Originally posted by djvexd
When was the last time you investigated a reportedly haunted location? 3 weeks ago here.
The last time I actually went on site
for an overnight investigation was in 1985, in Bryan College Station, Texas — there were 6 of us from
Texas A&M University, armed with conventional and Starlight photographic equipment, electromagnetic sensing gear, as well as a lot
gear for possible EVP incidents.
This was in 1985... when most of you were probably still swimming around in your dads' testicles.
The location was a massive 4-story New Gothic complex that had been employed for decades as an asylum for the insane. Prior to that, the building was
a Civil-war era military academy. The setting was so damned fearsome
that it blew away any of the ghost-hunting
locales you see on TV
The place was reportedly
so haunted that even the police wouldn't investigate the bizarre noises and weird lights seen drifting through the
structure. We stayed there one full night, dusk to dawn. Lot of time-lapse photography (both interior and exterior) revealed nothing. Hours long
audio recordings revealed nothing.
And yet, two of our crew were perpetually
frightened out of their wits for no obvious reason, aside from their preconceived notions and
hypersensitivity. They expected
to be frightened, so they were.
The rest of us remained as cold and scientific as we would be in a chemistry lab. We experienced nothing
, no fear, no apprehension.
We started our various investigations as part of a year-long psychology
study at A&M, and we had investigated several other "haunted" sites
around East Texas before that, and never encountered anything
that couldn't be explained logically. However, the psychological data gained
was quite interesting, if not valuable.
So, when I see these rank amateurs
on television — who are no more qualified to investigate a haunted house than they are qualified to
perform brain surgery
— I laugh my ass off. Every one of those bozos are there to be frightened
to be frightened)
in order to produce a "product" — namely, a 45-minute telivision program that merely entertains but provides no conclusive evidence of
Now, how much "conclusive evidence" have you
amassed, and can the testing be repeated
in a scientific manner to provide the same
time after time?
I didn't think so.
— Doc Velocity