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The Ghost in
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BEHAVIOR CONTAGION DEPARTMENT -
Do assassinations come in copycat clusters? Historically, such
situations appear to have occurred.
Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4,
1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. On April 3, King in Memphis, addressed a
rally, delivering his "I've been to the Mountaintop" address at Mason
Temple (Church of God in Christ, Inc. – World Headquarters). King was
shot on the 4th of April, while standing on the 2nd floor balcony, near
his room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy, the then-senator from New York
State, learned of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and gave
a moving impromptu speech in Indianapolis' inner city, in which Kennedy
called for a reconciliation between the races. Riots broke out in 60
cities in the wake of King's death, but not Indianapolis, a fact many
attribute to the effect of Kennedy's speech. (Barack Obama recalled
that speech while speaking himself from Indianapolis on April 4, 2008.)
On April 7, 1968, Black Panther Bobby Hutton, who held the title of the
Minister of Defense, was killed. Bobby Hutton, or "Lil' Bobby," was the
youngest member of the Black Panther Party. He joined soon after the
conception of the BPP in 1966, at the age of 16. He was killed by the
Oakland, California, police after a firefight. Eight Black Panther
Party members, including Hutton, Eldridge Cleaver and David Hilliard,
were traveling in two cars when they were allegedly ambushed by the
Oakland police. Cleaver was wounded. Both the Oakland police and the
Black Panther Party each called the event an ambush by the other group.
Two policemen were shot in the incident.
Rudi Dutschke born Alfred Willi Rudi Dutschke (March 7, 1940 – December
24, 1979, Århus, Denmark) was the most prominent spokesperson of
the left-wing German student movement of the 1960s. He famously split
from those who went on to form the violent Red Army Faction and
advocated instead "a long march through the institutions" of power to
create radical change from within government and society by becoming an
integral part of the system's machinery.
On April 11, 1968, Dutschke was shot in the head by Josef Bachmann.
After the attempted assassination, Dutschke lived for another 12 years
until related health problems caused his death. Because of massive
brain damage from the assassination attempt, Rudi Dutschke continued to
suffer the effects for the rest of his life. He died on December 24,
1979 in Aarhus, Denmark, when he had an epileptic seizure while in his
bathtub and drowned.
On June 3, 1968, Andy Warhol, while in his New York loft, was shot by
frustrated writer, Factory-hanger-on Valerie Solanas. The Pop Art guru
barely survived the shooting, and would face physical repercussions
from the assassination attempt until his death in 1987.
On June 4, 1968, presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy had
just scored a major victory from winning the California Democratic
primary. He addressed his supporters in the early morning hours of June
5, 1968, in a ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He left
the ballroom through a service area to walk through and greet
supporters working in the hotel's kitchen. In a crowded kitchen
passageway, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, opened
fire with a .22 caliber revolver and shot Kennedy in the head at close
range. Following the shooting, Kennedy was rushed to The Good Samaritan
Hospital where he died the next day.
June 5, 1968, was the first anniversary of the Six-Day War between the
military forces of Israel versus Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq.
There has been no assassination of a major political figure resulting
in a fatality of any leader in the United States since 1968. There have
been killings of minor figures, assassination attempts against
significant individuals, and some of these events have come in clusters.
Source: The Copycat Effect
- WHAT THE BEEP DO WE
KNOW DEPARTMENT -
interesting characteristic of Bigfoot, UFO and alien encounters is the
electronic, beeping sound many witnesses report hearing during these
(My personal experience with beeping
sounds: I’ve occasionally have been abruptly awakened late at night,
and yes, around 3:00 am, because of a loud beeping sound in my head.
