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Sightings in Peripheral Vision; Credible or Not?

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How many times have we heard stories that begin with "Then out of the corner of my eye I saw"? Or, "I saw movement out of the corner of my eye"? Are these "Sightings" credible? To answer this question, we must first examine what peripheral vision really is. Unlike some insects with multiple eyes, humans […]

Psychology and Ghost Hunting

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In this video we discuss various psychological factors that are involved in ghost hunting. True believer syndrome, the Fear Factor, psychosomatic response, Sheep Syndrome and the burden of proof are discussed in their relation to the paranormal.  

Have you ever heard of Elliott O’Donnell?

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Elliott O'Donnell (February 27, 1872 – May 8, 1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin. As he […]

My Personal (But Debunked) Experience.

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This may be a long read…so please bear with me…it DOES have a moral and purpose. Recently, I purchased a small, used 2014 KIA Rio for the gas mileage as I commute an hour to work every morning.The first few days, things went well, and without incident. The third day, however, I had an experience […]

Re-Investigating Un-Haunted Houses

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Eight couples who had never experienced any ‘haunting’ activity in their houses and had no reason to expect they would experience ‘ghosts’ were asked by the author to keep a diary for one calendar month from 17th October – 17th November 2012 in which they recorded unusual experiences. 62.5% of the participant couples recruited completed […]

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.

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