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originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: CIAGypsy
I tend to extend the box farther than most people.
You have metaphysical contact with UFO, or IFO's.
You have the lack of communication, again, as presented in the first episode, between the many different investigations of paranormal, creatures, ect. but yet the seemingly similarities, of these types of investigations, that for some reason, many, not all people, don't pic up on. Like they count on us to be dumb.
And then you.
originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: Groot
In all areas where I have been involved in research, the result has been the same... When it comes to investigating reports of paranormal activity or events, 95% of the cases can be explained by natural phenomena. There are 5% of cases that cannot be explained by conventional science. In many cases, the events are completely subjective experiences so there is no way to evaluate them scientifically as they are not repeatable or measurable. They are simply an individual's experience with no external validation.
However, in what I consider the most important aspects of the research that I have been involved, the purpose was not to prove or disprove the existence of something paranormal. Instead, it was to understand the environment under which such events occur. Can we look at the data of the surrounding environment, especially over a long period of time and possibly find patterns? If it is in regards to people, we study the physiology and psychology of the participants...again, looking for patterns. And, you can't just look at the areas or people where claims are made...because you must have some kind of baseline to compare your results. This means baseline data....places and people who claim no extraordinary experience in the same place or time. Get the picture? The research that I have been involved was not created for entertainment...nor is it public information, in most cases.
Can I tell you that aliens do or do not exist? No.... But I can tell you that I have been directly involved in research that defies my understanding of universal laws. And I say that as someone who went to college for electrical engineering and physics and has done research in areas of theoretical physics, brain-computer interfacing, and AI. I'm no stranger to groundbreaking, unpublished technologies...and yet, I cannot explain some of these things. But am I naive or arrogant enough to say that if I can't explain it, then it is paranormal? Not in the slightest....