The sound is very distinct, very mechanical, and all I can say is, as
loony as it sounds, it’s from inside my head, not an exterior source,
like from a truck outside or someone’s alarm clock. This has happened
In Peter Guittilla’s Bigfoot Files, he
writes about a 1979 report of Bigfoot activity in the area where the
witnesses lived -- hearing screams, etc. -- as well as beeping sounds:
“One night in April at 2:30am my husband
woke me to listen to odd beeping sounds coming from the woods. These
have not been identified and continued on and off for about a year.” ~
Guittilla recounts other Bigfoot stories,
where witnesses say they hear all kinds of unusual sounds coming from
areas reported to have Bigfoot activity, including coming from
underground: The sounds which often occur in combinations, are
described variously as buzzing, beeping, whirling, humming ...” ~ p 197
In The Hunt for The Skinwalker, a “hairy
humanoid” was seen racing across the property (the ranch in Utah, home
of the skinwalker phenomena) The rancher shot at the creature, being
sure he hit it:
”. . .but the creature barely flinched. .
. . When he chased after it, he heard a weird sound that resembled a
soft whine combined with an electronic beeping noise. ~ p179, Hunt for
The following is from an interesting
report on “skinwalker ranch” type phenomena that occurred in the 1970s
on a ranch in Elvert County, Colorado:
On another evening, very annoyed at the
repeated blows, Jim hurried outside with his rifle and fired at the
fleeing bigfoot. Jim is a good shot and the creature was hit although
without seeming to be too inconvenienced by the fact. It must have been
wearing a bulletproof vest! Subsequently the people at the ranch heard
a hoarse crying sound mixed with a kind of beep-beep. ~ From Prologue:
US Air Force, UFOs and Bigfoot, the Great Deception.
UFOs and Aliens
Some think alien abductions are the work
of aliens from space, the military (MILABS) or both. Bonnie Meyer,
author of Alien Contact: The Messages They Bring, writes, in a section
”If you are Healings a lot of beeping
sounds, it is probably a small scanning instrument. this scanning if
kind of like a mind probe. I doubt you could tell the difference where
or who it’s coming from.”
Barney and Betty Hill experienced hearing
beeping sounds on the night of their sighting. In Captured! the beeping
they heard is described as being “code like,” with several beeps, a
pause, then more beeps. Were the beeps some kind of alien Morse code?
Researcher, author and experiencer
Raymond E. Fowler has experienced this beeping sound while in asleep
(similar to my experiences) and dreams about aliens, making two entries
in his journal:
January 27, 1995: I awoke twice to a
electronic beeping sound. the second time I thought it was my watch
alarm sounding and actually reached to shut if off before the beeping
stopped. My right nostril is still sore.”
The next day, January 28, Fowler
experienced it again:
I woke up again to a electronic beeping
sound and again reached for my watch alarm, but it was not the watch.
My right nostril is still sore. ~ ”Synchrofile: Amazing Personal
Encounters with Synchronicity and Other ~ Page 188
In UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the
Truth, author Curt Sutherly recounts the story of Harold Butcher . In
1965 Butcher, was working on his parents farm in New York state.
Butcher noticed that the animals were panicking over something, at the
same time, the milking machine Butcher was working abruptly stopped:
”Looking out a window, Harold saw a large
elliptical object land about a quarter-mile away. The object emitted a
smell of burned gasoline and a red vapor clouded its rim. A strange
beeping sound was heard. the object departed by ascending straight up
into the clouds.
What is the cause of this beeping sound?
Why does a consistent characteristic -- beeping -- occur with diverse
phenomena such as UFOs, various alien beings, robots and Bigfoot?
Maybe it’s a mistake to assume that these
things are not connected; they may share a relationship with each other
in ways we don’t readily see. Some see Mothman, some Bigfoot, others
weird aliens or craft, but if they are manifestations of the same kind
of phenomena, it isn’t so strange. If they come from the same source,
as John A. Keel, Andrew Colvin, and so many others have suggested, it
makes some sense. (Keel calls it the “superspectrum.”)
If this source, that throws out all kinds
of weird things at us, lulls us into a hypnotic, trance like state,
beeping would be a way to induce that state. In his Mothman Prophecies,
Keel suggests beeping sounds have something to do with lulling us into
a passive, amnesiatic state:
”There is a kind of posthypnotic
suggestion involved in many UFO and psychic incidents. The witness is
driving along a road late at night. He hears a beeping sound and lapses
into a trance. . . as if he had been preconditioned to lose
consciousness at the sound of the beep. Later, he awakes to the sound
of another series of beeps.”
