earthlydelitesGStudy, on 28 November 2017 - 11:16 PM, said:
Thanks EVP agree, it's always going to be up to debate but my personal opinion is that there are certainly cases of poltergeist activity well documented, but perhaps they aren't as prolific as some media outlets would make them out to be...
One of the more popular cases is the Enfield Poltergeist which involved a pair of girls. They both later admitted hoaxing some parts for the sake of additional attention. I adhere to the statement, "If you lie to me once, how can I tell when you are telling the truth." Without some verifiable peer review from validated witnesses how can one say with absolute assurance. I'm open to the concept and there are many anecdotal accounts but nothing recorded and peer reviewed. I realize the paranormal doesn't respond like a trained seal but unless I have some type of personal witnessing, I think it's careless to say you believe without doubt. What can I say, my heart beats like a skeptic until I see it with my own eyes or hear it with my own ears and become convinced from enough evidence and proof. Just because someone claims it to be true doesn't make it true.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
" was a phrase made popular by Carl Sagan.
A further expansion to this I've read that really resonates is : While the idea that a sufficiently outlandish claim requires a lot more compelling evidence is quite intuitive, it can be quantified nicely with probability theory in a Bayesian
framework. In short, sufficient evidence must be capable of raising a highly improbable claim to be highly probable - and the more improbable the evidence, the better.
Seeing poltergeist activity once in my lifetime is definitely on my bucket list. One of my investigative partners has apparently witnessed a launching of a person as if they were thrown in a cemetery when they were being disrespectful. I believe he is telling the truth. I trust his judgement and do not believe he has a hidden agenda of any sort.
Yes I am my own worse falsehood, I claimed I would interject once in this thread. So much for that
Edited by EVP, 29 November 2017 - 12:57 AM.