Originally posted by YarlanZey
I have a question. Why is it that paranormal stuff takes place in the dark? Why in a darkened room specifically? I have always wondered this.
In the past this kind of thing has always been conducted in the dark and later the mediums/people associated with such acts were shown as fakes using
the dark to fool people.
If all this stuff is real, then surely it will work in the light as well. What is it about the nature of this that requires it to be carried
out in the dark?
Well, I can add something here. When I was 17 my friend and I held a weird seance. Just to outline how weird it was:
It all started in our favourite club [a sort of New romantics and Goth haunt, where everybody knew everyone. A slightly mad boy there was running
around with a little gold cross, asking people if they wanted it as it was given to him by a kid that apparently cancer and he thought it had bad
vibes. Nobody took it but I did [hey it was real gold].
The next day we decided to sell it at a jewellers place and got 13 DM [Deutsch mark] for it. Yay!
We chose to buy booze for it and got a bottle of Vodka with the money.
We drunk half of it, when my friend had the idea to do a seance.
Have to keep it short, so some detail may be lost. Anyway, we drew the alphabet on an A-4 sheet [it was about two p.m]. We started with giggles but
persevered and after about 15 min, the glass started moving from its starting position.
Lots of things happened that could fill their own thread [and add to the weirdness], but to keep it short and to get to the point. We basically
started to put music on and later electric light. We also stopped in between, went to the toilet and poured ourselves more drink, rolled up a ciggie
Still, the glass kept going. At this point I have to add that it couldn't have been my friend because the stuff that was shown was unknown to her and
it wasn't me because I sometimes didn't even touch the glass properly, only sort of touched it.
I was even able to write the whole 'conversation' down [was thrown away by sister when I moved to England -another story]. Several 'family
secrets' and past life names and dates were given which neither of us knew but turned out later to exist [sorry, if anyone want's to know I could
write it down].
Aaaaaanyway. After about 2 hours, the glass moved suddenly, without any hint, from mid-sentence straight into the starting position. A feat impossible
by two drunks that didn't actually planned this [and even if planned, it would be impossible to get it in one swoop exactly back into the ring we
drew around it at the start]. We believed rightly that that was the end.
Amazing and scary stuff happened after that as well but ut won't fit in with what I wanted to say.
Basically, I had always thought that paranormal stuff like that has to be done a certain way blababla but our experience showed differently.
Music, light, distractions and pauses did not stop the flow.
Same with my Tarot cards [which I have been reading for 26 years now]. They work just fine the way I 'mistreat' them and the way I read them.
I have been into this stuff since I can think and I know for sure that they work under a lot of circumstances that they tell you to avoid.
I believe that the most important factor is not the surroundings or rituals that you do [albeit they certainly help to put others in the 'mood'] but
your state of mind and your ability to perform these things.