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Old 07-11-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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We see it over and over in this thread, discussions and arguments on whether ghosts, aliens, spirits etc exist...

Geez, believe what your mind extrapolates it sees, have faith and confidence in yourself and your judgements, stop looking for others to confirm what you think you saw or experienced...

Let me turn this around - why are so many people dedicated to proving that the supernatural does not exist? Why are all of you trying to convince us that we are wrong?

Personally, I don't give a fig what you believe. Many skeptics seem to care quite a bit about what we believe, though, judging from the amount of time spent on this forum.

If this forum and what we discuss irritates you, there are plenty of other fora on which to spend time.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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NOT TRUE AT ALL!!!

Those that don't believe will accuse Jane Doe of being ignorant, illogical, a sheep, fearful, and lacking the ability to think critically.
It is true, just look back at some of the past discussions.
Skeptics will say what you have described as well. So, they do both.
It really depends on the type of skeptic.

To Vasily - yes, there are two kinds, I should have specified, was not targeting your kind.
I am also skeptical, but it may not appear to be from my contributions.
But I am very keen to seeing, and ready to call BS if it is so.
The one thing that gets me, Orbs....not every spec in your picture is a true orb!!!!
I have seen orbs in person, yet have never captured one with a camera. I believe that they are quite rare on film, if possible at all. But I do know they exist (in my reality).
I enjoy the interaction with 'good' skeptics. I am all about dissecting and picking apart an experience to get to the truth.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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I am all about dissecting and picking apart an experience to get to the truth.
With the emphasis on getting to the truth.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Why else would non believers join these threads?...
To provide a rational explanation.

I have a co-worker who experienced something "strange" a while back and still had trouble talking about it, so I asked if he would explain the experience to me. He said he had witnessed "strange" flashes of light in the night sky - like a flashbulb in the sky. When I explained Iridium Flares to him he looked at me with a big grin on his face and said "That's it!!!!" He had seen something he didn't understand, and it really bothered him until it was explained.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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With the emphasis on getting to the truth.
With the paranormal, in the end the truth is usually still elusive.
So what of the many possibilities that there are do we want to play with?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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All the people are doing is regurgitating myths and erroneous information."

Do some people ever bother to actively research something thats posted here or do they just go to the posted article (if that) without ever questioning is there another side to this?
Forgive me, but I have not a clue who 'the people' or 'some people', would be. So, I don't know that we're
( you and I) are on the same page.

Are you referring to believers or skeptics?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:32 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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With the emphasis on getting to the truth.
Whose truth, that's subjective? lols
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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To Vasily - yes, there are two kinds, I should have specified, was not targeting your kind.
I am also skeptical, but it may not appear to be from my contributions.
Actually, yes, I have seen you question things in some of the "ghost" threads here.

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I enjoy the interaction with 'good' skeptics. I am all about dissecting and picking apart an experience to get to the truth.
Too bad some of the other correspondents here seem to see any attempt at dissecting and picking apart as a personal attack.
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