Messages from the Other Side



I don't believe in certain aspects of the paranormal because I find the various books or TV shows on the topic so wonderfully convincing, I do because people I trust have told me about their own experiences with powerful and unusual phenomena. 

For instance, I knew a lot of people when I was young who had first or second-hand experiences with hauntings, for instance. It probably wasn't everybody, but it sure felt that way at times. New England seemed to be a hotspot in the 1970s. Some of the stories still retain their numinous potency.

Before our own (clear and unambiguous) sighting this summer I knew a handful of sober-minded people who had UFO experiences, which they were able to report with clarity and without undue agitation. That personal connection goes a long way on my ledger. Longer than the testimony of some creepy debunker who spends all the time he's not indulging god-knows-what paraphilias talking about things he claims not to believe in (seriously, who does that?).

That doesn't mean I dive into the paranormal deep end without my discernment floatation device. Or that I give equal weight to all phenomena. No way; that's an express ticket to Nowheresville, Jack. 

It means that I take serious reports seriously and don't toss out evidence simply because I refuse to accept anything beyond the reach of naturalism and materialism, which are religious philosophies whether they cop to it or not.

In the end result we're really looking at data- whether it feels that way or not- and making personal judgments from a preponderance of such. One event, or even a series of events, is never going to move the needle. It's the accumulation of data over time that determines your attitude towards the paranormal, however you choose to define what is a rather annoyingly nebulous and badly-abused term.

I bring all this up because of a series of strange events that have arisen within the past couple weeks following the recent death of my father-in-law Charlie. To be perfectly frank, I was more than a little hesitant to blog about them since not only can't I provide evidence these events occurred (my history has given me a bit of a hangup for evidence), I only witnessed one of them personally.

But Mr. Gordon White, whose wisdom I always value and usually defer to, thought it was important to blog about it precisely because other people have experienced these kinds of phenomena and would appreciate whatever validation I can offer by reporting what's been going on in the aftermath of Charlie's death.

His passing was unexpected but not exactly shocking. He lived a long and interesting life and passed away suddenly in his bedroom at the age of 85. No long, excruciating illness, just a relatively painless exit at home with his family. We should all be so lucky.

He'd been in relatively good health and in good spirits prior to his death. What's interesting in light of some of the phenomena in question is that he was involved with computers very early on, working on mainframes in the 50s and was a very early adopter of personal computers.

Indeed, the weirdness seems focused on computers. The one event I witnessed was straight out of a Hollywood remake of a superior Japanese horror movie- my wife's phone (a Samsung smartphone) started flashing on and off and started calling up totally random pages and images. She said nothing like that had ever happened before. It hasn't happened again since. Words don't do it justice, believe me.

The kicker is that her sister reported the same thing with her phone. Well, it must have been a problem with the phones or the network, right? Um, wrong. They have totally different phones and use different carriers.

My wife also says that she was getting random email notifications but no email and equally random friend request notifications but no friend requests. Again, she said she'd never experienced this before.

Other strange things happened. She and her sister were scanning and printing photos for montages for the wake but kept having certain photos go missing and reappear. Of course, this could be the ever-popular alternate universe phenomena that all of us deal with when it comes to your car keys and important papers, which you deliberately and consciously put one place only to have them show up somewhere else. Much, much later.

My younger son, who was helping Charlie with his autobiography, had some bizarre problems with his relatively new laptop last night. He'd talk to Apple, think the problem would be fixed and then some totally random text screen would show up. It's still up in the air as of this writing.

The other day a Christmas tree ornament showed up in the middle of the living room. Big deal, it's Christmas, right? Well, sure, but we still haven't gotten the ornaments out of the attic yet.

The strangest thing happened at the wake. My nephew placed a glass on a table, several inches from the edge. No one was near the table. No one was moving around, no one doing jumping jacks or Karate forms. Somehow the glass fell from the middle of the table to the floor. Everyone stopped their conversations to look at the glass.

There were other occurrences, but that was stuff that got my attention. I told my wife and her sister to write everything down. Maybe most of it will have a rational explanation, maybe not. The thing with the wife's phone was truly weird. Neither of us had ever seen it before.

Gordon tells me that these kind of things aren't unusual, that many people have experienced them, they just don't talk (well, write) about them. He believes- and I agree- that it's important to discuss these things when they pop up. 

I'm presenting these anecdotes as they were reported to me but I do think it's important to stay tethered while wading into these murky waters. If there are indeed otherworldly communications at work you should know which are genuine and which are not. If the dead are taking the trouble to contact us they probably have something important to say. It might be a good idea to work out what that is exactly.

