Are You A Believer?
Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:08 AM
And Yes, I am a definately believer and I really do hope some of the things I say around here are helpful to others. Also, I agree with Vlawde, not everything we think of as paranormal is actually parnormal, (and I think the opposite holds true as well).
EWWWWWWWWW! When I die, I am so coming back here to haunt this message board. muwhahahahaha!
Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:01 AM
Thanks SilentWalker for the neat sig
Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:29 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:07 AM
The Hearse Freak
Edited by Hearse Freak, 18 May 2008 - 06:20 AM.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:10 PM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:27 PM
Set by THE Nozomi of DA<3
Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:47 PM
In fact, it's always been others who notice something is "off" first. Then I realize, "yep...I've seen/heard that", and then become consciously aware of the events which have been surrounding me for, sometimes, years
So....tuned in, I'm not. But somehow I've still experienced some amazing things.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:02 PM
I grew up outside the USA, and did not come here to live until I was 27. So I've been in culture shock for about 20 years.
I have had many paranormal experiences: distant relatives "showing up" in my home the day they died, etc...people I had never actually met, but who were related to me through my parents...then I would describe to them what I saw and heard....
Oh well..no proof so no point in going on about it...But I did want to chime in and say (Beatles tune) I'm a beliiiiiiieeever!
Edited by Suzannah, 04 June 2008 - 08:20 AM.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 04:31 PM
*I have heard a galloping and 'neighing' horse while tending to my Nans grave..No horses anywhere around...Nearest horses I found where over 2 miles away..!!
*I have caught many 'orbs' on camera..Our daughter always seems to have one near her in most photos we take of her..
*I have heard sombody whisper my name in my ear whilst working at a local brewery..Said brewery was a very old building..I was in the bottling dept (very noisy) with ear plugs in, but could clearly hear sombody or somthing whisper my name in my ear...
*I somtimes feel what seems to be a hand being placed on my leg while sat at home..Nobody else near me..Very creepy..
Had a few more boring incidents...
Most of the above can probably be explained away, but I beleive they were paranormal experiences..
Edited by Bulldogs_Ghost, 31 May 2008 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 02:10 PM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:27 AM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:00 AM
Once just before going to bed I was attacked by something very nasty. It wasn't just a spirit. It burst my bubble because I never believed anything could hurt me from the other side. It tried to strangle me and smelled very bad. I called on my higher power to make it go away. It left my neck burnt and raw. It took me a long time to get back to normal.
I believe somehow they are drown to me. Like they know they can comunicate with me. I have many gifts that I believe are known on the other side. When I cross over I fully intend on comming back and visiting my family. I will watch over them as I know my family are watching over me.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:27 AM
Mine is the tale of a skeptic and atheist who wishes he could believe. I am truly jealous of those that live in a larger, more interesting and more comforting world than I do. Sadly, I cannot wish myself into being a believer. I must be true to what my heart and head tell me is the right course. The worst part of it is I was not always like this. If you are not bored yet, read on and discover how I was transformed from happy believer to resigned skeptic. It happened quite by accident.
When I was young, my mother, brother and I all believed to one extent or another in virtually any paranormal topic you can name. We were also nominal Christians, but did not really go to church.
Edgar Casey, Atlantis, Bigfoot, ghosts, & UFOs were particular favorite reading topics of ours. We even owned a complete set of the "Man Myth & Magic" encyclopedia and my brother and I just about wore them out. I just knew that with all the witnesses and evidence, all these things had to be true. I even had some “paranormal” experiences myself; a couple of out-of-body experiences, and a strange encounter with a ghost late one night in lonely wooded spot.
