posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 08:46 AM
I consider myself to be a hopeful skeptic ... watching Ghost Adventures has shown me that there are things out there that we can not simply explain.
Sure, if they are having a slow episode I imagine that they might dramatize simple findings such as a creaking floor, or a moving curtain. It is TV,
after all. But it is Zach's intensity that really makes me believe that it is real, or at least that he believes that what he is experiencing is real.
If he truly had the capacity to act out and fake the emotions that we witness on the show, he would have a role in something far greater than a simple
Travel Channel series. Quite convincing, to say the least. In another reply to this thread, someone mentioned that the GACvisits the 'cream of the
crop' of the world's most haunted locations. This is another factor that leads me to believe that what they are experiencing is real. Zach often
argues that physical objects, particularly organic ones such as a wooden floor or a stone wall, have the capacity to absorb and retain energy, or
vibrations within their environment. This theory holds true from a scientific standpoint as well as being intuitive within ourselves. Any of us who
have stepped foot in an extremely old or historically-active building/location can feel the energy of what came before. We may not know the specifics
of any of the events that took place, yet we *feel* that the air is a bit heavier, or thinner, whichever the case may be. These residual echoes of the
past may harbor space for more intelligent entities, as Zach constantly points out the difference between a 'residual' and an 'intelligent' haunting.
This would be an interesting topic of discussion alone.
Bill Chappell, the man who invented and designed much of the equipment used in the show, is highly overlooked in my opinion. It is through his genius
and ability to translate something so intangible into the scientific realm that will allow researchers like the GAC to receive the credibility that
they deserve. What they have captured using simple kinect technology alone (the same thing used in a Wii to track players' movements) is both
irrefutable and compelling.
I hope to one day visit some of the same locations seen in the show (Sloss Furnace in my home town of Birmingham, AL will be the first stop, surely)
and experience the paranormal for myself. I have faith that one day the unknown will show itself to me. Until then, I will not look for excuses to
believe. I will not misconstrue coincidence. I will debunk every single anomaly that I possibly can.