Originally posted by Tsuki-no-Hikari
Well, I would advise against letting a 10-year-old do any investigations, at least not until she's around 16, preferably 18. While most hauntings do
seem to be benign, there is a risk of encountering those that are not. If the entity truly is malevolent, it would probably prey on the weakest member
of an investigation, which would probably be your daughter (no offense meant).
No offence taken.
At the moment i keep her interest in the paranormal as much at her level as i can. She is a very keen learner and is fascinated by the paranormal, but
obviously i don't want to freak my own daughter out.
She handles the subjects very maturely, and is very respectfull of the etiquette involved when dealing with the paranormal.
Like i say though, i keep it at her level. Like the other night, she did her first "investigation" as we called it. It was more of a history lesson
of the local churchyard, but we carried out a few experiments during our time there. We got there at 8pm and were gone by 10pm.
I wanted the majority of it to be conducted in daylight for her sake, but she wanted at least some time in the dark, so we did about an hour in the
dark in the cemetary. I know this was'nt exactly long for an investigation, but it was good enough for a 10 year old. She took loads of notes, enough
to write a full report, got loads of great pics, learnt a lot and came back not freaked out.
So thanks for the advice about her safety, of course thats my priority too. Maybe i'll let her get more involved as she grows older. I have started
expanding her knowledge range of paranormal subjects though so she is not just focused on ghosts, which lets face it are probably the scariest of the
paranormal subjects. Today she was learning about the crystal skulls.
I think you're right though about giving a few words a shot.
My girlfriend just brought up a good point. She said that if i did'nt trust God to look after me, how about ask protection from a guardian angel of
some kind? If i believed in the paranormal, then surely i'd believe in guardian angels.
I know when i was serving in Crossmaglen, S. Armagh when the IRA sniper was shooting the lads, there were a few times when we went out on patrols,
knowing there would probably be a shoot that day (so basicaly we were like bait), and as i walked out of the camp gates i remember saying to
"someone" up there, "Watch my back today will ya?"
I did'nt believe in God back then either, but i must have been talking to someone?
Thanks for the input.