What has the parapsychology answered so far?
Has parapsychology ever found something about the psychic phenomena?
Has someone ever gained the award from James Randi Educational Foundation?
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Suggestion by psiexploration
Parapsychology has found out numerous things about different psychic phenomena. I have included a link below to the Parapsychological Association since it would be impossible for me to educate you about 100 years plus of research in a couple of paragraphs.
No one has ever convinced Randi to give up his belief that psychic phenomena doesn’t exist and most real scientist (those with actual education and experience in science) don’t bother trying to change a person’s belief. They conduct scientific investigations and present the findings in peer reviewed science journals.
Michael John Weaver, M.S.
Suggestion by point_less
There are supposedly a few who might be able to claim this prize. Remote Viewer Joe McMoneagle allegedly has a 50% accuracy rating. But, a true psychic need not bother to claim such a petty prize amount when they can have a much higher financial success playing the stock markets etc.
Suggestion by T R
What has it answered? Nothing, I’m afraid.
Sure, paranormalists have plenty of answers to share, but are those answers back up with credible and reliable scientific evidence? That’s the key question, and the unavoidable answer to this question is a resounding no. The best that a paranormalist can truthfully say is that parapsychology has provided some inconclusive results here and there and not much more. That’s not very impressive.
I’ve linked to a source below. It is very thoroughly documented and I think you’ll find it to be interesting reading.
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What is a good way to start a Ghost Hunting group?
My friends and I are starting a Ghost hunting group and we want to know what type of equipment we need. Please be specific in the items and prices. Thank you.
Suggestion by Casu.
Get a group of very strong believers:
-flashlights with wrist straps
-recorders with wrist straps
-video recorder with wrist straps
-first aid kit for slip and falls
-a few walkie talkies with strong receptions point
-cellular phones that have good long lasting batteries and good reception points. Make everyone get theirs and charge it before they go hunting
-amethyst stone to fend off the bad spirits from latching onto your auras when you leave.
Lastly, an inhaler if you actually do see one and get startled until you run out of breathe.
Suggestion by ☣
* Still and video photography – using infrared, digital, night vision, and even disposable film cameras to capture evidence of possible visual manifestations, such as orbs, mist, apparitions, and ectoplasm.
* EMF measurement – using electromagnetic field meters to detect possible unexplained magnetic fields which some attribute to the presence of ghosts and spirits, and at times used to spirit communication.
* Temperature measurement – using infrared, and thermal cameras, imaging video cameras, and/or hand-held infrared surface and ambient temperature sensors to detect changes in the environment, such as “cold spots”, which some believe accompany paranormal activity.
* Digital and analog audio recording – to capture anomalous audio, including voices and sounds that may be interpreted as electronic voice phenomena, which some theorize are attempts at communication by paranormal entities.
* Geiger counter – to measure fluctuations in radiation which some believe will point to a disturbance in spirit energy.
* Ion Meters – to detect an excess of negative ions which some feel are associated with paranormal activity.
* Infrared and/or ultrasonic motion sensors – to detect possible anomalous movement within a given area, or to assist in creating a controlled environment where any human movement is detected.
* Air quality monitoring equipment – to assess the levels of gases such a carbon monoxide which are thought contribute to reports of paranormal activity. (Also see carbon monoxide poisoning).
* Infrasound monitoring equipment – to assess the level of sound vibrations below 20Hz which is thought to contribute to reports of paranormal activity.
* Dowsing rods – usually constructed of brass and bent into an L-shape, dowsing rods may be used by those who feel they help indicate the presence of ghosts and spirits.
* Psychics – trance mediums or “sensitive” individuals thought to have the ability to identify and make contact with spiritual entities. (This practice is considered controversial among groups that prefer a scientific approach)
* Demonologists, or Clergy Members – individuals who may say prayers, give blessings, or perform rituals for the purpose of cleansing a location of alleged ghosts, demons, poltergeists, or “negative energy”. (Also considered controversial among groups that prefer a scientific approach)
Suggestion by ☼ Epona ☼
Prices I do not know for sure, but you will want the following:
Hand held Thermometer (Digital)
Flashlights (preferably the helmet kind to keep your hands free).
Other things you might want, but aren’t as important
Night Vision Camera
Both of these can get very expensive.
I managed to get everything in the top list without spending much money, as I got them second-hand at pawn shops. New equipment can get very pricey, and no respectable ghost hunting team charges for what they do.
You will also need to build a name for yourself. Start by going to places like cemeteries, and homes of friends and family that think they might have activity. You will want to catch a few good EVPs or videos or pictures to show prospective clients that you know what you are doing and that you are professionals. Word of mouth goes a long way.
And, when you finally do get to the point of being invited to stranger’s homes or places of business to investigate, you must show the utmost care, politeness and maturity in these situations, so that you can build a good reputation. A good ghost hunt lasts hours, so you will need to have enough free time to go over the hours of footage taken.
I suggest watching Ghost Hunters on the sci-fi channel and taking stock of what equipment they use, and how they function as a team. But, keep in mind that their equipment is very expensive, as they do profit from what they do because of the TV show.
Good luck, and happy hunting!
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