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Originally posted by Lotiki
I have noticed that a lot of the "hardcore evidence" comes from grant. I think there are some problems with this too. The pieces of evidence I am talking about all share the same characteristics too.
First, the moving chair in the attic. A few seconds after grant gets up from this chair and leaves the room, the chair moves a little bit. As you can see, the chair rotates as though there is a piece of fishing line tied to a leg. It would be very easy for Grant to give a small tug on that line from right around the corner. Remember, he knew exactly where the camera was and sat in that chair for a few minutes in the dark. It would be fairly easy to tape/attach some string to the chair while his leg was blocking the view.
Originally posted by samureyed
I cannot understand why this is not national news. This is proof of paranormal! Something moved that picture frame on the table with a good amount of force, and it is on video for the world to see.
We can talk about "ghosts" or "entities" all day long, but what do we even mean by it? It's all so vague that we can talk ourselves into all kinds of explanations that really don't mean anything. So at the end of the day, all we have to show for it is a grainy video of something moving by itself, but no clue as to why it might be doing it. We don't know.
Originally posted by thestateofnirvana
Firstly I notice the odd behavior of the camera men. They always film the TAPS crew's reactions but never the evidence itself. They see something and often the camera just keeps on filming the investigators?!?!? Come on if it were truly real I think that the camera men would want to film this stuff and try to capture additional evidence. Not saying it's necessarily fake but it seems so contrived at times. I know they ham it up for TV....
Originally posted by banyan
the camera crew is from the SciFi channel, and they are not there to film the paranormal. they are there to film the TAPS team. i have no idea if it's in their contract, but the camera crew stays out of the way of the TAPS investigation. they only use the crew's video evidence if they accidentally catch something while taping the TAPS team.
if the SciFi channel's intent were to capture the paranormal on film, they would have used their own crew...kinda like what they tried to do with SciFi Channel Investigates.
also, the idea that Grant is behind their big evidence, for all we know, maybe he is, but i doubt it. the bed spread video footage was deemed as tampered with by their own crew after reviewing.
*Edit - the bed spread footage is five or so minutes in on the video.
[edit on 29-3-2008 by banyan]
Hawes began TAPS in 1990; originally it was called Rhode Island Paranormal Society. According to former TAPS member Donna LaCroix, the team initially began meeting "every Sunday in a coffee shop." After RIPS began investigating cases throughout the New England area, RIPS was renamed "The Atlantic Paranormal Society". Wilson joined the effort about two years later.