Copyright Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D.
If you are a paranormal investigator, then you likely have come across the phenomenon of evidence disappearing. I have had this happen, and I know others who have noticed the phenomenon too.
Personally, I have had evidence regarding ET’s disappear from my computers, hard drives, and other storage. For me it never happens with ghost, poltergeist or other cases. Yet I know people who have had pictures of a Bigfoot, a spirit, a demon, and video as well. All of them have had their evidence mysteriously wiped from phones, cameras, storage etc. Many of us have redundant backups. In other words, we don’t save in just one place, and we verify when it is saved to make sure it is there.
What may be a bit scary is when hard copies of pictures and documents have gone missing too. Even though in locked cabinets or safes, evidence still evaporates without explanation. There have been no break ins. No one has been near the evidence. It is just gone without a trace.
It seems like the more consequential the evidence, the more likely it is to disappear. Naturally this makes things more frustrating than they already are. The paranormal is evasive enough. Add in disappearing evidence, and it becomes even more difficult to study.
Of course we all know that the paranormal is unexplained in so many ways. The more you study it, the more weird it gets. When you see evidence disappear first hand right in front of you, you really begin scratching your head. I’ve had cases where recorders will capture a voice, be played, and then when that recording is replayed again the voice is gone. Multiple people have witnessed this. Same recording with other background noises still there, yet the voice is gone.
Some say investigators are hearing a real time voice or seeing a spirit in real time on a video recorder. This could be so, however sometimes activity is on video, and it is played for several people. Then the fifth person who sees it will say there is nothing in the video. The four before him saw it. Yet the fifth and those after see nothing in the video from then on. Same video. Same background. But the image or activity is gone.
There does not appear to be any rhyme or reason as why some pieces of evidence go missing while others do not. It does look like in some of these cases, the paranormal is still impacting investigators and evidence itself after an event. It makes sense because those of you out there who have seen a Bigfoot, a poltergeist, spirit, or even an ET know that afterward, it is common to experience paranormal activity at home. There is a link.
Could an entity use its mind to wipe the evidence away? Are we as investigators somehow using our minds to do it? How do hard copies go missing? At this point, I’m not sure. The only thing I am positive of is that it does occur.
If you have any theories on this, let me know. I am always open to hear from others.
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