I am fascinated with the field of paranormal science. It intrigued me long before all the ghost-hunting shows made it the cool thing to do.
Everybody is a paranormal investigator these days. Watch out man, I'm a ghostbuster... ummm..ok
people who claim ALL pictures of dust, breath and reflections to be
paranormal phenomena are referred to as "dust-chasers" in some of the
paranormal community. These investigators seem to capture loads of
"evidence" at every location. And some of it is probably genuine.
insist that everything is a face. This is sort of "matrixing" where our
mind puts together pieces to make sense, like finding a face on the
moon or Jesus on buttered toast. Or maybe sometimes it really is a
spirit manifesting. Dust and moths can appear as orbs in photos. This
can be confusing when attempting to photograph the real thing (a ball of
energy floating around). The so-called psychics do a disservice to
those who have genuine psychic abilities when they go around claiming to
be talking to Elvis or Michael Jackson to bring attention (and money)
Then there are skeptics (like us) who look for
scientific evidence. No matter how cool a picture might appear and how
badly we would like it to be paranormal, if we have a reason to suspect
otherwise we won't consider it seriously as paranormal. Unfortunately,
that may mean some real evidence will likely be tossed out or thrown
into the category of "entertainment" instead of actual evidence. And
the majority of our investigations turn up nothing; but it's the ones
that do that make it all worthwhile. Like, really really cool. Hearing
a voice actually speaking into my recorder that I didn't hear at the
time... that's just awesome!
The entertainment aspect of it all
can be fun, and as long as it's done with respect to any spirits
encountered I see nothing wrong. It may even help present actual
evidence in a way that's easier to understand.
Photos of dust,
bugs, breath, fog, raindrops, reflections, dirty lenses, over-exposure,
motion blur, light play or even a hair or camera strap can all appear
paranormal. But so could spirit energy. When exploring a scientific
frontier, anything is possible.