The witness wakes up hours later to find
he or she is now a victim of missing time.
In some cases, it may be a combination of
human involvement, possibly working with some paranormal or alien
agencies, to manipulate other UFO, cryptozoological and or alien
phenomena. This theory has been suggested to explain cases like
Mothman, the Flatwoods creature, UFOs and aliens, as well as Bigfoot.
A seeming glitch in this idea is in the
fact that in many of these areas: the area in Utah, location of the
Skinwalker ranch, or Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, home of Mothman, have
had a history of paranormal and UFO activity going back hundreds of
years. But if we consider that there are human agencies working with
this energy in some way, manipulating both it and us, we find that
there isn’t a contradiction.
Now the question isn’t if these things
are happening, but why are covert human elements so interested?
Source: UFO Digest/Regan Lee
FLYING SAUCER MYSTERIES OF SOUTH
Strange Apparitions Accompany Saucer Waves
by strange entities in human shape
In Valcheta, Rio Negro Province, between Bajos del
Gualicho and Somuncurá, there are those who claim to have seen
an inexplicable light in the immensity of the desert, belonging to a
lost city that emerges and vanishes, according to Luis Burgos.
The vast number of UFO cases recorded in Argentina,
totaling 110 sightings since the start of the year, has opened the door
to a singular number of ET- related phenomena which include, for
example, strange characters that vanish and evaporate in the loneliness
of the towns of the interior.
Ufological studies of these mysterious manifestations
of “strange people”, as defined by the locals who experience them,
suggest that these fantastic manifestations of the UFO phenomenon are
closely tied to the latest extraterrestrial developments.
Specialists who deal in these cases believe that the
manifestations are usually contained within the small communities in
which they occur, and therefore do not yield even larger case histories
within a field that nonetheless acknowledges the presence of ghostly
figures ascribed to alien entities.
Luis Burgos, director of the Fundacion Argentina de
Ovnilogia (FAO), stresses that the subject isn’t an easy one, as
involvement in these cases implies crossing the swampy terrain that
lies on the border between ufology and parapsychology. Burgos
cautiously took on the challenge of stating the specifics of these
manifestations, which always occur at lonely locations with few
witnesses. The final result is a unique experience that may have
”The explanation one can give these cases is that the
fit into a collateral manifestation of the UFO phenomenon,” says
Burgos, convinced that in order to venture into these cases “it is
necessary to have the proper balance, as poorly grounded individuals
could go off the deep end.”
From FAO’s perspective, one of the most valuable
cases consigned in local records and involving fantastic events that
cannot be rationally explained, could be taking place right now in any
town of the interior.
Burgos recalled that some 8 years ago, in the
vicinity of Estancia La Esperanza, Gobernador Galvez, Province of
Buenos Aires a young woman witnessed one of these cases: two alleged
teenagers, dressed in early 20th century farming clothes, crossed her
path in an empty field.
Carolina, the protagonist of this story, gave FAO a
detailed account when researchers delved into the case. She explained
that the two teenagers – a male and a female – whom she was seeing for
the first time, greeted her by name. When she turned around to ask
where they knew her from, they had already vanished.
“There are many cases in ufology that involved
contacts with humanlike entities clothed in archaic dress, as though
they belonged to another time,” explains Burgos, not dismissing the
possibility that this situation could be the result of a “breach in
time.” The specialist does not dismiss the possibility of a
“dimensional doorway”, but adds that the known cases of “oddball
humans” always occur within the framework of UFO manifestations.
Therefore, it is “very feasible” that the current UFO flap will yield
some of these experiences.
The 110 sightings catalogued by FAO in 2008 stress
the possibility that fantastic experiences, such as Carolina’s, may
occur. To this day she still talks about the day that she crossed paths
on her way to La Esperanza with “oddball people” having nothing to do
with the town and probably not to the world as we know it.
Humanoids And Mysterious Cases
Ufology acknowledges several sidelines of the UFO
phenomenon that somehow mark the presence of humanoid contact with
Earth dwellers. These give rise to such bizarre events as the animal
mutilations ascribed to the Chupacabras, imp-like beings similar to the
ones from the SUPE neighborhood in Berisso, and even ghosts.
