Originally posted by Kandinsky
I *like* to think that ghosts don't exist in any real independent sense and are an outcome of a particular environment interacting with a particular
cycle of consciousness. This would mean that ghosts and apparitions would possibly be as fleeting as dreams. Sightings would occur when conditions are
right like the witness being in a heightened state or perhaps drowsy?
By the end of months of reading, I could only conclude that we don't yet know enough to brag about any explanations and that studies should
I'll challenge your research with some REAL LIFE experiences, Mr. Moderator.
I saw my first ghost when I was six years old. I was about to show my cousins how to turn a cartwheel.
It was turning dark outside, and I was on the walkway to the house while my cousins sat in the porch swing watching me.
I was getting into position with my hands over my head when something caught my eye at the corner of her house. I looked, and saw a tall, white,
transparent figure standing there. Seeing a ghost was the last thing on my mind! I almost fell trying to get traction to run!
From that point on a ghost, or something, was with me or my cousin at all times until I was in my mid-teens. If I went through one day without
something happening, I knew it was with my cousin. We would call each other if nothing happened to see what it had done to the other one. It was
always with one of us.
I wasn't in a "particular cycle of consciousness" when this thing wrapped unseen hands around my ankles and pulled me out toward the foot of the bed.
I had just got in the bed and wasn't even thinking of anything scary.
Another time when I was around twelve, I think, my mother was going to town for groceries but I wanted to stay home, so she let me. I was at that age
where I looked forward to being home alone to turn up the music and dance, and just do what kids that age do... feel a little independence.
I was feeling rather happy when all of a sudden the stereo comes on by itself and I got "that" feeling that always came over me when it was present. I
knew it was there!
I slowly walked over to the stereo and turned it off then looked at the corner of the hallway to see a tall, dark shadow person standing there peeping
I walked straight out the door and stayed outside until my mother returned. From the highway I could see it standing in the picture window staring at
I could tell many things that debunk the theory of having to be in a certain state of consciousness to experience a haunting/ghost, but it would take
several pages. So I'll stop with these three incidents.
You are correct... more studies need to be done.
edit on 10/20/2012 by sled735 because: addition to comment