|Posted: 28/April/2006 at 1:32pm | IP Logged
Unfortunately, if I had the answer to all of those questions, I'd be a zillionaire.
Since no one has any real data that proves any of their theory(s), we are at the mercy of our own testing abilities. No one can prove that any of their theories are correct. Looking at all of them, they each hold some level of logic BUT that does not mean they are correct.
"Why would a ghost haunt a graveyard? They didn't die there so there is no reason for them to be there." That sounds like a very logical statement and yet people record strange things is cemeteries all over the world. So why would they haunt a cemetery? Maybe that was the last place they were able to be near their own body? Maybe the sadness and dispair of the loved ones (the energy from their sorrow) keeps the spirit there? Maybe the comfort of the others buried there keeps them from leaving? Who knows? The only thing we are certain of is that no one has any concrete proof that their theory is anything more than a theory.
I would have to say the same possibilities could be applied to mortuaries, funeral homes, etc...
The theory that ghosts are only out at night is once a again only a theory and actually since there have been sightings and experiences during daylight hours, I would say that this theory is a poor one at best. As for the midnight to 4am, well that just doesn't fit either since there have been numerous experiences during the other 20 hours of each day.
Now, that being said, there are some theories pertaining to dark investigations and even some that might explain the midnight to 4am idea. First, night is usually more calm and quiet (unless of course you are in downtown Las Vegas) which might aid in experiencing anything paranormal. Also, the midnight to 4am theory as explained by some lists the suns solar radiation is at its lowest during those hours.
Moving on to the analog vs digital when recording (images, sounds and video). One theory is that a spirit projects their voice directly to the tape and by eliminating the tape, the spirit cannot communicate with us. Well, that is a neat theory but how do they account for the hundreds, if not thousands of EVPs captured using digital audio recorders? Or how digital cameras have captured images that are not as of yet explained away and the same with video? The BIM Team uses a combination of magnetic tape and digital equipment and at any given investigation, one holds no more weight than the other as we have recorded strange things on all types of media.
So in answer to the list of questions, we have no answers as of yet. Nobody does and if anyone claims to have those answers, my suggestion is to run in the opposite direction as fast as possible before that person is able to explain your wallet from your pocket.
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