One of the stranger cases involves animal mutilations
in the pastures of the heartland by a specimen still uncatalogued by
human science or rather, by an entity that still remains unknown, aside
from its red eyes glaring in the dark of the night, generally near the
carcass of an eviscerated bovine.
The Nuns of Berisso and Suicide Dogs
When it comes to marking strange events linked to the
UFO phenomenon, the FAO’s records hold some unique cases that exemplify
this connection rather well, such as the enigmatic presence of the
so-called “Nuns” of Berisso, who caused surprise and shock to
FAO’s files make reference to them during an
investigation performed in 1991, in after some workers in the Naval
Workshop area of that community, located south of La Plata, allegedly
saw entities clad in hooded garments – hence their description as
“nuns” – moved around, causing wonder and fear of the unknown.
At that same site, and within the framework of this
investigation, another “high-strangeness” characteristic ascribed to
UFOs emerged. Three operators of the old electric power station
facing the port of La Plata claimed seeing a strange creature running
between the sheds. It stood no taller than 40 centimeters, but was
robust and clad in green, military-type garments.
Prior to the manifestations of the “Nuns” and the
creatures of the old power station in the SUPE neighborhood, FAO also
recorded an intense UFO presence over the area which gave rise to a
terrible situation: dozens of dogs leaped into the void from terraces
and balconies, inexplicably committing suicide.
Source: Diario Popular
(Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special
thanks to Guillermo Daniel Gimenez,
- MIND, BODY, AND SOUL DEPARTMENT -
Can We Really Transplant A Human Soul?
The progress of medical science
in the past 30 years has been so rapid that yesterday's miracles are
tomorrow's commonplace procedures.
So it has proved with heart transplants, which have become almost
routine in hospitals around the world.
Yet every once in a while a story emerges which should cause us all to
sit up and take note that there is nothing "routine" or "commonplace"
about such complex operations.
The suggestion, highlighted again this week, that donor patients could
not only be acquiring the organs but also the memories - or even the
soul - of the donor is surely one such story.
This bizarre possibility was raised by the inexplicable case of Sonny
Graham - a seemingly happily married 69-year-old man living in the U.S.
state of Georgia. He shot himself without warning, having shown no
previous signs of unhappiness, let alone depression.
His friends described it as an act of passion, not of reason.
The case might have remained just an isolated tragedy were it not for
the fact that Sonny had received a transplanted heart from a man who
had also shot himself - in identical circumstances.
To make things even more intriguing, shortly after receiving the heart
transplant, Sonny tracked down the wife of the donor - and fell
instantly in love with her.
"When I first met her," Sonny told a local newspaper, "I just stared. I
felt like I had known her for years. I couldn't keep my eyes off her."
He spoke of a deep and profound love for her. It was instant and it was
passionate. The kind of love where overwhelming passion seizes control
of the mind and banishes reason. They quickly wed.
The tragedy of Sonny Graham will, no doubt, be written off as mere
coincidence. After all, there is surely no conceivable way that the
memories, let alone the character of a donor, can be transplanted along
with their heart.
Virtually every doctor and scientist will tell you the heart is a mere
pump. The seat of our mind, our consciousness, our very soul - if such
a thing exists - lies in the brain.
The heart's only control over our mind is whether or not it sends it
blood. Ever since William Harvey unravelled the mysteries of the heart
and circulatory system centuries ago, this fact has remained beyond
Well, almost beyond doubt.
For a few brave scientists have started claiming that our memories and
characters are encoded not just in our brain, but throughout our entire
Consciousness, they claim, is created by every living cell in the body
acting in concert.
They argue, in effect, that our hearts, livers and every single organ
in the body stores our memories, drives our emotions and imbues us with
our own individual characters. Our whole body, they believe, is the
seat of the soul; not just the brain.
And if any of these organs should be transplanted into another person,
parts of these memories - perhaps even elements of the soul - might
also be transferred.
