We recently agreed to be on a Spanish-speaking TV channel because they promised to replicate our respect for the deceased souls we run into. After watching the two episodes, we do not feel it was respectful – to the living!
The show included segments of plates flying and balls rolling – all of which never happened while we were being filmed as we investigated. Nor did we ever suggest that these things had happened at the two locations where we were filmed. Families were interviewed and seemed to sense that the more they were enthusiastically scared on camera, the more air-time they might get.
We all wonder what our 15 minutes of fame might look like, but we at Cal~Para Research feel that the increased hype of demons, possessions, and negative spirit interactions shown by the media is doing NOTHING to help the families that truly have paranormal issues in their home. Many locations that we go to have nothing more than a tired, bewildered former human who is now a lost soul hoping to be left alone or wondering how to get to their next journey.
Inciting the viewers to become interested in the paranormal, is advocating that these viewers actively take up ‘ghost hunting’ themselves. And guess what? The only style they can mimic is the loud, aggressive, in-your-face method shown so often on today’s supernatural shows. This can create a dangerous situation for those new to the field and certainly frighten the homeowners looking for relief.
We would love for a network to show an authentic paranormal show – complete with the cobweb-inducing moments of sitting, sitting, sitting there in the dark waiting for spirit interaction. Most genuine ghost hunting consists of a lot of hours of NO evidence or connection, followed by a few moments of interaction that is pulled and stretched until we can make sense of it.
Cal~Para Research has a mission to respectfully, and honestly, learn about life after death, and help all those we can along the way. We’re hoping you’ll join us.