posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 03:47 PM
I rather like this thread and the varied opinions on the possible causes which likely vary from area to area based on local customs and history. The
theories that I most back are those that these are likely the voices of disgruntled spirits or olden rituals that permeated the local area with dense
enough energies that we still stumble upon them accidentally these days. I also believe that these voices could be scare tactics used by spirits
preying on passerby's for energy.
I would like to mention a case that I remember watching on 'a haunting' in which two boys were exploring the woods near and around a newly purchased
property which happened to be dense forests. A few miles from the home they came upon an area in which everything went dead silent, no animal life, no
movement of trees or leaves, nothing made a sound. They began to hear whispers all around them which intensified into old Gregorian chanting, like
that of many druids coming from every direction. Freaked out, they high tailed it out of the area and back home where abundant paranormal activity
began to terrorize their whole family for the next few months if I remember correctly. They had not experienced anything of the sort before that, but
had literally just moved in, so that may be attributed to their home rather than the encounter which seemed to set everything off.
I would also like to add the idea, while on the topic of forests, of will-o'-the-wisp's. They are notorious when speaking of spirits in forests, and
supposedly appear to those lost or wandering. The individual spots the moving light and attributes it to someone nearby, someone who can help them for
whatever reason. Being lost or having wandered astray, they follow but notice it is seemingly always just out of sight no matter how hurriedly or
slowly they make their way. Finding themselves stranded further and further in the woods they end up following the light out of sheer desperation. I
have heard accounts in which the light helps people find their way out of the woods, once the individual is safely out, it would float about merrily
as it made its way deeper into the woods as if happy with its good deed. I have also heard the exact opposite, where they had followed it for miles
even, until it seemed to extinguish and they are left alone in the darkness. They have been known to create a variety of sounds and I would not put
whispers past this mischievous spirit.
There are places in the world where from vantage points above they can be seen moving about the woods almost on a nightly basis, up to three of them
Thanks for the great read guys, the shadow figure accounts are very intriguing. It seems that there may be as many causes to these whispers as there
are trees in a forest.