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Have You Had Any Life Experiences That Make You A Believer In The Paranormal?
I haven't written a hub about it yet, but I did some research into psychics about a decade ago, and the results were startling. I have always been facisinated by and open to the paranormal, but these experiences really made me believe there is something to psychics that I could clearly evaluate.
I have been experiencing varied paranormal phenomena since I was a child. From the horrific to the miraculous. No matter where I am or whom I am with sooner or later something happens that cannot be explained in conventional terms. Anyone spending any length of time with me will also see, hear, or be touched what defies rational explanation. I call this the bleed over effect. It seems to be inherited as my children are experiencing these things also. All I can do is give them the tools to cope and lifelines that may be needed if things get out of hand.
Amazingly, yes and until these things started to happen I would have believed that there was a rational explanation for everything. I have a good understanding of how perception is fooled and how people end up believing in ghosts, etc simply because of parapsychology but the things I have seen with my own eyes really have defied explanation.
I have also written about a few of these experiences.
Rock_nj....I certainly hope you do write that hub about this fascinating subject. I would be most interested in reading of your experiences. I am always open to this as well as all other concepts that are as possible as any. Never say never. If we are closed minded, we remain stagnant, and miss vital revelations.
I have had experiences that were amazing & opened the door, for me to seek further knowledge of the paranormal.
I have always been open to the paranormal and other phenomena, not necessarily by any experience. However, when I was in middle school my family was staying with my aunt while we were waiting to move into a new house. One night our cousins decided to use a Ouija board to try and contact something. They had me ask a question only I would know the answer to, which I did. When it spelled out the person's name I was immediately interested. They then got into contact with their dead aunt, whom they had been close to, and the board began spelling out the song she used to sing to them. My cousins and stepmom were in tears.
It is a big leap from "Something happened that I don't understand" to "I experienced some kind of supernatural event." There is no evidence that there are ghosts, spirits, psychics, magic, angels, God, etc. If you did research into psychics then you would know this. If there was any kind of evidence, then we would have testable, repeatable experiments anyone who can read this can duplicate. We don't.... unless you are privy to research that various scientists... some who have been exploring these questions their entire lives... are not.
It's okay to ask about people experiences, as long as you realize that people are fallible and can be fooled, and sometimes they want to be fooled. Every time you see a magic act, your brain is lying to you. Even if you KNOW how the trick is done, your eyes and ears feed your brain the wrong information and your brain believes it. You have to ignore that data and go one what you know: that the trick is not real magic, that it's all an act. When someone witnesses a paranormal event, they can't fall back on what they know. They have to make a judgement based on what they experienced. In scientific inquiry, first hand experiences are the most unreliable sources of data for any experiment. Against that you have a lot of people telling you that they swear they have had a supernatural experience...people who are not in controlled environments, who lack expertise on what they may have seen and who are at the time under stress, or have to think fast since the phenomenon doesn't last very long, or they are the subjects of a hoax people who know what they are doing are perpetrating. This cannot be considered evidence unless there is something objective to support their conclusions.... and there never is.
I realize this answer will probably fall on deaf ears. Those who believe don't need "evidence" and resent people using "logic" on them. To those people I can only say that I DO need evidence. I would LOVE it if someone could furnish me with some. I'd love to believe in psychics, in magic and the like. My brain isn't made that way though. I'm stuck believing only that which actually exists. My apologies.
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How important do you feel it is to incorporate your life experiences into your writing?Explain why.
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