Wanna Be a Ghost Hunter? Paranormal 101

  • November 3, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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"Are you curious about the paranormal? Are you a skeptic who’d like to see ghost stories debunked once and for all? Or are you hearing things that go bump in the night? Either way, TnT Paranormal, a local paranormal investigation team, is presenting a course just for you!

 

“Paranormal 101” is designed to help people learn what it takes to investigate a possible haunting. They’ll talk about their special equipment, from electromagnetic frequency (EMF) detectors and cameras designed for ghost photography, to the types of hauntings and how to tell if a phenomenon is natural or paranormal. TnT Paranormal conducts investigations at the request of homeowners or business owners and never charges for its services. Sign up soon, space is limited. For more information, 'who you gonna call?' McKinley Park Library! (312) 747-6082."

(from http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/94800/)

 

What great questions can we ask the paranormal investigation team?  Click for the agenda.  And for the lulz.
http://www.tntparanormal.com/events.htm#[masked]

This is a FREE official event offered by the Chicago Public Library. You don't have to live in Chicago to attend.  Call to register- it's filling up.  If you call and they say it's filled up, please message me.  I reserved some spots and might have a free one.

 

Date: Sat. November 03, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm
Location:
McKinley Park
1915 W. 35th Street
60609

Registration:
Please sign up ASAP at the circulation desk or call (312)[masked] to register.

After the event:
After a meetup, we usually go to a nearby restaurant to eat and continue the discussion.  Please post restaurant suggestions in the comments!

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  • Jeff W.

    Now that it's over, what did you guys think?

    November 4, 2012

    • Redag

      The sense I got is that their skeptical due diligence really was very thin and that once they had performed the small set of such tests they were done and the major question thereafter was which page of their paranormal field guide to match the 'event' up to. No interest in asking why they were associating their explanations with a culturally pre-existing model of spiritual entities, nothing. A generally low-level of sophistication.

      November 4, 2012

  • Redag

    It looks weak for nearby restaurants, has anyone found anything?

    November 3, 2012

    • the m.

      Hmm... I've heard of the nearby Original Lindy's Chili & Gertie's Ice Cream. The novel combination of featured foods is the only reason I remember it- no idea if it's good. http://www.lindyschil...­

      November 3, 2012

  • Jeff W.

    I'm having ethical difficulties with this. The item in the description "for the lulz" bothers me. Attending with the intent of listening and possibly correcting some misinformation is fine, but "for the lulz" seems to indicate something else.

    November 2, 2012

    • Redag

      The cut and paste info seems to indicate they see skeptics as part of their mandate, so I hope some empirical inquiry is at least accepted.

      I guess in my modelling I'm scoring a propensity to be shy and conflict-averse more highly than your experience. Interesting.

      Ah, why can't we all take a little Mongolian Death Worm in our life for entertainment while not becoming credulous about Mongolian Death Worms?

      1 · November 2, 2012

    • Jairus D.

      Speaking only for myself, the point of attending is to listen and learn. I want to make sure that I understand the claims, the agenda, and the underlying assumptions of the ghost hunters. If they are truly trying to understand the world around us, there is room for engagement. If they are con men who are trying to sell broken electronics and old vacuum cleaners, then mocking and scorn are likely to be in evidence.

      1 · November 3, 2012

  • Redag

    This is unusually close to me for a Skeptic event and that makes me happy. It also has a high index of potential entertainment value. I want to attend, but can't confirm until I make a last minute decision about doing Saturday GOTV work in Wisconsin. If the polls look safe I become more likely to show up.

    1 · October 30, 2012

    • the m.

      Getting out the vote is definitely a better use of your time! Wisconsin politics have been so crazy lately.

      November 2, 2012

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