Comments on: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/h389/2008/09/15/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/ History 389 (Fall 2008) Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:59:36 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.1 hourly 1 By: Jaiem http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/h389/2008/09/15/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/comment-page-1/#comment-18 Jaiem Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:05:31 +0000 http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/h389/?p=82#comment-18 Hello. I wasn't able to attend the event but I hope you were able to check our website and found it interesting. We are trying to utilize science and technology to investigate the paranormal (events beyond the norm of everyday events that don't readily lead themselves to common explanations). I wouldn't say we are believers nor skeptics. We follow the evidence we collect were ever it leads (supporting evidence or no evidence to support a claim). We are very critical of evidence, having a VERY high threshold for evidence to meet to be considered possibly paranormal (as opposed to some others for whom every orb or streak is another ghost). But please don't put us in the same category as the ones with "lots of piercings, interesting hair choices, and plenty of visible body ink" ;-) Thanks. Hello.

I wasn’t able to attend the event but I hope you were able to check our website and found it interesting. We are trying to utilize science and technology to investigate the paranormal (events beyond the norm of everyday events that don’t readily lead themselves to common explanations).

I wouldn’t say we are believers nor skeptics. We follow the evidence we collect were ever it leads (supporting evidence or no evidence to support a claim). We are very critical of evidence, having a VERY high threshold for evidence to meet to be considered possibly paranormal (as opposed to some others for whom every orb or streak is another ghost).

But please don’t put us in the same category as the ones with “lots of piercings, interesting hair choices, and plenty of visible body ink” ;-)

Thanks.

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By: Kelly Kreis http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/h389/2008/09/15/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/comment-page-1/#comment-15 Kelly Kreis Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:08:49 +0000 http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/h389/?p=82#comment-15 I think that we should, this would give us an interesting look at the people the believe in these things and the ones that are dedicated to finding the truth. From what I understand they are trying to scientifically prove and disprove paranormal events. There are so many hoaxes and urban legends that people believe are true that it would be an interesting way to see how they disprove these things and how they prove them. I could see it being helpful in showing us some of what we might be up against when we start our project. I think that we should, this would give us an interesting look at the people the believe in these things and the ones that are dedicated to finding the truth. From what I understand they are trying to scientifically prove and disprove paranormal events. There are so many hoaxes and urban legends that people believe are true that it would be an interesting way to see how they disprove these things and how they prove them. I could see it being helpful in showing us some of what we might be up against when we start our project.

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