The incredulous attitude, I feel, can be attributed to a few things. People seeking fame in television or media. Hoping to become the next Zach Bagans or Amy Bruni. Seeking out that 15-minutes of fame to get that one photo, video or piece of evidence that launches their name into the paranormal stratosphere. Guess what? There are tens of thousands of people like that. If you want to be on television, do you know how to edit? Do you know how to create high quality video? Do you know how to speak on camera? Do you know how to dress? Do you have the right look that television is looking for? This doesn’t even include, yet, the egotistical name droppers that blow up because a blue checkmarked personality on Twitter or Facebook gave their comment a ‘like’, that you’re now best friends! Or they decided in order to stand out from the pack, they needed to create a title of sorts, like demonologist, or paranormal skeptic.
Speaking of the term skeptic, why does every team out there have to have their resident ‘skeptic’? What is the purpose of this? Is this to try and make your research more credible if you have someone who is questioning the ‘reality’ of all situations? If you yourself cannot decipher what is real or what is memorex, then you’re probably in the wrong field. If you have to have a team member whose only job is to try and ‘debunk’ (I hate that word) any strange happenstance, because you need it for your team’s ‘credibility’, then you are a joke. There’s no reason to take your work seriously. If you cannot be your own worst skeptic, then there’s no reason to take you or your team seriously. Why? It’s simple. The evidence should speak for itself. You were there. You should know the difference between a foundation settling and someone or something tapping on walls or walking on hardwood floors.
Hey Para-Karen, let’s talk about locking down locations again. The only reason to have buildings or museums sign a ‘contract’ allowing you and only you and/or your team to have exclusive rights to a location is purely out of ego. Plain and simple, you’re being an asshole. You are taking advantage of people who likely do not know how the paranormal works or the people involved. For you to ‘lockdown’ a location, then threaten other teams or even the building’s owners for allowing others to conduct investigations shows how little class you have as well as shows the lack of respect you have for the paranormal field you love so much. You may be the best, or the worst investigator on the planet, but when you try to take away from others having an experience, potentially of a lifetime, then you are selfish and do not deserve to be taking advantage of locations this way. Locking down a location for personal gain just shows your lack of integrity and how blind the paranormal world can be when it comes to trying to further advance the fields of research. I mean, do you really believe that if you lock down a haunted bar or hotel that they are going to hold your contract if say a big named television show comes in and wants to do a shoot at that location? Do you really believe you have that much pull? May be time to pull your head out of your Para-Karen butt and come back to reality.
So Para-Karen……We don’t need you to speak to your paranormal manager. We need you to be human again and think. If you want popularity, that’s fine. It’s allowed. Don’t make it at the expense of others though. Be fair, not cruel. Be smart, not egotistical. There’s a reason the big boys and girls in this field rarely associate with paranormal teams and other investigators. It’s because the Para-Karens of the paranormal world have proven they can’t be trusted for knowledge or respect. If you want change, start with yourself. You’ll be better off. When you do this, more opportunities arrive. Like being a guest on Spaced Out Radio. In the mean time, while I’m waiting, I’ll be hanging out with the UFO crowd. They may be crazy and just as off the charts, but at least they’re close to solving a paranormal mystery.