WHAT IF WEDNESDAY:
What if you're unknowingly seeing ghosts while going about your day?
There you are, walking down a crowded city street. You see a businessman sitting patiently at the bus stop, a young mother staring off into the distance at the park, or a teen in 60's garb minding their own business at the other end of the subway car. But are they really there? Does anyone else see them, or just you?
You will never know because you're not going to approach every person on the street and ask them, "Are you a ghost?" Think about it, when you walk, ride, or drive to wherever you're focused on getting to, you're not paying attention to each and every other person around you. Especially those in the distance. We simply accept that if we see someone in a crowd, that someone is a living, breathing person. As we're walking our eyes deliver the trillion bits of information to our brain, but our brain is focused on the path directly in front of us and all senses dedicated to reaching our goal. Everything else in the background becomes mute. People become moving shapes without detail. We don't really "see" them, only their form. This creates a perfect environment for ghost to exist — Hiding in plain site, and never being seen.
It's possible only you are seeing the ghosts you see while other people are seeing ghosts only they can see. The reasons being the images of the "people" are entering your eye at a certain angle or your brain is in tune with the energies you are sensing. But those are two topics for another "What if."
Think about this idea next time you're walking down a busy street. How many people are you really seeing in full detail and how many are just a blur in the background? Are some of those blurs in the background really even there, or are they something else?
On a side note: I’ve had people ask me, “Why do you investigate the paranormal in the wild?”
Answer: Because I believe spirits are everywhere!
Sadly, I’ve discovered that there’s a small percentage of paranormal fans who believe spirits or ghost only haunt select houses, abandoned hospitals, prisons and asylums — places where tragic events transpired and created a powerful emotional scar on the location. Well, given the history of the world, going all the way back to caveman days, tragic deaths and events have happened everywhere! If every dead person suddenly appeared as a ghost in the exact spot they died, we would find ourselves in a sea of spirits — Not only in cities and towns, but in the forested mountains, across the deserts, and over the crashing waves of the oceans.
WHAT IF WEDNESDAY:
I’ve discussed Higher Dimensional Beings in the past, and have recently given the idea additional thought and continued the conversation with friends in the paranormal field. These have led to a new idea. What if the entities we’re encountering during investigations are not the dead, but the messengers for the dead — An afterlife middleman between us and those we’re hoping to contact?
Think of it this way:
(1) We’re here in the world of the living conducting an investigation. We’re in a haunted location asking questions, hoping is to make contact with the dead.
(2) The dead are in their realm — a heaven-like world or dimension that is too complex for us to understand.
These two worlds do not touch and there is no way for the living (us) to speak directly, one-on-one with the dead.
(3) But, (here’s the big “What if”) in-between us and them is an undiscovered race of beings who exist in a world of energy. These living beings made of fluctuating energy waves live in this world overlapping ours and that of the dead. They can hear our questions and see our devices. They can hear the responses from the dead trying to answer.
The energy beings would be invisible to us since we can’t see energy waves with our eyes or they may be Higher Dimensional Beings as I described in the past, but maybe they are seen and heard by the dead.
If so, the energy beings, existing in the world between the two could hear our question, ask it of the spirit, get the answer, and finally give us that response either as an EVP or my manipulating one of the devices we asked it to light up.
That would make the “Ghost” at the haunted location the messenger of energy not the spirit of the dead.
This could be an answer to the long-standing argument: “How do ghosts know how to use modern devices to answer our questions?”
If these energy lifeforms do exist, and they are the messengers between our worlds, it could explain the fragmented responses through spirit boxes and voice recorders; and being energy-based they would be able to set off EMF detectors and similar devices.
The question to ask then would be: Then how is it ghosts only seem to “haunt” certain locations? That’s a question we’ll address in the next “What if.”
Again, “Messengers for the Dead” is a big what if, but these “What if’s” — these possibly completely fantasy, bordering on insanity and science fiction — are valuable questions to ask and entertain in our field because we have zero answers. So the old saying, “There are no stupid questions,” couldn’t be more true!
And it’s important to remember: There will not be one answer to everything we are experiencing with the paranormal. There will be multiple explanations to what Ghosts are.
Keep asking and keep exploring no matter how weird it may seem!
Recent “WHAT IF” posts:
It’s All in Your Head
Time Traveling Ghosts
Patrick H.T. Doyle
Being out in the middle of nowhere for an extended amount of time gives me time to think. My mind wanders, jumping from thoughts about current theories in the paranormal to new ideas in the hopes of discovering the truth about what we're encountering. These are some of those ideas.