What are ghosts and how do we get proof that they exist?
Or maybe the real question is this: Nature prefers balance. If this theory is accurate, and we see ghosts due to a real, physical mechanism. Then they must be able to see us. Age old ghost stories, UFO sightings, bigfoot maybe they’re one and the same? Future human meets present human meets past human. I can imagine how confusing that must be. Lets go one step further with a debate…
This is done by comparing data carefully gathered through experiments to determine if your hypothesis is correct (and therefore a theory). However, testing the hypothesis is where most paranormal investigation fells. Sure, you might actually see ghost in the shower, but what are you going to do about it? Take a picture? Sure, and those are proof no one believes photographs anymore. I can put a pretty convincing about a ghost in my wedding pictures. Take a video (and those can’t be convincingly faked either, can they)? Audio? How about an EMF reading can ghost be detected by an emf? temperature change?
Let’s say you’ve collected some kind of evidence. Whatever evidence you’ve gathered has to be repeatable under the same circumstances. A one-time shot doesn’t count, people!Let’s Agree that personally, my interest in the paranormal is about gathering proof, since I don’t consider that it’s my job to convince other people of what does or does not exist. Surely all anyone can do is present the information and let people make up their own minds, since they’re going to anyway. I’ve had my own experiences and I’ve told people of them and couldn’t care less if they believed me or not, though it would be funny to watch Science tie itself in knots trying to debunk them. Sometimes the scenarios they use are so elaborate and cumbersome that we may as well consider the theory of life after death and the existence of other beings absolute that even one actual proof of said will be non-existent.
Add to the so-called scientific approach is funding. Mainstream scientists only research what they are funded to research. These days that is mostly government funding. If it cannot be used as some sort of weapon it does not receive funding. Even scientists that are personally interested in this area are not willing to risk their reputations by putting research funding proposals together. Science should not be a hard-line but an ever-moving exploration. To say this topic has not been adequately researched is true, to claim it does not exist is false. New methods need to be developed. Mediumship has been researched in a laboratory setting and found to be very real. Remote viewing as well. As a field researcher, investigator I have found great validation in deeply buried historical records of hauntings or sightings if you prefer to call them. It’s important to remind of how a careful process of evidence gathering and analysis is essential in any investigative tasks.
With respect to using the Scientific Method in the Study of Anomalous Phenomenon, the use of the scientific method that was taught to the researcher observing the phenomenon to be studied. Then, after observing the phenomenon, the researcher was to formulate a preliminary hypothesis that would attempt to offer an explanation of what was observed. This hypothesis, and the predictions for the operating characteristics inherent in the model, would then be tested and the results evaluated for consistency with the hypothesis. But if the only hypothesis developed by a proponent of the materialist scientific worldview is that the phenomenon was the result of unknown causes, then only material science related potential causes will be likely to be explored in the testing.
Additionally, a factor fundamental to designing a proper test using the scientific method is the requirement that (1) making all variables related to the test are known, and (2) that all of the known variables can be monitored and recorded to show that they are consistent and unchanging from test to test. If science will not even acknowledge the possibility of ghosts or phenomenon that anything exists outside of the limitations conventional material known to man, and there are in fact factors involved that are beyond the realm of conventional material science, then how can science identify the variables associated with the typical type of lab experiments that are done at present relating to the study of ESP. And, if science cannot, or chooses to not identify the variables, how can science monitor them or determine if these unknown variables vary from test to test?
Science has reached a point where it needs to allow for more possibilities than just those consistent with a material world view alone if it is to be able to continue to make progress in exploring the universe that we live in. Anomalous experiences are an area that cannot be understood solely from a perspective of the material world where everything, including anomalous experiences, is held to be based exclusively upon a foundation of materialism or belief. . Investigating is not Hunting. When looking into the paranormal field, going into homes, businesses, and other locations, the idea is to inspect and explore the claims of activity, pursuing logical explanations for any experiences that have happened, and recording, gathering evidence of a phenomenon so much more. When relating investigation techniques, research, to “hunting” it makes it seem that if there are spirits, they are only there to harm the living. The idea that “every ghost is pissed off and out to get you, only makes the clients and community all the more terrified of their location, homes or businesses, instead of becoming accepting in the end what is happening.
No matter how you conduct your investigations, the styles of investigating, and how much equipment is used, there will always be the Many, Many, MANY hours required to go through each documenting evidence to see if something was captured. This can take days, weeks, or even be split into months depending on all the previous factors. It is tedious, time-consuming, but so rewarding finding that one piece of evidence of a ghost top of the stairs. The paranormal field, I believe has a multitude of people within it, focusing on different goals such as capturing legitimate evidence, collecting stories, spreading awareness, and helping people. While these are some of the reasons people are interested in it, at the end of the day when a homeowner contacts me for help in figuring out what is going on their home and how to reclaim it, it should come my main goal to help in any way that you can. Not only will you get the best experience in helping another person, but you can really make a difference for the living and the dead, Common sense should always be used as well critical thinking outside the box.
“The main thing to remember is that everyone should keep an open mind. Don’t say it doesn’t exist without searching and finding out for yourself. This being said, not everything is going to be paranormal, over 6500 investigations only 7 percent is unknown phenomenon the rest could simply be high electromagnetic fields from your fridge running, weird power surges, the building being built incorrectly leading to objects falling or moving due to gravity, drug or chemical imbalance and so much more. Remember respect your work, the clients and the dead”.
As Always Be Safe Be Sure
Until Next Time