This is what the Merriam-Webster dictionary says about skeptisism:
I do have to comment on the comment about skeptics debunking everything....it seems that the skeptics here say no way, that isn't what it means at all. I don't think that it means that either but there are a lot of skeptics out there that are so closed minded that no level of proof will ever convince them. They will call the paranormal anything but what it is.
1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object
2 a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain b : the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics
3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (as immortality, providence, and revelation)
Read 2a again. A true skeptic is not closeminded and doesn't say he hold the absolute Truth. If someone is 100% closeminded they are not skeptics, even though they might call themselves that. You shouldn't refer to them as skeptics either, since they are not.
btw, do you ever consider the possibility that the paranormal is not real? If not, then you are not a skeptic either.
I think that you have to be skeptical to a certain degree and not believe in every pic as you see it because there are pics that aren't paranormal at all, but I also think that when you see one with no explanation you also have to be able to say that it could be paranormal for sure. ;D
I agree. One have to keep an open mind, since we all have to realize that the human understanding of things are far from perfect. But personally I haven't encountered such skeptics alot. But on the other hand there a ghost believers that when they see certain pictures they say that there can't possibly be any explanation other than the paranormal. These people are close minded as well, just to the mundane explanations. The trick is not to take any final conclusions, but instead just to try to reach possible explanations.