There are now more than 70 documented cases similar to Sonny's, where
transplant patients have taken on some of the personality traits of the
Professor Gary Schwartz and his co-workers at the University of Arizona
have documented numerous seemingly inexplicable experiences similar to
Sonny's. And every single one is a direct challenge to the medical
In one celebrated case uncovered by Professor Schwartz's team, an
18-year-old boy who wrote poetry, played music and composed songs was
killed in a car crash. A year after he died, his parents came across a
tape of a song he had written, entitled, Danny, My Heart Is Yours.
In his haunting lyrics, the boy sang about how he felt destined to die
and donate his heart. After his death, his heart was transplanted into
an 18-year-old girl - named Danielle.
When the boy's parents met Danielle, they played some of his music and
she, despite never having heard the song before, knew the words and was
able to complete the lyrics.
Professor Schwartz also investigated the case of a 29-year-old lesbian
fast-food junkie who received the heart of a 19-year-old vegetarian
woman described as "man crazy".
After the transplant, she told her friends that meat now made her sick,
and that she no longer found women attractive. If fact, shortly after
the transplant she married a man.
In one equally inexplicable case, a middle-aged man developed a
new-found love for classical music after a heart transplant.
It transpired that the 17-year-old donor had loved classical music and
played the violin. He had died in a drive-by shooting, clutching a
violin to his chest.
Nor are the effects of organ transplants restricted to hearts. Kidneys
also seem to carry some of the characteristics of their original owners.
Take the case of Lynda Gammons from Weston, Lincolnshire, who donated
one of her kidneys to her husband Ian.
Since the operation, Ian believes he has taken on aspects of his wife's
personality. He has developed a love of baking, shopping, vacuuming and
gardening. Prior to the transplant, he loathed all forms of housework
with a vengeance.
He has also adopted a dog - yet before his operation he was an avowed
"cat man", unlike his wife who favoured dogs.
It's easy to dismiss such tales as hokum. But the Chinese authorities
are certainly taking them seriously.
They have recently taken an interest in Professor Schwartz's ideas and
have begun a programme to monitor transplant patients. (As many
"donated" organs in China come from executed political prisoners, a
cynic might suggest that the authorities are worried about an
"epidemic" of political thought spreading via organ transplants.)
Many scientists will, of course, point out that tens of thousands of
organ transplants have now been carried out worldwide, so you would
expect to come across a few bizarre cases like Sonny Graham's.
It is also hardly surprising that after a major life-threatening
operation such as a heart transplant, a patient may undergo a profound
alteration to their character. Who could remain unchanged after staring
death in the face?
The powerful drugs required as part of organ transplant procedures can
also cause major changes in behaviour. Put all these together and it's
no wonder that some patients leave hospital with a drastically
different outlook on life.
What is most surprising about these cases, though, is not that some
transplant patients emerge as different people after an operation, but
that the changes are so specific.
"It's a targeted personality change," says Professor Schwartz. "If this
is the result of drugs, or stress, or coincidence, none of those would
predict the specific patterns of information that would match the
If Professor Schwartz and his ilk are right, it would destroy one of
the foundation stones of modern biology. But then again, modern biology
has a guilty little secret: it has, as yet, no viable theory to explain
how we store memories and how we produce consciousness.
In fact, scientists haven't even managed to define what exactly
consciousness is, let alone managed to pin down where it comes from and
where it is to be found within the body.
So maybe, just maybe, the poets, romantics and mystics throughout the
ages were right: the heart really is the seat of our emotions and of
And if we can transplant hearts, then perhaps it's not so fanciful to
suggest that some part of the spirit goes with them. Who knows - one
day doctors may even be able to offer a "character transplant".
Source: The Daily Mail (UK)
- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL DEPARTMENT -
The Ghost in the Mirror
Many in the world still do
believe that you should cover a mirror if someone dies in a room and
their image is reflected in a mirror. As they believe that the mirror
will capture the dead person’s soul, thus preventing its entry into
heaven. Some old passed down oral traditions state that the Devil
invented mirrors for this specific purpose.
