You have asked a very good question here. I will attempt to give you a good answer, but please remember that I am only speaking for myself.
I am a skeptic, but I love the paranormal. I love just about any paranormal topic you could name. Even though I think it is all probably not true, it is all very exciting to me, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of reading, thinking and talking with friends about it. I bet we are very similar in that respect.
I don't believe but I want to, and am willing to if I ever encounter objective proof of it. Pretty much all the evidence I have seen so far is open to subjective interperetation, like this photo. Everyone is seeing different things based on their subjective opinions, myself included. It does not prove anything. Unfortunately, while personal experience and eyewitness acounts are interesting as heck, they do not qualify as objective proof either. No matter how much I want to believe, I just cant let myself say I do if I don't in my heart. At the same time, I don't look down on believers. I know they are for the most part normal, smart & sane people that are looking for answers like me.
So here I am, a true paranormal enthusiast looking for real objective evidence, and hopefully having a good time & making friends doing it.
Hope this helps, Canis