posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 04:08 PM
It seems to me that you just can't go bounding into a situation when your only goal is to "check it out" and "see if you can find something."
How about going into a situation with some kind of research paradigm and a testable hypothesis in place.
For instance, start with the hypothesis that there is a way for a stable consciousness to be manifested within a electromagnetic field. You go to a
hot spot with some field generators and see if you can get different responses to different types and strengths of fields.
They're always making odd assumptions on that show. When they interview whoever invited them, for example, they find out where there have been
sightings. Then then set the cameras up at those locations. Well, I can see where it might help you catch something like a residual haunting, where
the field shape is such that it allows people to see or hear "echoes" of things that happened in different times. But for the most part, just
because you once see a ghost walking down a staircase, doesn't mean it will do it ever again.
Seems to me that if you really want to nail these things down, you need to do the experiments in a controlled lab and see what you can bring into your
own controlled space. Not just let them run wild and you just try to catch them by chance. Ouija boards seem to work pretty well. Bring one in.
Have a seance. Do some summoning. I'm not sure running around the countryside looking for "free range" ghosts and spirits is the way to go.
It just isn't scientific. I'd like to see more science brought in. It seems like we've got a lot better monitoring equipment than we had 100
years ago when people were investigating it. Let's put it to proper use.