiences. It is all about providing you with the skills and mindset to carry out ongoing successful investigations.

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