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    09-27-2012, 09:53 AM
There are some places that are haunted, others are inhabited, and still others have entities entrenched who mean harm.

If you live somewhere that you feel uncomfortable, your animals aren't happy and stay in a constant state of alertness, or you've had some unexplainable runs of bad happenings, you might want to consider blessing the property, the home, all buildings, animals, people and even vehicles.

I use a Christian blessing because my beliefs are more Judeo-Christian than anything else, but you can use a blessing from whatever belief system you have. The power comes from belief, not any particular religion. As long as you believe in the power of what you're doing to bless and cleanse, it should work. There are no 'wrong' blessings, as long as you're calling on the power of good and not evil.

I'm a firm believer that everyone has some ability to sense different dimensions and those who inhabit them. Not all gifts are the same though, and they can be compromised by disbelief or fear.
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    09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
I am actually a paranormal investigator for the Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation in Virginia. We are a research group that is trying our best to scientifically prove or disprove the existence of "ghosts".

We investigate private residences as well as historic properties. If anyone watches the show "Ghost Hunters" on the ScyFy channel, we are a member of the TAPS family and requests that are sent to them from the state of Virginia are forwarded to my group. We we actually featured in the episode, "Toys of Terror" from season 2 or 3... Can't remember which.

Anyway...I have been doing this for over 7 years. I was much more of a
Believer when I started out. I am now one of the more skeptical members of the group. I have had very few experiences on investigations that I was not able to come up with a scientific explanation for. I still want to believe...but it is getting harder.

I had an investigation last Saturday night in a very historic building in Richmond. This place just looks haunted!!! But the only thing we experienced
was some unexplained noises....which we can not use as proof of a haunting.

I have investigated some very interesting places, including Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Ky and could not walk away being able to state that it was haunted. Creepy, yes....haunted, I don't know.

Ironically, the only true unexplainable experience I have had is at the barn where I board my horse. A couple of years ago, I started leasing a horse there. I was out there at dusk one night, helping to bring in the field horses for the night. After we put the last horse in the barn, I saw, clear as day, a bay horse with black mane, run past the barn door.

I yelled to the BO that we had a loose horse. She asked me if it was a bay. I said yes. She asked me if I heard it or just saw it. I realized I hadn't heard a sound. She laughed and said it was just the ghost horse. They see him often, at dusk and he is always running and they never hear him. Sometimes they hear him in the barn but don't see him. But the sound and visual never combine. There has never been a bay horse that has died on their property as far as they know. I haven't seen it since.

To me, this sounds like a true residual haunting.....a type of haunting that is like a movie that plays over and over. Like an imprint on the environment that is stuck. An easy explanation of a residual haunting is that we are just seeing or hearing something that happened at one point in time...the image and sound got stuck or imprinted on the environment somehow and it keeps repeating itself. Totally
Different from an interactive haunting that is supposedly the spirit of someone that has passed on. I have a psychology background but some of the scientists in our group can explain how residual haunting work much better than I can.

Didn't mean to write so much....but paranormal investigating and horses are my two passions and it is interesting when they come together!
    09-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Awesome stories! Yes, I definitely believe as does my husband.

There have been several experiences at my Aunt's house, built on her husband's old family homestead. Her husband and my grandmother both passed in the house. We took a friend deer hunting with us one weekend and he was talking to them at night, when he thought he was talking to us. We woke to find hm asleep on the little loveseat (he being at least 6ft) saying, he was not going to sleep in that room ever again! He tried again that night but still ended up on the little loveseat!

My husband has seen my Aunt's deceased father in law get up and walk across the living room in his old house. He's also been seen by my cousin.

The experiences go on but they have not been bad, by any means.
    09-27-2012, 12:36 PM
Interesting thread.

I have seen "orbs" of light here. I am not the only one. Many people have seen them and I have never heard an explanation. They have been filmed on time lapse - but those were only visible on the film, which was reproducable on a second filming effort.

The first time I saw one here I started looking around. My thought was that it was a distant car door or something that had reflected a spot of light that moved around. It bothered me enought to look around b/c it had an "3d" appearance, and didn't hit and follow a solid structure as a reflection would. My husband saw me looking around and, much to my surprise, said, "I have seen them, too". We had never discussed them, prior. He then asked if I had seen a "light ball". I got the binoculars and up on the wall b/c I figured it had to be a car door. I could find no vehicle anywhere that could have "explained" it. I saw them several times in the course of about 2 years, then nothing. I saw one at night - at which time it had a red "hue" and remained stationary for several seconds which allowed me to observe it clearly. I thought "laser target"...but it was the size of a dinner plate and was in mid air (i.e., not projecting on any surface around it).

I know these exist, I have seen many. I do not think they are ghosts, but they are an example of things people do not tend to report b/c it sounds "nutters" and they go "undetected/studied/investigated". I believe their is some reasonable explanation.

I have seen other very strange things in my life, for which there is zero logical explanation. But, I still believe there is an explanation - just not one that would fit today's "accepted" theories/understanding of physics.

P.s., as for haunted houses people describe...I am seriouse, I would soooo move!!!!
    09-27-2012, 12:57 PM
Maple- your in Ireland? I am too!

Corgi- I used to watch TAPs all the time, its not on tv much anymore though.
It was the only show I found realistic, they rest you knew weren't real!

Funny that old properties have mentioned.
My Father lives in a old cottage that is at least 200 years old, they were built for the workers of Shane's castle.
The bedroom doors have been there I'm guessing 50+ years.
Not once have I ever felt anything in his house. Which is weird because a lot of people have lived and probably died in those cottages but yet I don't feel one single thing and neither does he!
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    09-27-2012, 12:59 PM
I have never ever seen an orb. I've seen them in pictures yes but I guessed they were just dust particles.
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    09-27-2012, 01:01 PM
Some places simply don't retain spirits, Jamie.

Where I live, the only entities on the property are the ones I brought with me. They're all human and have passed on, and are tied to me in various ways.
    09-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Speedracer, can a ghost/spirit/entity follow you?
I heard that they can only stay in the place that they died. For example if you move into an old haunted house with an extension, it can only "haunt" the original part of the building.
Also, can it move from property to property?
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    09-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Originally Posted by JamieLeighx    
Speedracer, can a ghost/spirit/entity follow you?
Absolutely, especially those who were tied to you in life in some way.

There are spirits who inhabit properties or homes, but not all are rooted to a specific place or thing. There are as many different types of spirits/entities as there are animals and people in this particular dimension.

As far as residual energy, I believe that happens too. Energy gets trapped and is replayed over and over in a loop like a movie reel. The soul has since moved on, but the movie reel keeps playing. Those are the types of visitations/experiences that never vary. It's the same thing over and over again, no matter who witnesses it.
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    09-27-2012, 01:49 PM
Wow, your like a walking book of information lol
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