Police in Arizona Town Promoting the Paranormal
As if it weren’t bad enough we have to deal with private citizens dwelling in a demon haunted world, it is arguably worse when public services arouse the paranormal appetites of the citizenry. Why worse? Because many of us fund it through the taxes we pay.
For example, The Marana Police Department (Marana, AZ) is asking the public for its help in trying to figure out what the police seem incapable of doing on their own. From the police department’s Facebook page:
Listen for the unusual anomaly that was recorded during this recent MPD radio transmission. Could it be a ghost? What do you hear it say? At the 19 sec mark, some people think it says “Stop talking to me.” Our radio technician listened to it and could offer no explanation. He said it was not interference or picking up another frequency.
What if the police department had replaced the word “ghost” with words such as “voice”, “nature sound”, “wind”, or “static”? Wouldn’t those be some of the more likely possibilities? Or what if they had asked: “Could it be audio pareidolia”? Wouldn’t this be a perfect time for the police to help people understand that we hear all kinds of things all the time and our brains try to make order from the chaos?
No, they jump right to the ghost suggestion, effectively poisoning the well and killing any possibility of people thinking of a plausible suggestion on their own.