Many old mirrors thick and old and silver back stained are said to be
haunted by the ghosts of those that died. their image forever frozen or
trapped in the glass. Some recent stories on eBay tell of people
selling their antique mirrors that were either bought or passed down
the generations in their families and said to be very haunted . It is
said by some that if a ghost or lost soul wanders your home during the
night, a mirror can capture it. An old New Orleans Voodoo way to
capture a ghost was to put a large standing mirror in your bedroom door
way. When the ghost thinking it is a door enters the mirror it is
forever trapped in the rooms that were reflected in it when caught not
the real rooms.
Bloody Mary The Face In The Mirror
A urban legend of sorts states: If you go into the bathroom and look
into the mirror with the lights off and the room completely black, and
then say 'Bloody Mary' thirteen times, a woman will appear and scratch
your face off. The research into Bloody Mary goes back to 1978, when
folklorist Janet Langlois published her essay on the legend. Belief in
summoning the mirror-witch was even at that time widespread throughout
Mary is summoned whenever young teen aged girls get together for a
sleepover, but boys have been known to call on her too. The 'Bloody
Mary' legend was common in the early 1970s. Typically performed the
"ritual" in bathrooms, because the bathrooms of suburban homes had
large mirrors and were easily darkened even during the day since they
had no windows. In latter years after the release of the movie Clive
Barker's Candyman (1992) calling upon him became more popular. Many do
believe the Candyman's Movies premise is based on fact and try
summoning him even today.
Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local
legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns
about the legend of Cabrini Green and the Candyman, a one-armed man
with a hook who appears to you in your bathroom when you say his name
five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all
this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she
ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that
he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins.
In the 1998 movie Urban Legend, two co-eds try to summon an evil spirit
by chanting 'Bloody Mary.' In an episode of television's The X Files
("Syzygy," original air date 26 January 1996), two teenage girls lure a
rival for a boy's affections into the bathroom — and a "Bloody Mary"
ritual — during a birthday party. They prevent her from leaving the
bathroom, and the camera cuts to the rest of the partygoers downstairs,
who hear a crash of breaking glass and a scream.
Mirror ... Mirror on the wall you make my skin creep and crawl. Whose
the ghost that resides within... The spirts of the dead the lost or my
next of kin!
Fear of mirrors probably arose from the time when the first humans saw
their reflections in a pool of water and once they had got over their
initial shock of seeing someone or something, believed that the image
was their soul or spirit and to endanger it would mean risking injury
to the other self. Also since ancient times, mirrors were said to have
magical powers, including the power to foretell the future and were
considered to be devices of the gods. Thus breaking a mirror would end
its powers and bring untold miseries and misfortunes upon the one whose
reflection it last held. Or even damning a trapped spirit to a hell
that only the Devil himself knew existed.
Mirrors are the perfect example of an everyday household furnishing
attached with countless superstitions. Probably the most common belief
concerning mirrors is that their breakage causes seven years of bad
luck. But does Breaking a mirror with a real ghost locked in it set it
free to haunt you? Consider this: Was the ghost trapped their on his
own or placed their by some force to trap it to save others from the
haunting the ghost could cause? In New Orleans Voodoosit are said to
use a grand spell to capture household haunting ghosts in Zombie
bottles or large mirrors. The mirrors which render the ghost harmless
only to haunt the world that is reflected in the mirror. Not the Real
world we live in. One custom unique to New Orleans voodoo is to watch
(particularly if it is a bad or evil spirit or ghost) wander into a
room or door way reflected in the mirror then to smash it trapping the
ghost forever to roam into a different eternity and not haunt your
house any longer. And to tell if a old mirror given to you or purchased
is haunted place to tall white candles no further then 12 inches apart
. Do this at midnight. Focus your eyes at the space between the two
candles if it is haunted you will see the ghost!
A common use is that of scrying with a mirror. In Canterbury Tales,
"The Squire's Tale" describes a magical mirror that can look over a
king's realm; similarly, in The Faerie Queene, Merlin enchants a mirror
to have this power. Another example, from the German tales of the
brothers Grimm, is Snow White, in which the Wicked Queen consults a
magic mirror to determine the identity of the most beautiful woman in
the world; this mirror is capable of scrying the forest and finding
Snow White. In modern fantasy, the mirror of Galadriel, in J.R.R.
Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, shows things that were,
and things that are, and things that yet may be.
Mirrors, along with labyrinths, figure prominently in the work of
Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, who often used them as symbols of
infinity, impersonation, and illusion. In Dreamtigers, he writes of
fearing that his reflection would move independently or change shape
before his eyes. In Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, a fictional
heresiarch declares that "mirrors and copulation are abominable, since
they both multiply the numbers of men."
Similarly, Edgar Allan Poe expresses an aversion to mirrors in The
Philosophy of Furniture:
Regarded apart from its reflection, the mirror presents a continuous,
flat, colourless, unrelieved surface, – a thing always and obviously
unpleasant. Considered as a reflector, it is potent in producing a
monstrous and odious uniformity: and the evil is here aggravated, not
in merely direct proportion with the augmentation of its sources, but
in a ratio constantly increasing. In fact, a room with four or five
mirrors arranged at random, is, for all purposes of artistic show, a
room of no shape at all. If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter
upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing
Ghost And Mirror Superstitions
Never look into a mirror by candlelight, it may show you a very haunted
version of your home.
If you stare into a mirror between two tall white candles you might see
the spirit of a loved one who has passed away. And their soul is stuck
in your mirror.
Always cover a haunted mirror during a thunderstorm lightning will
release the ghosts.
It is considered a bad omen to receive a mirror from a deceased persons
home as a present.
If a mirror in the house falls and breaks on its own, A evil ghost is
trying to escape it's mirror prison.
A baby should never be shown its own reflection before it is a year
old, else it will stutter or grow no bigger than it is or die before it
Many families cover a mirror if someone dies, as they believe that the
mirror will capture the dead person’s soul, thus preventing its entry
into heaven. When a person is bad in life many say let them be trapped
in mirror it is better then going to Hell!
And if someone sees their reflection in a mirror from a room where
someone has recently died, they will die soon too.
It is said that if ghost wanders your home during the night, a mirror
can capture it.
Source: Haunted American Tours
CAN YOU HAUNT ME NOW DEPARTMENT -
Dead Wife Contacts Lancs
Man Via SMS
A Lancashire man whose house has a chilling reputation for poltergeist
activity claims he is being haunted by text messages from his dead
wife, the Blackpool Gazette reports.
Frank Jones, 59, was obliged 12 years ago to have his home in Windsor
Avenue, Thornton, exorcised after a malevolent spirit dubbed "The
Thing", which had already driven one terrified family from the house,
turned its attentions on him and his wife and kids.
In 1971, previous residents the Ross family told the Gazette how The
Thing had "pulled at their bed covers while they were asleep" and that
they "sensed a vile smell and felt something breathing in their ears".
Jones moved in 20 years ago, solidly sceptical about the legendary
presence, but "soon changed his mind". He recounted: "I just thought
they were imagining it. But there was a lot of banging and an earthy
smell in the house. Then one night I was lying in bed and a mist came
across the room. I wanted to shout out at it, but I couldn't get my
words out. My face seemed to be paralysed. It all got too much for me
when that happened."
Jones's daughter, Maureen, 30, confirmed that The Thing had turned on
taps and "ransacked" the house. She said: "You think people are
exaggerating until you experience it. I was home alone one evening and
suddenly heard these footsteps coming up the stairs. They went into my
dad's bedroom and then I heard all the cupboards banging open. It
sounded like burglars."
Cue an exorcist from Fleetwood Spiritualist Church, who "cleansed" the
property of the spirit "trapped between two worlds".
Peace then reigned in Windsor Avenue until five years ago, when Jones
suffered a double tragedy - the death of his son Steven, 32, from a
brain tumour and wife Sadie, 69, three months later from a heart attack.
Jones explained: "Just after Sadie died I came home and I felt like I
didn't want to go in the house. I got a missed call on my mobile, but
it didn't ring. The call was from my own home number, but there was
nobody in the house. Then when I went inside there was a smell like
cigarettes which Sadie used to smoke and the smell of her perfume."
