This Will Never Happen (If It Does, I Am Moving To Canada)

I need a dose of reality after what I just read. A friend of mine, who was looking for a grant for ghost hunting, sent me an article courtesy of Ask Doc Paranormal (http://www.askdocparanormal.com/?p=1190). In it, alleged undergraduate student Dan Hope Jr. of Edgar Allan Poe Community College writes that the federal government is finally stepping in to support ‘ghost hunting.’
 
“President Obama is prepared to stimulate the sagging American economy by paying living wage salaries to 60,000 ghost hunters across the nation,” this ‘Hope Jr.’ writes. “It is high time these volunteer ghost trackers are rewarded for their selfless duties. Most now hunt spirits in their spare time, often forced to spend entire nights away from their families in their noble quest to reduce the nation’s growing plague of restless ghosts.”
 
Mr. Hope Jr. (who doesn’t exist) of EAPCC (which also doesn’t exist despite claims that it does) claims that President Obama understands the “dangerous conditions in derelict mental hospitals and abandoned, but still majestic hotels.” Claims that there are currently 60,000 ‘working’ ghost hunters in country today who need to be funded through the federal stimulus package are only supported by some random ‘inside source.’
 
If I ever had any doubt that Ask Doc Paranormal’s site wasn’t fake, but rather just horridly misinformed, this pushed me over the edge into complete disbelief. It’s obviously satire, poking fun at the paranormal field. It HAS to be. I can guarantee that President Obama would never even endorse the thought of this nonsense strictly because it is political suicide. He’d lose any and all chance at a second term in the White House.
 
I assure you, this isn’t what Obama meant when he said he was expanding funds for science and education. That’s it; I’m heading over to www.scientificamerican.com to clear my mind. Join me?

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About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at www.porkrhine.com At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

One Response to This Will Never Happen (If It Does, I Am Moving To Canada)

  1. Jason Korbus says:

    I’d say it definitely is satire. A quick google search leads to all the information you need. This from the blogspot.com page it was before it had it’s own domain: “Ask Doc Paranormal is a web site written in its entirety by Peter Fenton. The content of this universe, including text, character names and Edgar Allan Poe Community College is copyrighted 2010 by Peter Fenton, and may not be reprinted or retransmitted in whole or in part without the expressed written consent of Peter Fenton.”

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