Last night’s episode of Ghost Hunters brought up an interesting topic, even though it was not pursued on camera. When Chris and Britt were investigating the ballroom in The Southern Mansion in Cape May, they caught glimpses of movement in the mirror. Upon investigation they were unable to either debunk the images or find any evidence of activity in the room. A review of audio and video equipment revealed nothing to cause what they witnessed.
This left me wondering exactly what they had witnessed. Was it an over-active imagination, eyes playing tricks on them in the dark or could there actually have been activity in the mirror?
For years, people have believed that mirrors serve as portals for spirits, although it has never been proven scientifically. I am unaware of any evidence caught on video or camera to support these claims and have not experienced it myself. It does give me pause.
As most of you know, I am a healthy skeptic when it comes to the paranormal. I have experienced some unexplained events in my life and know people whose claims I cannot ignore, but I am not quite ready to subscribe to a belief in ghosts and spirits. What causes the many unusual events in our lives is not something I can qualify with certainty.
I have often wondered how many events it takes to change a skeptic to a believer and if the severity of the events is a factor. Perhaps there is some invisible line that must be crossed in our lives before we are able to take the leap or perhaps it is simply the willingness to believe that forces beyond our control share our living space and that maybe, just maybe, they are the souls of those who have gone before us.