The problem with the paranormal is that finding decent evidence is difficult. Ghost don’t seem to come when called, and poltergeist certainly don’t seem to want to do their stuff before the camera. We can’t seem to remote view with accuracy and no one seems to be able to prove that out of body experiences are genuine.
Personally, I think that unless you’re in the right place at the right time, it would be very difficult to get something that would be irrefutable proof.
I’ve spent a lot of time looking at YouTube for any video that looks genuine. Most are, unfortunately, fake. Some are nice and spooky, but nonetheless, fake.
It seems to be extraordinarily hard to get photographic or video evidence of something that is paranormal.
The evidence tends to be vague or apocryphal. There are way too many ghost videos or stories that can easily be fabricated or have factors that just don’t add up. (I would like to look at some of these in future blogs and critically evaluate them.)
It seems that nearly every ‘legitimate’ video is either extremely grainy, jerky, or could be falsified.
When you think about it, each year, millions of hours of video are taken by people nowadays in all walks of life, including movie studios, and from all that footage, the best we can come up with is grainy or vague videos where the action always seems to occur just out of shot.
Now, personally, I do believe there are spirits, and I do believe people see them. I just don’t believe most of the footage I’ve seen of them.
Of course, ghost aren’t the only phenomenon about, there are also UFO’s creature sightings, poltergeist, conspiracies and a dozen other things that simply seem to evade any real proof.
Most evidence is faked on built on a house of cards and it hurts the credibility of things that are real, but are hard to prove.
I have seen one photo back in the mid-80s (before digital cameras and Photoshop) that had a picture of a baby and on its side was an extremely old lady’s head. It looked genuine, and I’ve no reason to suspect otherwise. What’s more, it was incredibly clear. Sadly, the technology didn’t exist to get a copy back then. I would have love to have an analysis done on it.
But such photos seem to be rare and many are clearly faked.
I suppose what bothers me is that people accept what they see without questioning it. I believe that we should question everything because things are rarely what they seem to be, and even if you think you know the answers, there is often another level to uncover.
As most would know, I’ve had plenty of weird experiences and personally, as I’ve said before, it’s a temptation to try and not look at them critically.
I feel it’s important to be critical about them, though not cynical, as that implies that you already know the answers.
For my own experiences, I look to see if there are other explanations.
When two or more people share the same memories of something, did they arrive at the same conclusions independently?
Unfortunately, it is way too easy to influence someone’s answer or memory and a lot of my own shared experiences can be called into question because I might have influenced others on some level.
Fortunately, not all, though.
Finding decent evidence is the bane of us who believe in the paranormal, and really, if I was a skeptic, I would be having a wonderful time poking holes in everything I said I experienced. (Which is fine, because I love laughing at myself!)
If anyone has come across something they consider to be proof, please let me know. I would love to see it and give my thoughts about it.
A genuine video or photo that can clearly show that it’s real would be the holy grail of paranormal evidence.
Got your own experiences or comments? I’d love to see them.