Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Experts and Professionals

p>Posted on Paranormal Newsbreak by Amanda

There are a lot of teams, and individuals who call themselves 'Experts' and 'Professionals' in the paranormal field. I'm writing this article to give my opinion on both of these terms, and the reason I stand firm behind my opinion.

Lets start with the word 'Expert'. This word within the paranormal field is one of the most annoying things to me. Why? In my opinion, there are no experts in this field. I firmly believe that someone can be a specialist in a few areas of this field. Such as equipment, EVP, Analysis, etc. The word expert says to everyone that you know everything there is to know about the subject in question. I strongly believe that this field is rapidly changing, growing, and new things are constantly being discovered, which to me says, no one can possibly know everything there is to know about the paranormal. There will always be people who have been in this field for ten or more years who will come across something that they had never come across before. Therefore, they cannot possibly call themselves experts.

Now lets move on to 'Professional'. Being a professional can mean several things. The first thing people think of when they hear the word professional is the person, or team in question has extensive training in the field, and know almost everything there is to know. So, lets begin there. Each team has their own way of doing things. They can train their new members on how they investigate. However, does this make them right in the way they do things? In my opinion, no. In this field, there is no right, or wrong thing to do things. No one is better than another, and no team is better than another.

I call my team professional. This is another meaning for the word. We are professional acting. You can go into a location, and be respectful of your surroundings, your client, the spirits that could be there, etc. This is the second meaning to being a professional. Again, this does not mean you are better than someone, or better trained. It just lets others know that you are always respectful during your investigations. Whether it be towards your client, the spirits you're investigating, etc.

Again, these are just my opinions. If you disagree, that's fine. I am only showing what I've learned since being in the field. We can all agree to disagree, if that's the case.

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