What was I thinking, beginning a book with probably the most asked question ever (alongside, “why are we here?” and “what does it all mean?”)?
Rational thinking would’ve told me to start off simple, to ease the reader into the pages ahead. A question that involved needs a big answer, one of great thought, analysis and conclusion.
“Do ghosts exist?” is the question I am most often asked, yet still cannot answer. Even after 30-odd years of field research, reading books, scouring the vast internet and networking with other like-minded people around the planet, the answer to this question still eludes me. It’s a question that no one really knows the answer to, even though time and human ego have dictated the minds of the many who dare to delve into this enigma in all its frustrating mystery.
Another question I am often confronted with at almost every media interrogation is, “How did you get into all this?” This is one question I can answer; yet, very much like the paranormal itself, it’s a confusing, multi layered labyrinth of life decisions, thought processes and personal evolution. (Or as some of the sceptics I’ve encountered through the years might prefer, de-evolution.)
In this, my first attempt at writing a book, I will endeavour to demystify the paranormal field a tad.
With the help of my team, as well as a few roped-in friends and research acquaintances from around the country and abroad, we will unravel some of the mystery, answer a few how’s, what’s and whys, offer some personal opinions, investigation tips, and probably piss someone off or rile a sceptical mind in the whole process. We might possibly even debunk the odd myth along the way.
We also want to show you, the reader, that we are just like you. We are everyday, ordinary folk with day jobs, bills to pay, families, the usual problems and life issues. We take you right back to our childhoods, where the journey began for those in the team. Much purging has been done in the name of honesty and transparency. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate the team’s life stories.
Anyone can do what we do. All it takes is the right frame of mind, a sense of adventure, curiosity and a drive to look for answers yourself instead of blindly following what others might tell you in books, on TV and online.
The main agenda of this book is to encourage discussion and, dare I say it, open-minded thought. We don’t claim to have all the answers. We certainly aren’t experts; we do what we can with the skills, theories, knowledge and gear we have to work with. It ain’t much to go on, but hey, at least we’re giving it a go and learning things as we advance. In fact I have more questions now than I did when I first started back exploring the paranormal as a kid! It’s a true blast of a road trip though, and I’m loving every minute of it.
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“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein