You would think that because we investigate the paranormal from a pragmatic and logical frame of view, it might mean that we, just as many of you, do not believe in the existence of that we can’t explain or that we hold very limited views of what exactly paranormal means.
You might think that because we go looking for experiences to prove or disprove the existence of the paranormal that our own lives are dull and boring and paradoxically barren of the rich experiences of that other world, or that we don’t harbor our own beliefs and wonder about the possibilities, despite our search for truth and evidence.
You would be mistaken to think that we don’t hear that bump in the night and wonder at the source, or that we don’t have our own hopes and dreams that our loved ones are reaching out across the vast expanse of the universe to communicate. We, too, sometimes fear the unknown, and as most of humanity, we sometimes get lost in the possibilities and role of quantum physics and question the source of reality. We, too, wonder at the synchronicity and source of that reality and seek to understand in whatever form that takes as we continue to ask questions.
In this, we’d like to share one of our own personal stories as we seek to investigate yours.
Cam's Paranormal Story:
This goes way back, to shortly after high school. One of my friends had discovered their father's beta-max video camera, fully functional and complete with an adapter to play back footage on VHS. We used it constantly and would often just record our group as we went about our mundane business.
One cold, cold January evening, he had the camera happily recording away in one corner of someone's living room while we were playing board games around the table in the middle.
On the opposite corner of the room was the door to the basement which, on the recording, both opens and closes again; seemingly on its own accord.
To this day I haven't been able to explain it away as something normal. But we sure have tried.
Everyone present in the home at the time is accounted for in the room and on camera, no one was close enough to the door to manipulate it.
Maybe they were close enough if they had strings? But then how does the door initially move away from them?
It's mid-January. Sonething lkike -40 C outside. No windows were open, so there were no drafts blowing through.
Everyone was sitting. No tables flipped, fans waved, or anything else that might have caused air flow to the door.
The door opens and closes only once among hours of footage. If it were related to pressure changes in the home (perhaps due to the furnace turning on/off) you'd suspect the door would move more consistently...