Creating a Ghost – The Philip Aylesford Experiment
Philip was an aristocratic Englishman, living in the middle 1600s at the time of Oliver Cromwell. He had been a supporter of the King, and was a Catholic. He was married to a beautiful but cold and frigid wife, Dorothea, the daughter of a neighboring nobleman.
One day when out riding on the boundaries of his estates Philip came across a gypsy encampment and saw there a beautiful dark-eyed girl raven-haired gypsy girl, Margo, and fell instantly in love with her. He brought her back secretly to live in the gatehouse, near the stables of Diddington Manor - his family home.
For some time he kept his love-nest secret, but eventually Dorothea, realizing he was keeping someone else there, found Margo, and accused her of witchcraft and stealing her husband.
Philip was too scared of losing his reputation and his possessions to protest at the trial of Margo, and she was convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake.
Philip was subsequently stricken with remorse that he had not tried to defend Margo and used to pace the battlements of Diddington in despair. Finally, one morning his body was found at the bottom of the battlements, whence he had cast himself in a fit of agony and remorse.
Philip's psychokinetic powers, however, were amazing and completely unexplained. If the group asked Philip to dim the lights, they would dim instantly. When asked to restore the lights, he would oblige. The table around which the group sat was almost always the focal point of peculiar phenomena. After feeling a cool breeze blow across the table, they asked Philip if he could cause it to start and stop at will. He could and he did.
The group noticed that the table itself felt different to the touch whenever Philip was present, having a subtle electric or "alive" quality. On a few occasions, a fine mist formed over the center of the table. Most astonishing, the group reported that the table would sometimes be so animated that it would rush over to meet latecomers to the session, or even trap members in the corner of the room.
Originally posted by kingofmd
Very interesting. All this story does is further confirm to me that all ghost/poltergeist activity is in fact demonic. You cannot speak to the dead, so the demon involved could care less if the person in question is fictional or not. You think you are speaking with your great grandma? Wrong, you are talking with a demon screwing with you. You have a room full of persons that are spiritually starving, why wouldn't this malevolent entity feed them with deception? Anyone that thinks this is fake, or just "human imagination manefesting itself" needs to wake up. If the latter were the case, why aren't there groups of people medidating on having a million dollars magically appear in their bank accounts???
[edit on 17-3-2010 by kingofmd]
Very interesting. All this story does is further confirm to me that all ghost/poltergeist activity is in fact demonic.
You cannot speak to the dead, so the demon involved could care less if the person in question is fictional or not.
You think you are speaking with your great grandma? Wrong, you are talking with a demon screwing with you.
Anyone that thinks this is fake, or just "human imagination manefesting itself" needs to wake up
why aren't there groups of people medidating on having a million dollars magically appear in their bank accounts???
This story has really intrigued me greatly, I wonder why the experiments were never replicated? I've read one report on it that says the "knocking" answers ended when one of the participators asked Philip "do you know you're not real?"
The success of the experiment produced future experiments with different groups (replicating the same results) and more fictional ghosts were also created such as Lilith, a French Canadian spy, Sebastian, a medieval alchemist and even Axel, a man from the future.
Originally posted by ventian
This definitely has bigger implications. If a human mind with no psychic powers can indeed move furniture, control electricity, etc what is its full potential. Our governments may have already dug deep and found out a good bit about what our minds can do. Kinda scary dont ya think?