I remember that the clock that belonged to my great-grandfather stopped upon his death and was never able to be repaired, even by an expert clockmaker. That's practically a cliche. The arch-skeptic Michael Shermer reported a similar event with an old family radio, and it made such an impession on him that he was willing to risk excommunication from the Church of Suicidal Nihilism by talking about it publicly.

Let me just say that I'm not presenting any of this as definitive because to tell you the truth, I don't know what to make of any of it myself. But I'm willing to bet a lot of you out there have similar stories that you'd like to tell. We might get somewhere interesting if we had a body of compelling evidence of this sort to pore through, especially if we could get some documentation in the mix.

The irony is that this is the kind of thing Charlie would have scoffed at. Maybe that's the whole point, if indeed any of this was genuine communication. Hey kids, look, I was wrong. Joke's on me.


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  1. A materialist would argue coincidence that the story just links two random events because we always try to make random events have meaning, but is that really the case? I don’t think it is.
    For example the glass of water falling off the table at the wake. We have two events we are supposed to believe are unrelated, but the chances of the two thing happening at the same time must be pretty low.
    I mean luckily most of us don’t have to go to wakes every day and glasses falling off tables doesn’t happen every day, why must we not draw a connection between the two events? Because we are told that it’s impossible, or it’s an error in our thinking?

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    1. Well, you take the events in their totality and make a conclusion based on their probability. The glass wasn't perched on the edge of the table, it was several inches away. That changes the probability equation. So we need to add all these things up and separate out the likely occurrences of simple happenstance and then make our conclusions. It's a marathon, not a sprint, I guess you'd say.

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  2. I've always wondered about myself in regards to paranormal phenomena. Almost always, those who like to discuss these things have either had some childhood trauma or a personal experience with the paranormal, but I've had neither. My childhood was pretty much trauma-free: I wasn't bullied, my family has always been around, no major accidents, nothing. I've even asked my parents if they remember anything unusual about my childhood, something I might not remember, but they couldn't think of anything. I've never seen hauntings or UFOs or anything like that. Even when I saw a strange green light in the sky, it happened after I had already been well into my occult explorations. I even feel frustrated about this sometimes, to be honest.

    Thus, I have no experiences of my own to share. Certainly not with death - the only funeral I have been to in my entire life was my grandfather's, when I was five years old. I would just like to say that I agree with your points, and that we should share these stories as much as possible, if only to let others know that they are not alone, that they're not going crazy.

    My condolences for your father-in-law, Chris. Adonai!

    - Bruno

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    1. Thank you, B. My own childhood was like something out of a bad TV movie but I don't think this phenomena had anything to do with me. It wasn't centered on me in any way- it was focused on other people in the family. I was just an observer. Which is interesting in itself.

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  3. When I was 15 the phone rang around midnight. My grandmother was old but in relatively good health. I immediately walked into the room my father was in and told him that grandmother had died. I have no idea how I knew this.

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    1. You're not alone. You're tuned into the greater consciousness wireless network.

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  4. The other day a Christmas tree ornament showed up in the middle of the living room. Big deal, it's Christmas, right? Well, sure, but we still haven't gotten the ornaments out of the attic yet.

    Hmmm... yeh I would say its the real deal. There is some real communication here... of course not what we would ordinarily think of ... as communication... but the real thing.

    You know it. And Gordon is right too ... people don't talk. You have to push them to talk about this stuff... for different reasons. Well you have a window open... congratulations!! My condolences as well...

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    1. It was freaky. This whole thing was freaky. I just wish I knew what the communication was communicating. We're so atrophied as a culture in those regards. But I suppose talking about these things is the first step. Weird, weird year here.

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  5. Chris,

    My condolences on your loss.

    When my Dad died, members of my immediate family, not ones to believe in such things, swear they heard his distinctive whistle call out to them. They were miles away at the time. I did not hear this, but I, also miles away, was oddly ill all day, in a queasy way I've not experienced before or since, from the start of my day till the moment I got the phone call. These are, of course, inexplicable by "rational" means.

    No idea if this is relevant, but Dad had many supernatural experiences of which I was aware. In fact, my parents were both involved in a particularly distressing haunting right here in Quincy, MA in 1973.

