posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 03:38 AM
Someone just trying to look to see what evidence is available has no idea what is a hoax and what isn't. Even in cases where the video or photo is a
proven hoax or simple misidentification.
99% of the time the evidence is subtle, but there. Anyone going out on an investigation hoping to see a full-body apparition introduce themselves is
going to walk away disappointed. It's so rare that people investigation the paranormal for years haven't seen such a thing.
If you are searching for the truth, Youtube is the worst place to look too! I can't stress enough how important it is to do your own in-depth
research and find the groups, people and websites that present the evidence in a way that lets you be the judge. If you are really curious, get out
in the field like I did and see for yourself.
Personally, I would've never fully believed in the paranormal had i not linked up with people in the real world, talked about the active sites in my
area, captured my own EVP's, etc..
IMO, the only credible evidence of the paranormal comes from people who have been investigating for decades and have proven their persistence and
integrity in the field. Most people investigating the paranormal simply haven't done this. Thus, in alot of ways if the average joe gets curious
about the paranormal he doesn't even know where to start looking.
People want to be spoon-fed what they're looking for and that's fine but if someone tries to look at youtube clips of "paranormal" activity, for
example, they're going to realize alot of it is a huge waste of time.
IMO, If the evidence is real it should be able to speak for itself. If it can be PROVEN that said evidence can be faked/hoaxed then it must be
immediately ruled out. Otherwise, we're all just wasting our time.
You have to look at the phenomenon from a scientific standpoint to really learn anything of importance. Over the last few years there's been a major
renaissance in the field of paranormal research and investigation due in part to TV shows and the internet. Hopefully, we'll learn more and more
about it and maybe someday the scientific community will catch up.
Regardless of what evidence is captured, someone is going to say it's a hoax and the scientific mainstream will always distance itself from the
field. The evidence will never matter to some people even though it already exists!
[edit on 21-7-2010 by BlasteR]