Looking for social recognition or looking for the truth?
When looking for the truth on something, in particular for understanding in the fascinating and mind blowing reality of anomalies manifestations any social "response" on you personally should be really irrelevant.
Scientifically studying nature should not be dependent on the possible social "response" to these studies.
Since anomalies manifestations are really very anomalous almost the totally of inexperienced observers of these manifestations react with "cognitive dissonance", the expected psychological reaction to experiences that contradict belief systems.
But these responses should not deter or make the serious observer to "sugar pill" or hide hard facts.