It is another hot, humid day here in the northeast and temps will reach into the low 90’s and feel like the low 100’s. As it is, this aggravation will most likely make this post a bit fired up. I don’t mind hot, I don’t like humid…and we need rain, yesterday. So, I know I am not the only one who sees some of this crap go on and after something irritates me for long enough, I finally say something.
For the last several years I have been reading the writings of my friends and fellow paranormal investigators and have found some highly curious and intelligent people. People whom I gladly subscribe to because I know I’m going to find interesting ideas, theories and even some laughs. Some of these people seem to have become targets for haters: people who take a crack at anything posted whether it be blogs, pics, video, EVP…in short, potential paranormal evidence.
All I can say to these haters is I think your time would be better spent i-n-v-e-s-t-i-g-a-t-i-n-g and r-e-s-e-a-r-c-h-i-n-g rather than sitting at your computer shooting darts at somebody. I realize to put your words, your thoughts, your evidence- on the internet, is to open yourself to criticism and I have no problem with it provided the critic has a little respect. If you must be critical of another investigator’s evidence, do so politely and with tact, please do not be rude or hateful. We should be learning together not having turf or gang wars.
For you serious investigators and empathic souls out there, watch your mental state! There is sometimes quite enough psychic overload in the field we have chosen without wasting energy on un-called for drama. The worst thing you can do is respond to people who seem to be out to get you. It’s like rewarding a disobedient child, you give them permission to do it again because they know it will get them attention. Don’t worry about these kind of people ruining your reputation, your morals and intelligence will shine through and so will their lack of it.
As we all know, opinions are like a#%holes, we all have one. And I won’t dismiss anyone’s opinion even if it comes from an a#%hole, but please people, don’t tolerate abuse. We are here to teach and to support one another, not to thrash and bash. The internet is sick with “ghost hunters” and you must use your common sense and don’t respond to anger with anger. Ignore them or delete them but don’t encourage them.
If you are serious about investigating the paranormal and do more than sit on your ass and blaze people, I admire you! We can learn from eachother and keep our mental state as clear as possible of negative energy. I did not write this post to target any one person or persons…you know who you are.
In my search of the internet for informative paranormal related articles and theories, I’ve stumbled across several of these “you know you’re a ghost hunter when…” posts. Here is just a small list of my favorites plus a couple of my own thrown in. Check them out and see if you can add to the list. ;D
* You sleep with a camera on your nightstand…just in case.
* You are more afraid of the living than you are the dead.
* You talk to a brown out.
* You look at old/all pics for ghostly images.
* Most of the bookmarks on your favorites list is paranormal related.
* You take pictures of your reunion and ask any deceased relatives to join in.
* You have more recordings of EVP than you do of your favorite music.
* You’re the only one who takes a voice recorder to a funeral.
* You get pumped over “bad” pictures.
* Your coolest ghost pic is framed and hanging in the hallway with your family photos.
* You actually like old mental institutions and prisons.
*You don’t go anywhere without your voice recorder.
* 95% of the books in your bookcase are paranormal related.
* You want unseen things to touch you.
* You get a new camera and the first thing you do is take off the strap.
* You have a shoebox full of “dead” batteries.
* Your kid says they have an imaginary friend…and out come the cameras, voice recorders, camcorders, etc.
* Better than half of your friends on facebook are involved in the paranormal field.
*You’re watching a scary movie with your family and someone asks “Can ghosts really do that?” and you have an answer and an explanation.
* You agree with most of this list.
I admit it…I am guilty of quite a few of these 😉
All I’ve been hearing lately is paranormal unity this and paranormal unity that. But unless I’m missing something, I don’t see much of it going on.
How many of you paranormal teams and groups out there are actually teams? How many of you are really just two maybe three (if you’re lucky) like-minded souls. How many more of you are just one and you handle being Team Leader, Lead Investigator, Case manager, Tech, etc. and the evidence review?
Ok, so maybe you do have a reliable team together…well you have done good and I’m proud of you. But I know how getting them together with various work schedules and family obligations can be. And of course, quality not quantity matters when choosing likely team members….but sometimes you find out they were not as quality as you would have liked. Or maybe one of them turned on you, stole from you, lied to you. Then you had to terminated their team status as well as a friendship.
What I am saying is Paranormal Unity begins with you and your team. If your team is not on the same page as you then you don’t have a team. If they are not reliable or are more scared of evidence review than ghosts then you don’t have a team. If you cannot fully 100% trust your members then you don’t have a team. If you gotta almost beg them to learn what’s new in the paranormal field then you don’t have a team.
I have a few special friends here (social media) who have been more generous with their time than I would have ever expected from people I have never met face to face. They have seriously talked to me about paranormal things, helped with evidence review, collaborated on video work, made great banners, turned me on to superior sites and equipment and taught me things I didn’t know.There has been more input from these distant friends than some of my now ex-team members. Now the team members I had who actually worked it know who they are…you others also know who you are.
