The Paranormal Data Collective is the brainchild of Paranormal Georgia Investigations. We had always felt there was more to investigating ghosts than just helping people. Here we are collecting all this data, mounds of it, across the world, and we’re doing nothing with it. In addition to that, paranormal groups, in general, tend to be very secretive and protective of their experiences. Oh, they’re happy to let you listen to the Class A EVP they captured in suburban St. Louis, but don’t ask for an actual copy of the file and don’t even attempt to help investigate that client’s house or ask for their address.
Unlike the paranormal community, the scientific community shares all the time. “Look!” shouts the one scientist, “I’ve created energy via cold fusion!”
“Really?” queries the second scientist, “Let me see your notes and try to replicate that.”
If the second scientist can do it, then it’s free energy for everyone and a published paper and world fame for the first scientist! If the second scientist can’t replicate the experiment, then it’s back to the drawing board for the first scientist. The paranormal community doesn’t do that. We don’t investigate a client’s house and ask a second group to come in and try to capture the same evidence. And that is something we should do.
Since not every client wants multiple investigations in their home and not every area has multiple paranormal groups, this is the next best thing. By collecting raw data from groups across the country, we can maximize our results in a very short period of time, as well as foster cooperation that will put us closer on the path of true experimentation within our community.
This right here is #ParaUnity. The Paranormal Data Collective is more than a meaningless hashtag. It’s real science. And you can be part of it.
Make sure you visit the What is the Paranormal Data Collective page to get an idea of what we’re doing. Then, go over to the Who Are the Members of the Collective to see who is participating. Once you’re ready to join, click over to How Do You Join? and fill out the form to give us your group’s contact information. Then, finally, pay a visit to Where Do I Go To Get Started? to see what sites we use to collect some of our data.
Happy investigating and happy collecting!