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Shopping For Truth

Throughout my journey as a paranormal investigator I have had to adopt, avoid or come to terms with many labels; mostly because they are over-used in the field. Here is how I see it, and why.

– I am a sensitive with intermittent/situational medium capabilities, but I do not consider myself a psychic.

– I am a professional paranormal investigator. I call myself this because I believe that I work with a professional team who behaves and works in a professional manner. We have put in the time and the research to back up our claims and have surrounded ourselves with teams who have done the same. We will never stop learning or growing in this field and I believe that is the true mark of a professional. Period.

– I am not a ghost hunter!  This might be a fun term that we all throw around from time to time, but it in no way defines what I do or who I am. I’m not out trying to wrangle ghosts. I don’t intend on capturing them and sending them to the other-side or containing them in a special vault beneath the city.

I do this because I have respect for who these people were when they walked on this earth with their earthly bodies. I’m intrigued by the life they lived and I honor them by taking that extra step of learning all that I can about them even beyond death.

Spirit has a lot to teach us and tell us if we’d only pay attention. I believe that history is not complete without their story, so I openly seek it.

If you wanted to call me something “catchy” then call me a History Hunter, but even so, I don’t stalk it in the woods or plan on “bringing it down” with a rifle.

I’m not a scientist. I do, however, respect science and want to learn how to present spirit in a way that science can agree with. There has to be a balance and I intend on finding that balance and presenting it to those who would not believe it to be possible.

These are all things that I’ve thought about often as of late.

For those of us in this field, or for those of you who are interested in this field, these can be very important topics. It seems like every week there is a new T.V. show or a new Facebook page where people throw these terms around with reckless abandon. Are they all fakes? No, I don’t believe so. Are they all the seasoned professionals that snappy photos, web pages, and creative filming might lead you to believe? No, I don’t believe so. So how do you know who you can trust? As with anything, DO YOUR HOMEWORK !

You wouldn’t go off and buy a car just because it’s shiny. You have to take it for a test drive first. Check out the mileage, see what kind of options it has. Look at the reviews. And you can’t just rely on a fast-talking sales pitch. You wouldn’t leave the lot with a brand you’ve never heard of unless the experts gave it a thumbs up. It’s the same with this. It might be just a night’s worth of entrainment for some of you, but even so, you owe it to yourself to actually learn something truthful while you’re having fun.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some extraordinary people in this field. We are honored to call these people friends and mentors. They’ve worked long and hard and put out quality work, but don’t just take our word for it. Follow the links and decide for yourself. We believe in giving credit to those who have come before us, to those who have helped shape us into who we are. We seek to learn from them and we are honored when they consider us colleagues and friends. They may not be on your television every week., the website you have bookmarked or the tour guide you walked with, but they’re the real deal. They hold the keys to the doors that have yet to be unlocked and they are the ones you should be seeking out and supporting.

Just  something to think about that the next time you’re in the market for the truth.

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Brought to you by: Jamie of East Valley Paranormal

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2 responses

  1. Science will never buy into what you or I do so forget about satisfying Science. Truth is another matter. Science deal in knowns. Tangible stuff with substance. We deal in a world that is not always tangible in the sense that Science can appreciate. Think out of the box for crying out loud. Don’t limit yourself or what you may have encountered or captured on video, photos, audio etc., because some self important techno geek says its not possible or its a light flare or dust particle (for example). Yes, probability is it may be a light flare or dust particle or environmental sound. you do the best you can to analyze and solidify your view on it. You present and say MAYBE. Is not one shred of evidence I have ever seen that cannot be challenged in someway if you want to bad enough. You have to listen to your intuition and what your gut says. Thats what we do.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:38 am

  2. Thank you for a very enlightening post on paranormal investigation. I like your perspective, that you consider yourself a history hunter. For your information, a psychic perceives while a medium receives, so it certainly appears that you fall into the second category. I have been on a few paranormal investigations myself, not as a professional, but as a writer/researcher who happens to communicate with spirits and the spirit world.
    I will be back to read more!

    March 4, 2013 at 5:02 am

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