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 Post subject: Why do we investigate in the dark
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am 
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Given that alleged hauntings occur at all times of the day, theres some evidence to say afternoons are the most active period. So why do groups insist on dark vigils?

Is this somethign that NGI could challenge?
Would you like to see us investigate during day light?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:06 am 
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It's a good point.

I think so many investigations are carried out during the hours of darkness are for a number of reasons:

Practical Reasons: The locations are often in use during the day. And there is probably less noise pollution.

Silly Reasons: It's 'spookier' and as everyone knows 'ghosts like the dark'

Psedeoscientific Reasons: If a 'ghost' is a kind of recording, then there is less interference from solar radiation during the hours of darkness, and that in turn may make it easier forth to manifest.

As far as turning electric lights off, some would argue that if you are taking 'readings' then the less interference from electrics the better. There is also the possibility that some paranormal activity is reported to be self illuminated which would make witnessing it easier.

To be honest, I think that cases should be investigated under the conditions that they were originally experienced. If the 'ghost' was seen at 2pm on a sunday afternoon then the investigation should be at 2pm, if it was at midnight on a friday then the time of investigation should be altered accordingly.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:39 pm 
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the thing is self radiant entities are actually very rare. So is it not liekly that an apparition could walk right through a group investigation and no one noticing?

It takes around 20 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the darkness, so what are we potentially missing in those twenty minutes? (thats also each time your night vision get ruined by bright light)

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very true and now teams are complicating things even further by introducing 'laser grids' into the equation.

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Thats because its fancy and highly visible.
A strobe light would be just as usefull, after all it seemingly slows down movement.

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All the reasons already mentioned. I also think that because most of us generally speaking are not so tuned in to anything unusual in daylight that may be a factor. So phenomena may have to be quite blatant during daylight to catch our attention.

But when it gets dark I think we naturally are more alert to unusual sounds/sights etc. So it follows that we naturally want to investigate in the dark, as well as for the reason already outlined.

Plus maybe its kind of unusual for us investigating when everyone is asleep, and we think its the time when ghosties are more likely to come out of their lairs to explore.. :shock:


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