ASUP, Inc. Membership Exam

Please Note: This is the final step (step 3) of your membership application!


You have 7 days to study the test guide (below) and to complete the exam, from the time you've submitted your membership application and liability release form. Your progress will be timed. Please allow yourself 1-2 hours to complete the entire exam. You may want to bookmark the page so you can access it when you have time to complete the exam:

The results to the exam will be emailed to ASUP, Inc. upon completion, and a copy will be sent to the email address you provide below.


This is an open book test! (Website, Test Guide, Facebook Page and etc...)


This exam requires a passing grade of 80%.  Questions are randomly pulled from a pool of 200 questions.  You will have three opportunities to take the test and receive a passing score before ASUP, Inc. will consider your application.


Test questions can be researched using either the Test Guide PDF,(not all answers are in the guide), online at or You can use the search engine at that site to find the topics you have questions about.


Once you have successfully completed the exam and your membership application has been accepted, you will be paired with a seasoned field investigator to serve as a mentor. You will be rotated in/out of investigations so that you will be given the opportunity to complete field assignments.  New members are considered associate members for a minimum of 1year.  Once the Manager of Field Investigations is convinced of their aptitude in the field, their name will be listed with the Director and they will be treated as regular members, upon his approval.


Each new field assignment is made following the criteria below.

  1. First assigned are supervisors and those with special talents needed in that case.
  2. Second, there will be a selection of new members in limited numbers for training.
  3. After that, the Manager of Investigations will make a blanket call for those wishing to participate… this call via e-mail is on a first come, first serve basis and only tells you the general location of the case and if it is expected to require an overnight trip. It is important that you check your ASUP e-mail regularly to be sure you can participate.
  4. Failure to post your field reports from active cases, evidence, etc. on-time will prevent you from being considered for the next case. Regardless if you have nothing to report, a report must be submitted.  If this becomes a routine behavior with continued late filings or no filings, it can lead to dismissal from ASUP, Inc.


Good luck!



Please enter the name you used on the membership application.
Please enter the email address you used on the membership application.

ASUP utilizes all of the following methods, except:

2. ESH stands for .
3. A destructive spirit that has the ability to move objects, by solidifying the ambient air, which results in the movement and/or teleportation of objects, is known as a .

Flash photography can catch the faster moving images of:

5. Research has shown that for transform EVP, the entities do not use sounds in the environment to help form the words.
6. is the magnetism arising from an electric charge in motion.

When investigators find a house where things are flying off shelves, there are rapping noises, and one of the residents is a teenaged girl, it is considered a:


What is the normal ambient reading you can expect from an EMF meter:


ASUP’s color of the day is: 


Ancient Jewish tradition says that they once created a creature to protect them. This creature was called:  

11. A person/medium who "channels" spirit energy through themselves in an attempt to communicate with the dead, is known as a .

Which founding member of the ASUP could not be called an academic?


When embarking on a field investigation, the lead investigator will not start without:

14. The branch of paranormal research which deals with the exploration of legendary creatures is known as .
15. In order to fulfill our educational responsibilities, the ASUP routinely:
16. One difference between an interactive “ghost” and an “elemental” is:
17. “Cemetery Luminescence” is most likely:
18. Who created the fourth hypothesis?
19. A paranormal researcher is hindered by the same roadblocks as any historian.
20. ASUP, Inc. is a:
21. How many subsets are there in a Class 1 EVP?

Several individuals close to the ASUP were involved in the study of this at Duke.

23. refers to the cyclical evolution of a person's soul, as it repeatedly passes from one body to another at death. The process continues until the soul reaches perfection.
24. When in doubt, we throw it out.

Before embarking on a cemetery investigation at night you must first:

26. The Best method for marking an outside location can be accomplished by:

Mothman was investigated by the ASUP, Inc. in the 1980s, who found:

28. The ASUP, Inc. is an associate of:
29. Which of the following is not able to be seen without the use of a camera?

The human tendency to impose human priorities on spirits is called:

31. The ASUP investigates approximately___ cases a year.
32. When was the Society for Physical Research (SPR) founded?
33. While researching, it is acceptable to skip over a word or phrase that you do not understand, or take a guess at its meaning.
34. Greg Snow, James Hemenway, and Weldon Trantham are known as the Technology Team at ASUP, Inc.
35. A is a feeling or psychic warning about future events, that can be vague or very specific.

Questionable images taken by ASUP team members are reviewed by:


To become aSenior Field investigator you must:


It is the ASUP’s procedure to investigate cases of claimed demonic presences:


A person who claims to be cursed by another human being is probably:

40. A disembodied spirit who relays messages from dead people to the living, through a trance medium, is known as .
41. It's okay to wear perfume/cologne and scented sunscreen/bug spray if you use it sparingly, and don't apply near the investigation site.
42. You need to have special training and prior knowledge of the paranormal to join ASUP?
43. is an ancient spiritual cleansing ceremony, using natural herbs and spices to ward off negative spirit energies.

High humidity and quickly dropping temperatures will create:


During an ongoing investigation, photos, reports, audio, and video made by members are the sole property of:

46. How many times do you visit a cemetery to do a good investigation?
47. You file your completed report to Google – Team Drive – ASUP Cases because:
48. When taking pictures, you take at least two pictures in front simultaneously, and one directly behind you.
49. Someone with psychic ability (what is also called "second sighting") that can see people or events which have not occurred yet, beyond ordinary time and space limits, is known as a .

Before ASUP does any field investigation they must:


When an apparition is reported to be seen walking through walls, oblivious to anyone around them, it is called a:


The sudden disappearance of an object by normal definition is called:

53. How many classifications does ASUP divide EVPs into?
54. ASUP was founded in:
55. A is a magical work or spell that is cast to influence a person's will or fate, often referred to as a curse, rather than a blessing or healing.
56. If you are asked by the client or someone else about the case, refer them to the:

Member flirtations and relationships are, by law:

58. What is the center of most cemetery investigations?
59. If you see a team member acting inappropriately, what should you do?
60. The third hypothesis focuses on natural phenomena.

The most important part of the “Ghost Hunters” kit:

62. When your team is investigating, you should:
63. The first hypothesis focuses on hoax, accident, or chance.

The Spook Light Phenomenon was studied in the early 1970s by a group of researchers from Princeton, Vestigia, and the ASUP, Inc. They concluded:

65. The first reported transmission on a commercial radio by spirits was reported by:

When referring to the bylaws of ASUP, Inc., ultimately who is responsible for the day to day supervision of the organization?

67. You can talk about a case with non-members:

When two or more good witnesses claim to have seen an identical ghost, it is called:


Playing telephone is best defined as:

70. The American Society for Physical Research set up six working committees, each with a specific domain for exploration.

Of the following, which is most important on an investigation?


The Technical Team, is also referred to as:

73. An is any type of paranormal activity. These may include, but are not limited to: disembodied voices, odors, movement of objects, manipulation of temperatures, electrical disturbances, etc.
74. What is it called when the experimenter's excitement in trying a new detection device/technique may be the source of improved EVP collection?
75. If an investigator senses something at a location, they can go back after the investigation to verify.