7 MYTHS You Still Believe about THE PARANORMAL!

7 MYTHS You Still Believe about THE PARANORMAL!

August 11, 2019 100 By William Hollis


(spooky music) – Who you gonna call? Welcome to Myths You Still Believe, the series all about explaining the truth behind the most commonly believed myths. And today, in honor of
this spooky time of year, we’re diving into the
world of the supernatural and exposing the truth about
Casper, little green men, and even Bigfoot just to name a few. So if you’ve ever wondered
what else is out there, get ready because here are seven myths you still believe about the paranormal. Businesses suffer from being haunted. Let’s face it, if you’re
spending the night at a cozy bed and breakfast
and the walls start bleeding, you’re gonna get out of there. But believe it or not, to
say that businesses suffer from paranormal experiences,
either the business itself or something in the surrounding area, is actually the opposite of the truth. Believe it or not, hotels
and other businesses actually thrive after having
supernatural experiences, partly because they have
a cool story to tell and partly because their
clients tell the story for them. For proof, you need look no further than Point Pleasant, West Virginia,
where the infamous Mothman is said to call home. Dating all the way back to
1966, people have been traveling to this city with hopes of
catching a glimpse of this beast, making that city’s tourism
and hospitality industry boom. Everybody’s real excited
to find the Mothman, that is until you find
him and, I don’t know, he chews your face off or something. Mothman’s gonna getcha! Vampires are pure fantasy. Although the legend of Dracula
is popular in our culture, the majority of people
who have heard of it believe it to be entirely
a work of fiction. Of course, bloodsuckers
don’t exist (laughs). Or do they? Well, surprisingly there
are many people out there who believe themselves to be vampires. In fact politicians in India
recently placed a $2,000 bounty on the evil, undead
creatures because cattle in the town of Dharmapuri began turning up drained of all of their blood. Further back than that,
in 2004 a corpse buried in Marotinu De Sus, Romania
was dug up and staked due to rumors that the person was rising each and every night,
feeding on villagers. And of course, everyone
knows of the story of Vlad the Impaler, a real
Romanian prince whose story was what the legend of
Dracula was based upon. And yes, if you ever go to
Romania, the castle of Dracula actually exists. They sell red wine in front of it. Haunted buildings are always old. When you think of a
haunting, you likely think of a rickety, old
building half fallen apart as it spent many years abandoned. However, experienced
ghost hunters can tell you that often paranormal activity
is found in hospitals, jails, museums, navy ships, forests,
and yes even newer buildings. Additionally, it doesn’t need
to be a specific location for the haunting to occur. Oftentimes, objects or
even people can be haunted. Yes, people. It’s even been documented
that ghosts have left one haunted location to
follow a person to their home, effectively creating a brand new haunting. You know how sometimes
you’ll be standing there and you’ll feel a little
something something and you’ll be like “Oh!”,
but nothing’s there. It’s ghost. No physical evidence has
ever been found of Bigfoot. According to a poll done in
2012, over 30% of Americans believe in Bigfoot. The truth is, while a
full Sasquatch corpse has never been found, there
is actually quite a bit of physical evidence according
to Bigfoot researchers. This evidence includes
everything from tracks, blood, tissue, hair, and even the
mother of all evidence, Sasquatch poop. Idaho State University
doctors Jane Goodall and Jeffrey Meldrum, along with a
whole community of scientists, claim that nature has kept the creature from being discovered by
breaking down any remains in less than ten days. If you’re ever walking
through the forest and you see a giant pile of poopy
that’s clearly unhuman, you should definitely get out
of there because it’s fresh. Science is unable to explain ghosts. While it’s very true that
there are a lot of things that science and logic cannot explain, there are dozens of
theories as to why people see ghostly images. In fact, scientists can
even provide explanations when multiple individuals
see the same apparition. These theories do vary greatly
and include mass hysteria, carbon monoxide poisoning, and infrasound, which is a sound that
is lower than 20 Hertz and thus is too low for us to hear. Though we can’t hear the
sound, we can feel it through vibrations. And sense our eyes have
a resonant frequency of around 20 Hertz, a low
enough noise can create images that we can see and are not really there. Or are they? A zombie apocalypse could
never actually happen. Oh sweet, skeptical human,
what it must be like to live so worry-free,
certain that The Walking Dead could never happen. Well, I hate to burst your comfort bubble, but scientists have been warning for years that an outbreak that
evolves to spread itself is not outside the realm of possibility. While the infected wouldn’t exactly die, it’s possible that they would
go through a reset period and wake completely insane. For evidence, we looked
to Haiti where in 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was
declared dead and buried only to be found walking through
the village 18 years later. 18 years! In this case, voodoo priest
had used natural chemicals to zombify him into
being a mindless slave, but who knows what horrors could evolve from such mind tampering. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention has created a real zombie preparedness
manual that you can find online right now that outlines
how exactly to survive in the event of a zombie outbreak. Skeptics do not get along
well with believers. There are many people that
believe that those who are certain of the existence of
paranormal entities and those who refute them are at some
kind of war with each other, unable to see eye-to-eye. But the truth is that
skeptics often get involved paranormal investigations
and are normally welcomed. See, sometimes they disprove
misidentified phenomena, making the skeptics an
asset to the believers. And when a phenomena can’t
be identified, it means that the group is closer to a
potentially legitimate experience. And in the end, many
believers actually embrace the skeptics’ input in order
to increase their chances of being taken seriously. So there you have it,
after hearing all of that, the real question is do you
believe in the paranormal? (upbeat music) Thank you guys for watching this episode of Myths You Still Believe. If you enjoyed this,
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