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What were the most challenging things you had to deal with to keep a team together for 30 years?

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The founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association answer the question “What were the most challenging things you had to deal with to keep a team together for 30 years?”

SGHA 30th Anniversary, Media Memories

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Three of the founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association discuss various media projects that we have participated in over the past 30 years.    

The “anecdotal evidence is invalid” argument.

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The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. In cases where small numbers of anecdotes are presented, there is a larger chance that they may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases. Anecdotal evidence is considered dubious support of a generalized claim; it is, however, within the scope of scientific method for claims regarding particular instances. Anecdotal evidence is […]

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Perhaps not. Here is the other side of the c...

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The following is from an article written by Winston Wu in 2011. The article, "Debunking Pseudo-skeptical Arguments of Paranormal Debunkers", makes several rational arguments for many statements made by Pseudoskeptics. This one covers the blanket statement, "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". This is one of the core mantras of hard nosed skeptics, and is usually presented like […]

SGHA is looking for 5 new members. Do you have what it takes?

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SGHA is seeking five new members. Become apart of one of the most experienced paranormal investigation team in New Mexico!  If you are interested, please check out the link below. Only serious inquiries please. http://www.sgha.net/articles/new_member.html

Infrared thermometers, why they do not detect cold spots, Ghost Hunter FAIL!

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Cody discusses Infrared thermometers, why they do not detect cold spots. The use of this instrument in ghost hunting is so flawed that it can actually be used as a gauge to determine how experienced a ghost hunting team really is.    

Why EMF meters are worthless for paranormal investigations / research

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In this video, Cody explains the flaws of using EMF meters in ghost hunting and paranormal investigations. They simply do not do what paranormal investigators think they do because of a lack of understanding on how to properly measure EM.

Photos from the “Lost Souls” TV pilot

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While cleaning my hard drive, I came across several photos from 2006 when we were shooting a TV pilot with Chris Fleming. RCR (the production company) and Chris had a new concept that sounded very intriguing so at Chris’ request Cody and Bob flew to the California desert to shoot the TV pilot. Although the […]

What is a veridical hallucination?

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The term veridical hallucination is indebted to the Latin adjective veridicus, which means truthful or speaking the truth. It has two broad sets of connotations. In the first place, it is used as a synonym for the terms *true hallucination, * genuine hallucination, and * hallucination proper. In this reading, all four terms are used […]

Quantitative investigation of a reported haunting using several investigation techniques

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’Quantitative investigation of a reported haunting using several investigation techniques.’, Journal of the American Society M. C. Maher, & G. P. Hansen Some researchers believe that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. For example, it has been argued that the witnesses involved in alleged hauntings may have had […]

Psychology and Ghost Hunting (Commentary)

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Some researchers believe that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. Work assessing this psychological approach has involved examining the suggestibility and paranormal belief of people who tend to report unusual experiences in allegedly haunted locations.

SGHA, 30th Anniversary, Ghost Hunt of Osorezan (1989)

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When SGHA was formed in 1985, its membership was soon composed primarily of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This gave us an unique opportunity to investigate many locations outside of the continental United States. This video originally aired on our podcast Ecto Radio where Cody and other members of SGHA talked about a ghost […]

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