    A good friend of my Dad bought a house in the North Quincy area and moved his family in. Not long after, they discovered the elderly woman who had owned it previously, and died there, had not left. She seemed peeved off at the strangers in her midst. What followed was a year or so of textbook Bad Haunting events culminating in a seance where the old woman appeared to my Dad - in, of all places, the bathroom.

    I have to keep the details light at the request of others involved. But, in the end, the family moved to another house. As usual, paranormal activity ceased at that time.

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    1. Well, now I am glad Gordon talked me into posting. I knew readers would have stories like yours and there's strength in numbers here.

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  6. Chris, sending positive thoughts to you and your family in these difficult times.

    Just the other day, our living room clock stopped, even though I had just changed the battery last month with the end of DST.It stopped on 7:51, but hasn't missed a minute since I changed the battery again. We've had some holiday stresses - honestly, I *hate* holiday season - but no real traumas or disasters. So, does this mean anything? It seemed a very weird occurrence to me.

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    1. Wow, that's got me stumped. I hear you though, I'm really not feeling the holiday spirit this year. I get the feeling a lot of people out there aren't. Dark times.

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    2. Yes, so much negativity around, and truthfully, my being LGBT means that the extended fam all takes a turn on the holidays to let me know what I'm doing is wrong in their eyes.

      I'm actually looking forwards to New Year and a fresh start. It just seems that Christmastime is the time for hypocrisy and fake joy anymore.

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    3. That sucks, I'm really sorry to hear it. Family can be hard work. Even at funerals you see the dramas play out.

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    4. Thanx Chris, and I still have Mom and my older sister & her hubby. We put the 'fun' in dysfunctional! XD

      I'm sorry about the loss in your family. Wishing all of you the best in the New Year.

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  7. Chris, perhaps your zeitgeist is a powerful sigil to any adventure you partake in. You have the synchro mystic world in your grasp, many powerful energies are at play. What you dream is part and parcel of what you have created. Shine forth by day. 87

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    1. Well, like I said, this particular adventure has me playing the observer role instead of the participant. Which is actually fine with me. It's interesting to watch.

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  8. Seems microwave based phones are the new ouija board.
    3 months after my father passed, my mother was driving into town and her mobile(cell) phone started ringing, in a spot where there is no reception. Not then, not now, and not for 25Kms in either direction.
    The phone would ring 3 times and then drop out. The number calling was her house on our sheep station, that they had both lived in before his death.
    None of us were at her house trying to call her, and you don't get phone reception there anyway....
    It happened every time she went to town, maybe 4 more times, until she finally told me and I said,@ Well how in the hell do you think is trying to talk to you?!? It's Dad, doofus!"
    Needles to say, that child of the 60's just looked at me cross-eyed, however...
    Next time it happened, she said hello to him out loud in the car, asked him what he wanted, and generally struck up a conversation. She continues to talk to him,( I asked if he talks back, but she just gave me a silly smile!) and the phone has not rung since.
    Sometimes we just have to pick up the phone. :)

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    1. Well, that's a very interesting story. It's a damn shame you couldn't have recorded those calls. That would have made one hell of a story. Thanks for that.

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  9. Chris, sincerest and heartfelt condolences with the passing of your father-in-law. To your wife as well.

    One thing that came to me as I was reading about your experiences is that these phenomenon are as real as the sun rising the next. Often times, our essence is caught in the nexus between this realm and beyond the veil. When this happens, the essence or Energy stays for a number of day even weeks before passing onwards.

    The situations you've described are moments where the essence is trying to communicate. What appears on the surface to be random, seperate incidences are in fact tied together in a message. Because he passed so quickly, it seems he may be attempting to say goodbye in the method that he is most familiar with: the computer (or in this case, SMART phones) . Perhaps those websites were not so random after all? I wish you the best. Chris. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Take care

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    1. That could be it- his death was sudden and unexpected so he's trying to reach out and let everyone know he's out there. That's the thing about these experiences-we still don't understand them. If we did we could make some linear sense of what they are trying to tell us.

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  10. Hey Chris,

    Thanks for sharing these experiences. These things are way more common than anyone recognises. When I was a kid my grandma 'came to me' in a dream the night she died. Said she was going away and wouldn't be coming back. Textbook stuff really. I woke up knowing she was dead, and the sound of my father crying. He'd just been on the phone to my mother. Even weirder, the previous evening a friend dragged me into a cemetery. First time I'd been in one without my folks. I found graveyards just too potent for me to handle. I wanted to finish by adding that any electronic devices can be used for divination and spirit communication. There are devices and apps out there created for such purposes, and they work. Believe me. He'll, manually tune a radio across frequencies and you can communicate with unknown intelligences in real - time. For real. Sounds like BS to most people, but it's not. I've experienced these things, and believe it or not I'm super skeptical about my own experiences. Especially since they're often so outlandish. But thanks for this post, Chris.

