What Does a Ghost “Feel” Like?

whaley-house-ghost-experience-052014zzWhat do ghosts feel like?

This may seem like an odd question, but I think it is a good one to consider. For, at times, it is possible that when we encounter haunting we might not be aware of its effect on us.

Many of us have heard, or even experienced, that when we encounter “spirit” a tingling sensation or goosebumps may arise for some people. I believe this to be true for many of us. After having had my own encounters over the years, dating back to the 1990s, I began recognizing when I am within a “presence,” at times. I have felt this in my own home, when attending certain churches (in the past), and while attempting to communicate with ghosts at haunted locations. So I am trying to say that there has been a wide variety of places and experiences that seem similar to me  (as it relates to feeling “an unseen presence”).

Others, though, have had deeper experiences with ghosts, having felt dazed or out of it after encountering what they can only believe to be a ghost attack. Now using the word “attack” seems harsh, to me, because who knows what really happened. Perhaps the ghost didn’t have intentions of attacking another person at all. So let’s be careful about labeling such experiences as attacks, demonic, evil, nasty, etc. Let’s agree to call these feelings that we do not fully understand as “odd.”

Kathryn Johnson had such an experience when entering the door of a notedly haunted place in San Diego – the Whaley House. She didn’t expect to feel the way she did, and I do not believe she felt she was attacked. Her suspicion is that, maybe, a ghost passed through her (see Whaley House Ghost Experience). And why couldn’t that be the case? After all, it might be good fun for a spirit to make their essence known by walking through or near a person. I would want to try it if disembodied, I think!

This idea of another’s spirit mixing with our own does seem parallel to accounts we hear of ghost possession (or “attachment”). People who have suffered such encounters struggle to be in control of their body and mind, seeming foggy or pushed back out of the way. Quite frightening to hear about but a phenomenon that has been known about for thousands of years.

This subject is definitely something to ponder: the influence of ghosts, invisible, upon the living. How might they affect us if interacting with us? Something to consider…yes, indeed.

– Louis

Ghost Photo Pranks – Have You Been Fooled?

ghost-photo-pranks-have-you-been-fooled-52014zzOver the past few years, we have been noticing more and more smartphone apps appearing in the Android and Apple stores that allow people to add fake ghosts to their photographs.

With about 60% of the United States now owning a smartphone, the small, handheld computer is  quickly replacing desktop and laptop usage. So, as you might imagine, we are continually seeing more and more submissions of fake ghost photos created using one of these apps. Why? It’s too easy for the average Joe, nowadays, to try to fool his friends or family. And, it’s big fun. We get it. Oy.

May We Be Frustrated?
Many of the photos that we see come from unsuspecting people who swear they saw their friend take the photo in front of them and know they didn’t fake it (even though their friend did fake it with an app). Other pictures come to us from the person who created it, the image posing as the real deal but is, oftentimes, quickly ruled out. But we must admit, there are some photos that may get nixed that could be paranormal, which is sad; and it is also possible that some photos could be deemed authentic that are not (also sad). Oy.

Even worse, though, some of the false ghost photos we see are created by ghost hunting apps that claim to be real paranormal investigation tools but secretly add fake paranormal-looking oddities into the victim’s photographs, audio recordings, etc.  (e.g. Ghost Detect Pro). This can become quite scary for users because they may think they are being haunted by ghosts – – pursued by unseen, dark and, possibly ominous, forces. Oy. (Rant over…)

If It is Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Obviously, if you see an art-drawn demon or spook in your friend’s photo, you should know it is not real, and thus, fake. Many are gullible, I suppose. If your sibling took the ghost photo right in front of you, be suspicious – the odds of capturing something that good and right in front of you is low. Be skeptical. Ask to see the smartphone , right then and there, and look for photo editing apps.

When reviewing others’ ghost photos, note any evidence that is too real looking, too perfect. Look for mistakes in lighting by comparing light on the ghost versus how light reacts in the rest of the photo. If light is coming from different directions, and only the ghost is lit from light from one direction, it is a fake.

Question it. Get the story behind the image. Does the person have any other “ghost photos”? How do they look in comparison — any similarities? If so, we bet they are trying to fool you. (Did we already mention to ask to see your friend’s smartphone and look for the app?)

More on This Topic of Fake Ghost Picture Smartphone Apps:
Fake Ghost Pictures
Ghost Camera Pro
Ghost Capture
Ghost Prank Phone App

New Stories: OBEs, NDEs and Haunting

angels-ghosts-updates-052014zz3For years, we have been unable to share all of the stories we have received from viewers, but now that our new website is live, we are able to get some very old accounts (we received some of them as far back as 2007 and kept them safe) of near death experiences, out of body experiences and encounters with ghosts posted to Angels & Ghosts.


Recently, the following pages posted to our Phenomena and Ghosts sections:

The Ghosts of Regency – a long but interesting story of haunting in Texas
Bristol Woods Ghost Photo – two girl campers get more than they bargained for
Suicide Near Death Experience – desperation and death turns into purpose
Tunnel of Light NDE – a child is sick and finds a tunnel of light while at a hospital
Sleep Apnea OBE – floating out of one’s self when breathing stops
Labour Out of Body Experience – a UK woman found herself outside of her person before giving birth

Enjoy!

Vastness and Connection

vastness-starsIf you haven’t had the chance to watch the new Cosmos (Sunday evenings on Fox, 9 PM EST), you are missing a real treat. The show is incredibly well done, and even though it is scientific in nature, it attempts not to trample to harshly on religious beliefs – though it may challenge them, at times, when sharing about the Big Bang or evolution.

But, that shouldn’t shake those who are of faith because, after all, who can know what lies behind the veil that masks the unseen? Who’s to say that something greater didn’t use a “big bang” as part of the plan? To me, when I take a step back and take a hard look at the known Universe, I cannot help but be inspired and awed by its sheer vastness, something so large and grand that I struggle to wrap my head about who I am in all all of “this.” I suspect that my mind cannot comprehend how big everything truly is. And if I am given the opportunity to see beyond this world, one day, will I be able to ever fully digest its greatness and diversity? Probably not. Mind pop!

When we consider how things have spread out and progressed, we must not be blind to how connected we are to everything. This idea, to me, points to something very grand going on within everything that exists. It is in power (controlled chaos, if you will) and ever moving. More on this idea, here: Our Connection to Everything.