History is often linked to reports of strange phenomena so comprehensive historical research is a principle tenant of good paranormal research. RISEUP is based Rhode Island, with members based throughout the New England area - a region ripe with colonial and pre-colonial history. With the influx of European settlers in the 1600s and the superstitions and folklore brought with them, it is beyond simple irony that reports of ghosts and hauntings are so prevalent within this region. We place extreme importance in providing all parties with thorough and accurate research about a particular location throughout any investigation. Information concerning any location’s history can undoubtedly introduce vital knowledge, insight and clarity into any paranormal scenario.      Our research does not necessarily end with the conclusion of an investigation or consultation. As people with a strong academic interest in history and its potential relation to supernatural phenomena, we will continue to pursue background information about a location or individual until all available resources are exhausted.             When dealing with significantly historic locations, it is important that one's approach and interest should embrace its past and its significance to the community, the region and the entire country. RISEUP has no interest in perpetuating (or basing its conclusions on) rumors, urban legends or mythologies surrounding any such building or location thereby reducing it’s reputation to nothing more than a "haunted location". This is something we take quite seriously when the opportunity arises to visit such places.                We have been privileged to have traveled to and investigated claims of paranormal activity in a number of Nationally Registered Historical Places as well as many other historically significant locations in the country.
    Warwick Armory                    The Barnstable House                  Belcourt Castle              Eastern State Penitentiary
      Captain Grant’s Inn                  Warner Theater                    St. Ann’s Cathedral                 John Arnold House
             USS Salem                          Sprague Mansion                    Chace-Cory House             Rose Island Lighthouse
       The Whaley House                Exeter Baptist Church                      Fort Mifflin                     Edward King House
               Slater Mill                       Jules Desermont Mill                    Fort Adams                      Sterling Opera House
    Paine House Museum                      The Old Jail                  Nathaneal Greene House       Governor Bradford House
     Huguenot House             Rolling Hills Asylum         Harris Fire Station             Admiral Fell Inn
  The Bucksville House               Fort Barton             Frank D. Walker Building    Rutland Prison Camp
Thompson Congregational             Smith’s Castle               Cloud’s Hill Museum          Peter J. Oliver House
      Middleboro Town Hall             Houghton Mansion                     Goff Hall