    Peace

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    1. That too is not an unusual experience. I have heard that before- it's a powerful thing. As to the thing with voice phenomena and voice communication, it's a very interesting field to explore. But I'll tell you I never thought I'd see cellphones used in that way, if that was in fact what was going on. Freaky as hell. Thanks for the info, Raj- definite food for thought there.

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    2. At some point I'd like to do a full post at Amid Night Suns about ITC research, Ouija and voice phenomena, since I have experience in these fields, and since, weirdly, the collective research in these fields seems to support a Gnostic paradigm. It's a post I've been wanting to write for a long time, before my life fell apart. :) We'll see. Your recent work has raised the bar even higher, Chris. Kudos, truly.

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    3. The very limited look I've taken with voice phenomena has been eerie. I'd love to learn more and see what people are finding with all this.

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    4. I would love to see and hear some of that, Raj. There's a whole range of phenomena that begs for serious, sober investigation.

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    5. Unfortunately, most of my evp captures were lost a while ago, or destroyed. Think I might've pissed something off. I do that. It's really only my word at this point. Plus, after my ex was diagnosed with cancer I kinda backed off that type of research. It became disturbing, and secondary to immediate concerns.

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    6. Something that interests me with this research is what I've come to call the spiritual retconning'. With my own Intstumental Trans Communication research I've found that you not only communicate with unknown intelligences in real - time, but you can actually use recorded audio and even video from apps, itc devices, etc, and still experience what appears to be real - time communication with something. I think even many researchers in these fields might scoff at that notion, but whatever. So, assuming for a moment this is true, then a - temporal, non - linear spirit communication is possible, OR the mind and imagination is staggeringly more sophisticated than we recognise and this is all some weird phantasmagorical inner life that becomes or appears externalised somehow. Either way, some kind of spiritual retroactive continuity seems to be at work. That's assuming anyone gives any credence to what I've described of my own experiences. But what entices me intellectually about this idea is that it might have something to do with Eric Wargo's notion of synchronicity as unrecognised PSI of some form. Based on my own research I can only assume some kind of weird simpatico is at play here when 'spiritual energy' interfaces with electronic technology, regardless of whether such energy is wholly psychological or not. Something inedible sophisticated and nuanced is happening either way, I suspect. Hopefully this resonates with some folks out there, or invites a more elegant theory? I wish I had the time, money and energy to focus on studying these things more deeply. Just trying to earn a living these days is hard enough. :)

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    7. Raj, what you're describing reminds me of the Bajoran Prophets on 'Star Trek, Deep Space Nine', and also what Chris was talking about that Star Trek often seemed to be telling 'tales out of school'.

      Clearly, I need to keep looking into all this...

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    8. Indeed, Anna. I had the same thought about DS9. Nice catch. And Chris' Secret Trek posts are exemplary. What investigative journalism should be. New connections, new interpretations. Chris, you tapped into deep realms with those posts, as well as your Heaven's Gate/ Stargate research. Real scholarship.

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    9. Well, the big catch is that you need resources to fully investigate all of these phenomena. People can do good work on their own but all the money and power is in the hands of the people on the other side. And the debunkers still have the giant bullhorn.

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    10. @ Raj, Chris - Indeed. I guess the best we can do is keep chipping away in our small way.

      It is "funny" that the skeptics have so much time, moneys, etc. to fight against the seemingly minor things we're interested in. I'm a firm believer in "where there is smoke, there is fire".

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  11. Chris, yes glad you did as well.. as I said in my other post. Essences or what we refer to as Souls communicate with us all the time.. it's having faith in what you see or feel is the key. That we are capable of the communication across realms we just have to be "aware" enough and accepting enough to take it for what it is. Take care.. Caroline

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    1. Well, unfortunately the world seems hellbent on closing us all off to these realms. What effect is all the various kinds of pollution having on our ability to perceive these subtle forces?

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  12. There is an old teaching that speaking with the dead should only happen in winter. I think sometimes that is just that ice and fire parlay. Or the thermodynamics of matter antimatter containment without undue radiological effects. Easier during the ice ages, maybe more conductive to older forms and versions of structured lifeforms without the unpleasant plasma discharges.

