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Posted: Nov. 17, 2002
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Would You Live In A Haunted House?
You have found the perfect house. But it’s haunted. Doors open and close. Lights flip on and off. Footsteps are heard in the hallway, furniture is rearranged and ghostly figures are spotted wandering the grounds.
Would you move in?
Would you be comfortable living with ghosts and/or paranormal activities? Or would you send the spirits an eviction notice?
What are your thoughts on paranormal manifestations?
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| Absolutely ||Feb 10th. at 9:55:20 am UTC|
|Khat (Ontario, Canada) ||Age: 34 - Email |
Benevolent spirits would make wonderful housemates, and give ample opportunity for learning experiences. I would probably have an issue if the spirits were malevolent, but hopefully it would not come to that. I think that there are spirits all around us, its just that not all choose to show themselves. If they find it important enough to make themselves known, then it must be important enough for us to listen to them.
| Sure! ||Feb 10th. at 9:52:14 am UTC|
|Bluegrrl (Northeast) ||Age: 32 - Email |
I lived in a haunted house as a child (though it wasn't anything very dramatic) , so the thought of ghosts doesn't bother me. Though it would also depend upon whether or not the ghosts were malicious or not. Coincidently enough, my husband also has lived in haunted dwellings before, so the idea doesn't bother him either.
As for helping them move on...I'm not qualified to do that, though I might try if I could communicate with the ghost (s) and determine that it was the best thing for them.
There's a lot more out there than meets the eye, and working with the things you encounter in an amicable way, while understanding that we're not the only intelligent life forces out there is simple courtesy and shows respect. To do otherwise would be sheer arrogance, or at least, very ignorant.
| My Answers.... ||Feb 10th. at 9:51:20 am UTC|
|Mathair Cat (Tn, USA) ||Age: 29 - Email |
I grew up in an old farm house my grandfather built. He passed away in that same house and he stayed in that house. As a child I would hear him walking about, lights would flicker on and off unexplained. The house had cold spots and family members would dream of my grandfather visiting them. When my mother died of cancer in the same house, the night of her funeral. I awoke to hear little girls giggling and running around the downstairs. The smell of lilacs was heavy in the air. Of course it wasn't lilac season and I had all boys at that time. I finally told my mother that I was fine and she could go "home". The noises stopped at that momment and I got a very restful sleep. So, I am used to it.
In fact the house I live in currently, even though its a fairly new "shoe box" type house, there are spirits here that have followed my husband or that are attached to the land & the house. I have gotten used to seeing things, hearing things. However, I have many times "evicted" spirits from my home. I don't mind spirits roaming around me, and if it's harmless activity--that's fine. But if they get out of hand with messing with the children, or they intent is to harm or I feel uncomfortable with their presence it's time for the "eviction" (lol I love that term for it) . My thoughts on paranormal manifestations, just another apart of my every day life being married to my husband, and from my childhood. That's it, I guess.
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