Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Energy: You Cannot Create It Nor Can You Destroy It

One of the first things you learn in physics revolves around the aspect behind what allows everything in our universe to not only move; but, allows everything to exist. This aspect is ENERGY. How I can relate this is the fact that energy cannot be created nor can it be destroyed. So, this becomes fascinating when you relate it to death or spirits or ghosts. Everyone is made of energy and everyone uses energy. As this energy is used, it is released onto the world in many forms. Whether you are hard at work and you are releasing energy through sweat, you are scrubbing the floor and creating friction, or you are eating food and... well we wont go too far into that, you are transferring your energy to the world around you. As a result, you are leaving a part of you behind.

Even though I am a skeptic when it comes to ghosts, I do believe that traces of us can be left behind when we die. I believe that is why "hauntings" have a tendency to take place where a person is found to have a traumatic experience or at a place where a person has a deep connection to or passion for. Maybe the spirit left behind is not a true person or ghost, just that energy that was left behind.

Furthermore, energy can play another role when it comes to seeing ghosts. I believe that electricity, frequency, and currents play a large role in a person's sighting of a ghost. If a person is around a high frequency area, I believe they will have a better change of seeing something odd or bizarre that could be mistaken as a ghost. If you think about it, our minds work completely with the use of electrical pulses. These pulses show us what we see, tell us how to react, and create the world around us. What a person visually sees is not exactly the world around them. It is the world as how they perceive it. A person's line of sight is simply an image that is created in the brain. In other words, it is a 3-D movie projection within the mind. So, with the help of high energy or electrical levels, a person's mind may be influenced to see something that really is not there... a hallucination.

So, this is just one view I have in terms of trying to understand why people may believe, or possibly actually do, see ghosts or spirits. What are your view points on this topic? Do you believe that energy could be an explanation for sightings or encounters? What can you add to this or what do you disagree with?

I am in the process of putting together my next "ghost hunting" experience. I am to do it at my place of work as it is a very old auditorium that has its fair share of, what people call, hauntings. I do have to admit, I have ran into a few... suspicious happenings...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

From Spooked to Inspired

Yeah, I definitely use to be one of those kids. Avoided looking into mirrors or out windows at night, ran through dark hallways while maintaining a single line of focus, ensured that some source of light illuminated the room I was present in... I pulled out all of the tricks. It seems that we, or maybe I should say "I", was not afraid of the dark per say; it's more that I was afraid of what was in the dark. I was afraid of seeing something I did not want to see. However, this seems quite the strange behavior for a skeptic on the "undead."

I have always been a skeptic when it comes to ghosts or demons that haunt people. Never have I actually seen a ghost; nor, have I ever heard a ghost. That is not to say that I have never experienced anything "odd;" but, I am a true follower of "I'll believe it when I see it" philosophy. Even today, I believe that hauntings or possessions have logical explanations to them. We know people can have hallucinations; so, why can't a ghost be just that? It just seems that the minds of people can very easily get the best out of them; especially in extreme, ideal, or vulnerable situations (like being alone in the dark). So why did I do all that I could to avoid seeing something that I did not believe in...? My response: Better safe than... spooked?

However, this is not to say that I am not open to the idea or the possibility of ghosts and demons. In fact, I am very much fascinated and interested in the concept. I have even gone on a few "ghost hunts" to see what I may, or may not, experience. What brought about this transition of being spooked to being inspired? Honestly, I do not know. I believe it does have something to do with the concept of fear though. People always fear the unknown. So, in order to overcome this fear, you must try and understand it.

As a result, I have decided to start a blog about the subject. I am not certain on how I will structure everything or what topics I will look to focus on; but, I am hoping to have the blog resemble a type of documentary, examining both "ghost hunts" I have done in the past and ones I plan on carrying out in the future. As I said, I am a skeptic. This might cause some of my materials to be a little bias; but, I aim to make it as neutral as possible, leaving the mysterious encounters open for opinions. Consider me resembling the likes of Jason or Grant from Ghost Hunters on SyFy. Even though it is a TV show, I like to believe they are two paranormal investigators who go into an investigation looking to prove the "hauntings" wrong. Maybe "wrong" is a bad choice of word; but, they definitely seem like they are trying to find explanations more than ghosts.

Not only do I look to share my experiences, but I am very curious about experiences other people have had. I encourage everyone to reply with their input or encounters in hopes of maybe making a believer out of this skeptic. Even with that said though, as I mentioned, I'll believe it when I see it.