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    1. Perhaps the winter advice here is about radiation. Much as certain magic or supernatural events only seem to happen between dusk and dawn, the winter means longer nights and less solar radiation. A factor, perhaps?

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    2. There's that old saying "winter kills." It's the ebbing of the life force. You name why.

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  13. QUOTE "...the testimony of some creepy debunker who spends all the time he's not indulging god-knows-what paraphilias talking about things he claims not to believe in (seriously, who does that?)." UNQUOTE

    The emotionally stunted. Thank Fuck I escaped from the Church of Suicidal Nihilism. You know how the Scientologists don't tell their members about Xenu until they're in for $30,000? I wonder how many Skeptics would join were they given the "you are not conscious and you don't have free will" revelation, day #1?

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    QUOTE: "the ever-popular alternate universe phenomena" UNQUOTE

    I was most pleased to learn about 'The Mandela Effect', and the fact that there's a website with many people who, like me, remember Billy Graham's funeral in the late 90s/early 00s, when Clinton was still President. In 2008 I nearly fell out of my chair on finding that BG was still going strong (and still is). Paging Mr. Dick.

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    QUOTE: "I'm willing to bet a lot of you out there have similar stories that you'd like to tell."

    No TK, just oddness. I was very close to my maternal grandfather, who had been ill for the last 5 years of his life (too stubborn to die, the old devil). During the week, I was in Dublin, 50 miles north of my hometown, staying with my uncle. Uncle would buy the UK papers, which I read.

    One night, I was reading about the leadership travails of the British Labour party, or somesuch. For no good reason, I began to cry. The only time in my 46 years that I can remember crying for no reason. It wasn't water in the eyeballs, I was crying. About 2 hours later my uncle got the phone call that grand-dad had died.

    R.A. Wilson said that at this point the materialist will fall back on the mantra, "It's just a coincidence, it's just a coincidence..."

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  14. And I wonder how many Skeptics would join were they given the "you are not conscious and you don't have free will" revelation AND "we all think consent laws need to be abolished", day #1?

    Excellent feedback- thanks, Dermot.

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  15. Here's a question that occurs, based on Dermot's on-target observation: What is it the Skeptic-types get out of the "not conscious and no free will" thing? It does seem very Cultish, again as Dermot pointed out.

    So, it is break-them-and-control them?

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  16. I'm sorry for your family's loss, Chris. I've had several experiences involving loss of family members. My dad came to my brother and I in our dreams on the same night five months after his death. Our dreams were the same as he spoke to us in some comforting manner which began to help heal difficult relationships. Neither of could remember what he said, but our results were the same.

    Years later, my husband's stepmom, lovingly called Willie Bell, died and may have been the reason for my hearing a bell ringing in my house the next morning. I couldn't find a bell, but there had been some beautiful noise for some 10 seconds.

    I had a vision I decided to go with instead of ignoring when I heard an old fashioned train whistle passing our car on a country road. I began to see an empty passenger train some thirty feet off the ground where there was indeed an old train track and I explained to my spouse I thought I'd seen a ghost train. About ten minutes after returning home, a cousin called to tell me her brother had committed suicide. Can't help but feel the two events are related, even though I struggle with the very idea of ghosts and enjoy the enduring mystery.

    I think the result of early trauma is some form of hyper- vigilance which may be all that is needed to trigger events or maybe to bring them form. The more awareness we bring to everything around us certainly has an effect, but that's as far as I can take a discussion. Mystery is a catalyst as well as the impetus for deeply personal discovery and recovery. Without an appreciation for it, the world goes mad with loss.

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    1. It does seem like there are some people wired to pick up on these things more readily than others. But maybe it's just a question of some people being more willing to acknowledge these things when they happen and even fewer then who are willing to go out and talk about it. Let's face it, the witch-hunters still rule. They just traded clerical robes for laboratory smocks.

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    2. The thing that keeps me on the fence is family mental and medical history. Depression, mental instability and even epilepsy run on one side of the family. I have no idea how genetic predisposition may or may not factor in to what happens around me, but I personally choose to accept whatever experiences take place and at least during the events, I'm not afraid of them.

      A couple have rattled me afterward, but one series of events was so informative and helped me get a family member get medical help she needed. I can't shake the understanding I was intelligently guided to an outcome in a bizzare way. I hope that keeps me off the just-plain-crazy list, but I have a deep respect for whatever seems to take place now. That experienced changed my entire outlook in that I trust the events without regard for a trusty explanation. Shame others can't because the experiences seem to take on real meaning with the decision to allow them importance. That's worked for me at least.


