It’s that time of the year again… Halloween; and The Des Moines Register just did a large two page spread on Iowa’s second paranormal investigative team “Researching Iowa’s Paranormal” (R.I.P.). Cute.
The investigators - who shun references to ghost busters and red rum - are asked if this is a spiritual endeavor. Indeed, Jim Schwan of Fort Atkinson said he’s become more spiritual since joining the group. Johannsen said she grew up Catholic, believes in spirits and wants to know why they are here.
I always wonder how seriously the audience takes this kind of media attention. So far, the only critical counter to this reporting has been the paranormal investigator’s poor grammar in quotes. I was wondering if CFI had any formal press releases to send to the Des Moines register. I’d rather see a short write up or response from a respectable and formal source like CFI, than a simple letter to the editor. Maybe Joe Nickell or Ben Radford have said something on this?