Years of research could lead to nothing.
Through my personal years of a research there always has been a logical explanation for paranormal activity. A MAJORITY of the paranormal activity is created by the environment, over active imagination (NOCEBO, belief, fear, etc...), and/or mental health problems. In my case studies the environmental factors include low-level carbon monoxide poisoning, and sensitivities to EMF/EMR. The over active imagination is a new dilemma in the field because of the psychosis type effect it can have on a person. I originally named these persuasive phenomena ParaPsychosis (Garcia, 2010), and the ParaCebo Effect (Garcia, 2011). This is created by an overly active imagination, belief, fear, and power of persuasion. The effects include hallucinations such as seeing, hearing, and feeling something that doesn’t exist, including paranormal activity.
The carbon monoxide poisoning is something that the current paranormal researchers don’t test for. I always test for carbon monoxide and EMF/EMR during the preliminary meeting with the client to determine if there is an environmental factor to the client’s claims. The medical or mental health problems are another factor that a majority of the paranormal teams/groups are not factoring into the research. There are many medical conditions, and mental health problems that could be misconstrued as paranormal. In fact a majority of the people in the field is unwilling to look at many of the other possibilities and is searching for the holy grail of the paranormal. Just in 2012 there were multiple claims to possessing conclusive evidence or proof ghost exist that were made up of many misconceptions, and lack of knowledge in equipment.
The ninety-nine percent
The definitive dilemma in the midst of the paranormal field is many people believe in fantasy and entertainment. There have been many groups that resort to over-dramatization to take center stage, which includes proclaiming their group “The real deal”. Additionally resorting in trying to prove or disprove evidence that the group has no qualifications in proving or disproving. In a recent photograph, a paranormal group attempted claiming the photograph authentic. Unfortunately, the photograph is the result of manufacturing through the use a Smartphone application. Because paranormal activity is a rarity in itself, a majority (99%) of the groups are resorting to any means of promoting their team to the public. Therefore, the 99% have made it complicated in believing in such evidence, especially because a majority of the so-called evidence is a result of misconceptions caused by theories, and camera flaws or imperfections.
The one percent
On the other hand, there are people in the field who share ideas, concepts, theories, and experimental research amid each other. These are the same individuals who know that paranormal activity is a rarity and not widely spread as the 99% claim. Additionally these same individuals are teaching others about the realities of the paranormal activity in an attempt to remove the fantasy and entertainment. This movement nicknamed the 1% (Real paranormal researchers) or even the Paranormal Army. Jason Sullivan an intellectual paranormal researcher created the “Jason Sullivan’s Paranormal Army” made up of like-minded individuals as a movement against the forces of evil. In the time of crises, the people dedicated have prevailed in the end regardless of the adversary. Therefore, in Sullivan’s words “boycott all paranormal conventions” and donate the money to something more worth wild and fulfilling.
Inspirational quotes by myself
“I care not if you’re telling me the truth or not. It is you that needs to accept your lie as the truth” Abel Garcia (2007)
"Why make ripples above the water when you can just step in and change the flow" Abel Garcia (2009)
"Why stir the pot when adding a couple ingredients causes everyone else to stir it for you" Abel Garcia (2010)
“I believe, just don't believe in your uneducated analysis” Abel Garcia (2011)
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