Saturday, November 29, 2014

Let's Talk Ghosts

There are several different types of ghosts or spirits and we are going to talk today about the most common one.  This one is the one we may see or hear or feel and is called Intelligent hauntings.  It is a spiritual entity who is aware of the living world and interacts with it. They may communicate with the living by talking or moving objects. 
Do you see the Knights Templar?
A guest on my tour captured this
picture at the Masonic Temple

There are several reasons why ghosts/ spirits/ entities remain.  They don't know they're dead, or committed suicide, or they have unfinished business.  Some remain because of a loved-one who is grieving so much they stay hoping they can comfort them.  Some just love it here and don't want to leave so they may hang around for years.  Some are confused and don't know how to cross over.

Spirits have the same personality dead as when they were alive.  Were they mischievous alive?  They will be as a ghosts.  AND they are always around you. They love to be noticed yet they know they may scare you so they may do little things to get your attention.  If you don't totally freak out, then they may do bigger things so you will know they are around.

Another reason they may stay around is because of an attachment to a location or object/relic due to some emotional bond and they are staying with. AND sometimes when you handle that object at an estate sale or antique store, you may bring that entity home with you.  I've seen it happen, several times so doing a prayer of protection is always a good thing.

Appearances - ghosts or spirits show up in different ways.  Some can be seen with the naked-eye.  Some are seen when you take their picture. (Always take three pictures. If it's a reflection it will show up in all three pictures.  If it's a ghost, it will only show up in one picture.)  I always tell my tour groups to take photographs of windows.  Not just "haunted" places but places they feel drawn too or connected too.  Then enlarge the picture and you might be surprised what is looking back at you.

BUT on that note I must add: Whether you believe in ghosts or not, always be respectful of the area you are visiting and the people around you.  Remember, you are in THEIR place.

Ghost may show up as an apparition. An apparition is a cloudy vaporous mist, it's usual colors are gray or white but may show up in other colors when photographed.  

See the apparition at my patio door?  I sent it to a group that will test photos to see if they are real or not.  This is what they sent back to me.  Yes there was a woman standing on my patio.

Next we have Orbs the most photographed anomalies captured on film. They most often show up as transparent or translucent balls of light hovering above the ground. Some, when photographed have a lingering trail.

There is a lot of controversy regarding Orbs. Some believe that orbs are a paranormal phenomenon, such as spirits, ghosts, energy beings or even interdimensional visitors. They maintain that an orb is the most natural shape for energy to assume. Others believe orbs are airborne objects and the way digital cameras are constructed use a sensor instead of film because their lenses generally have a greater depth of field and orbs are just a technical "glitch."

No one has the true answer to whether Orbs are spirits. It could be dust particles in the air or on your camera lens but when the circumstances are right, it could be a spirit.  
My cat was watching something fly
across my living room. I got my
camera and took these pictures of
2 orbs flying across the room.

A bright Orb is more likely to be real than a faded one. Orbs that are bright and show a vibrating effect within the photo are likely to be real.  A slight trail is also something that indicates it is real.

My thoughts: If you are inside, not kicking up dust, things are calm and you get orbs in your picture, then it is very possible a spirit. When outdoors, avoid shooting when windy, raining or snowing.  Even very cold, calm nights can produce an orb. These simple precautions will eliminate a lot of misleading orb-like anomalies.

I would say to rely on You; Your intuition and what You feel.  Be calm, walk around the area to get a feel for the surroundings and allow the spirits to get a fell for you. DON'T be in such a hurry to take pictures, they will still be there. But the calmer you are, your sense of caring and compassion will encourage them to stay.  

Introduce yourself to the room, whether you see or feel someone. Ask questions: What is their name and is there anything you can do for them.  THEN ask them if they need or want help crossing over. If they do, will you know what to do to help them? If you would like to know how to help them with this, contact me at: