History will be analyzed from a supernatural perspective during the Paranormal Investigation EVP Techniques 102 class at the 1892 Historical Jail in Chesterfield on Saturday, Sept. 29.
EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and the workshop will focus on recording and identifying otherworldly sounds and using audio programs to interpret what those noises are.
During previous excursions, Ball and Ghataora’s team members have used several stimuli to investigate paranormal presences. To be more specific, they have used journals and letters to relate to spirits through their personal histories.
They also have employed tools such as digital recorders to check for sounds, electromagnetic field detectors to test for EM fields, dousing rods to determine what areas to investigate and thermometers to check for spirits that can manipulate the temperatures of rooms.
Although the class will continue some lessons from the previous 101 version of the course, Truzzie said it is not necessary for people to complete the prerequisite class to understand what will happen during Saturday’s seminar.
They used the words “paranormal science”. And I lose my patience EVERY TIME that happens. There are some things that really irritate me and I can’t hide it. One is people pretending to do science when they are unqualified to do so. And, passing their sham sciencey stuff to the public as genuine.
They are charging $10. I wonder if Paranormal 101 is a prerequisite. Oh, wait, there are no standards. This is fiction. I often recommend that people go to these events, spend the money and ASK INTELLIGENT QUESTIONS, like “How do you know that?”, “What’s the standard for a ghost?”, “Explain how ghosts can communicate this way given the laws of physics”.
We are getting into the silly time of the year with Halloween coming up. Watch for these farcical presentations by ghost hunters in your community and check them out. And SAY something. The one person who says something smart out loud will be heard loud and clear, especially by those that would be swayed into belief if you DON’T speak up and point out nonsense.
And shame on the historical society and department of parks and rec for endorsing such pseudoscience.