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.