Paranormal Terms : Believers/Sceptics/Trolls/Bullying
Observational Writing : Looking at different terms used in the Paranormal Community.
This article is observations of the paranormal community, generally there is 2 types of investigators.
But often words like “Trolls” are being used to describe someone who doesn’t agree with you or being accused of “Bullying” just because they share a different opinion. - I’m looking at what each of these represent and identification of each type.
According to Cambridge dictionary a Believer is as follows….
- A person who has a religious belief or who strongly believes that something is right or good.
This conforms to the paranormal believers very well, paranormal to them is also deemed as a religion, lots of theories and stories they take as fact.
Lots of the Paranormal Believers are the one’s bragging Para-Unity around which for this article is the perfect argument.
Para-Unity is a made-up term from people living in a fantasy world, Lots of teams are saying they are part of and support Para-Unity but the issue is if anything is ever questioned about the team or youtube videos you are soon considered out of that Unity and move on to being called a Troll or even a Bully if you really questioned something maybe in some detail.
I’m not saying that believers are terrible researchers but by jumping to conclusions easily without having facts for acceptance, Then that does destroy credibility and will posses a struggle with any serious research because it has to be unbiased with critical thinking, with the use of testing equipment and methodologies.
My issue with all out paranormal believers is that they post up a lot of claimed evidence and often have a lot of people feeding into what they release as fact, Often there is photographs of pareidollia, lots of Orbs and mist (when your outside in the winter?!)
There is many plus sides to a believer (paranormal investigator) a believer in the paranormal can still conduct a serious investigation and many do with some great results, my experience of ‘Believers Vs Sceptics’ has just shown more credible results from those on the more sceptical side than those who are believers of most pseudo-scientific equipment and theories, But as long as the results or even “Evidence” can be authentic if put through critical review from a third party who is more qualified in natural sciences and experimental energy research, which would give any results or evidence some credibility.
A Believer still has a lot to offer some of them are the “Sensitive” one in the group, not someone who classify’s themselves as a psychic medium but someone who has a connection to something they don’t understand.
Personally have found them to be great on investigations and to conduct research with, it works both ways – sceptics work well with believers and vis-versa.
Lots of the groups publishing “Evidence” in “Episodes” are all out believers, but claim to be sceptical even through they are posting pareidollia , radio voices, and orbs – their fan base take all opinions personally if you do not agree with what is said even if done in a constructive manner.
According to Cambridge dictionary a Sceptic is as follows….
- a person who doubts the truth or value of an idea or belief .
People in the paranormal community think of sceptics as someone who is anti-paranormal research that is not the case and far from it, The people who are anti-Paranormal are “Non-believers” or “Cynics”.
More groups need to be more sceptical with their research and conduct critical thinking when investigating, when its full of Para-Unity everyone kissing everyone’s bottom and talking about research likes its all fact and everyone is a celebrity ghost hunter, groups need to wise up and rethink the whole set-up – paranormal research does not replicate reality TV with lots of acting and making sure your team in on camera, a real vigil takes control, observations and lots of serious research which is not being conducted on youtube videos, live-streams or on TV.
Sceptics add a different viewpoint, often its not accepted from many believers and they continue to think that every single photograph they take is a demonic Orb manifesting as a white ball, Even if the information is not taken on-board least the information can be shared (something they think shouldn’t happen because it can paint a group in a bad light).
If a group dis-agrees with you about the information they will get defensive quiet often new accounts appear and start to tweet you with regards to keeping your opinions to yourself -if you don’t like it don’t say anything, Obviously they do not want an opinion just agreement and statistics.
The paranormal community is full of ego, money, you-tube videos and TV stardom and very little to do with the fundamental basic principles of researching paranormal phenomena, they think they are fbi agents with complete knowledge and use debunked equipment, making claims and publishing false results. (false because they are uneducated in the equipment and theories they investigate with)
It is the believers job to convince the sceptic! - A sceptic will accept the video, audio, results, reports if objective evidence is captured, they are already there conducting research and obtaining their own Subjective accounts of the events, the only thing that will change the mind of people like me is if the methodology and standards of these groups that make videos every week with on the face of social media all claiming to have big paranormal results, often ego is a big selection and sceptics see right through it….the research is on different platforms lots of the believers make you-tube videos and their intention is to replicate Zak or Yvette (they say its strictly research but its not) they want to broadcast and make episodes like everyone’s seen on TV, They are not conducting real research into paranormal phenomena, its a show and some are so desprete to have that reality of “Ghost Hunting” that they pay to show their “Episodes” on TV.
Often believers will jump to conclusions and not take any time researching ideas and equipment before making a final decision – like explained sceptics are not Non-believers...instead of saying no that’s not paranormal they will go into detail why its not and share that understanding to further education of equipment and theories.
Often ideas are not shared in the paranormal world and when someone questions anything they are called a troll, often I have been called a troll because I have an opinion, one occasion recently I got told I was bullying because I didn’t agree with the standard of what they call research and their true agenda.
According to Cambridge dictionary a Troll is as follows….
- someone who leaves an intentionally annoying message on the internet, in order to get attention or cause trouble.
Paranormal trolls exist and not to be confused with sceptics, their only intention is to cause issues – not to hear anything you say, and pick at anything said and continuously repeat the cycle - they feed of it and it is a game to them.
Often these trolls will appear all in favour of 1 team, They are Believers for 1 team and Trolls for the rest.
The reflection is that the groups who are believers who accuses the sceptics of being trolls are the founder for the paranormal troll to be created, often multiple alias of the same person will attempt to cause an issue often when you have outlined an issue with someone they are clearly in love with.
From the start expect swearing and childish questions and even more childish responses – its like a shoe measuring contest for them and has nothing to do with the research they are discussing.
No matter of your response it will never resonate with them, they have a private agenda and often with 1 team they are in love with and anything you say about that team it will cause more non-sense from them.
There are also Non-believers who often troll paranormal teams and recently paranormal sceptics, They often try and get a response from paranormal groups saying that ghosts don’t exist etc…
But recently there has been an increase in trolling sceptics, often accusing them of not being sceptics and classifying them as believers because they have an interest into paranormal and question paranormal. (as seen above this is not true as per Cambridge dictionary)
All principles are the same but aim their scepticism at sceptics scepticism in the paranormal field or community, its more picking at work they quickly proof read and try and create issues from subjects that they have no interest in or even study.
The troll-ism that takes place on social media is a great reflection to people in general, lots of people have a lot to say about things they don’t understand, live in a life surrounded in ego – they are always trying to implement lies about those who have a different opinion, hoping that it will cause some type of issue for them and stop them from publishing opinions about subjects what they seriously study.
According to Cambridge dictionary Bullying is as follows….
- someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful, often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do.
Bullying is a new term used in paranormal research to describe someone who doesn’t agree with you.
This is not a term ive heard often but there was 2 recent cases were Bullying was used to describe my opinion on a paranormal subject, Its often when your wrongly classified as a troll that bullying follows when you fail to agree on an opinion.
If any bullying did take place which I have failed to see, Block that person – problem solved.