SPI - Arizona's Leading Paranormal Investigators!

Sonoran Paranormal Investigations (SPI) is a paranormal investigation group located in and serving the state of Arizona. We have members from Flagstaff to Tucson and we are able to meet the needs of families and businesses throughout the entire state.

In 2007, we were proud to become TAPS Family Members. You may be aware of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) and TAPS Family from the Sci-Fi channel series Ghost Hunters.

Becoming involved with the TAPS Family not only ensures that we are doing the right thing - but it keeps us doing the right thing. The TAPS Family affiliation provides SPI and our clientele with access to some of the best and brightest in the field and ensures that we have access to the latest information and knowledge of the latest technology available.

Our unique approach to professional investigation has set SPI apart among investigative groups. We have been called in by homeowners and business owners but also by government agencies including historic sites, local and state government (including police), and the United States Army.

SPI Covers Arizona

SPI Covers Arizona!

Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. provides investigative teams covering the entire state of Arizona with three cooperative teams located in Tucson, Phoenix, and the Verde Valley area. Members of SPI come from all areas of Arizona including but not limited to: Sierra Vista, Benson, Tucson, Casa Grande, Chandler, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Queen Creek, Show Low, Glendale, Camp Verde, Mesa, Globe, and Scottsdale.

Membership In SPI

Membership in SPI

Members of Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. are all volunteers. No member receives any type of compensation for their participation and each member provides his/her personal needs and equipment.

As a volunteer organization SPI seeks out only those people with the highest level of commitment to the field of Paranormal Investigation and Research. Members must be able to commit time and effort not only for investigations but also for evidence review after the investigation. Each member is held to a very high standard of personal conduct as a representative of SPI.

At this time Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. is not seeking new general members. We have a full investigative team that covers the entire state of Arizona with three divisions. However, from time to time we do have general openings for investigators. In those circumstances we will contact people who have expressed interest in membership by joining our forums and becoming regular and thoughtful contributors to the discussion there.

However, we are seeking new members with very specific skills which can be utilized to further the mission of SPI both in the field and the community.

If you are skilled in any of these areas or are a professional in these areas, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skill Sets Needed:

  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • HVAC Techs
  • Counselor/Therapist
  • Telecommunications
  • Video/Audio Production
  • Grant Writing
  • Construction/Architect

Photographic Submissions

Photo Submissions

The members of Sonoran Paranormal Investigations are happy to review most photos submitted to us.  But, you must understand that any evaluation of your photos can only come from the viewpoint of a casual observer.  Since we were not present when the photo was taken, we cannot fully evaluate the situation and give you anything more than what we see in the photo.  We cannot verify the existence of anything paranormal in the photograph as we were not there.  We cannot verify the conditions that the photograph was taken under, or the entire circumstance of the phenomena.Please understand as well that we are not trying to discredit your evidence.  If you submit a photograph for us, and we come up with an alternative explanation of what the photo may be, please do not be offended by our evaluation.  We are offering an honest opinion of a situation that we were not involved with.  We cannot verify the existence of any type of paranormal phenomena based solely upon the evidence presented photographically.  If you are unwilling to accept what findings we may have on your photo evaluation (you are 100% positive that the photograph shows paranormal activity and we say otherwise based upon our experiences and what is presented to us), please do not submit them to us.  We do not wish to offend you by saying otherwise.  We will not lie to you on our evaluations.With this in mind, if you wish to submit photographs to us, we have two stipulations when it comes to photographic submissions:1. Absolutely no photos taken with a cell phone
2. No "Orb" photosWhy do we have these stipulations?

Cell Phone Photographs

There are primarily two reasons why we will not accept photos from a cell phone:1. Cameras in cell phones are low-resolution images with low-quality CCD chips used to capture the image.  Cell phones also usually contain no flash unit on them, so taking a photo in the dark leads to poor quality, blurry images that the chip is unable to process without an adequate source of light.  Most cell phone images also do not contain the EXIF file information that we require to properly evaluate the photograph.  The EXIF information tells us quite a bit about the photo.  The shutter speed, the focal length of the lens, the brand of camera used, and any software used to manipulate the image.2. The IPhone has a few applications available for it to "insert" a ghostly image into the photograph.  The most commonly used software is called "Ghost Capture."  There are other such products available for other cell phone manufacturers.  There have been a rash of these so called "Ghostly Images" that have been submitted to a number of paranormal investigative teams.  At first this has caught a few teams off-guard and they were duped into believing in thes "apparitions."  There has been too much nonsense going on with these images.  We are here to help people who are concerned about what may or may not be happening in their lives.  We are not here for someone to get the kicks by deceiving us or any other group of investigators.


Sonoran Paranormal Investigations takes a strong stance on orbs.  We do not believe that orbs are anything paranormal.  Click here for an article written by Anthony Milhorn, who is the founder of SSPRS, which is a TAPS Family in east Tennessee.  SPI is in 100% agreement with his findings and we are publishing this with his permission.