The basis of science is an idea, a theory, a hypothesis. You look at the problem or situation, or group of variables and formulate a plan to solve. That is exactly what we need more of in paranormal investigations: new thoughts, ideas, inventiveness and gambles. Observe what other people are finding and keep your mind open to trying new things to explore those results. Even embrace the whacky off-the-wall experiments, If they payoff with results and evidence, you have rolled the dice and won. But lets remember to ALWAYS record and catalog your steps and results. Don't be the poor chef who comes up with a splendid new dish and forgets what he put in it!! Replication, duplication, and verification are key!
Here are some of David's!
The Answer Box: yes/no box
So-called "flashlight communication" has become quite the controversy. One side swears it is a way of communicating with intelligent spirits, others claim it is nothing more than temperature expansion and contraction causing the flashlight to turn on and off. To perform this method one unscrews the battery cover or other means to make the unit very easy to turn on and off in response to questions. What this accomplishes is it creates an air gap inside the flashlight that must be bridged to make the connection. We know our ghostly friends seem to be made of energy so do they use their own power to bridge the air gap and pass the power needed, or is it an actual touch ? In an attempt to find out if a ghost can press a button, or if they can fill an air gap connection, David and his tech, Karen, built this Yes/No box. A NightShot video camera or a DVR camera watch the unit close for movement. It involves a very simple positive/negative touch connection between two metal bars with an adjustable air gap. It is very new and as yet untested in an active location. Results will be published here after testing...