Paranormal De-evolution was originally added in September, 2012.
When did aberrant behavior become an “acceptable alternative norm” in the paranormal field? If you’re
not in the field to help others (both sides of the divide), and/or yourself by fulfilling a need to know what happens after death, or to further expand and help with scientific explanations on the question of hauntings and life after living, or even as a cool hobby that you really enjoy while still taking it very seriously, then you’re in the field for the wrong reasons. You can still have these goals (core beliefs) even if you’re writing a book, or doing a TV show about the paranormal field, it just means you’re being paid to do what you love. However, I feel a bubble is going to burst, that credibility is going to take a header, and that worries me, because of the folks looking to cash in sans any real belief in the field, the people just looking to make a buck or to be a groupie of one making said buck. The more we commercialize the paranormal field, the closer it gets to that bursting point, and it is going to be due to a few disingenuous people. The light will shine on them, and the field will suffer as a consequence, and of course they will whine that they are being singled out, victimized, because that’s what disingenuous people do. It is never about their behaviors, oh no, the whole world is wrong and they are right. Drama seems to forever follow them around, so is it them (yes) or the rest of the world? (no).
The TV shows, so lets see, hmmmm, they seem to find something at EVERY location EVERY time? Anyone who has been in this field for any amount of real time knows that just doesn’t happen. Does this further the field or hinder it? I believe it seriously hamstrings the field because newly minted investigators then think that they must find something every time too, after all, the TV shows do, right? So the dog barking becomes “Get Out,” all orbs become spirits instead of dust, a photography issue such as camera shake, shutter stutter becomes spirit anomalies.
“Open mindedness is great so long as it isn’t so open our brains fall out.”