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Posted:3/22/2014 11:47:26 PM
Panda say, No MSG. Who knows what you are getting at some of these other Chinese restaurants. I'm a bigger fan of Japanese, if you can find a place that deals in it.

Posted:3/22/2014 7:13:07 PM
I'm a fan of the Pandas walnut shrimp though.

Posted:3/22/2014 5:52:29 PM
Guilty.

Posted:3/21/2014 11:16:36 PM
After reading his article, I thought it was an interesting idea to keep members of investigations in the dark about the background on places. However, I have run into several issues, including: 1) people are unwilling to go to an unknown destination 2) by providing people with a name, everything is very google-able unless it is an original investigation.

The article basically says that by only having a few members of your team with knowledge of a location, that you are getting a better and more fair feel for a place. When everyone knows the location, they are going to see what they should see - hence the power of suggestion.

How has suggestion played a part in your investigations? I can remember going out with a group once (a long time ago), and somebody passed wind. Everyone in the group started talking about how they were smelling sulfur and that there must be a demon present. The power of suggestion, especially in the paranormal world, is really influential. Considering that the paranormal world thrives on faith, everyone is ready to believe in something.

Posted:3/7/2014 12:56:23 PM
I think TAPS actually has an affiliate program that costs a pretty penny to be a part of.

Posted:3/7/2014 12:28:25 PM
 If you look back to the original spirit boxes, they were designed with the mentality of looking for words in the white noise while it is sweeping channels. Finding interference, people are supposed to be able to differentiate. It's the same thing with orbs and pictures. People see dust and scream ghosts. I am am confused as to why this model only allows FM and not AM though. I believe the makers genuinely want people to hear things with FM interference ( we have a huge struggle with Lady Gaga). I personally max out the speed, and have not heard anything valid on this yet. My my personal favorite tool is tests. The shave and the haircut knocking test. I also put a ping pong ball in a necklace, with a static cam set on it. Can you think of any other valid tests an investigator could conduct?

Posted:3/7/2014 11:15:16 AM
I also think that equipment companies are setting the standards too by what they are throwing out there. For example: whoever created the ovilus just throws a machine out there and labels it ghost hunter? So it must be real...

Who should really regulate though?

Posted:3/7/2014 9:56:38 AM
It's funny that you talk about standards. My group was actually approached by a psychic group in regards to becoming certified through them as a legitimate paranormal group. I think that at this point, the industry standard is how much you have been on TV (taps for example, or ghost hunters). After that, local channels. Sadly, I personally am starting to agree with you that the equipment out there works great when it's all in conjunction with one another, but an EMF reader means little going off. And honestly, unless you have a camera on the meter, how legitimate are the results? How many times do you see readings in reports of investigations, or just the words, "emf spikes".

My group was actually forced to get insurance early on. And like you said, I think insurance makes the group credible. We have been to several museums that never required insurance (of you check out the website the jail was actually a museum as well as the May-Stringer house). The fact that these places have priceless artifacts that could be broken and lost forever is kind of startling.

Ironically, it was a graveyard that required us to have a million dollar policy. About $300 a year in FLORIDA.

Posted:3/7/2014 1:17:30 AM
My Paranormal Group went and investigated an old jail. Here is the ink to the video of the evidence we found the night of (only 10 or so minutes).
What do you think constitutes as good evidence? Does an Ovilus count? A spirit box?

To be honest, an Ovilus tends to throw out words and people can make up their own stories of what happens.
Cameras catch dust that people claim are orbs.
Spirit boxes have glimpses of radio channels that people think are ghosts.
EMF detectors are set off by power lines, breaker boxes, etc.

What is real good evidence?

Posted:1/29/2014 12:10:01 AM
In regards to an article, Strange Awakenings - Sometimes the Pressure is Just Too Much."

Does anyone have an opinion on this? What causes the crazy night scenes out of no where?

In my experience, people do not just pick up a demon on the street. Yet, some stories I have come into contact with, almost seem to be hereditary - passed on from one family member to the next. Is this even possible?