I think that's where you're getting confused ... the burden of proof bit. Most people I know who are researching - and I mean properly researching, not going ghost hunting - couldnt give a toss what you think they'd have to prove to you.
If people have no belief in the paranormal, I still dont understand why they feel the need to harass people in the paranormal forum. If they are healthily skeptical about the paranormal, then chances are they wont be expecting someone to walk up to them and 'prove' something paranormal, as they'll be interested enough to go look for the info themselves.
As I already asked ... what is proof anyway?
Again, as Ive already outlined, the only way you'll get your proof is to go out and find it.
The rest of us basically cant give a toss about the 'burden of proof' as we dont really care if anyone believes us or not.
Science would be in pretty **** shape if scientists sat there demanding people prove things to them, rather than go and do the research themselves.