Are you a serious paranormal investigator or researcher? Maybe you’re an experiential paranormal investigator who is in it for the fun and excitement (and the guided ghost tour that comes with it). Perhaps you are the paranormal’s biggest fan and enjoy following and promoting the latest research and news. Even if you don’t fit into one of these camps, you are most likely at least curious in this moment about the paranormal. After all, you landed on a page named “The Big Séance”.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that most people involved in the paranormal are in it because they want proof… proof of life after death… proof of alien life… proof of Sasquatch… proof of fairies (I just rolled my own eyes). Or maybe they’re just looking for answers. Is my loved one trying to contact me? Was that dream real or just sleep entertainment? Of course then there are the people who either claim they have that proof, or they just know and they don’t need anyone to tell them one way or the other. Thanks to science and hard-core skeptics, the ultimate proof and complete explanation of paranormal experiences and phenomena will probably never happen in my lifetime… or at least it probably won’t be widely accepted.
This week I heard someone propose these questions.
What happens if we find that proof? What happens if suddenly all of our paranormal questions are answered?
What will all the paranerds in the world do then? What would one watch on SyFy or A&E? Suddenly this blog and others like it would be filled with only facts. Facts are kind of boring, wouldn’t you say? There would be no mystery… no curiosity… no excitement of the journey! And gosh, what would I do when October and Halloween comes around again? I’d have to come up with a new past time. People keep talking about this Pinterest stuff. Maybe I could start a stamp collection! (After all, one of these days people won’t know what they are!)
So I got to thinking about this quite a bit in the last few days. I’m all for finding more answers. I think the world needs them now. But I’m not sure I want ultimate proof of everything right now while I’m here on Earth. I don’t want to cross over while uneventfully and absent-mindedly walking past all those beautiful temples while catching up on the messages and status updates that I missed while on Earth on my Afterlife iPhone. (I’d hate to fall in one of those beautiful fountains.) And how insulted would my passed loved ones and pets be if they were there with banners and party hats waiting to greet me and I simply said “Catch ya later. I’m going to go take a nap” while forgetting about my life review appointment? I’m not cool with having all the answers provided to me now. That would be like cheating on the test, right? I want to be a little surprised.
What Kind of Ghost Hunter Are You? (KarlPfeiffer.wordpress.com)
Considered Easy (The Voices Blog)
An Afterlife Visitation (BigSéance.com)
The blog post below is by a veteran paranormal investigator and discusses possible health risks to investigators always being around the energy of ghosts. She stresses the use of using protection, which I think is a good idea. MOSS has recently added protection techniques to our investigation routine. While I know that spirit energies can affect us, I personally am not buying this being a major health risk. I don’t know how one proves that investigators have been dying off because of paranormal energies. What about those living their lives in haunted homes? Are they dying off earlier as well? Maybe I just don’t get it yet because I haven’t reached that “veteran” status. As I mentioned in my comment on the post, I think it’s a good thing to know about and research further, but I just hope it wasn’t meant to discourage a new generation of paranormal investigators.
I am definitely interested in seeing the thoughts of several of my readers.