My father always told me he would come to the foot of my bed after he passed away. He’s been gone for nearly 40 years and he has never returned, yet I have seen apparitions of people I have never known. I’ve always wondered why. I’ve heard a lot of explanations for why the spirits of some people remain on earth. I’m sure you have too.
Last night, as I was pondering this, it suddenly occurred to me that maybe ghosts and spirits don’t actually return. Oh, I’m not trying to argue that ghosts don’t exist. I think they do – I’m just not sure saying they remain or linger on earth is the right way to describe it.
What if heaven, earth and the great hereafter all occupy the same space? What if going to heaven or passing on doesn’t mean the spirit goes to another place? What if the essence of the person simply slips into another dimension that occupies the same space?
What if whether we observe a spirit (or ghost – if you will) has nothing to do with the wishes of the dearly departed but rather depends on some other variable, such as blip in the space-time continuum? What if ghosts aren’t visitors at all, but are merely carrying on with their lives and somehow become visible in our reality?
As you may have guessed, I’ve been really busy with a host of writing projects. The good news is some of my work involved writing about the paranormal. Which means there are tons of new articles published on Examiner for you to pick and choose which you want to read.
Some of the topics I’ve covered lately are:
- Near Death Experiences
- Ghost Hunters
- Ossuaries (think creepy bones)
- Crickets (yes, you read that correctly)
I’d love it if you’d stop by Examiner and browse my Paranormal Articles and let me know what you think. Am I on the right track or are there other topics I should be covering?
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First of all, I’d to apologize for broken links on this site. Many of my articles were published on Yahoo Contributor’s Network for years, but the site has recently closed its doors. What that means to me is that those articles are no longer available to readers. I am working on removing the links from several blogs and sites. I appreciate your patience.
The good news is that I am moving many of them to my paranormal page on Examiner. You can subscribe to me there and receive updates when new articles are published. To view my collection of paranormal articles on Examiner visit Bangor Paranormal Examiner. You will find the subscribe button between my bio and the first article or you can SUBSCRIBE here.
I’d appreciate your support, as the more subscribers I have the better my articles will perform on Examiner.
I’d also like to extend an invitation to everyone to contact me with your personal experiences. If you have a story you would like told, I can do that for you while you remain anonymous.
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Some of you are aware that our house has its share of unusual activity that ranges from odd sounds to EVPs and a sighting or two of a seeming apparition. You may even remember that when I moved in, I was certain I had seen a Ghost Cat on several occasions. I’ve even felt what I thought was my cat jump onto the bed, only to discover her sound asleep at the foot of the bed.
Until recently, the Ghost Cat appeared to be a figment of my imagination. Not any more.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter saw the ghost cat in her room – which explains why it hasn’t been hanging around my room for a while. She thought it was her cat sitting in the middle of the room staring at her with “big eyes”. About the same time, her cat nudged her from the side. When she turned, she discovered her cat was actually on her desk beside the bed. Upon looking back to the floor no cat could be seen.
Today, she was on her bed and felt her cat jump down from the bed and heard her trot over to the food dish. Nothing unusual there, right? Wrong. Her cat was sitting on her bed and listening to the noise, too.
We have no idea why we have a Ghost Cat. It seems to have been here when we moved in.
*NOTE: The photo above is not actually a picture of our ghost cat.
I’ve been hesitant to share the latest spooky event that has happened in our home. Maybe it’s because we actually have some evidence this time and that makes me a little uncomfortable.
Last week, my daughter used an app on her phone to record her sleep cycles. The phone is placed on the bed and is automatically activated by both movement and sound. It captured the typical tossing and turning in the night and a few low murmurs that we assume is my daughter talking in her sleep. They sound muffled and pretty typical of the normal sounds a sleeping person makes.
But that’s not all her recorder captured! Sometime in the middle of the night, it captured an eerie EVP of a man’s voice saying “Noooooo.”
At first we assumed that the voice was from somewhere outside of her room. It wasn’t. It just so happens that during the same night our furnace malfunctioned and our house was filled with smoke, setting off the smoke detectors and CO2 alarm. The sound of the alarms was not picked up by her phone inside her room. (Yes, there is now another smoke detector outside her door.) In fact, when I went to her door to let her know what was going on, my voice wasn’t picked up until I was inside the room. So that pretty much rules out any outside noises as the cause of the EVP.
We’ve been puzzling about this for several days now, throwing around possible causes for the voice, but each time we come up empty. It’s not her voice and she was the only one in the room.
Last night, I had woken up and was lying in bed when suddenly I heard a very loud whisper right in my ear. I bolted upright and no one was around. Hubby had fallen asleep on the couch, the pets were sleeping and my daughter was sleeping at the other end of the home.
I tried to rationalize that perhaps I had fallen asleep and dreamed the whisper, or that maybe it was the sound of me breathing against the pillow or blankets, or that maybe I imagined the whisper. I could have convinced myself with any of these arguments if it wasn’t for the recording we captured last week.
We haven’t figured out how to get the recording off of her phone so we can post it online to see what others think. If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know and I will upload the EVP here so you can hear the eerie EVP that has us scratching our heads.
Ghost Mine: Patrick and Kristen use logical fallacy in chasing ghosts
While earlier episodes introduced the Chinese belief that if the deceased are not buried on native land their spirits are doomed to wander the earth, Patrick discovered that according to Chinese beliefs those spirits also are limited to wandering in a straight line. Find out how Patrick and Kristen turned the Chinese beliefs into a logical fallacy to lead their investigation.
Maine ghost stories: The mysterious disappearing woman
Back in the good old days, when I was a kid, we learned to entertain ourselves during cold winter nights. But, when a winter storm raged and the power lines went down – which happened quite frequently in those days – my mother quite often took on the role of entertainer. It was then that I learned the stories of my ancestors, which never failed to captivate me. Invariably, those stories turned to tales of the paranormal as my mother relayed ghostly encounters experienced by family and friends. Read the whole story.