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« Reply #150: April 24, 2008, 01:48:27 am »

I saw this program where they hinted that the mayans (or the aztecs. i forget) may have had fighter jets.

I think I caught one where they seemed to follow the lineof reasoning that ancient civilisations couldn't possibly have made all those impressive things, like stonehenge, pyramids, etc.  So, therefore, it must have been aliens.  They only interviewed people who thought it must be aliens.

I do not understand this approach.  What can't be achieved with lots of rock and a populace you don't mind working to death? Smiley
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« Reply #151: April 24, 2008, 08:46:45 am »

I think I caught one where they seemed to follow the lineof reasoning that ancient civilisations couldn't possibly have made all those impressive things, like stonehenge, pyramids, etc.  So, therefore, it must have been aliens.  They only interviewed people who thought it must be aliens.

Erich von Däniken is still selling books, so this doesn't surprise me. Supposedly he has one out now about aliens in ancient Greece. I haven't been about to bring myself to actually check into it.
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« Reply #152: April 24, 2008, 11:39:59 am »

I am too. I think if any of my astral friends actually physically manifested I'd freak out.

That's one of the reasons I'm dreading living on my own, especially since I want to live in the country. (At least I have my dog. :p )

I don't really believe in them when I'm alone in my bedroom in the sense that I'm afraid one might turn up. It's just the thought that they could exist generally and meet me at one point in life that makes me uneasy. I mean some people are hard to deal with when they are alive, how do you deal with someone who is dead? Dead people wouldn't have jobs and obligations, so if they were determined they could just put endless energy into annoying you.  Shocked Huh I just hope ghost don't find me interesting. Wink
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« Reply #153: April 24, 2008, 03:24:53 pm »

I just hope ghost don't find me interesting. Wink

What I find interesting is that I've worked in a funeral home & cemetery for a little over three years now and I figured that if I were to have such an encounter it would be here.  I've yet to notice anything.  There've been a few nights where I've worked late and my imagination decided to climb out and have some fun after everyone else went home but even then it was less 'spooky' feeling than other offices I've worked late in.
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« Reply #154: April 24, 2008, 05:20:26 pm »

What I find interesting is that I've worked in a funeral home & cemetery for a little over three years now and I figured that if I were to have such an encounter it would be here.  I've yet to notice anything.  There've been a few nights where I've worked late and my imagination decided to climb out and have some fun after everyone else went home but even then it was less 'spooky' feeling than other offices I've worked late in.

I believe in ghosts. So do my parents. Because when I was a child, I would start laughing and act like I was being played with but my parents would be in another room and no one else was in the house. When they came into the room, I would hold out my hands like I wanted to be picked up, but I wasn't holding my hands to my parents, it wound be to empty air away from them. They swear to this day that the room smelled like my Grandfather's cologne. (He had died way before I was born, way before my mother met my father.) Other things happened to me as I grew up. Shadows in a lit, empty hallway, the pressure of my cat or dog jumping onto my bed when the animal was dead or when the bed was a top bunk, doors slamming into my face (causing a bloody nose). But the one that cemented the belief was when I was in a grocery store with my dad. I just happened to look behind me when this man was in the middle of the aisle dressed in a tux. I froze at the sight of him, my mind went blank, time was distorted. All he did was shake his head. I don't know why, but I looked back at my father, who had his back to me and the man. It was only for a split second, then I looked back at the man but he was gone.

Thats all I remember clearly. I knew that he wasn't alive from the second I laid eyes on him. I can't explain it.
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« Reply #155: April 24, 2008, 08:32:43 pm »

Erich von Däniken is still selling books, so this doesn't surprise me. Supposedly he has one out now about aliens in ancient Greece. I haven't been about to bring myself to actually check into it.

Some idiots never give up.   Well, I shouldn't call him an idiot.  He has certainly profited greatly on the wishes to be decieved by the public.
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« Reply #156: April 24, 2008, 09:17:13 pm »

I don't really believe in them when I'm alone in my bedroom in the sense that I'm afraid one might turn up. It's just the thought that they could exist generally and meet me at one point in life that makes me uneasy. I mean some people are hard to deal with when they are alive, how do you deal with someone who is dead? Dead people wouldn't have jobs and obligations, so if they were determined they could just put endless energy into annoying you.  Shocked Huh I just hope ghost don't find me interesting. Wink

Lol. I hope ghosts don't find me interestng, either! Be and let be (Oops, I almost said 'live and let live').
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« Reply #157: April 25, 2008, 02:50:28 am »

Lol. I hope ghosts don't find me interestng, either! Be and let be (Oops, I almost said 'live and let live').
Maybe we just need to hang up a board saying 'no office hour' in invisible writing onto our doors. Wink
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« Reply #158: April 25, 2008, 08:16:09 am »


I'm not sure if anyone follows the tv series Supernatural on the CW network but last nights episode was hilarious.  Essentially they spoofed the ghost hunter shows phenomenon.  It was all the funnier for me because of our conversation here.  Here's an episode recap on tv.com.

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« Reply #159: April 25, 2008, 12:21:32 pm »

What I find interesting is that I've worked in a funeral home & cemetery for a little over three years now and I figured that if I were to have such an encounter it would be here.  I've yet to notice anything.  There've been a few nights where I've worked late and my imagination decided to climb out and have some fun after everyone else went home but even then it was less 'spooky' feeling than other offices I've worked late in.

