Imagine this scenario. You’re working in an unnamed electronics store, and you get into a conversation with a potential customer. He asks you about Infared Thermometers, so you begin to demonstrate one you just happen to be holding. At this point he asks you if you sell EMF meters, and the alarm bells go off.
You’ve got yourself a ghost hunter! What would you do? I have absolutely no idea, and each time it happens I’m almost at a loss for words.
This happened to me yesterday, and it got me thinking. On this particular occasion, whilst rooting through the warehouse looking for the offending items, I desperately tried to remember the name of any Joe Nickell books, but my sieve-like memory failed me.
In the end I just had to sell the chap what he wanted, smiling and nodding at him. He wasn’t unpleasant, just deluded, so I decided to leave him be. Was this the right thing to do? Would you have done anything different – leave us a comment if you’ve got any sort of opinion on the matter!
In related news, there’s a great article over at Cracked about Ghost Hunting shows, I’d definitely recommend reading it, for me the highlight was this:
- Every loosely science based channel airs multiple shows where people search for ghosts.
- They all share one flaw.
- Ghosts are not f**king real.
– Gavin Schofield
Who, you gonna call? Pacman! Why not?
Bored, tired and close to leaving for the sceptical beer with my main man Gavin (the Bigfoot) Schofield, I find myself in front of the computer just having a look around the Internet, and “what” I hear you ask “do you find?” This question on Yahoo answers.
The question itself is not of any concern to me but the answer does. Why, if I may ask(and will regardless), is the best response to pray? Why not just wake up early and have a look? A good, nice clean way to find out if a ghost is there and not just the dreams of a girl, who I am left to believe is fairly young and not as critical a thinker as her elders and ill prepared to find the solution for herself. A much better resolution to this would have been to get a mature sensible adult to explain what a waking dream is. Even if the parent lacks the knowledge to investigate it them self they could at least have been told to sit down and think, really think about what is more probable, a host that sits at the end of a bed or the possibility that it is her half awake brain inventing this eerie form. Continue reading