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  17. The oddest story I know was told by a guy who is secretary of the UK Churches Fellowship for Psychical & Spiriual Studies. When his father died he had the body in its coffin for a day or two before the funeral in his house, and during that time the clock in the room ran backwards. As soon as the funeral was over it ran normally again. If I didn't personally know this guy I'd have a hard time believing that; as you point out, it's the testimony of personal experience - one's own and those one knows well - that convince.

    For myself I heard my father's voice calling my mother late one night when I was a boy not too long after his death, and also had a wierd auditory experience after my father-in-law died; it sounded like the whistling sounds you get tuning a radio dial, in my left ear, and behind that a distorted voice saying something. I listened intently but couldn't make out what it was saying, it was too distorted. Obviously I can't say it was my father-in-law as I couldn't make it out, but it was a very odd experience at the time.

    Other members of my family have had dead relations (and dead non-relations for that matter) turn up with tiresome frequency.

    I regard the personality itself as a transient thing, not eternal, but these kind of experiences seem to point to at least a temporary continuation of the personality after death.

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    1. The personality is a construct, based on a series of temporary conditions and influences. I don't think it has much to do with the deeper essence within us. I'd wager it's something we let go of in fairly short order. It's not needed outside of our little meatsuits.

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    2. @ Chris - and again, that idea reminds of of the countless Trek episodes that reveal beings of 'light' or pure energy.

      I'm not saying this to make light of the subject, I'm really wondering more and more what the subtext of Trek, Outer Limits, et al. really is?

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  18. GW's right on this. I find those who haven't had various experiences to be more rare than those who have (especially around here in 'Olde New England'), even among non-believers.

    I had a 'photo orb' myself, just last week. While cleaning up a long-standing pile of crap in the attic, I was taking a picture and saw a flash of light rise up from one of the boxes and up through the ceiling. This flash came before the phone's flash went off, and I could see it around the phone in my peripheral vision (i.e. just in the screen). It was maybe 4-5ft wide, hard to tell, went up too fast. And it had a very distinct, brilliant color (cyan with violet tinge around the edges).

    It showed up in the pic, but of course it's just an amorphous light effect easily blamed on my shitty photography.... as they always seem to be. Though the pic I took immediately after came out clear as glass. I could post it somewhere if there's any interest, but IMO it's not sufficient as proof of what I claim I saw.

    I kind of freaked out and salted the room, so it appears to be gone. Didn't sense any malevolence from it, but I don't really appreciate uninvited guests in my home.

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    1. Actually, YTF not.

      All blurs and indistinct fuzz (eg: "Fog!", "Ball Lightning!", "Lens Flare!", "You just take shitty pictures!" etc etc etc), but might be useful to someone, somewhere, somewhen.

      Pics (with context given) here.

      Oddly enough, after posting the above comment, II found a potential-something in another pic I'd taken a few days later (and hadn't noticed until I saw it on a laptop screen).

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    2. I have several of these "orb" pictures. Its the energy that exists around us. Michael, no matter, if "they" say its lens flare, spots of dust.. BS.. I have actual video of these "energy orbs" going IN AND OUT of a person who is very powerful (only he doesn't know it) as he plays his guitar (music is energy and attracts them) AND I have photographs of the same such energy manifestations above the same young man's head int he form of a Dragon (he IS Dragon by Chinese Birth sign). These energy orbs, if seen close up take on the Ying/Yang symbols OR One photograph I have of a HUGE one, shows details of a Mandala inside of it.. They are real and can be called upon

      As an Energy Healer, I see these "orbs" i my photos a lot, so much so, it is commonplace for me now. The video with the young man and the enthusiatic Orbs scooting in and out of him is quite something to behold and would put ALL the skeptics to shame :))

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    3. Addendum to my previous reply. I have one particular photograph of both the young man and his father (btw, they are BOTH Dragon, very powerful) playing guitar at their house a year after the young man's mother (and my soul mate) passed away. I counted 17 Orbs floating either above them or passing through their guitars. She was there in the energy form that manifested itself in the photograph.

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    4. Orbs are definitely a thing. They seem to increase around altered states and trance work too sometimes, as well as divination and classic mediumship. Weirdness abounds.

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    5. Well, our UFO sighting were orbs, definitely under intelligent control. There's something going with this phenomenon because these things are popping up literally everywhere, more and more often. The mind reels with the possibilities- so close, yet still so elusive.

