by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
I’ve had people say to me many times before, “I’d love to contribute to the paranormal field, but I really don’t know how.”
I get it. In this day and age of paranormal superstars, it seems that the way to contribute is through your own television show, by writing a book or by coming up with some amazing piece of equipment or theory of the paranormal. Certainly, those things contribute to the field in one way or another. They are pieces of the puzzle. They are the glamour jobs. But there are other ways to contribute as well. Much of it is grunt work. Establishing scientific baselines. Using the scientific method to test hypotheses. Spending hours of your time doing research.
It isn’t all glamour and fame, but let’s face it – anyone can contribute. By being part of a constructive discussion on this site or others, you are contributing. By sharing your information or ideas, you are contributing. Participating in paranormal studies is a form of contribution, and there are places that conduct them online (check out the Institute of Noetic Sciences Psi Research) and then collect the data from those experiments.
The opportunities to contribute to the field are endless. Join a constructive discussion. Participate in a study cleverly disguised as an online game. Share a theory. Design and experiment. Share your experiences. Be open to ideas and explanations about your evidence. No television show or fancy equipment necessary. Fame and fortune may not follow, but it just may turn out that you have contributed in a very real way to this field about which we are all so passionate.
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