Recently I was combing through Facebook posts (yes, I know it’s dangerous) and I came to the realization that the longer I am a part of this community the closer I come to strangling the hell out of someone. I have reasons, I think I’ll share.
First off, this does not pertain to the people who can honestly claim ignorance on things and will actually take advice or explanation when they request it. This pertains more to the people who are so dead set on their dust being haunted that they will go to lengths far surpassing idiotic just to convince anyone that they are right.
More often than not they are successful at convincing people that they are the all-knowing masters of the paranormal community, Sadly these people are the ones that help perpetuate their crap that they peddle at every conference,Facebook page and the thousands of team pages on the internet that couldn’t “Investigate” their way out of a paper bag.
Lets start off with the word Investigate:
Investigate: to observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry (http://www.merriam-webster.com)
Now if I had to break down the meaning of each word I could but I’m going to assume the majority of the people reading this have at the very least a basic understanding of the English language.
How can one call themselves or their team a group of Investigators when they repeatedly put up pictures such as:
When they are scientifically proven to be something else, not theorized, PROVEN.
how is this investigating? how is this systematic inquiry? how is this anything more or less than a con?
Why is it people who post pictures like this are constantly patted on their digital backs for this garbage? Why are the people who make up the paranormal community not enraged by the image these folks are putting out there for them? Now don’t get me wrong, I know there are some who are enraged. I know some who are working to fight back against the insanity of this crap but we are outnumbered by far and for every step we take forward the mindless sheep followers of these morons pushing their craptastic pictures, evp’s and other nonsense that is “paranormal”, make us fall 20 years back.
Ok so now lets look at the word Paranormal
Paranormal: “not scientifically explainable” (http://www.merriam-webster.com)
So I revert to my previous statement, how can people help push these groups into the limelight with their bogus pictures (and often faked) as paranormal evidence when they have been continuously and repeatedly without fail been PROVEN otherwise?
how about that other word in there? Evidence
Evidence: a : an outward sign : indication b : something that furnishes proof : testimony; specifically :something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter (http://www.merriam-webster.com)
That word itself defines the need for PROOF which has yet (to my knowledge) ever been obtained in the paranormal “field” Sure there are theories, ideas and possible explanations but when has proof been given? where was it obtained, by who? I want to shake that person’s hand!
So in closing I will get back to my realization that i mentioned at the beginning of the post, not only do I want to strangle the better 3/4 of the paranormal communities “experts” I wouldn’t mind snuffing out the people that help make them famous by encouraging them with words like “AWESOME”, “I clearly see a face” and my all time favorite as you all know “GREAT CATCH” there are so many more but I lack the patience to post them all.