What is a ghost?
There are many definitions of what a ghost is. My investigation partner and I use the following definition as our basis for investigations.
We use "ghost" as a term to describe the essence, energy, consciousness, or soul of a deceased human being or other entity that was at one time or another, incarnated on the earth plane.
The term "spirit" on the other-hand, describes an entity that has never been incarnated on the earth plane.
What would you consider scientific evidence?
Because of the subjective and fluid nature of the paranormal/spiritual, it's my opinion that there will never be any solid scientific evidence strong enough to convince everyone. Of course there will always be small bits of random, hit-or-miss evidence that will be proof to those who personally experience and collect it, but there will never be any evidence that will totally 100% convince everyone, especially those who are hardcore skeptics and those who only accept evidence that can be reproduced in the laboratory under controlled conditions.
I'm sure that more than a few paranormal investigators need to personally re-examine their motives if they are trying to convince others of the existence of the paranormal.
A lot of people either don't realize this, or they don't want to connect the two, but the paranormal is strongly linked with "spirituality". You can't have one without the other.
You can present the most convincing evidence to people, but if they are not mentally or spiritually ready, or if they just don't want to believe, no evidence will ever be enough. This is what a lot of investigators don't realize. It's my opinion that if you're in this field, you have to be in it for your own self first. Convincing others should always be secondary. If it happens it does, but most of the time, it won't.
Tips and Tricks
- Keep an open-mind.
- Always follow your heart and your intuition
- When investigating, ALWAYS balance the scientific side with the spiritual side. No matter how many "toys" and gadgets you use, you must also include the human "intuitive" aspect as well.
- Stop using the term "debunk" when trying to disprove or find alternative causes of paranormal activity. The term "debunk" means, "Expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas". Using this term makes one sound as if their number one priority is to disprove any claims of paranormal activity.
Is this a spiritual experience for you?
Yes, the paranormal is always a spiritual experience for myself.
Does your team offer to expel paranormal that you find?
If this means, will my team disprove any evidence I find, if it's found to be "non-paranormal" in nature, absolutely. We are our own worst critics.
What is your favorite piece of equipment and why?
It's actually not a piece of equipment, but it's my partner who is both a psychic and a medium. She is more accurate and precise than any electronic gadget.