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My first experience with a real ghost?

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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby brett » 22 Oct 2009, 04:22

NinjaPuppy wrote:I totally agree with you on the MOTIVE. That's my number one question straight off the top.

Now I wouldn't discount someone if their motive seemed to be of a less than honorable nature but it has to be taken into consideration with the rest of the information before any opinion is made.

I like the way that you set up your procedures Brett. Very good list.


thanks - but if you want investigations - dont follow my methods :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 22 Oct 2009, 04:35

brett wrote:thanks - but if you want investigations - dont follow my methods :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ahhhh, but consider my motive. Mine is for personal interest only in an attempt to answer some question that I have had for too many years. I also believe that no matter how good any evidence I may be able to collect can be, it still won't be good enough for the skeptics. They will be too busy examining my motives and my personal integrity and I will be too aware of their tactics to bother to care about what they say or think. :D
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby brett » 22 Oct 2009, 13:53

NinjaPuppy wrote:
brett wrote:thanks - but if you want investigations - don't follow my methods :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ahhhh, but consider my motive. Mine is for personal interest only in an attempt to answer some question that I have had for too many years. I also believe that no matter how good any evidence I may be able to collect can be, it still won't be good enough for the skeptics. They will be too busy examining my motives and my personal integrity and I will be too aware of their tactics to bother to care about what they say or think. :D


yep -good attitude NP , and here in lies the problem - evidence - i feel a topic coming on ;)
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby ProfWag » 22 Oct 2009, 18:39

NinjaPuppy wrote:
brett wrote:thanks - but if you want investigations - dont follow my methods :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ahhhh, but consider my motive. Mine is for personal interest only in an attempt to answer some question that I have had for too many years. I also believe that no matter how good any evidence I may be able to collect can be, it still won't be good enough for the skeptics. They will be too busy examining my motives and my personal integrity and I will be too aware of their tactics to bother to care about what they say or think. :D

I'm sure you feel that the research would be personal interest only, but if you were to take part in research, would you be able to go into it with no preconceptions as to what you would want to find? Do you think others could?
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 22 Oct 2009, 20:44

ProfWag wrote:I'm sure you feel that the research would be personal interest only, but if you were to take part in research, would you be able to go into it with no preconceptions as to what you would want to find? Do you think others could?

Preconceptions of what I want to find? No problem at all. Let's break it down to the single examples of what has already been established by our TV friends.

EVPs - Sounds or a voice on a digital recorder that was not audible to the human ear at the time of recording. (my definition) During one particular investigation, one of the people surfaced with a full blown intelligent conversation (answers that corresponded to the questions asked) on a digital tape recorder. It was fascinating. Was it good proof? No. Not in my opinion because it wasn't verified that the recorder was blank before the investigation and the findings weren't reported until the next day and the recorder was taken home with the investigator and not left locked up with the other equipment. If in fact this was a factual recording of an intelligent conversation with an unseen entity, it blew chunks that this investigator didn't have the sense to follow a few guidelines so that this could be investigated further.

Photographs - White/black/brown/blue smudges on a digital picture does not make good evidence of a ghost. I can set my camera so that fast moving humans can appear very ghost like and convincing. Same thing with orbs as there can be many explanations of their appearance on digital pics. Now I have seen some pics that defy locical explanation but are not taken in any sort of controlled environment, so as 'proof', not so much.

Personal experiences - These are the most difficult to investigate further as it's usually a fleeting moment and even if witnessed by more than one person at the same time can be disputed by a skeptic until the end of time and the details can vary drastically between two people, let alone more than two.

So to answer your question, I do believe that I can go into an investigation without preconceptions as to what I want to find. I have one particular story where I started off with preconceptions about the group (one person in particluar) and their protocols to find that I may have been WAY off base but can't say beyond a shadow of a doubt that some hanky panky didn't take place.
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby brett » 23 Oct 2009, 00:31

well my take on ANY site is "its all BS /motive /whatever UNTIL it proves other wise , , and most places i have been to have proven to be exactly that ( on the occasions i was there - important point ) - BUT funnily enough its places that are NOT regarded as "haunted " that some times turn up surprising results

so any pre expectation of a place actually BEING active , are bound to disappoint - but again most people fall into the trap of thinking that because someone has said a place is active - it is and thus MAY well colour their observations

an old adage is worth remembering - "a pessimist is rarely disappointed ,whereas an optimist frequently IS " ;)

so by working to my method -IF one can go in with no preconceptions other than this is probably ANOTHER waste of time , and then CAN be pleasently surprised

well works for me :D
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 23 Oct 2009, 00:35

I love surprises! Well, pleasant ones.
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby groupthink » 23 Jan 2010, 22:51

so door knob and tapping?...

i can top that..

