posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:29 AM
Finally. I got to the end of a thread I was interested in, so I can comment:
First of all, I'm in Iraq right now, and I'm bored, so I might ramble a little, but I've read the prior replies, and I think I have some
contributions that haven't been touched on, so please, read on. Also, since I'm in Iraq, I miss watching these shows. I gotta say I've never seen
Paranormal State (as far as I know), so I do apologize if I'm off subject, but I do have interest in Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
Secondly, I am a skeptic. That doesn't mean I can't believe in these things, but GENERALLY, I need to experience something before I believe it.
Sure, I don't think it's ALL real, but I find SOME of the evidence very compelling. I tend to give some credit to some of it, and wonders what
everyone thinks about: the lighthouse footage where the camera's looking up the lighthouse and catches what appears to be a shadow looking over the
railing (Ghost Hunters); the civil war soldier's image that was caught on the (I don't know why it'd be there) locker door (Ghost Hunters); and
since a bunch of the repliers like Ghost Adventures, I'm suprised no one's mentioned one of the only episodes I've seen, where on the IR shadow,
you see a shadow of a hand grab the main guy, and at the same time, he says he feels something grab him, or something. THAT made me start to like the
show. Also, if anything will get a response from a bunch of ghosts, it's making them angry, even if it's for showmanship. Just to be on the safe
side, I don't think I'd personally try to make an "entity" ANGRY, so I like to watch someone else do it.
Trying to conclude: I try not to hate if the show seems most likely authentic. Sure, you're going to get a lot of the bad for a little of the good,
but if you aren't experiencing it for yourself, then are you not going to believe any of it? Any paranormal footage could be called a hoax. Even
though everything should be open to some scrutiny, I don't think you can discredit it all because of some/most of it being bogus. Even if a show's
a fraud, visiting these "hotspots" really ups the chances of ACTUALLY getting some evidence. It's not like the show'll say, "Hey, we've been
lying up until now, but we caught this footage! Check it out!" I guess since I need to experience it to truly believe, so I actually plan on doing
some amatuer investigating of my own (even then, I'll be questioning my own senses and footage).
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