Back to Basics
Part 2 - Types of
After all these years of
ghost hunting and spirit chasing, we're really no further ahead than the
spiritualists of the early twentieth century.
Yes, we have assorted evps
that still aren't counted as "hard evidence". We have the
occasional video or photograph
that shows something, but the field of paranormal study is so open to
interpretation, that it mostly relies on personal experiences to define it.
From the accounts of those
many many people who are sure they have had a paranormal experience, it seems
to break down something like this -
More and more, those of us
studying this field for many years are coming to the conclusion that orbs
are usually a dust mote, insect or other such floater, but not
paranormalities. Some hold fast to their orb pictures, but it seems in
general, they aren't considered evidence of a haunting.
(Shadow people are a whole
other article. I'll be adding it shortly, but for now, lets consider
that many of us who have studied them feel that shadow people are not
"ghosts" per se )
People report having seen
everything from a misty glow to a full body apparition. People have
reported hearing everything from a whisper to a scream.
Being touched, hair pulled,
skin chilled and things thrown at them; all of these have been reported.
Even up to and including a haunting that was the basis for the movie The
Entity, which suggested spectral rape.
In any discussion of types of
ghosts, we have to be careful with the term "demon". There are
many, often from Christian points of view, who believe all hauntings are
demons. Those of us who have psychic experience, know this to be
untrue. The vast majority of hauntings are of people who seem to be
unaware of their status as dead. Usually completely harmless, although mischief
isn't an unknown to many of them, especially child spirits.
Ghosts have also been seen in
the manifestations of electricity fluctuations, noise anomalies and other
indications than visual.
For now, even the
"proof" we think is proof, can be tossed off by skeptical
scientists. Not that we have anything to prove, but the paranormal
remains just that..."outside the normal" For now,
"absolute proof" is still in our future.
With the wonderful digital
and high def equipment that is available today, we'll begin to see more and
more possible paranormal images and audio in the future. Perhaps with
all the teams out there working to capture proof on image or sound, we get
closer and closer to closing the book on the skeptics.
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