a reply to: JustJohnny
For me, I grew up in a small rural area on a coast well-known for its ghost stories. In school, even in geography class, we'd sometimes turn down all
the lights and tell ghost stories. I met people from all walks of life, from retired professors from the city to solitary authors. Everyone I ever
knew was either interested in the supernatural or afraid of it, but believing that it does happen. Why, is because everyone had either experienced
something for themselves or they knew credible people who had. The same was true of Toronto and the small city I am living in now. The only people I
ever saw expressing flat disbelief in all supernatural activity were reporters on TV. They always seemed odd to me for different reasons, and besides
denying the supernatural they also tend to write off disturbing conspiracies as nutcase theories so they don't have to give it a second thought. One
would think reporters would see so much, meet so many people and go so many places that they'd be very wordly and open-minded. But instead, the
opposite is true. Perhaps a narrow and focused mindset is required in order to weed through all the mess of the world in order to find certain details
which seem to tell a simple story which they can relay to the public without confusing them. But I digress.
In my whole life, I have known only one person who said he flat out disbelieved in the supernatural. This was a young man in Toronto. He was shocked
to hear I believed in UFO's and told me, in his whole life, I was the only person he ever knew who DID believe in that stuff. So, after a moment of
gazing at each other in disbelief, I made him a bet. Not for money, just a 'bet.' I said the very first person we encounter and ask about UFO's will
be a believer. In secret, I had this in the bag because we were on a sales trip way out into the country of Ontario where there wasn't much to do, the
land was flat, and there was a clear view of the sky (with no city pollution.) I therefore knew the people here would have seen lots of UFO's. He
asked the first person we saw, a girl on a bike, and he was embarrassed to explain our bet. When asked, she openly said, "Yeah, I believe in UFO's."
He was shocked! Within an hour, he'd now met TWO people who believed. She explained she'd never seen one herself but knew credible people who had.
One night, long ago, I saw a trusted Canadian news anchor (Peter Mansrbidge) make a late night report on how a UFO crash was witnessed, aliens were
seen walking around, and the Canadian military came in to hush the whole thing down. This, he explained, had been witnessed by hundreds of people (I
forget if it was two or four hundred.) Mansbridge reported this with a snide smirk, as if embarrassed to be reporting such nonsense. He read off the
details like it was satire to him for a brief time, and then casually continued with more normal news. I was taken aback by this, as it was not
something you would normally hear reported on mainstream media. It took HUNDREDS of witnesses just to get one late night MENTION on TV. And as a
typical reporter, no amount of witnesses would ever be enough to convince Mansbridge.
What I'm saying here is that the supernatural is very, very normal. It is virtually everywhere, to varying extents. It does not show itself all the
time, but it does show itself sometimes. Whenever I find someone online who claims there is no supernatural activity whatsoever, end of story, do not
argue with me, I just shake my head in bewilderment. I honestly cannot fathom going through life without believing that anything exists outside what
you hear and see. Especially since science says that this computer screen is illussionary. It's made up of particles and 'dark energy.' It just looks
physical to us. You can touch it and feels physical, but that's just an illusion caused by an invisible magnetic force. So, the world as we know it is
not as it appears. There are energies beyond our grasp. This is science.
When someone says "If the supernatural existed we'd all know about it," I smile and shake my head. To most people around the world, throughout human
history, it always was reality. I am unsure how some people grow up so sheltered (from my perspective) that they believe that most people don't
believe. Every little town has a notoriously haunted house. Every county has at least some UFO sightings. The evidence is virtually everywhere and
endless. The problems are: 1. The supernatural rarely acts on cue (as it seems to in popular staged ghost investigator shows.) And 2. Intellectual
dishonesty. Just as one might struggle trying to get through to a friend that a local cult brainwashed them into believing that alien overlords exist,
when it was total fiction, so too are people with materialist mindsets (I mean believing only in what is seen or proven on paper) very hard-headed in
their disbelief of all supernatural activity. To be skeptical is one thing, but if one asserts it doesn't exist, case closed, that is quite another.
(I do not mean to imply that you fit into this category, just explaining how closed-minded people think.)
The news barely ever reports the supernatural. When they do, it's either in a sensationalist or disbelieving way. Shows about the supernatural are
often made by people who disbelieve and think that only idiots do believe, as they just want ratings. Whenever a scientist or respectable journalist
dares to investigate it, they are ostracized by their peers. Knapp was heavily lampooned by satirical cartoons and by his peers for his "Hunt For The
Skinwalker" book. Likewise, some of the previously respected scientists who took part were feeling shunned by their peers. Many of them have kept
their identities hidden for this very reason. Here was a case where a credible team of respected scientists discovered that the supernatural actually
exists! And what happened? The establishment fought back. Egoistic agendas abound in the modern world. Science believes in alternate realities, but
when a team of their own kind discovers it, they all panic and retreat like frightened children. Many egoists (of any field of expertise) would rather
mock than to be mocked. People fear social ridicule. When a radical idea is officially accepted by top academics, the rest follow suit as to not
appear stupid. When they discount something, they do the same. Most people in this world are existing in a weak and cowardly state of mind where they
merely follow, never venturing out to discover the truth for themselves.
Skinwalker Ranch is a highly charged site. Scientists did research it. If another group went, they too would be ostracized. This would go on and on
until someone finally came up with the answer the establishment wants. As with 9-11, it's not about the truth or common sense. Those who stand up and
disagree will be ostracized. This will go on and on until maybe one day when it is officially accepted by the establishment.
Thus far, science has failed to grasp the supernatural. It's better at weighing and measuring physical matter or theoretical matter. Not unseen forces
it cannot grasp. Science must branch off to begin exploring consciousness before it can tackle something like the supernatural, I think. Much of what
the supernatural involves is consciousness.
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