Paranormal Unity….is a distant dream unless you and your team are unified. Only then can global paranormal unity be possible. No offense to those of you who are trying. A big HELLO to those of you who are half asleep.
But I wonder how many of you will actually want to talk about this? After all who wants to admit they have lazy or unreliable team members? Who wants to admit they’ve had to dump one here and there for various reasons? Come on…bring it on!…UNITY people…you want Unity?!?! You have to make it happen and not just sit there and wish for it! That’s right, I’m trying to stir you up! And I want to hear from you on this…I’m sick of seeing people get burned by their own team or other teams.
Paranormal Unity…you tell me what YOU think it means. I think it means it starts with you and your team…if you don’t have it there you might as well hang up your gear and forget it because if you can’t believe in your team neither will anyone else.
For those of you who want to join a team or start a team…if you are just in it for the thrill-seeking, just don’t bother. If you can’t even bring a dang camera to the table, again just don’t bother. I am as helpful as anybody you’ll ever meet in this field or anywhere else and very serious about my work. But once you cross me…well…we’re done. I’m not a hard-ass people but damn it bring something besides what you’ve learned on tv. You want your unity, you have it right here.
As always my friends, I appreciate any input, good, bad or ugly. I think we need to address this problem more fully instead of just complaining about our members or lack of cooperation in the field.
If you’ve been doing paranormal research seriously for any length of time then you have probably noticed that you are capturing more and better evidence as time passes. Over time and serious investigation I believe you open a doorway or gateway to yourself as a means to an end for the spirits. Communication or manifestation being the end result. I think the entities have to be able to trust you to a certain point to put forth the energy needed to manifest. And your personal energy has a lot to do with that. Why would they waste energy on someone who was just playing at ghost hunting or could not control their emotional fears and ran (run dude!) at the first creek of a floorboard or a shadow passing by?
Just think, ghost research has become so popular world wide and all these people are investigating and watching and listening very closely to what is going on around them–concentrating their energy to experience a paranormal occurance. All this must create its’ own form of energy. And if spirits need an energy source to manifest…well then…..
I think our persistance in exploring the field of survival after bodily death is thinning the veil between dimensions and other worlds. And I’m not just talking about ghosts, I’m talking about ufo’s and aliens, bigfoot, mothman, residual and object hauntings, attachments, psychic phenomena in all it’s beautiful range. The list could go on.
My experience thus far leads me to believe I have definately been noticed by our friends on the other side and that I am gaining their trust in my pursuit of answers as well as trying to get it out there and let people know what I am finding and feeling. In fact, it’s getting to the point where I can capture evp almost anytime I turn on my recorder, wherever I may be. I’m not saying everywhere I go is haunted but that it doesn’t seem to matter where you are if you have established a link. And if they (the entities) can read minds like I feel they can, then they know ahead of time when you are going to record, film, take pictures, whatever. If you’ve ever gotten an answer before you asked the question, you get what I’m saying about the mind-reading. Of course this phenomenon may have something to do with the discoveries in string theory or more recently m-theory but I’ll not get into that here.
I’ve read and heard of others worrying over this, bothered by seemingly becoming noticed by our deceased friends. I say, don’t worry…that’s what you’re doing this for right? To establish some sort of communication? To find out what’s going on, figure out how any of this is even possible? You should feel good about yourself for gaining the trust of the spirit world and opening up mentally and emotionally to their communications. If you keep the positive and respectful personal energy flowing then you will be a successful paranormal investigator- that is, if you stick it out, open the portal and establish the link.
If you are capturing more and increasingly better evidence as you explore and research, then I believe you are helping to thin whatever is separating us from profound and skeptic-convincing discoveries.
But this is just what I know to be true from my perspective and is just one of my theories.
Now I want to know if you have experienced some of these things in your investigations of the unknown.
I’m new to this blogging thing so I’ll get a couple things out of the way. This blog is geared primarily to the paranormal (I really hate that word), and the odd and bizarre although it’s hard to tell what might turn up in here. My mind wanders sometimes. 😉
Here are just a few things I’m interested in and it’s not to just talk about me. It’s to let you in on a little of how my mind works and maybe I can feel more like a person to you than just another blogger.
I enjoy reading, researching the paranormal, ghost hunting (yes there is a difference), psychology, behaviour analysis, quantum physics, music, internet. Gourmet & flavored coffees. Writing short short stories, poetry and lyrics, articles and blogs…journaling. Remembering my dreams and astral travel. Messing around with computers and programs…fractals, candles, aromatherapy, watching the sun set and rise…waterfalls, trees, rain, thunder & lightening…
Ok, good enough. I do not and will not assume to be an expert on any of the above topics because I’m not. Most of what you will find out there on the paranormal, in its’ broad scope, is opinion…much of it highly qualified and I am here to express my opinion. This is where I will do some thinking. This is where I’ll let my hair down, so to speak, and to speak my mind.
Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself and leave a comment. It takes all of our opinions to come up with….more opinions. I found a quote today that sums up a profound line of thinking.
“The only difference between superstition and belief is attitude!” by Dr. Patrick W. Gainer
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