I am always to too skeptical of late.
I have had my share of paranormal
discoveries and big misses. I have
talked to ghosts through EVP's and
collected photos, film and written
testimonies and have mountains of
what I call evidence. I have heard
all, the terryifying stories the truths
of what the dead have done to the
living. And the lies that haunted
and those that hunt them. I am beginning
to think it is all a Conspiracy of
the Paranormal kind. Don't you?
I once hunted ghosts as all of you
do. written a few things, filmed a
few things. And most of all gotten
numb to all the ghosts in my life
i believe this is the 7 or 8th time
around (It could be more). When this
happens I always feel it's time to
shake up the community and see who
is awake, and looking for the real
ghost hunting deal.
You want the truth don't you? You
honestly want to know what your doing
wrong but don't want to admit that
someone is more well respected or
liked in the community more then you
are? Well that's why I am staying
anonymous to you all for now, because,
"this is your wake up call!"
As a real Paranormal Investigator
I want to make my mark on the world.
Onthose that are beyond me and on
those that follow. I want to to set
the stards that changes what we do.
Am I a real paranormal conspiritor?
When is a real ghost
not a real ghost?
A paranormal conspiracy theory attributes
the ultimate cause of an event or
chain of events (usually political,
social or historical haunted events),
or the concealment of Ghost or haunted
activity such causes from public knowledge,
to a secret, and often deceptive plot
by a group of powerful or influential
people or organizations.
Many conspiracy theories state that
major events in history have been
dominated by conspirators who manipulate
political happenings from behind the
scenes. Could this be what is going
b hind the scenes of many of the notable
cases dealing with ghosts, and prove
they actually do exist? The term "paranormal
conspiracy theory" is frequently
used by mainstream scholars and in
popular culture to identify a type
of haunted folklore similar to an
urban legend that we investigate.
Especially an explanatory narrative
which is constructed with particular
methodological flaws which our field
to day is full of. The term is also
used pejoratively to dismiss claims
that are alleged by critics to be
misconceived, paranoid, unfounded,
outlandish, irrational, or otherwise
unworthy of serious consideration
There fore we as the paranormal investigators
of our generation are making ourselves
into this target.
Many believe that groups of uninformed
or novice Ghost Hunters, or those
that claim to be researchers to phenomena
and such activities. Well are actually
making up hauntings or leading the
public astray just to gain personal
notirioty. Is it the tuth?
Yes I'd say it's more then very true.
I have seen Paranormal Investigators
actually change local history and
urban legends just to produce the
supposed or supported evidence they
need to prove their case. Or boost
their own popularity. From doctored
photos of ghosts and appritions, to
faked video and EVP's. Many people
and paramormal uscrupolous groups
do it all the time. At least thats
what the general concenus is amongst
us tried and true die hards. You might
ask why these frauds or Dis-information
ghost stories and evidence are perpertraited.
As P.T Barnum stated theirs a sucker
born every minute. Your probally saying
I'm not in that group... or hey thats
Some memebers of our haunted comunity
love to be in the spotlight. we all
know that as a fact. because thats
where the moey is. Selling your books
and being in demand. Or could it be
nothing more then just to be the talk
of the internet.And the gossip at
You might go sa far as writing stories
of your own personal adventures and
the horrific encounters you have personally
had. But when researchers such as
my self begiin to dig into your false
evidence it all seems to fall apart.
Am I talking about you are somone
I must state a very important point
here: I am am not the Paranormal Police
or the Paranormal Ghosts Zones judge
and jury. But I as many others in
the field who work hard at investigating
ghosts have started investigating
others claims. This I believe is a
need to be done deal. And I hope others
are investigating my works to keep
me on the up and up also! So don't
take what I am saying personally unless
your that perason or group who needs
the ghost scared out of them.
I recently investigated a well known
Ghost Hunters groups from the East
Coast. Their private haunted investigation
documentaion and the property were
opened to me alone unbeknownst to
the group before I investigated them
openly. Well I can tell you all first
hand now first hand. Interviewing
everyone from the lead investigator
to the client. Their stories all fell
apart from what the resident groups
writer had posted on several web sites
about what really occured. And this
is not the first case as such that
I was called in to scrutinize. Everything
pointed to the writer as pumping up
the case and even going so far to
go on internet radio to boast the
groups claims of actual evidence that
this person was haunted to the extreme.
The truth did come out but few know
that this person has lied about the
info just to get himself then his
group some national intrest. And all
those in the group swore what they
read was true. I watched hours of
video and heard miles of taped EVP"s
nothing matched up. The biggest problem
today is we need to give full copies
of documentaion to our very haunted
and non haunted clients.
How easy is it today in this world
of instant media to go out and make
a name for yourself in the paranormal
coumunity. How many Paranormal investigators
are really dedicated to proving what
many so open claims is the unprovable.
