I punched a ghost in a library on television!

In the field of what is commonly called “paranormal research” there seem to be at least 3 major groups of individuals.

1. Hunters
2. Investigators
3. Entertainers

Here is a quick checklist to see where you, another individual or group, fall into place.

Hunters:

  • Usually perform on-site investigations at different locations approx. 3 times a month.
  • Very often will post evidence within a week of an investigation
  • Are likely to investigate locations where 100′s of other people go to investigate
  • Are easily startled, scared, run and/or scream and do so in a private/public forum
  • Will often state publicly their wish that paranormal phenomena was an accepted science
  • Very often shows off all the “equipment” they use
  • Will usually state that they know where paranormal phenomena happens
  • Will perform investigations wearing clothing that display ghosts, spooky fonts and other “scary” things on them
  • Usually have a ton of merchandise to sell people

Investigators:

  • Likely to perform on-site investigations after thoroughly researching the location and all encompassing information
  • May post evidence only after extensive peer-review
  • Often investigates private/public locations with little to no public mention of the investigation itself
  • Are not easily startled or scared, not likely to run and/or scream and would never do so in public
  • Usually treats the research of paranormal phenomena as if it were an accepted science
  • Probably does not show off all the “equipment” they use
  • Will be very able to change their ideas
  • Usually have data-sets and a large amount of paperwork

Entertainers:

  • Mostly performs on-site investigations on Television, Radio, or via the Internet
  • Shows “evidence” mostly on TV, Radio, or via the Internet during their investigation
  • Often investigates at events with groups of people
  • Usually investigates locations where 100′s of other people go to investigate
  • Acts easily startled. Will act scared, run and/or scream and do so in a public/private forum
  • Will often state publicly that Paranormal phenomena is not an accepted science but also state that they wish it was taken more seriously
  • Will show off all the “equipment” they use
  • Usually state that they know where paranormal phenomena happens
  • Have a large amount of merchandise to sell people

So, where do you fit in? You can also mix and match from the 3 lists to find yourself.