1.) So you’ve found a paranormal hotspot that is one in a million, as you say. You took some amazing video of apparitions. Some great audio of human voices and footsteps and had some amazing personal experiences. My question is, why is there a next week’s episode someplace else? Why can’t you put on the breaks, set up shop for a month at the amazing location, and win the Nobel, as Tyler Kokjohn is fond of saying. In short, why go anywhere else?
And why not bring skeptics there? Scientists? Shaman? Anyone who might have something to contribute besides your patented, “Yup, there’s something here but you have nothing to fear from it. Hope this helps!”
2.) At what point do you start to see patterns and draw connections for your audience besides explaining what your tech gizmos read? For instance, is it a coincidence that at every location you’ve ever been to where there are stories of people standing face-to-face with full-bodied apparitions, by the time you get there and whip out the camera, the only thing you’ll pick up is a fleeting image, a distant image, or something at the periphery of your vision? Assuming the world is filled with ghosts and you are honestly picking them up with your equipment, don’t you find it just a bit odd that what you get is never as direct or as long an encounter as what the people who brought you there saw? Doesn’t that speak to the nature of the phenomena in some way?
3.) When you speak to the air and ask it questions and then something in the next room tips over and you run in there, ask another question, and hear a noise somewhere else–why is your inclination to believe that there’s a dead person trying to communicate with you? Wouldn’t they better communicate with you by staying in the same room–by being more direct in as much as that’s possible given the veil between worlds?
Doesn’t it sound more like something toying with you, if we are to ascribe motive? And if it’s the same at every location around the globe then what does that say about these being individual cases? Maybe there are innumerable entities, but maybe there aren’t. I don’t know, but I think it should be stated as equally probable that you’re “communicating” with a singular intelligence (perhaps even the collect human intelligence), which only appears like dead people if you don’t think about it too deeply.
That’s all I’ve got. It strikes me that if your group does not exist to further our understanding of hauntings or to bring science onboard with undeniable evidence, then you’re here to strengthen belief in the reality of hauntings. This is true whether your motive is to entertain, to draw advertisement dollars, or to actually seek the truth. All of those roads lead to strengthening the belief of the audience. I think it’s only right that you examine the definition of the thing you’re asking us to believe.