Hauntings do happen worldwide but
in my oppinion, Hauntings effect those
involved. Not the paranormal Investigator
who should just be their to document
it. I am not saying you will not be
affected just you should just be there
as an observer for how ever long it
When will these ghost haunted writiers
and would be future paranormal investigative
stars realize that what they are involved
with is not all about them. I love
the ghosts hunters who are always
looking to make a buck off what they
do. Someone writing you a check in
a large amount just to drop the book
your working on just to investigate
their home. Or th ghost hunter who
collects dues from his group and pockts
them. What about the ghost hunter
who sells you a piece of paper say
you are certified by them to hunt
ghots correctly. Well that doen't
mean they are corrupt unless you don't
follow their rules. Know one person
knows how to ghost hunt the right
way or the wrong way. So pay me and
I will teach you all my trade secrets
to find real ghosts and show the world
all the proof they need to know you
are the man or woman or ghost hunting
group that found, and made the whole
world believe in ghosts. And tell
you all my truths and lies.
Testing the validity
of paranormal conspiracy theories
Perhaps the most contentious aspect
of a paranormal conspiracy theory
is the problem of settling a particular
theory's truth to the satisfaction
of both its proponents and its opponents.
Particular accusations of conspiracy
vary widely in their plausibility,
but some common standards for assessing
their likely truth value may be applied
in each case.
Paranormal workshops at least the
really large to small blow my mind.
People go to buy cheap gear. get an
autograph, a new book see a film,
talk to their paranormal gods. But
why is it we the real paranormal people
might only draw a crowd of 80- 100
and those plumbers on TV get crowds
over 1000. They get paid thousands
to be in attendence. The know as much
as the average beginer in the feild.
Yet salted vets like us who have paved
the way for them just sit here. Afraid,
questioned, and in the spotlight.
At a really small turn out and a chance
to go in debt over the cost of it
Well the answer is we believe in
what we are doing and our cause is
the same. I get pleasure out of the
fact that when I am invited to speak
at a small convention. That a single
person presnt is enough to tell me
I have connected with a single soul
who believe me. Issn't that what it
is all about?
I hate the gangs at Workshops, Seminars
and Conventions about ghosts. The
groups the T-Shirts it's like West
Side Story and the Nazi Regime rolled
into one. I actually hate the radio
people who ask me the same stupid
questions over and over. And why does
everyone where black? Did somebody
not clue me in and tell me their was
a uniform we had to wear? Why can't
I be like the plumbers every week?
And just say well because I say so!
And just tell all these people. Hey!
Come as you are!
It's because I am the head of a Conspiricy!
Yes I am truly honesty and infatically
100% really at the head of it.
All paranormal investigation proof
lies soley on the proof brought forth
by a persons personal experiences.
And lies, Hoax's and fraudulent claims
are perhaps something that helps them
with their own ego's. My ego says
conspire to be myself and those that
follow will. So whats your personal
"Conspiricy" Ghost Hunter?
Occam's razor - is the alternative
story more complicated and therefore
less probable than the mainstream
story? Occam's razor (sometimes spelled
Ockham's razor) is a principle attributed
to the 14th-century English logician
and Franciscan friar, William of Ockham.
The principle states that the explanation
of any phenomenon should make as few
assumptions as possible, eliminating
those that make no difference in the
observable predictions of the explanatory
hypothesis or theory. The principle
is often expressed in Latin as the
lex parsimoniae ("law of parsimony"
or "law of succinctness"):
"entia non sunt multiplicanda
praeter necessitatem", roughly
translated as "entities must
not be multiplied beyond necessity".
This is often paraphrased as "All
other things being equal, the simplest
solution is the best." In other
words, when multiple competing theories
are equal in other respects, the principle
recommends selecting the theory that
introduces the fewest assumptions
and postulates the fewest entities.
It is in this sense that Occam's razor
is usually understood.
Originally a tenet of the reductionist
philosophy of nominalism, it is more
often taken today as an heuristic
maxim (rule of thumb) that advises
economy, parsimony, or simplicity,
often or especially in scientific
Formal Paranormal Logic - Do the
proofs offered follow the rules of
normal everday logic, or do they employ
Fallacies of logic? Formal logic is
the study of inference with purely
formal content, where that content
is made explicit. (An inference possesses
a purely formal content if it can
be expressed as a particular application
of a wholly abstract rule, that is,
a rule that is not about any particular
thing or property. The works of Aristotle
contain the earliest known formal
study of logic, which were incorporated
in the late nineteenth century into
modern formal logic. In many definitions
of logic, logical inference and inference
with purely formal content are the
same. This does not render the notion
of informal logic vacuous, because
no formal logic captures all of the
nuance of natural language.)
"Formal logic" is often
used as a synonym for symbolic logic,
where informal logic is then understood
to mean any logical investigation
that does not involve symbolic abstraction;
it is this sense of 'formal' that
is parallel to the received usages
coming from "formal languages"
or "formal theory". In the
broader sense, however, formal logic
is old, dating back more than two
millennia, while symbolic logic is
comparatively new, only about a century
Paranormal Methodology - are the
proofs offered for the argument well
constructed, i.e., using sound methodology?
Is there any clear standard to determine
what evidence would prove or disprove
the theory? Form is central to logic.
