By Evan jensen
Should the attorney general make ghost hunting a business and make them get licensed? some people are saying yes and some are saying no. What is your answer to this.Maryland is one of a few states,that requires psychics to be licensed,so why not ghost hunting then?
A car repairman, if he is considered good, has to be certified by the dealer and even licensed. So why not investigative teams for ghost research.
Usually when I see a good post on social sites I just link to it on our Facebook page with a short comment or two, but I felt like this post regarding the “professional credentials” of ghost hunting groups raises some interesting questions, and also some interesting moral issues. (I like giving them traffic, sue me). But I’ll write some of the main points and respond with my own thoughts.
I feel stiff requirements should be in place,when it comes to any paranormal group doing private and or business ghost hunts or entering any public or private dwelling.There are serious consequentces,when unknown people expose themselves to the public as someone they might not be.With being licensed,the sate can also keep track of those,who will profit from there being paid to investigate homes.So many people have started there paranormal research groups,these days,that virtually every city and state has many.The problem is,most often times nobody truly knows who the members are,or even if the person is safe to be around kids or anybody else.
The unsuspecting family,that might get someone representing themselves as that would be go to guy to rid the home of spooks,might also be that guy that has just gotten out of the mental ward as well.
With no way to verify, or even check sources to make sure they have let some conman into there homes.Through the course of what we have seen,some families have been victimized by scandalous groups and there bad intentions.I think some sort of mental evaluation paid by the sate,should be issued to help protect and even keep the victim rate down.
HERE IS THE THEORY BEHIND THIS.
If private investigators,police and anyone investigating have to be licensed,then why don’t paranormal investigators? they are calling themselves investigators on pages,links and on public bio on there websites.
WORD FOR THOUGHT.
If A doctor or Forensics DR. makes a mistake and wrongly diagnoses the autopsy,he can pay for that dearly,If a ghost detective makes a wrong diagnoses and misleads the client,there is nothing that anyone can do. Ghost researcher deal with clients on and individual bases, they are not trained to deal with mental health issues or to even be self diagnosing clients in any manner what so ever. But yet they do it every and all day long. Once again, there is nobody to police these sorts of people.
What makes someone a professional ghost hunter? Do they go to school for it? Do they get a degree in it? Are there tests they must pass and certifications they must acquire? Is there yearly continuing education they must obtain like doctors, lawyers, and accountants have to maintain their degrees and licenses?
I think we all know the answer to this one: NO. There are no schools for ghost hunting, there are no degrees for ghost hunting, there is no centralized institution that credentials people to be paranormal investigators. There are, however, many groups and individuals who are very good at making your hard-earned money disappear into thin air, and in return you get a cute little certificate from Staples or Kinko’s proclaiming that you are now a certified paranormal investigator. Save the money, go buy some ghost hunting equipment of your own, read a few books, and you’ll be just as qualified as the people who tried to “certify” you, and you just saved your own said money also.