Paranormal Governing Body of Experts – Poll Results

I posted a poll on a few sites asking, Should there be one governing body of experts overseeing paranormal investigators and researchers? I left the question open to interpretation to see what responses I would get. Below is what the results: No Vote

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Here are some of the responses in whole or part.

 This is not an exact science in a controlled environment. There are many different methods that can be used to achieve end results. Everybody interrupts data in different ways. No one is certified. There is no unity. There can not be one governing body. People can still come together, express opinions, and agree or disagree. This is a form of anarchy that works as it is. You have good groups, bad groups, and mediocre groups. The strength of the group is what helps it survive. Groups are like packs of animals in the wild. Each similarly the same yet each totally different. Putting one governing body over everybody would be detrimental to each group and to this field. That is just the cold hard facts. There will never be total unity and there can never be one governing body.

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 We are getting into the realm of certifications. This is too much of a can f worms. There is too much descent now over what is considered paranormal, and we all know there are no experts in this field. It just won’t work!

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You mean like the US government does in overseeing its citizens? …ah…NO.

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I don’t think there should be an oversight, but I don’t see anything wrong with an association of members so to speak for collaboration of evidence and techniques. Uniformity is key to success, but until there are serious studies being done it is a fragmented society of paranormal investigations using there own methods whether they work or not.

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 And who determines the experts? I wouldn’t trust anyone on TV to be an expert.

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To have one governing body of experts is impossible as research and investigations are always changing. Teams have different techniques that works for them other teams believe a certain piece of equipment works better than any other. We’re all supposed to be seeking the truth or at least some possible answers to “Why are you still here?”

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One governing body would take away our freedom to run our teams how we want to and would violate client confidntiality. I do not want to be told how I should run an investigation.  NO!