Jones says his family has since received strange SMS messages which
they believe to be from Sadie. He concluded: "She always had a mobile
with her. We buried her with her phone. There have been messages with
words Sadie would say but there's no number."
Source: The Register
NEWS OF THE BIZARRE DEPARTMENT -
Rupert Sheldrake Stabbed At
New Mexico Conference
An Englishman speaking on "thought transference" during an
international conference at La Fonda on Wednesday was stabbed in the
leg by a Japanese man who seemed upset by his remarks, witnesses said.
Rupert Sheldrake of London was sitting up and alert as medics took him
on a gurney to an ambulance outside Santa Fe's historic hotel at the
southeast corner of the Plaza. Asked if he was OK, Sheldrake smiled and
responded, "I hope so."
Hirano Kazuki, 33, of Yokohama, Japan, spent Wednesday night in jail
after he was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and assault with
intent to commit a violent felony. He provided no resistance as
officers led him in handcuffs from the hotel.
Hirano had been attending the 10th International Conference on Science
and Consciousness. Other attendees said he had been acting oddly. They
said he confronted Sheldrake earlier this week, telling him he heard
voices and saw demons. Another featured speaker at the conference told
the man he was "full of negative energy" and counseled him to "calm
down," said Evan Mecham, an attendee from Broomfield, Colo.
Another attendee, David Graves of Tel Aviv, Israel, said he had tried
to talk to Hirano earlier in the conference, but he did not respond. On
Tuesday, Graves said he watched Hirano as he sat on a bench, rocking
back and forth, like an orthodox Jew in prayer. "Why the hell would he
attack that guy?" he asked.
Sheldrake's keynote address was titled "Memory and Morphic Resonance,"
and his workshop was "Fields of the Mind: Experimental and Research and
Practical Intuition," according to a catalog on the conference which
began Monday and concluded today. Sheldrake, described as a biologist
with a doctorate degree, is the author of Seven Experiences that Could
Change the World.
David Edwards of Fresno, Calif., said Sheldrake had been talking about
how thoughts can be transferred by staring into another's eyes. During
the lecture in the main ballroom on La Fonda's second floor, an Asian
man left the room and when he returned, he didn't take a seat but stood
near the podium with his eyes closed like he was meditating, Edwards
The attack came when Sheldrake called for a break about 3 p.m. Edwards
said he started to leave the room when he heard a commotion. By the
time he looked back, he said, an Asian man was being held on the floor
by four people while a fifth held a knife in a napkin. Mecham said the
knife was a folding type that hunters typically use.
Edwards said Sheldrake had a 2- or 3-inch cut on the front of his left
thigh, just above his kneecap, causing blood to spurt some 8 inches
into the air as he lay on his back. Edwards, who is a physician, said
he stemmed the blood loss while they waited for the ambulance and
police. Had Sheldrake not been standing at the podium, Edwards said,
the stab wound might have been more serious because it would have been
higher on his body.
Edwards said when he asked Hirano why he stabbed Sheldrake, Hirano
mumbled something he couldn't understand. "He seemed like he was in a
trance or schizophrenic," Edward said. "He seemed to be angry."
Police Capt. Gary Johnson said the first law-enforcement officers to
arrive on the scene were his brother, Chief Eric Johnson, and Sheriff's
Lt. Marco Lucero, who both had been at a meeting at City Hall, and
Officer Cecil Sena, who patrols the Plaza and downtown. By the time
they arrived, conference attendees had subdued Hirano and were treating
Sheldrake, Gary Johnson said. He said Sheldrake was taken to St.
Vincent Regional Medical Center where his injuries were determined not
to be life-threatening.
After police found Hirano's Japanese passport, which listed his home as
Tokyo, Johnson said, "we notified the Japanese consulate to advise them
of the custody of one of their nationals." Hirano was booked into the
Santa Fe County jail about 9 p.m. and is expected to be arraigned this
afternoon in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court. His online booking sheet
listed his home as Yokohama.
Many people attending the conference appeared shaken by the incident
and declined to comment. A man who helped subdue Hirano would only say,
"The creator will take care of the rest of it." Attendees gathered for
a prayer session before leaving La Fonda on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The New Mexican
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