posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 09:27 AM
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by woodwytch
Sounds like attention seeking to me... a good joiner would sort out the door.
The house is a year old and still settling.
The rest would not srand up to logical scrutiny, as is usual with this sort of thing.
Why are some people obssessed with looking for paranormal answers to events
that could be explained by applying straight thinking and common sense !
And still other people willing to exploit the naive and gullible, in these matters.
10 / 10 for an entertaining tale, nontheless ! ( But that's all it is.)
Hey there MrJohnSmith ... a good Yorkshire no nonsense kind of guy by the sound of it
So I'll try my best to give you a good Yorkshire no nonsense kind of gal reply
Let me begin by first asking you a question - why would you think it was 'attention seeking' (?) ... the lady in question up to this point has been
an ardent skeptic as far as the paranormal is concerned as I already mentioned in the OP and she is a very down to earth Yorkshire lass.
I used to be married to a builder for more years than I should have been ... so I agree with your suggestion that a house that is only a year old is
very likely still settling. Although I'm not too sure how a new house that is still settling into it's foundations could be responsible for stacking
the wooden bricks that spell out the childs name from a horizontal position to a vertical (still correct spelling of the name) position ... when
there had been no-one in the house. And it was this incident that had prompted the very skeptical mother of the child to contact me because that above
all the other activity she could not think of any logical explanation for. You might also be interested to know that the first thing they did when the
door started to open of it's own accord was what any normal person would do ... they had the hinges re-aligned and the door re-hung ... and it has
still continued to open on it's own several times after that !
I agree there are many people who instantly look for paranormal explanations to unusual but nontheless mudane things ... however, I make it my
business to look for all possible logical explanations for unusual activity because 9 times out of 10 things can be explained and proven to have a
logical cause ... but occasionally there will be something that doesn't have a logical explanation. I can only assume that those who try to equate
anything unusual to be automatically the result of paranormal activity to be the kind of people who need a little excitement in otherwise boring lives
... or as you initially suggested they want attention. But until you have met someone face to face you cannot slap such a label on them and I think
you are out of order to make such a statement ... I on the other hand have met them and can assure you they are more concerned about their neighbours
finding out about this and thinking they are weirdo's ... now I don't know about you but that hardly sounds like the definition of attention seeking
I sincerely hope you are not suggesting that I or my team are exploiting the naive and/or gullible sir ?
For one thing these people are neither naive nor gullible they are well educated level-headed people ... and for another how can it be called
exploitation from our part when no money changes hands ?
I believe I mentioned in the OP that I was not trying to convince or convert anyone ... if you are a skeptic ... if you don't believe ... if you
think it's nought but a load of b0!!0cks that is absolutely fine ... each to their own and all that ... I have responded to the points you made in
your post to your satifaction I would like to hope (but I somehow doubt it
) so if this thread rubs you the wrong way I can only suggest that you
step away from it now because I can only promise you more of the same.
That said at least you found it entertaining so all is not lost