Post by Brad-LaSpirits on May 15, 2007 18:09:33 GMT -5
I am taking this topic from another message board b/c it was very popular:
What type of person do you think is more aggravating to deal with, the total believer that believes every bump in the dark is a ghost or the total non-believer, who feels that there is no such thing as ghost and feels that anyone who believes in the paranormal are crazy? Lets hear your opinion.
First off, I am a firm believer in the paranormal, but the non-believer who thinks anyone who believes in the paranormal is crazy probably feels that way because of people who think every place is haunted.
Post by ajtheghosthunter on May 16, 2007 19:19:08 GMT -5
Good point Wayne. I think both are equally maddening. The nonbelievers are frustraiting I grant you especially when they get nasty about the believers and rate our intelligence based soley on our beliefs...
The Uber-believer is obnoxious in that they provide fuel for the nonbeliever to get nasty and they also have this little habit of making the regular believers look bad or half cracked seeing as we all get lumped in together.
Post by lasghostgirl on May 17, 2007 14:37:45 GMT -5
I think you are both right. It's hard being with someone who believes everything little thing is paranormal. But also, since I have been doing this (going on my 3rd year) I'm becoming a little bit cynical towards some evidence I see and read about. Even about some of my own evidence. Hopefully one day a case will come along and make me a "true believer" again.
Post by gotz2luvre on May 31, 2007 21:01:16 GMT -5
I would have to say both also! You have people who do not believe in paranormal and just think ur straight up nuts.Why because they have no interest in it possibly un til they can actually have one themselves.And others well are just more in tune with it and understand it more because they are interested. And then you have the total nuts again who think every noise or piece of dust for example is so whatever..................
Wayne you have a good point. Some people that believe in paranormal and every time you turn around they either hear or see something is there with out breaking it down on the possibility that it could be something other than what it is. Non believers well the only way that there are going to believe is for them to experience it their self. There are some no believers that do experience it they don’t want to say anything about it, due to they don't want no one to think that they are crazy.. But I could be wrong
Post by spector551 on Aug 13, 2007 12:56:22 GMT -5
I much rather deal with a non-believer.
The fact is, uberbelievers actually make me embarrassed. It's kind of like watching an episode of "Most haunted" on TV. I can't bear to watch an entire episode because of how foolish it gets and everyone running around screaming - while being possessed, mind you. As a grounded believer, I find it hard to take the uberspazz seriously and then I realize why some of the total skeptics look at us the way they do. Like has already been stated here - all the "believers" get lumped into one giant catagory of widly imaginative "Coo-Coos".
Post by roses4dean1962 on Nov 13, 2007 18:26:14 GMT -5
I know what you mean. I used to watch Most Haunted just to have a good laugh. I caught the so called medium Derrick in a little white lie. He was in a bedroom and I had my eye on him the whole time while there were other people in the room talking, Derrick was sitting on the bed quietly while the attention was on another person talking and I saw Derrick give a quick glance at the lamp on the table beside the bed that he was sitting on then all of a sudden he becomes possessed and grabs the lamp and throws it across the room then the other guys had to hold him down. I caught him peaking at it before he went nuts. He grabbed the lamp with his eyes closed to make it look like it was the spirit that did it. I had to stop watching Most Haunted it was so crazy. They curse so often that all you hear it the bleeping sound. When they hear a creek in the floor they curse, bleep & run with the camera. Very annoying. And the bald headed guy I forget his name is always whinning or crying about something. Sorry I wrote so much I just had to vent a little. lol
That show is done to get ratings. They go to all of these places and they are automatically haunted with out any sort of investigation. That show reminds me of a bunch of kids going to these "haunted" places and freaked out by any little noises. Its kinda like what MTV puts on during Halloween time, where familes are taked out to go and spend a night at a "haunted" place. Hence the qoute about ratings, these TV shows just do it for ratings and in my opinion, its puts a strain on Paranormal Investigators due to clients relying on results such as those shows.
Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others-Unknown Source
Yeah, Most Haunted is usually good for laughs. They do go to interesting places that I'd love to investigate, but come on...That fellow with the spirit friend who helps him out?!!! One show I really enjoyed was the one with Linda Blair as the host...a family got dropped in the middle of some huge place and had to find each other...I didn't like how they had to hike about a mile before the investigation started, though...and it sounded like the narrator was the 'medium' from Poltergeist!
Post by Rachael-LA. Spirits on Dec 26, 2007 10:12:45 GMT -5
I agree with the "Most Haunted" scenario. Everywhere they go is haunted... poltergeists, apparitions, voices... blah, blah, blah. They just do not seem real to me. Personally, I believe in the paranormal. (obviously, or I wouldn't be here) I do however have enough sense to realize that a lot of paranormal activity can be explained if delved further into. As far as the topic goes, I get really aggravated with people who have a wall up and believe that the paranormal doesn't exist at all and it is also aggravating to talk to someone who believes every time the wind whistles through their window screens that the "boogie man" is trying to get in. If I had to pick one, I pick the non-believer. Atleast the "total believer" is enthusiastic and has some interesting stories to tell.