It takes a lot
to change some peoples' skepticism about things paranormal. At times it
can't be done, and other times, what they see with their own eyes is
Such was the
case with an investigation a group of friends was doing one evening not long
ago. They've asked me to relay their experience here, knowing that many
might toss it onto the outbox of "hear-say" experiences we find by
the thousands in the business of paranormal research.
they asked that I use the following quote -
groups was four strong that evening, with two participants of each
gender. We were asked to investigate a local day-care because of odd occurrences
in that location. We let ourselves in with a key the owner had left
and barely got our bags down, when a ball rolled off the top of the toy box
and toward us. We put it down to the vibrations of our entering the
building. However, we were unable to explain how the same ball then rolled
back across the floor in front of us before we could even release our video
equipment. The minute our camera guy got it out and shooting, the toy
Realizing that first hand
accounts are only as good as the belief of their readers, this informal group
has decided to continue their vigils at the daycare, with video cameras at the
ready at all times.
Likely one of
the most famous of haunted toy tales is the story of Robert the Doll. His
story is creepy, childlike and sneaks up on your dreams, as any good ghost
are explained in more than a few different ways, from spirit possession, to
demon animation, to child kinetic activity.
possession of a doll or toy is described as a manifestation of a
personality in the toy. That is to say that a personality and its
likes/dislikes can be seen, identifying this as a spirit possession. Demon
animation has been witnessed when a doll is seen to move of its own
volition, moving limbs, location, etc. Historic first-person experiences
have described doll demons as creatures without any emotion save hatred or
mocking. Childhood kinetic activity is a movement of toys and
dolls by the child's own desire and energy manipulation, consciously or
collectors of haunted or spirit dolls, often remark at how close they feel to
their "spirit children", believing them to hold the spirits of long
dead children come to feel the love of a human parent again.
paranormalists believe that dolls can hold the spirit of a child who felt
closest to the toy, although there are a number of evps that suggest adult
spirit activity with some haunted dolls.
In spite of
numerous attempts to prove through a toy or doll that spirit activity exists,
the "proof" is usually not sufficient to really lodge as scientific
evidence, but this writer has always believed that when so many first
hand accounts exist, something's up. Some of the video "evidence"
can be very compelling.
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