posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 07:13 AM
Originally posted by therealdemoboy
Many people believe that "residual" hauntings are simply an "imprint" that replays itself through history, with no knowledge of what is around it.
My question is this - if this is true, why would this be limited to the deceased? Why don't we see ourselves? or other living people? Or possibly
this explains other phenomena as well?
It takes a lot of things to come together right to bring something like that into manifestation. And not all residual hauntings are alike, or the
result of the same sort of confluence of attributes. It can get extremely complicated when you try to unwind the specifics of any one such situation,
and ultimately it's impossible to completely quantify the entire composition of such a thing, since it's a 100% physical event that happens when it
happens and may not ever happen again in most cases.
It's like trying to perfectly replicate a car accident that has already occurred and therefore established a definitive model for objective
comparison. Even if you replicate the cars, the speed, the angle of approach, the environmental conditions, and whatever else you can replicate, you
still can't perfectly mimic the impact response itself. And what a residual information manifestation is, is a similar collision of contributing bits
and aspects, with a visual or audible display instead of a smash-up as the net result. In the end, it's important to consider everything that occurs
in this same light, since doing so will help you better understand just how fleeting material reality actually is.
Even things like barometric pressure and humidity have been noted as being factors that influence whether residual displays like Lincoln's Ghost
Train and other famous hauntings will manifest on specific dates or not. Locations that host such snippets generally feature a lot of limestone in the
area (who knows why?) and water seems to be a good environmental contributor. Also, these kinds of hauntings seem to have a definite half-life, which
suggests that inevitable physical changes in the environment do have a very real impact on whether they occur and how often they occur.
Then, you have to add in the receptivity of the brain that is seeing or hearing what's there. All this stuff has to line up properly to have anything
happen. In the case of EVPs and video/photo anomalies, the specific media involved adds another wrinkle to the whole thing. Like I said, it gets
really complicated when you start adding up the entire list that needs to be present and in the right balances before a residual manifestation will
happen. And this is besides the original information imprint that set the stage for anything to occur. Then again, some residual hauntings are just
people walking down a hallway, or working at a lunch counter. That's pretty benign stuff, but the environmental factors alone cause them to manifest,
so again, we're talking about a real confluence requirement that isn't overridden by the specific drama within a particular event that happened on a
date and time to a unique individual. Most residual hauntings are mundane activity that's sporadically repeated due to the environmental factors of
the location itself until the factors shift enough to stop the haunting from ever happening again.