On Paranormal Straight Talk, Gary Galka spoke about the personal attacks, upon himself and his family, since he started manufacturing his ghost hunting devices.
The situation became much worse after they were featured on Ghost Adventures in April 2012.
One of the most distressing moments came when a blogger, taking her cue from a website, tried to discredit the whole story. Her issue was that Melissa Galka had been drunk when she crashed her car.
That simply wasn't true. She had been at a party and alcohol was consumed, but post-mortem tests proved that she was below the legal drink-driving limit. It took legal action and a court injunction before the slander was removed from the internet.
However, the damage had been done. Suddenly Gary found himself publicly berated for not using his public platform to speak about the dangers of drunken driving. People openly yelled at him for channeling his energies into the paranormal, when he could have been leading a moral crusade instead.
I found this incredible. Even if Melissa had been paralytic at the wheel, what did that have to do with communication from beyond the grave? She would still have been on the other side.
Others took umbrage at his apparent 'cashing in on his daughter's death'. This deeply upsets Gary. He listed the charities that would do without funding, if he was to stop right now. He also pointed out how often he gives his equipment away for free, if poverty stricken individuals show promise with the technology.
There was yet a third common criticism, which was that he gave false hope to grieving families. When they 'think' they can hear their lost son or daughter through his EVP recorders, then they believe them still close by.
And the problem is? Gary got all defensive at this point, reeling off endless stories about how bereft parents had thanked him.
Personally, I don't think he should have even addressed the point. He gave hope to grieving families! If they even believed enough to seek out his devices and services, then such matters factor into their worlds.
I hate fundamentalism in any way, shape or form. That includes those so entrenched in their own certainties - that there is no afterlife and no way of contacting it - that they wish to trash all hope and all belief.
But Gary isn't taking all of the attacks lying down. He's challenged any scientist to allow him into their labs with his paranormal investigation equipment. He is so confident that he'll be able to reproduce his results under test conditions, that he's slapped down a $10k bet against it. The money, of course, will be donated to charity.
So far, no-one has taken up that particular gauntlet.