Actually that's not surprising.  Ghosts do not purportedly hang out at funeral homes and cemeteries.  If you were dead, would you want to hang out there?  Ghosts are supposed to haunt areas that are either sentimental to them (places they loved in life), or they haunt there because they feel they have some unfinished business associated with that location - often a battlefield or murder scene.  The ultimate case of obsession/compulsion!

Some idiots never give up.   Well, I shouldn't call him an idiot.  He has certainly profited greatly on the wishes to be decieved by the public.

Well, if you'll take a step backward and think about it for a bit, there are a great many "rational" people who would say the same of people who believe in magic and spirits. Wink They would think no better of many members here, and probably lump us all together with the Von Däniken fans.
I'm jus' sayin'..  it's a personal choice -  where does one draw the line between being open-minded and having exposed grey matter ready to plop out of the cranium and smack the sidewalk?   Cheesy

I'm not sure if anyone follows the tv series Supernatural on the CW network but last nights episode was hilarious.  Essentially they spoofed the ghost hunter shows phenomenon.  It was all the funnier for me because of our conversation here.  Here's an episode recap on tv.com.

That looks great!  lol  (Whether you believe or not, you gotta be able to laugh at yourself, if no one else)

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« Reply #160: April 28, 2008, 03:11:24 pm »


I'm not sure if anyone follows the tv series Supernatural on the CW network but last nights episode was hilarious.  Essentially they spoofed the ghost hunter shows phenomenon.  It was all the funnier for me because of our conversation here.  Here's an episode recap on tv.com.


Watch the show all the time!  Great episode and I was so glad to see the two nerds from Season 1 make a return.  They are great for comic relief and just like last time they appeared it is before the final arc of the season.
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« Reply #161: May 16, 2008, 05:32:40 am »

Actually that's not surprising.  Ghosts do not purportedly hang out at funeral homes and cemeteries.  If you were dead, would you want to hang out there?  Ghosts are supposed to haunt areas that are either sentimental to them (places they loved in life), or they haunt there because they feel they have some unfinished business associated with that location - often a battlefield or murder scene.  The ultimate case of obsession/compulsion!

The spirits I've encountered in graveyards were either roamers, guardians who CHOSE to protect the place, or those who were sleeping lightly and COULD be awakened but did not HAVE to be.
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« Reply #162: May 16, 2008, 10:07:21 pm »

The spirits I've encountered in graveyards were either roamers, guardians who CHOSE to protect the place, or those who were sleeping lightly and COULD be awakened but did not HAVE to be.

There are the exceptions, yes.  Troy Taylor even wrote a book specifically about ghost hunting in cemeteries, taking many people in the biz by surprise. I read it last autumn.  And in fact, he mentions "gateway" (vortex)  spirits and protectors. (Good call!  Wink )

The book, if anyone is interested:
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Haunted-Graveyards-Taylor/dp/1892523345
Also, his Guidebook for Ghost Hunters is considered by many to be the "bible" of Ghost Hunting (read that last fall too)
Amazon offers them together (as well as separately) for a discount.
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« Reply #163: May 29, 2008, 07:58:02 pm »

Recently, I have read that there are other creatures that I didn't realize existed still.

I do know, however, that the Fey, Dragons, and psychic vampires exist. But beyond that, I don't know.

So, what else is out there? Brownies? Werewolves? Vampires?

Lol. Or am I just insane?

I don't know how much I believe they physically "exist" as they are representations or manifestations in the spirit world only...  I DO believe strongly in spirits, though. Smiley
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« Reply #164: August 14, 2008, 12:09:44 pm »

Recently, I have read that there are other creatures that I didn't realize existed still.

I do know, however, that the Fey, Dragons, and psychic vampires exist. But beyond that, I don't know.

So, what else is out there? Brownies? Werewolves? Vampires?

Lol. Or am I just insane?

Brownies exsist, yes.
I'm pretty sure I saw a werewolf once.... Maybe it was an Astral dream...
And yes, vampyres do exsist. They can either be Albinos (People with white skin, hair and red eyes who, if they go out in the sun, can burn very easily due to the lack of pigment in their skin) or people who have an energy defficiency, like one of the members here mentioned earlier on.
There are a few others that exsist, adn I shall name them:
Whigmaleeries: The Scottish Cousin of a Banshee. Their scream can kill anyone who hear it within hours. Instaed of weeping the death of someone, they ride to the house of the family of the person about to die on a pure white steed and tells them face to face. They wear all black, including a black veil and just visible under the veil are their red eyes.
Banshee: AKA Irish Washerwoman who weeps the death of someone hours before it happens. The Banshee is often misunderstood. She is mourning for the family of the person who is about to die. I once heard a Banshee's scream, and a few hours later, my great Granny died peacefully in her sleep.
Valkyries: Often seen in Scandanavia and Iceland. MAidens of war who take the heroic dead to Valhalla.
Wood Elves: Tall, usually blonde (Brunette exception) with either blue or green eyes. Pale skinned. Excellent archers and horse Riders. Live in the woods far away from the human race:
Dark Elves: The exact opposite of Wood Elves. Jet black skin, silver or white hair and red eyes. Are also tall and ride horses. They usually use swords instead of bows and arrows.
Harpies: Beautiful, winged maidens at first glance. But they tend to turn into ugly faced winged monsters. They usually steal things and people.
Selkies: Seal spirits who could take human form on land. They often intermarried with mortals.
Kelpies: A shapeshifting water horse that haunted Scottish rivers. It often appeared as a horse but it could take the form of a man and leap at passers by.
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