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Kathy Hoyt: Don’t play with ghosts

To the editor:

I need to reply to the comment by Bill Muldoon regarding his belief that he has been communicating with departed spirits with his camera.

What is probably being captured is just dust or breath, not the spirits of the departed.

Digital cameras are designed to pick up microscopic images in order to present a clear picture, especially the brand and model mentioned.

The article that appeared Oct. 30 claimed that six months of running around in a cemetery at night qualifies Barbara Nicholes to call herself a ghost hunter.

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I know for a fact that it takes years of research and dedication before someone can truly call themselves a ghost hunter and even then, they’ve been in the field so long, they prefer the term paranormal investigator.

Barbara Nicholes and Bill Muldoon are both walking on very dangerous and thin ice by dabbling in things they truly know nothing about.

Yes, Hollywood has created a lot of hype on the subject recently with movies like “Paranormal Activity,” but if either of them would follow a genuine investigator on one investigation, they would probably give up after one night.

It’s not easy, nor is it something for the faint-hearted. It’s tedious and, at times, boring work. It is both physically and mentally challenging.

Ask any of the true investigators who have dedicated a good majority of their lives to this field of scientific research.

Please, please, do not continue to play with something that you really know nothing about. You are running the risk of getting yourselves into some serious trouble. Leave the ghosts to the professionals.

Kathy Hoyt

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