Investigating paranormal activities has fascinated the public for ages. There are numerous people and organizations who have been attracted to the mysterious power of the unseen, unexplained and the supernatural. They have embarked on quest to hunt down ghosts, spirits and the like.
The advancement in technology has led to the introduction of better tools for these investigations such as the use of night vision spy cameras. You probably haven’t seen a paranormal video without these night vision camera shots.
However, do these cameras really aid in the search for paranormal evidence or do they just add legitimacy to the fiction of this field?
The Promise of Night Vision Cameras
The use of night vision cameras is common among paranormal investigators because they can capture clear images and video when there is no light.
The work by amplifying available light whether from the moon, stars or just traces of infra-red radiation makes it possible at seeing and recording events that are invisible to the naked eye.
There is no doubt that this technology has broadened horizons for paranormal research, giving possibility to explore “possessed” places in total darkness.
The Argument for Fact
Advocates of night vision spy cameras in paranormal investigations have actually demonstrated some considerable proof of paranormal presence. As a rule, these advocates refer to numerous alleged ghostly encounters caught on film, including shadowy figures, mysterious movements, and anomalous orbs of light.
These images and videos are more than a mere fiction according to these people; it is physical evidence of the supernatural.
Night vision technology also mitigates false positives from light pollution, reflections and/or camera artifacts. These explanations are more probable in the images and videos taken in total darkness, distinguishing any potentially paranormal occurrences from other visual disturbances.
Indeed, in a few occasions, paranormal investigators have asserted to observe unprecedented and unexplained phenomenon beyond the traditional scientific reasoning.
Strange forms and movements that seem to answer to the investigators, making it seem that these entities from another dimension are communicating with them.
The Argument for Fiction
Many people in the paranormal society and the larger scientific community are still not convinced by some seemingly compelling arguments in support of these night vision spy cameras.
Such cameras tend to collect anecdotal and inconclusive evidence that can easily be misinterpreted they say.
Skeptics argue that many of the images and videos taken with night vision technology are naturally occurring: dust particles, bugs, or camera glitches.
Investigators may also see faces, figures, or messages in ambiguous footage due to the human tendency to find patterns and meaning in random data called pareidolia.
However, the credibility of the technology in itself is a question according to skeptics. Their claim is that various artifacts, distortions, and visual anomalies are often produced by night vision cameras that can be mistaken for paranormal activity. The technology is not perfect and has its own limitations.
However, the controversy in regards to the use of night vision spy cameras in paranormal investigation is still raging on.
Although they can be useful in exploring uncharted paths, their findings are often subjective. While they are capable of reducing the effects of various light source pollution, their disadvantage still lies in the possibility of false positives.
Ultimately, how useful night vision spy cameras are for paranormal investigations is a question of personal belief. Some people can be convinced by evidence collected using night vision cameras, but skeptics will remain unconvinced.
The debate continues. Of course, it would be advisable for investigators to approach their work with more skepticism and acknowledging limitations of the technology used. However, it’s hard to do so when you’re a fanatic of your work and extremely passionate about the subject.
On the other hand, skeptics and those who deny any paranormal phenomena, could also use a more open mind when it comes to these things. Whether it’s fact or fiction, we can’t know for sure. There are so many things undiscovered by humans and so many mysteries all around us, that we should keep an open mind at all times.
Either way, night vision spy cameras are a tool that continues to dominate the world of paranormal research. We can only hope that one day, they produce a factual and undisputed evidence of paranormal activity around us.