posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:29 PM
This is an interesting thought. Let's see... What happened at your in-laws, in my opinion, was not related to the ethanol you consumed. It sounds as
if their house was haunted to begin with. I think it likely you would have had an experience that night regardless of whether you were drunk or
Also, being drunk comes before a hangover so for this idea to be correct, then despite the impairments caused by alcohol on many different bodily
systems, sensitivity to paranormal events must be linked to alcohol consumption in general, and not any specific stage of the process from drinking to
drunkenness to hangover...
As far as the shadow people that you see, where do you see them? Is this in your house? Have you noticed these things before when you haven't been
drinking? Alcohol is ethanol, and certain enzymes in one's liver actually break down the ethanol in a chemical reaction, the byproduct of which is a
compound called acetaldehyde...
This is nasty stuff, and highly toxic. It is an atmospheric pollutant and a carcinogen. I have not researched to see if this chemical is what is
directly responsible for hangovers, but I suspect it is since it is more toxic than ethanol. So how does this fit in with paranormal experiences? I
have no clue but it could play some type of role, either in hypersensitivity or hallucinations, either of which are possible, but only one of which is
probable in my opinion.
Or it could just be that you're house is haunted as well, if you see things there explicitly, barring your in-laws' house. I have been working on a
theory for a while, which is not yet fully put together as I am missing some big pieces, but a small part of it claims that spirits or ghosts of
whatever type of energy are always around us, it is just that we cannot sense them. Even animals cannot usually sense them. They somehow flash into
our perception for whatever reason, and we are able to perceive them. Now, I have thought of the possibility of certain chemicals adding or reducing
certain chemicals in our brains, which will result in a change of perception which may just allow us to perceive MORE instead of less.
If this is the case with drinking alcohol, then I would suspect that researching the various chemicals at play while drinking, and not just during
hangovers, may lead the researcher to a specific chemical. Then researching how that chemical reacts within the body, what systems it operates on, and
more importantly what effect it has on the brain, could possibly tell us more about paranormal experiences in general. That is my favorite type of
research...that that follows a path off which deductions can be made. Ya know? If A then B.