posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 04:28 PM
I just thought I might throw a few sentences into the conversation. First of all, I will say that I can only agree with the notion that very many
people see things, that under closer scrutiny would show itself to be nothing strange at all. As some have said in this thread, we're often so
willing to be fooled, that once presented with something apparently vaguely strange, every shred of common sense goes out the window, and for what
that's worth, I think such behaviour destroys many potentially good things, for the strange occurrences that are actually going on.
As far as the human sensory system being fooled, I can only agree with that as well. It's healthy to try and dig into some of the pitfalls of
limitations within our mental capabilities, and how the brain tries to make up for that. It will only bring us closer to truth, if we do. That being
said, I also think it is hugely arrogant to believe that our 5 senses in any way can entrap all things there are to 'see' or 'feel', if you will.
Consider that evolution gives species what skills they need to survive, and nothing more, at least not in general. There are strays, obviously, and
thank goodness for that. Anyway, we've only ever mostly had to hunt and gather, and you don't need, probably, to be able to see ghosts or anything
else you can't eat, in order to do that. Hence, we should also be hesitant in conjuring up explanations that try to tell us, that our sensory system
can see everything there is to see. That is hugely arrogant in my book.
As far as ghosts are concerned, I'm a bit of a fence-sitter, as far as actually labelling them ghosts, in the sense that they are the actual dead
spiritual embodiments of formerly living people. However, to put it in general terms, I have a strong belief in that there is certainly a LOT there,
and recognize that confining and measuring it, is an astoundingly hard thing to do. The reasons for that are a bit complex, in my book, unless you've
spent some measure of time, studying what 'ghosts' (or whatever you call them) are actually supposed to be able to do, and try to learn what
encapsulates the whole spiritual realm in which 'ghosts' are sometimes said to exist. The fact is, when you try to explain terms of spirits, you
very easily venture into doubtful territory as far as concise explanation and reason go, but that is just the way of things.
Now, to the point of the matter. Firstly, I'm an atheist. Not an agnostic, but an atheist. I do not believe that a god created this universe, and I
do not believe that there are any reasons to give the matter the benefit of the doubt, for various reasons. With that said, and I said it to display
some sense of how my mind works, I do believe in spirits/energy, if you will, emotional entities who roam or live in certain areas, and are there for
various reasons. What they are exactly, I do not know, obviously, but my reasons for believing in them come from personal experience, and not nice
7 years ago, when I was 25, something very disturbing happened in the cellar of the old house I live in. I say old house, but it was built in 1930. Up
until that point, and afterwards as well, I've always found myself to be a sensible man, not jumping on any bandwagons, always standing back to
gather some information, before going along with everyone else. You may say I'm willfully unspontaneous or boring. I do recognize that my mind can
fool me, when awake or especially during sleep. I suffer from night terrors and have done for more than a decade. Now, what I experienced in my cellar
was basically that two bicycles fell violently over. Then there was a second of pause, and a table at the wall was upturned, although less violently.
When the table hit the ground, after the noise of the table hitting the ground, a hissing/crackling noise erupted in the middle of the room (it is
around 12' by 12').
(Rest of my experience coming up in the next post)