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Originally posted by Full Metal
They have people, not "I feel a presence..." The PRS people need to get a life, the TAPS people actually sound/look like they know what they are doing.
Originally posted by Godzilla1985
TAPS: Their research, though thorough for only lasts a few hours.
Originally posted by cybertroy
I watch TAPS, I haven't seen the other though.
In my eyes this is TAPS big flaw: They go into an investigation to "disprove." While it does seem like a logical thing to do, it can shut the door on a valid spirtual happening, before it has actually been proven or disproven.
In one episode they supposedly debunked a phantom smell that came in a basement, by spraying perfume on the outside, trying to get it to go down into the basement. This doesn't debunk that there may have been a valid phantom smell of roses in the basement. All they did was made a smell to come into the basement. It doesn't debunk anything. All it says is "maybe" a smell worked it's way into the basement from the outside. "Disproving" to me means that there is no question that it was "disproven." What happened is they stopped there and didn't look any further into the phantom smell, which may have been a real spiritual occurance.
And just because there was no activity when TAPS was there, does not necessarily mean "case closed," not a haunting.
They should go into an investigation to "prove" not "disprove." Again, to do otherwise risks closing the door on something valid. Proper investigation will either prove, disprove, or leave the issue uncertain. In the investigation of "proving" they are still going to have to make sure that it is not something that has a more "earthly" explanation. I'm not saying they should go in blindly and say "all hauntings are real." Not at all. It's just a better viewpoint, especially with folks who want to show that ghosts "do" exist.
And as was mentioned before, they aren't on a case long enough, in some cases, to really prove or disprove anything. If they could work some of the cases longer somehow, then they might get more evidence one way or the orther. I understand with their jobs and families. If they could figure out how to make a living at it, then they could have more time to spend on TAPS investigations.
But, I like the show, some of the episodes can be non-eventful, but they do come across some goodies.
The utter skepticism really turns me off. They seem to approach ghost hunting like doing a routine plumbing job.
Originally posted by mistyrain316
I don't know about any of you, but I would much rather have taps investigate a haunting.