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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:52 am    Post subject: Who creates hauntings? Reply with quote

Hauntings do not require genuine ghosts with authentic historical backgrounds in order to be seen by the public, they merely require the power of suggestion.

Yes, no or maybe?...

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flossy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes definatly, i think people are too quick to say that every little bump or noise through the night are caused by ghosts or spirits
for exsample watching a scary movie before bed can set your imagination rolling into thinking that loose floorboard popping up was actually a ghost walking on it
(which i was guilty of when i was younger lol)
and i think its the same for every where you go, you could be quite comfortable somewhere untill your told its supposedly haunted then your jumping at every little noise lol
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very true Flossy Very Happy . Do people who believe in ghosts see more ghosts than sceptics or cynics?.

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thecactus



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true flossy- If I watch something about hauntings or ghosts just before I go to bed (even now lol) I am on edge and nearly expecting to see something, every little noise etc - funnily enough scary alien films tend to freak me out more before I go to bed Laughing but I know that is the reason I am like that, just like I would know that if somewhere has been suggested to be haunted I would know that would be reason I would be edgy.

So to answer the question DB - yes, and no Very Happy
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flossy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D B Sweeney wrote:
Very true Flossy Very Happy . Do people who believe in ghosts see more ghosts than sceptics or cynics?.

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i think it depends on the individual, i believe in ghosts but im not silly enough to think that every little noise is paranormal Rolling Eyes
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Rose92



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think the power of suggestion is a very powerful tool used to help some (not all) 'haunted' places gain business. If you've not seen it already check out Derren Brown: "investigates the ghost hunter". It's on 40D. I'm a huge Derren Brown fan Laughing and think he demonstrates how the power of suggestion is used remarkably well.

I've always had an over active imagination which may be why I believe in ghosts/the idea of there being something more than just the physical being. I also have to be careful what scary films I watch at night (sometimes in the day haha) as some can really freak me out, but by the next day I'm back to thinking logically and realise I'm being silly Laughing . I find it very interesting how the dark can alter you perspective and logic on things .
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thecactus



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats true Rose and then being tired and not thinking straight also adds to it. But I'm the ame - the next day Im thinking how silly it is : )
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