Does it take high tech gadgets to make a good Paranormal Investigator?
While sitting and listening to one of my favorite paranormal radio programs, I started to wonder just why was it that today’s paranormal investigators were always bragging about their latest gizmo, how much they had spent on it, how it had made their investigations so much easier and just how they could not carry on without it. Hey don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that you were able to go out and waste oh excuse me, I mean spend your hard earned money on these gadgets that are supposed to aid in the pursuit of that special ghost that haunts your local cemetery or reported haunted house. If that’s what makes you happy, more power to you.
Still to me, I find it funny to hear a person tell me that they just have to have night vision headsets or night vision cameras, an ovulis, franks box or the likes there in before they can even go out to investigate. Wow, I must really be behind the times, because a flashlight lets me see really well at night, I don’t really need a programmable voice synthesizer to tell me what my little hand held recorder can already pretty much from time to time pick up, and if I want to tune into stray radio frequencies, I’m pretty sure that I can get the same result by hurriedly tuning a basic am/fm radio up and down.
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You know, maybe I’m just too old fashioned, because I just don’t think we need to worry as much about our line up of super science gadgets. Now hold on before you stop reading this, I do enjoy my EMF meters and Digital Thermometers. I even love my camera that has night shot on it. Yes I know that I just set myself up by saying camera, and if it’s ok with you, let’s not worry if it’s analog or digital. I’m just not into that debate. So camera wise or cassette wise, if it works for you and you’re getting results, use what makes you happy.
Now back to the topic at hand, like most investigators, I like my scientific tools to, but I also like to think that I still could go and hunt ghosts without them. Now just between me and you, do we really even need them? I really don’t think that back in the infancy stage of paranormal investigation that people had to have a lot to investigate with. If I am correct, they found evidence with little more than a basic camera, baby powder, sewing thread and in some cases just a keen eye. Let me just be a bit more frank, most of the time they took little more than a pad and paper and just jotted down what they experienced. You know what; they did real well with just that. Just think about it, they laid down the ground work that we use as a guide to investigate today without any pretty flashing lights, dings or whistles.
So here are my questions to you, is it technique or tool alone that makes an investigator good enough to get credible evidence? Second question, are electronic devices going to phase out all human interaction in ghost hunting?
Scottie Stamper's paranormal adventures
started out when he was in his mid teens.
At age 15 Scottie had his first run in with
a full blown apparition. After recovering
from this initial scare, he decided to look
into those moans and groans that frighten
us late at night. After numerous scares he
is still trying to figure out just what paranormal
activity really boils down to.
Scottie and his Wife Rebecca currently operate
the Ghostville Times. Hand in hand they investigate
paranormal phenomena and do articles on paranormal
topics and other paranormal investigators
who spend their weekends and late nights trying
to prove or disprove the existence of the
paranormal world around us.
“When I can honestly provide you with
proof that I myself can’t disprove,
I will then tell you yes there
are paranormal forces all around us but for
I still have to say Orbs-R-Dirt”
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