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    6. Someone commented (might have been Chris) that as people become more aware and awake, these types of Energy manifestations become more commonplace.

      The Gift of being able to perceive and be attuned to Energy can be both a blessing and a curse, per se. The young man I mentioned in my previous comments cannot handle me even laying a hand on his arm, as the powerful flow of Energy from me to him makes hm uncomfortable at the moment (I am working on mentoring him about his Gifts) With his sister and my son, I have such a powerful connection that I have literally almost made both of them pass out (on separate occasions) from the Energy I was channeling. Such attunement makes it possible to connect beyond this physical Realm. And as more people get connected, I am sure we will hear more of these types of stories. It gives me great hope in the Messages I channel from the Divine. That there is a force out there looking after us. We just have to "tune" into it.

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  19. I can't explain how bizarre things got around the time of my dad's passing in August. A lot of it involved planes which coincidently he had a passion for from a young age. Plus he'd spent a lot of time researching the missing Malaysian plane. I've had similar weirdness before but nothing quite as dramatic. I'm sorry to hear about your father in law.

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    1. That's very interesting, seeing these motifs repeat themselves concurrent with life events. It's something we need to pay more attention to.

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    2. I say planes but really it was all things that fly plus some. I know what you mean about Xmas it was hard to muster up the Xmas spirit. My kids made it for me. They both said they didn't want anything and wouldn't write to Santa (speaking of things that fly) then on Xmas Eve my youngest changed his mind and wrote...dear Santa, please may I have one of your elves. He was knocking on his presents before opening them just in case. Kids are getting smart.

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    3. All my contacts disappeared and the reappeared a while later from my iPhone more than on occasion around the time my dad died, and the camera software did the same thing after I took a photo of an old photo of my dad. We threw away a darth vadar mask because kept talking to us even though it was switched off - 'I will kill you Jedi'. And this spring (around the time I had bizarre nightmares about the germanwings airbus) friends of my kids could hear our voices when they played minecraft even though we hadn't played and had had the x-box disconnected for months. Technical issues or something else I'm not sure but the timing of it all has lead me to think its something else.

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    4. Just out of interest I'd been reading online about vimanas, including a bit about how some scientists dispute there physical existence. Then I saw a poster at the school for Ian Flemings - chitty chitty bang bang book and though that's a lot like a vimana. I later visited pendine beach in wales I found Babs in the museum of speed, which is one of the cars chitty chitty was based on. I later found out that just before the chitty chitty bang bang event at carfest that same day a plane crashed into the woods at the same time I was looking at babs and thinking you look just like chitty. The pilot who worked in hedge funds or investments I think (A Mr Whyman which sounds Geordie and my dad was a Geordie) didn't survive. Maybe I'm crazy but it all 'struck me' as odd. I think I have places in my mind where I store weirdness like that. My sister was there too but didn't notice it. Just after my dad died the poster at the school changed to Grandpas Great Escape by David Walliams, which also has a flighing machine on its cover.

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    5. I'm not sure if talking about it helps. I tried that with one of my sisters throughout the year about some of the weirdness I was seeing and didn't get a good response, I think it scared her. We no longer speak. And my other sister thinks I need sectioning just because I said my dad's death was suspicious. I tried talking to my dad too and he told me to get my head out of the clouds and that he could get me sectioned for talking like that. As for messages from the other side, i think they are often very personal and full of love.

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    6. Black box hedge funds would appear to be one of be messages I got from the other side. Why I don't know. Maybe it's something that was on his mind and it just came through like an echo.

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    7. Sorry I wasn't intending on contradicting the view that we should talk about these things. I do agree with that view, however I think it's important to understand it scares a lot of people. Sometimes 'you had to be there' to believe it. Sorry for going on and on too but thought it worth sharing. Best wishes for the new year.

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    8. Thank you for sharing all of that, Cindy. It's important people open up about their experiences and I'm glad you did.

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    9. Well at least we can now say it happened last year. He got into bed coughed and died from deep vein thrombosis, which is oddly linked to flights too. It's been very odd all round. Still, I'm wondering what effect this eclipse on the 9th may is going to have, if any. It's on my birthday!
      http://www.cainer.com/yearahead/

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    10. Let's hope it's a better one than 2015. Though I can't say this year is off to a running start yet, myself.

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    11. He always loved cheese, especially at night. Any kind. I can't believe I never asked him if he had weird dreams.

