The paranormal community has to deal with a lot of skeptics and non-believers. How many of you paranormal investigators out there have heard that, “ghosts do not exist”. How many times has someone told you that they can explain how you caught “that” in your photo. How many times has someone tried to debunk one of your EVPs. Well this is common and there will always be that “one” person who will try to prove you wrong.
Being a paranormal investigator I have dealt with all kinds of negativity when it comes to my beliefs in the paranormal. I not only get grief about what I do from strangers, but I also get it from my family and some friends. I can’t tell you how many times I have been called “Egon” and have been told “Do not cross the streams!”. I just let it roll off my back. I have finally accepted that there will always be those that do not believe.
Family, I thought would always support you in everything you do. My family, however, feel it necessary to give me a hard time. When I first started investigating I had my brother upload some of my pics to my IPOD. When he finished, I was looking through them and something caught my eye. It was a picture of me standing by a huge monument tombstone in a local cemetery and standing to my side was a ghost. I was so excited. My first apparition. I called up my team members and told them what we had caught and had the other co-founder pull up her pictures as well and told her which pic it was. She was unable to find it. I went to my brother and started to tell him what I saw and he started to laugh. He said I was ignorant, that there was no such thing as ghosts. He had photo shopped John Travolta into my picture. I was devastated. I had really thought I had a picture of my first apparition.
Then there is the Scientific Community. They believe that paranormal research is trash. For some reason scientists can not stand this type of research. Many of them are non-believers, but why? Why could it not be possible? Things that I have seen and heard have changed many minds. I have evidence that is unexplainable.
Thanks to paranormal TV, more and more people are accepting of the idea that maybe there is something to this whole paranormal thing. Like I said before, there will always be that one person who will try to prove you wrong. Keep trying and keep capturing evidence!