posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 09:01 PM
I never used to believe in ghosts and I'm still not sure I do but I had a REALLY wierd thing happen to me once. I was living in a house that had
been originally built in the early 1800's. There's quite alot of history about it. Apparently the story goes that a little girl died in the house
at one point perhaps due to an accident or disease, and before we had good enough medical care. Well so the house is purportedly haunted by the girl
who "lives" in the attic. It's a spooky old rickety house to begin with. I had some housemates and we had all gone to bed after a few beers and
listening to these stories. My bed was closest to the attic doorway.
At one point in the night, I had a nightmare ... I distinctly remember being dragged upstairs by something to this attic (in the dream). It was
pretty freaky. Somehow my own personal willpower overcame the dragging force, and I woke up to find my body on the floor of my room, having rolled
off my mattress, with one arm outstretched point directly at the attic door.
VERY freaky. The next day, my housemates dog a cute little puppy, was hit right in front of the house. We took it to the vet but it was too far
gone. They put it to sleep. After that, we never had anymore incidents with the "ghost." We sort of figured that the little girl now had a little
puppy ghost to join her and so she was no longer lonely.
So, what were these ghosts made of? Well since I never actually saw them except in the dream (which was too freaky to repeat here) I am not sure they
are material ... our bodies are very complex. We believe things that are not always rational. We have very intriguing belief and fear mechanisms
that sometimes see things that really don't exist.
Many people believe there are certain parts of the Earth that are "energy hotspots." It's entirely possible, that some wierd things are being
perceived. Maybe it's a passing gamma ray that blips a neuron in our brain. Maybe the sunspots happen to send strong fields suddenly to that part
of the Earth. Maybe there is magnetic material under the house. Maybe the person is particularly hypersensitive to something and it causes them to
The real question are ghosts actual material objects (like strangely correlated pieces of dust, perhaps ionized or energized somehow), or are they
merely figments of our imagination, that are due to self-generated emotions based on legend.