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  20. Here's one from the other end of the spectrum. My youngest nephew was born this past October. The battery operated wall clock in our bathroom stopped on exactly the minute he was born. It hasn't work right since then after replacing the battery several times.

    We had our two nieces staying with us while their mother was in labor. I'm wondering if the intensity of the emotion for everyone in combination with the actual event had something to do with it.

    As with most of these things, everyone else has forgotten about it except me. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one tuned in to notice. I see the fnords our something like that....

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    1. Well, that's a nice change of pace . New life having a powerful effect. But it's all about the passage of souls, isn't it?

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    2. +Apostolic Mason .. Watch out for the Energy manifestations around your Nephew. That power will show in his characteristics as an INDIGO child... They are so beautiful to behold :)))

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  21. I'll have to look into INDIGO, unless you have some food links to follow. And yes Chris, it is all about the passage of souls. That's what was so amazing to me.

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  22. Glad you posted this, I have had some similar experiences. What's interesting is when these things happen to people who do not have a mystical bent. Two months ago my coworker's adult daughter was in a serious car accident. The car was a total loss and she was rushed to the hospital and needed 16 stitches to her head. The following day her step-father went to the tow lot to see the wrecked car and gather her personal items from the glove box, etc. which he then delivered to his recuperating daughter. As she went through the belongings she pulled out an antique wooden rosary that belonged to her biological father who had passed away 15 years prior. She asked him where did he find the rosary? He told her it was on the back seat of the car. The rosary has always been kept in a sealed metal box which was kept on a shelf in her closet. This shook her up more than the car accident, and rightly so! How do physics-defying events like this happen? I needed to write it all down as my fear is the memory of it will fade like a morning dream and dissapear.

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  23. Giving some thought to what Raj said about ITC and the use of pre-existing media to encourage communication, and my mind went immediately to the Cut Up experiments of Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs. You can find details on the Cut Up technique all over the Web, and I encourage your reading. Burroughs saw it as a form of divination: "When you cut up the present, the future leaks through" was his frequent statement. Cut Up originally involved the printed word and an Xacto knife (hence the name) but has been applied to audio and video media of many varieties. These days we see it everywhere in television and in out heavily produced music.

    I wonder if the use of pre-existing media for contact with the Hereafter would benefit from Cut Up application? Classic EVP employs energy carrier waves, as simple as a radio tuned to static and as complex as the dozen or so tone generators of the Spiricom. I'm throwing this out there in case the shamen and the superstar DJs can work together on a solution.

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    1. Moses, it was Gysin and Burroughs's Cut Up experiments that inspired my own attempts at real-time communication through pre-existing media. So, kudos. What fascinates me is the fact that pre-existing media can appear to create at least the illusion of real-time communication. But I don't think it's illusory. You really have to conduct this research yourself to get a sense of the deep, deep spookiness at play with this stuff. I'm talking incredibly specific and personal real-time communication that seems to operate outside conventional space-time. I've done experiments where I've got others to record radio chatter and scanning frequencies and still achieve spectacular results. It's truly bizarre stuff.

      A less skeptical mind might say that my own psychic ability is somehow retconning the situation to create only the illusion of real-time communication with pre-existing media - that it's latent PSI and not actual 'spirit communication'. Either way, for me it illuminates the fact that there are major gaps in our understanding of psyche, energy, and causality. I could discuss this stuff at great length, but I'll leave it here for now. Hope this helps though. ;)

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  24. Great post. I came here after reading your book Our Gods... Love your writing. Kyle. www.tiny.cc/kyle

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  25. Secret Sun; if you're looking for an explanation; I think Chaos Magick has it.
    The terms to search for are Servitors, Godforms and egregores. Computers, and other gadgets that are electromagnetic in nature accentuate these "entities".

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  26. I had only one self induced lucid dreaming. The others were upon realizing I was dreaming in the dream, which lasted few seconds until I tried to commit some unspekable action and woke up before the pleasure. There is also an oddly useful way: Semi-consciousness of being dreaming. You notice some detail that gives it away as a dream, yet you still don't want to act 100% like it's a dream just in case. So I found that in this semi state I can easily fly (i make movements similar to swimming for pushing me forwards, it's piece of cake) and break other rules.

    Well, the first and only time I induced astral travel was like this: I felt myself unfolding in my bed, rising a little, and a woman's brunnete head appeared in front of me. As I tried to kiss it, it started forcefully sucking me in, and scared i quickly and without effort returned to my body.

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