In our teens, my brother and I made a hot air balloon and launched it one warm summer night. Little did I realize we were also launching ourselves on the path to dreary, boring enlightenment. That balloon, glowing in the night sky, caused a UFO scare in our town. Reading of it in the paper the next day, we were amazed at the extraordinary abilities that the eyewitnesses bestowed upon our little balloon. Naturally, we immediately built and launched three more! By the time the “invasion” was over, we had racked up a respectable amount of press coverage and enough amazed eyewitness reports to give Area 51 a run for their money. All that from a couple of little balloons. We attached little significance to it at the time aside from the fun of a prank well played, but I did have this nagging little thought; the eyewitnesses had been completely convinced that our balloons had flown in formation, shot missiles, done impossible acrobatics and flown away at incredible speeds. How could they have been so wrong, and yet believe so strongly in what they were saying? I thought about it a lot as I grew to adulthood.
The balloon incident notwithstanding, I was still a true believer in all things paranormal. I turned eighteen, graduated high school & joined the navy. As I pursued my new life as an adult, both my desire to really understand these things and my reading spectrum grew with me. I began to read books having to do with science, logic and critical thinking. I realized from my reading that “evidence” and “proof” are not the same things. I came to understand the difference between subjective and objective reasoning. I discovered alternative explanations for my own paranormal experiences. Though it all, I kept thinking of those earnest reports from sane, honest people that had turned a child’s toy into an extraterrestrial craft. I then knew that I had to look beyond my own wants & feelings if I were to see the truth.
I was still reading voraciously about the paranormal, but it all seemed much less plausible to me now. I witnessed the rise of the ghost hunters and thought “Hey, the scientific approach!” After looking at their methods, I was quickly disillusioned. I generally became aware that other than personal experience, there is not a single scrap of objective proof for anything paranormal. I do not discount the eyewitness testimony or personal experiences. I wholeheartedly believe that people who report such things have had very real, profoundly moving experiences. I do not think they are crazy or foolish. I simply have come to the understanding that we humans are subject to mental processes that make us prone to misinterpret events. After a few more years of hanging on, I eventually “gave up the ghost” and admitted to myself I was a skeptic. The tattered remains of my religious beliefs quickly followed suit.
These days, I live in a drab world where the aliens, Bigfoot, ghosts and goblins have all long departed. If some real concrete proof of any of these things were to surface, no person in the world would be happier than me. Until then, I content myself with finding the meaning of existence in my family and friends and I pass the time with my hobbies. Those hobbies being: history, painting, vintage toys, old monster movies and my most favorite of all, anything paranormal.
P.S. if anybody actually made it all the way through this mess, you get a prize! The prize is knowing better next time! :-)
Edited by caniswalensis, 19 June 2008 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:47 AM
There's only one major paranormal experience I've had, as I don't actually pursue paranormal activity due to my paranoia, but that one experience no longer frightens me.
When I was about 8, my cousin and I were "ghost hunting", just one of those things you do as kids, and of course, we didn't find anything.
So we stopped at her house and took a break. I went to use the bathroom down the hallway, nothing abnormal there, until I walked back up the hallway and happened to take a look into her room.
There, on the bed, was a man I'd never seen before...looking right at me...
His image is still vivid in my mind today...dark brown hair, light skin, blue eyes, a dark blue sweater, a pair of black dress pants, and black dress shoes...
It wasn't just from the corner of my eye either...I stared and he stared back for a few seconds...and I was frozen to the spot...
I'm actually kinda sad I had the nerve to run away after a few seconds.
I wonder what would've happened if I'd stayed...
And of course, no one believed me...but hey...that's life for ya...
Edited by Jhaxe, 19 June 2008 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:41 PM
Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:13 PM
I am very happy with my current level of belief because it helps to be a SKEPTIC. Too many people are OVERLY EAGER to believe, they drool over orb photos on a daily basis, and just make themselves look bad. I could have a ghost slap me in the face and I'd still look for a different explanation.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:25 AM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:03 PM
Streaming lines and orbs of energy roaming the earth endlessly, aching for the attention or touch of a caring hand. Even at times lifting the masquerade, re-veiling the madness from a world not yet seen. Yes, I Believe
Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:45 PM
"What Scares You, Masters You."