Part of our methodology relies on a pre-assessment of the locations we are planning on investigating. Knowing what is there before we even start is a great way of removing false positives later. We can take readings if needed and explore the area for anything that might interfere with the equipment or investigation.
A few days ago we went to the Road of the Dead and Llandaff Cemetery around the time we would for our investigation. We got a feeling for the area, took some notes, and filled in the last of our pre-investigation paperwork. It gives the team a chance to quickly dive into things without the pressure of cameras or having to record any details. We managed to pick up a few things we had forgotten about the area.
We also took the pre-assessment as an opportunity to live stream to our Facebook page to see if we could at least get a stable stream for future investigations. It was a good chance to get to grips without live streaming setup. We did not expect perfection. It is mostly a few of the team finishing up paperwork and having a wander around the locations. We found a few interesting things and met a local hedgehog.
Going there during the night has got the team hyped up about the investigation. The next step is to work out what we need for the mini-pilot episode and film the introduction sequence, and history. We are still taking things slow due to COVID-19. We do not want to put our team members and their families at risk.