posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 04:37 AM
I have been busy reading some books on the paranormal that seem to relate to some of the strange occurences reported here.
The first one is called 'Ghosts of the Old West' by Earl Murray. The writer supposrts the superstitious notion that many of the visions seen are
spirits rising from the dead. As previously stated, my opinion is that the visions are memories that are 'handed down' gneration to generation
powered by the living spirit. The reports seem to verify this for the most part. Also the reaction of some of the real people being extremely scared
is a typical reaction. The book was written in 1988, and contains many stories of haunted buildings that still exist and are used as hotels now. Most
of the ghosts are place oriented.
This is an intersesting concept. The visual input of the surroundings, the scenery seems to bring on the ghostly visions. This is much like your and
mine repeat dreams of the same place, in which there are slight variations with the actions of the dream characters. The ghost visions appear to
various people slightly differently depending on the personality of that person. That is like as if we all had dreams of the same place at different
times and the ghost visions, like the characters in the dream appeared to interact differently.
However, interacting in the true sense of real people interacting is not the case. When the living memory supercharged with emotions and the visual
image of the departed person is noticed there seems to be no real interaction. The reaction is usually fear, sometimes acceptance on the part of the
real viewer towards this vision. Many of the stories are about the startledness of a first time viewer of visions. And they find out latter that many
have had the same type of visions before them. The book is written this way for the shock value and then to calm one down, just like the person being
written about has experienced. The question still remains why some people see ghostly visions and others do not. Perhaps an overactive imagination or
an emotional content of excitement( or proper emotional mix) fairly matching the sight of the departed person back when.
In the second book, Wisdom of the Animals by Raphaela Pope and Elizabeth Morrison, the writers entertain the notion that animals mindspeak back to
them. Here again, there is a problem with concept. The emotional energy of an animal hurting on the right flank is picked up by the author and
translated into words by her own mind, the animal does not mindspeak. One of the writers also marvels at the idea she sent a worded message to a pet
and the pet came over and sat in her lap. She asked Petey if he heard her to show her a sign. In my own experiments, I sent various emotions to my
dogs and they woke up immediately and looked at me. What passes here is an emotion that causes a reaction, not a worded sentence from the pet. The
reaction from thet pet can be the movement of the pet or a return emotion like a place on the body that hurts. Even the healing, that giving any
living thing, loving attention, can help.
love you all,