It complicates exposition that 'formal'
in "formal logic" is commonly
used in an ambiguous manner.
Symbolic logic is just one kind of
formal logic, and is distinguished
from another kind of formal logic,
traditional Aristotelian syllogistic
logic, which deals solely with categorical
propositions. Symbolic logic is the
study of symbolic abstractions that
capture the formal features of logical
inference. Symbolic logic is often
divided into two branches, propositional
logic and predicate logic.
Informal logic is the study of natural
language arguments. The study of fallacies
is an especially important branch
of informal logic. The dialogues of
Plato are a good example of informal
Mathematical logic is an extension
of symbolic logic into other areas,
in particular to the study of model
theory, proof theory, set theory,
and recursion theory.
soundness, and completeness
Among the valuable properties that
logical systems can have are:
Consistency, which means that none
of the theorems of the system contradict
Soundness, which means that the system's
rules of proof will never allow a
false inference from a true premise.
If a system is sound and its axioms
are true then its theorems are also
guaranteed to be true.
Completeness, which means that there
are no true sentences in the system
that cannot, at least in principle,
be proved in the system.
Not all systems achieve all three
virtues. The work of Kurt Gödel
has shown that no useful system of
arithmetic can be both consistent
and complete: see Gödel's incompleteness
Paranormal Rival conceptions
Paranormal Logic arose from a concern
with correctness of argumentation.
Modern logicians usually wish to ensure
that logic studies just those arguments
that arise from appropriately general
forms of inference; so for example
the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
says of logic that it "does not,
however, cover good reasoning as a
whole. That is the job of the theory
of rationality. Rather it deals with
inferences whose validity can be traced
back to the formal features of the
representations that are involved
in that inference, be they linguistic,
mental, or other representations"
By contrast, Immanuel Kant argued
that logic should be conceived as
the science of judgment, an idea taken
up in Gottlob Frege's logical and
philosophical work, where thought
(German: Gedanke) is substituted for
judgement (German: Urteil). On this
conception, the valid inferences of
logic follow from the structural features
of judgements or thoughts.
Paranormal Deductive And Inductive
Paranormal Deductive reasoning concerns
what follows necessarily from given
premises. However, inductive reasoning—the
process of deriving a reliable generalization
from observations—has sometimes
been included in the study of logic.
Correspondingly, we must distinguish
between deductive validity and inductive
validity (called "cogency").
An inference is deductively valid
if and only if there is no possible
situation in which all the premises
are true and the conclusion false.
The notion of deductive validity can
be rigorously stated for systems of
formal logic in terms of the well-understood
notions of semantics. Inductive validity
on the other hand requires us to define
a reliable generalization of some
set of observations. The task of providing
this definition may be approached
in various ways, some less formal
than others; some of these definitions
may use mathematical models of probability.
For the most part this discussion
of logic deals only with deductive
logic. Deductive argument follows
the pattern of a general premise to
a particular one, there is a very
strong relationship between the premise
and the conclusion of the argument.
Paranormal Whistleblowers - how many
people — and what kind —
have to be loyal conspirators?
Falsifiability - Is it possible to
demonstrate that specific claims of
the theory are true, or are they "unfalseifiable"?
A whistleblower is an employee, former
employee, or member of an organization,
especially a business or government
agency, who reports misconduct to
people or entities that have the power
and presumed willingness to take corrective
action. The misconduct may be a violation
of a law, rule, regulation and/or
a direct threat to public interest,
such as fraud, health/safety violations,
and corruption. One famous whistleblower
is Jeffrey Wigand, who exposed the
Big Tobacco scandal, revealing that
executives of the companies knew that
cigarettes were addictive and approved
the addition of carcinogenic ingredients
to the cigarettes. Wigand's story
was the basis for the 1999 movie The
Insider. Dr. Frederic Whitehurst exposed
irregularities at the Federal Bureau
of Investigation's Crime Lab. In Europe,
Paul van Buitenen exposed irregularities
in the European Commission.
The US academic Noam Chomsky contrasts
conspiracy theory as more or less
the opposite of institutional analysis,
which focuses mostly on the public,
long-term behaviour of publicly known
institutions, as recorded in, e.g.
scholarly documents or mainstream
media reports, rather than secretive
coalitions of individuals.
About The Ghost
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of international Ghost Hunters The
Ghost man is a leading investigator
in the field. He has hunted for ghosts
and all that is paranormal for over
35 years. Many seek his input on specific
hauntings and paranormal manifestations.
Publicly he does not wish to be known
to the general public for he wishes
no attention to be drawn to himself,
or to reap any benefits by use of
his name or likeness. The Ghost Man
has been a consultant on many documentaries,
books and articles for many years.
He might seem like a myth or as a
ghost in the night but his work and
status amongst those who are in the
field set their standards by him.
The Ghost Man will continue to write
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Also see: Confessions
of a Real Ghost Hunter: Part
read: Is It
Really Paranormal? Questioning The
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Possession - With tales of being raped
or beaten by ghosts, to stories of
even a ghost giving a person a loan
of some cash. I ask myself do these
things really happen? -- Ginalanier.com