1) at age 12'ish,while staying the night at my grandfathers house...i had an overwelming feeling something was there... the feeling was like a rush of "dont be scared" reasurance...so i was not scared... i turned my head and saw the gost/spirt/? my grandmother died in the house. short discription: transperant,long shredded gown no flash on face..kinda semi decayed no eyes just the sockets....long locked hair.. gown/hair seemed to be floating....

2) my sister... sitting in the livingroom "end of the hallway" heard a noise at the end of the hallway....whipped her head around to say goonmorning to my grandfather only to see a small child..a little girl.. maybe 8 years old or so.. she ran outside to sit in the front yard til my grandfather woke up


3) my sister ..... grandfather sent her to get some canned goods out of the hallway...crouching down to get the cans....she then closed the cuberd door...only to see that same little girl standing there..


about 20 years later we discovered we both had seen something in the house..

long story short....my wife and i are back in the house with my grandfather...and let me tell you this place is creapy!!!

she wakes up crying feeling like something is in the room looking at her..

by the way... about 3 times as a child i remember waking up to a strange feeling.... a feeling somthing was standing over me...and i woke up but could not sit up or turn my head to see what was there... i just sat there unable to move ...but i knew something was standing over me......<<< very unprovable...

PS... if nobody believes me...so be it i couldnt care less.
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby ciscop » 24 Jan 2010, 01:26

groupthink wrote:so door knob and tapping?...

i can top that..

1) at age 12'ish,while staying the night at my grandfathers house...i had an overwelming feeling something was there... the feeling was like a rush of "dont be scared" reasurance...so i was not scared... i turned my head and saw the gost/spirt/? my grandmother died in the house. short discription: transperant,long shredded gown no flash on face..kinda semi decayed no eyes just the sockets....long locked hair.. gown/hair seemed to be floating....

2) my sister... sitting in the livingroom "end of the hallway" heard a noise at the end of the hallway....whipped her head around to say goonmorning to my grandfather only to see a small child..a little girl.. maybe 8 years old or so.. she ran outside to sit in the front yard til my grandfather woke up


3) my sister ..... grandfather sent her to get some canned goods out of the hallway...crouching down to get the cans....she then closed the cuberd door...only to see that same little girl standing there..


about 20 years later we discovered we both had seen something in the house..

long story short....my wife and i are back in the house with my grandfather...and let me tell you this place is creapy!!!

she wakes up crying feeling like something is in the room looking at her..

by the way... about 3 times as a child i remember waking up to a strange feeling.... a feeling somthing was standing over me...and i woke up but could not sit up or turn my head to see what was there... i just sat there unable to move ...but i knew something was standing over me......<<< very unprovable...

PS... if nobody believes me...so be it i couldnt care less.



Great stories!! thank you for sharing!
and welcome!
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Re: My first experience with a real ghost?

Postby groupthink » 24 Jan 2010, 01:32

ciscop wrote:
groupthink wrote:so door knob and tapping?...

i can top that..

1) at age 12'ish,while staying the night at my grandfathers house...i had an overwelming feeling something was there... the feeling was like a rush of "dont be scared" reasurance...so i was not scared... i turned my head and saw the gost/spirt/? my grandmother died in the house. short discription: transperant,long shredded gown no flash on face..kinda semi decayed no eyes just the sockets....long locked hair.. gown/hair seemed to be floating....

2) my sister... sitting in the livingroom "end of the hallway" heard a noise at the end of the hallway....whipped her head around to say goonmorning to my grandfather only to see a small child..a little girl.. maybe 8 years old or so.. she ran outside to sit in the front yard til my grandfather woke up


3) my sister ..... grandfather sent her to get some canned goods out of the hallway...crouching down to get the cans....she then closed the cuberd door...only to see that same little girl standing there..


about 20 years later we discovered we both had seen something in the house..

long story short....my wife and i are back in the house with my grandfather...and let me tell you this place is creapy!!!

she wakes up crying feeling like something is in the room looking at her..

by the way... about 3 times as a child i remember waking up to a strange feeling.... a feeling somthing was standing over me...and i woke up but could not sit up or turn my head to see what was there... i just sat there unable to move ...but i knew something was standing over me......<<< very unprovable...

PS... if nobody believes me...so be it i couldnt care less.



Great stories!! thank you for sharing!
and welcome!


thank's.

lets hope that is the end of the stories.. we arnt out of here till late march... i work nights so wife is here alone... the creepyness literally WAKES you up from a dead sleep..lol
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