Due to the numerous Paranormal experiences people had witness through out both thier childhood and adulthood, the world of the Paranormal has become an lifetime interest to many people. These ghostly experiences have pushed some to seek out the Paranormal and gather evidence of the Paranormal to not only prove that of their own experiences were real to themselves but to the others, doubters who don’t believe in the Paranormal. The Paranormal is a mysterious part of life, the world, and the outer limits of Space. There are ghost, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, and the sightings of beings that are claimed to not be from this planet. All in all it seems like a lot more time is spent debunking than actually finding paranormal evidence. This may be true, however it does no good to have evidence that can be otherwise explained away. Many amateur ghost hunters pop up and present pictures and EVP’s as “proof” of spirits… only for it to be explainable away. It may make for some interesting stories and chills… but it brings us no closer to finding real evidence of ghosts, UFO’s or any other paranormal activity.
Despite their alarmingly unscientific methods, many ghost hunters pride themselves in their pursuit of the truth, and in helping people understand the nature of the paranormal world. Though any good skeptics have long realized that the claim of proof of ghosts is really no more than proof they don’t know how or what they are doing. But that’s a skeptics view and they would’nt know what to do if one (a ghost) that is come up and kissed them or slap them in the face. I think it’s fair to say that many skeptics and most ghost hunters in general have their hearts in the right place, it’s also fair to say may I add they have their heads up their rear ends, especially when it comes to paranormal evidence and how to evaluate it.
Solid scientific investigative techniques expose fraud. Unscientific nonsensical methods people copy from television shows help perpetuate the fraud. The fact is, these teams go into locations looking to find ghosts and anything they can’t immediately explain away becomes, in their mind, evidence of ghosts. They go through the motions of what they consider to be an investigation, call the location haunted, and share their evidence with other people and teams in the paranormal community. Then other people or ghost hunting teams check the location out for themselves, making the same mistakes the last group did. More proof of ghosts is found and the legend grows. Soon, the location is charging obscene amounts of money for ghost tours and renting the place out to would-be investigators. It’s an ongoing cycle so the tale becomes a legand.
The hoaxers don’t even have to bother recreating the effects any longer. The eager investigators are more than happy to find ghosts in blurry photos, hear them in the white noise from their audio recordings, or ghost box sessions and feel them in the tingling sense up their spine. All they need is a tale to start them off and their lack of critical thinking in evidence review will do the rest. And how many clients have these same teams unwittingly misled into believing their homes were haunted by using the same techniques? That’s the kind of stuff that keeps us going to find the truth no matter what it is. Look we all knoww that 95% of all evidence can be debunk it’s the remaining 5 % that can’t be explained or debunk is what we question.
In my opinion, the ghost hunting groups who validate these type of hauntings are just as irresponsible as the next hoaxers. But what about the groups of paranormal research teams who take pride in research go over 300 hours or more of video, photographs, audio recordings, background info. and site history to gather proof or disprove paranormal phenomenas. Real Paranormal Teams are they wrong when they gather evidence to the possibility of a paranormal activity. Do we say hang them to the closest tree and disregard what they have or say because it’s impossible there is no such as a ghost…….. Some skeptics are out to ruin peoples reputations and destroy their name and build a name for themselves as a star in this industry or for the money that comes with the stardom status. I think it’s time to unit, to exile the irresponsible ghost hunters, star skeptics and hoaxer’s who are giving this the paranormal field a bad name with the unproven accusations that keep us divide, arguing and at each others throats constantly. Aren’t you tired of all the dramas, the hoaxes and the doubting of real evidence STOP being a part of the problem and start being a part of the solution…..
“And I say this to all of you and you know who you are stop throwing your little fits and start helping”.
Be Safe Be Sure
Don Ford is the founder of Voyage Into Paranormal Society and 40+ year veteran of the paranormal. You can visit Don at his website Voyage Into Paranormal Society. Don also takes questions from our readers in his “Ask Don” section of Global Paranormal.