A British woman claims she has been touched and groped by an unseen presence at night and suspects her assailant is a perverted poltergeist.
Then there is the 'scientific' version
Belief and psychology often play an important role in ghostly phenomena.The biggest clue to understanding what's going on in Birch's bedroom is the fact that the gropes always occur at night, when she is either asleep, drifting off to sleep, or waking from sleep. Psychologists know that the brain is especially susceptible to hallucinations and waking dreams during these times when consciousness fades. People often have these hallucinations while waking up (called hypnopompic activity) and while falling asleep (called hypnagogic activity). These are no more real than an ordinary dream, but can cause fear and concern if the person believes that the experiences were caused by some ghost or evil entity
The scientific version sounds reasonable to me. So does the ghost version. As for which one is true...the world may never know.
In all my years of chasing after ghosts I still haven't seen or experienced anything that I can positively identify as a ghostly experience. Anything is possible though.
On the other hand since the person writing the article is obviously a rabid skeptic let me just say that not everything can be explained away so easily. Not all alien abductions are "sleep paralysis" or "hallucinations" and the same goes for ghostly encounters. There could be a whole heard of ghosts attacking that poor woman for all anybody knows. The only way to find out for sure is to do some more investigating. Some questions they might ask are, has the woman ever experienced anything like that before? And does it only happen in that one house or does the phenomenon follow her around from one place to another?
If you ask enough questions sooner or later you will start finding some answers.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2011 19:17:11 GMT -6 by skywalker
Yup...it's like the brain is shifting from the conscious to the subconscious and they kind of merge together for a moment. The dreams can be very vivid when in that state. They can even be controlled to a certain extent so you can consciously explore the dream world.
I don't think a ghost would rape somebody either. That sounds silly. It was probably just her imagination. Or maybe there really was a ghost there and it was doing something else and she just thought it was raping her. When confronted by a ghost people sometiomes panic and they don't think straight. She was probably scared out of her wits!
skywalker: Very funny, ghost boy
Jun 3, 2018 14:58:58 GMT -6
lois: Casper he should come fix mine. Mine is doomed
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spotless38: Iam back after a long break . What a couple of years I had . After what had happened I lost my brother and had to bury him and then I had caught that type A flue and I was a very sick puppy I also needed blood for the loss of it .
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lois: Very Happy to see you Ron. Missed you. Glad you are doing better now. Sorry for your lost. I did not know your brother had passed. hugs lois
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paulette: Ron - hope you've hit a quiet spot. Sorry for your loss.
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lois: I picked up my phone a few days ago and I looked at the name of the caller. Boy was I surprise. It has been a couple of years. So good to hear your voice Ron. Hope you make it a habit again. love and hugs .
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leia77: Spotless, I am glad that you are feeling better and welcome back! I too am back from a long time away...
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jcurio: I am much relieved to see that you have been on here, Spotless! I hope that things are going much better for you now
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jcurio: And Lois, And Lorelei!
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casper: And Meeeeeee!!
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lois: Sorry guys I cannot see the print. On is tiny hand computer
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lois: Casper your page stops at page five in 2016
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lois: How did your Halloween night go this year?
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:58 GMT -6
skywalker: He posted on the Halloween thread this year.
Nov 25, 2018 18:33:36 GMT -6
lois: Oh ok Sky I will check it out. Thanks.
Dec 21, 2018 21:45:31 GMT -6
lois: What topic was it under.
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