No, it isn’t always finding the holy Grail … and in the world of a paranormal investigator that would be THE photographic and or video evidence ever or a completely undisputed EVP to prove beyond a shadow of the doubt that there is life after death and that paranormal investigating is simply not just a hobby. But as we know, a lot of times our cases can be very quiet. Now, for the client, that IS good.
The reason for this blog is I was just having a conversation with a friend who lives in another state. She was on a phone call and there was this other voice that came in. She found it very strange and recorded it onto a Google file and sent it to a local paranormal team to be reviewed. They basically blew her off. Their response? “Im sure it’s just matrixing.” Really? And you gather that information by simply not listening to the audio evidence? Sigh… So the moral of my story is this, don’t do that. Be courteous enough to actually ask to have the file sent to you so that you can download it and listen to it. I’m sure you’re busy because, like the rest of us, you have a full-time job. I’ve done that numerous times for people who have randomly emailed me. I’ve looked at a lot of photographs, yes many with orbs, just so that I could be fair and helpful when someone was reaching out. But yes, you just never know what you might actually get your hands on.
Yep, I’ve received some strange emails, but you have to listen and have heart because you never really know what someone is going through … if they are going through something that is possibly scaring them, please listen to them. If you don’t want to help them, find them someone who will. I wrote a blog a few months ago about basically taking your ego out of your investigations. I know, I know we love the excitement. We love to go to those haunted locations to capture evidence. But we have to remember that a lot of us said we started our teams to help people. If you were not willing to listen to people, how can you possibly help them?
In the training center at my airline, we teach our new hire flight attendants to offer the best customer service possible on top of all of the other numerous things that they have to learn. In addition to learning CPR, evacuating an aircraft, fighting a fire in flight, etc., we teach them that making the customer happy is always important. Heck, give them what you can. Just give them the pickle if they ask for it.