Ghost-hunting groups - a good thing?
Thursday May 15, 2008
In this week's news, there was an article titled "Ghost-Hunting Groups Enjoy Popularity." And undoubtedly, TV shows like Ghosthunters have inspired the creation of hundred and hundreds of ghost-hunting groups all over the country. And this raises some questions: Are all these groups beneficial or harmful to the serious investigation of the paranormal? Or are they harmless clubs? What do you think?
In the way of disclosure, I am a member of a ghost-hunting group in my area (formed before such groups really became popular). And as much as I enjoy the ghost hunts, I sometimes wonder if we're really contributing to the understanding of ghost phenomena. It's fun, and I enjoy the friendships I've made with other members. But is it just a diversion? It's true that our group, like many out there, has captured many interesting EVP and even some provocative photos that could a show genuine ghost. So is this evidence that we've gathered and added to the accumulating body of evidence enough to justify groups like ours? Or do the answers to these questions depend on the particular ghost group and its methods and intentions?
What's your opinion?