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True Paranormal Stories
When looking into paranormal phenomena, many people associate it with something frightening.
Although the thought of seeing a ghost or spending time in a haunted house may seem scary, there are also times when people have paranormal experiences that can actually be uplifting.
In addition, many so-called based on a true story accounts are actually pretty much fiction. Let's explore some real paranormal stories and at the same time look at some that are not based in paranormal reality.
Paranormal photo by wallyir at morgueFile.
Real Life Ghost Story
At the risk of being taken away to the funny farm, I'm going to share with you a true ghost story that happened to me.
I was only three years old at the time. I was sleeping and in the middle of the night I awoke to find my grandfather in my room. He was wearing Bermuda shorts and a shirt. As he stood there, he was smiling and waving at me.
I really didn't think much of it at the time. I guess that I just thought that my grandfather had come for a visit. It wasn't until the next morning that I found out my grandfather had passed away during the night.
Was there anything scary about this? Not for me. In my mind, it was my grandfather's way of saying goodbye.
Many people have encounters with a loved one was passed away. To these people, it brings comfort to know that their loved one is okay and that somehow they continue to exist in another place.
Ghostly photo by ana_c_golpe at morgueFile.
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When dealing with psychics, one should know that although there are some authentic psychics, there are some who claim to be psychic and are nothing more than frauds.
These are people who tend to prey upon people in need, such as someone who just had a bad breakup or had a loved one pass away.
There are many things that a psychic may tell you about. It could be a glimpse into the future, or a look into a past life. One could warn you of impending danger, while another may give you relationship advice.
I have my own psychic story. It was the holiday season and I attended a Christmas party which included many local merchants. I had two kids at the time. I was speaking with a delightful owner of a local floral shop when she told me that I would become a mom again to a son.
She gave me a timeline as to when this would happen. I honestly didn't think anything of it at the time because my husband and I weren't planning on any more kids.
Well, guess what. She was right. My third child came along. Shortly after his birth, I saw her again at the same annual Christmas party. I asked her if she saw any more kids in my future. She told me there would be one more and that it would be a baby girl, but not the two years. She was absolutely right. Two years later, my youngest daughter was born.
Some may say this is purely coincidence. Others would attribute it to real psychic ability. In my mind, this lady was able to see into the future and I am so grateful that her predictions were right and that I was lucky enough to have two more kids.
Crystal ball photo by nesquivel at morgueFile.
Are There Real Psychics?
What could be more paranormal than the claim of UFO sightings and alien abductions. Numerous books have been written on the subject, along with movies such as Fire in the Sky and The Fourth Kind. So, how real is it?
Travis Walton is the subject of the movie Fire in the Sky and has a different tale to tell than the movie has claimed. Yes, he does claim to have been abducted, but the movie and his real life experience differ quite a bit.
The Fourth Kind tells the harrowing tale of people who have supposedly been abducted by aliens in Alaska. It even offers so-called authentic footage of real hypnosis sessions with victims. Does this make it real? The jury is still out on this one.
One thing to note is that some people who have been abducted by aliens suffer from PAS, otherwise known as Post Abduction Syndrome. Can these people have suicidal tendencies as portrayed in the movie The Fourth Kind? It appears as if they can. Apparently for some, the fear is too much to bear.
There has been some great research done on UFOs and aliens by many respected people such as Dr. John Mack, deceased, former psychiatrist at Harvard University. Dr. Gordon Cooper, a former astronaut, has come forth to say that UFOs and aliens are real and that the government is covering things up. So, what is the real truth?
UFO sign photo by Bob Castle at Wikimedia Commons.
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What are Ghosts Like?
From research I have done, I have found that ghosts, in many ways, are just like living people. Just as in life, each ghost has its own distinctive personality. How a ghost reacts to an individual depends on how that particular individual treats the ghost.
I was previously involved with a local ghost hunting group. One night we went to investigate a ghost who resided right next to a cemetery. We were warned in advance that the last time this group did an investigation there, that things took a dark turn. In order to solicit a response from the spirit, the group taunted and yelled at it. In return, two members of the group claimed to have been grabbed on their arms by the spirit. This terrified the entire group.
This time around was different. Included in the group was a woman who had the capability of being able to communicate with spirits. Instead of confronting the ghost with anger, she confronted it with kindness. The ghost replied in kind, giving her information about himself. In fact, she even said that the ghost asked her to come back and visit again. Unlike before, no one was touched and no one had any fear.
The reality is that ghosts don't walk around in shackles and chains. Unless it's a residual haunting, which is more of a memory of an event, a real ghost seems to have its own personality and will reply in kind as to how it is treated.
Ghost photo by hotblack at morgueFile.
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Think you may have a ghost? If wanting to know, there are some great items to help you locate and communicate with spirits who may be lingering by.
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