I never imagined what ghosts could be.
All my life I abode to "conventional wisdom" about their origins:
Until I had second thoughts about one particular story...
The palace of Versailles, France...
Early twentieth century.
Place of the Moberly-Jourdain incident...
Eleanor Jourdain and Charlotte Anne Moberly.
They assured having seen, on a visit to the Versailles palace, the gardens and people just as they were in the late eighteenth century.
Comte de Vaudreil, apparently seen in the vision.
The Queen of France allegedly recognized in the apparition.
Supposedly, the presence was believed to reveal some similarity with the artist's painting of Marie Antoinette.
I choose to believe in the ladies story, although many people still refuse to accept the possibility that phantasms could exist.
And of course many encounters in the end are really the product of illusion, imagination, charlatanry and/or superstition.
But for me it is nevertheless interesting to note all the cultural mythologies, throughout history, that have believed in this kind of phenomena.
Anyway, the Versailles case made me think twice about a different way to understand the specter world.
Trianon palace, one of the places where the ladies witnessed the mystery.
One of the fundamental beliefs related to haunts is the afterlife, the world of the dead.
It has been widely believed and accepted that apparitions are really spirits of the deceased.
In spite of all the detractors, many people have believed in Spiritualism as a very profound intent on contacting the world of the dead.
Francisco I. Madero
Mexico's President from 1911 to 1913.
Master magician and escape artist.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Author and creator of Sherlock Holmes (one of the most famous detectives of all time).
They all believed in spiritualism and the eventual contact with the spirit world.
But let's not loose the BIG picture. Why do this "afterlife" tradition says revenants do appear?
A cry for help and justice...
To warn and help…
Like Charles Dicken´s “A Christmas Carol”.
To inform they are well...
Even though all these different scenarios are indeed viable and possible, I've found something more.
No matter how much this phenomena might be related to life after death, the truth of the matter is more complex.
What if the afterlife is not the only viable explanation as their origin?
There are spirits or beings whose natural habitat is not this "material" world.
Dark figures tend to manifest on many scary ghost stories.
Poltergeist phenomena can also be a result of this kind of presences.
There are also dark anecdotes of shamans appearing like phantoms when it was evident and very well known that the sorcerer was completely alive and kicking.
Furthermore, this shaman can materialize with his energy body and affect matter, energy, space and time. Just by their power and level of energy and awareness.
Another strong possibility I have found is the one that pertains to all human adventurers who venture into the unknown.
An astral voyager can be easily misled with a spirit when in fact it could be someone who accomplished an OBE (Out of Body Experience) successfully.
To make things even more strange I realized that sometimes what appears to be a vision is just the effect of a time slip or space/time distortion. Here two different realities and/or times mix up.
Depending on the time slip level, you can see someone appear and disappear like a ghost-like appearance.
The Flying Dutchman
What do witnesses have truly confronted?
A true vision or subtle time slip manifestations?
This way I have learned to see apparitions as a natural manifestation of the holographic nature of the universe.
After all, aren't phantoms like holographic appearances?
So if you, potential explorer of the unknown, happen to encounter an incorporeal being...what would you do?
Have you ever wondered why does someone can see spirits and others do not?
Do you have what it takes to make contact?
Even on haunted graveyards?
Many ghost pictures could be inconclusive but…
Imagine truly finding a ghost like this...
Or suddenly having to confront a being like this...
Whatever the case, we first must understand that on dealing with appearances we are really dealing with energy and frequencies.
If we are going to involve ourselves in ghost research then we must learn to go beyond illusion and be able to communicate.
This is a must if you happen to consider becoming a ghost hunter or exploring ghost hunting.
Ghost hunting depends, among other elements, on frequency detectors.
Some ghost hunters use technological apparatus…especially if they stalk haunted places.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) happen to be an interesting way to intend contact.
Others use dowsing.
And others, like mediums, take advantage of their own body.
But in any serious ghost study and in seeking contact, a good foundation is to always consider some of the basics.
Here we have several frequencies scenarios which can determine several so called ghostly encounters…
-Energy and frequency level of the “ghost”, "spirit" or “appearance”.
Somehow, some beings seem to have more power to make themselves seen while others just have the energy to move objects.
-Energy and frequency level of the place where appearances occur.
Real haunted houses have a different energetic polarity than ordinary places. And sacred places vibrate at different levels than both places mentioned before.
-Energy and frequency level of the time of the day.
There is not the same energy level at day than night.
Some "doors" open on the frequency and vibration of daylight.
Others unlock when darkness prevails.
-Energy and frequency level of the witness.
In spiritualism, in many cases the attendees make a circle. This way they add everyone's energy to each other´s so they can generate more power and aid the potential manifestation and materialization.
They do together what one person could not do by himself/herself. With the circle they also create an artificial energy vortex or "door".
Remember this...when we talk about energy and frequencies, we are really approaching the secrets underlying one of the most fundamental factors in paranormal exploration...
Energy IS Attention.
THINK ABOUT IT.
Have you ever felt how your attention wanes as you feel tired?
Have you ever felt alert after having renewed your energy level?
Brain waves change...
Your nervous system adapt...
The awareness factor comes into play...
You could be in a position to potentially perceive beyond normal circumstances.
Add to this that if the person is on a haunted house the probabilities of perceiving specters could, in theory, expand.
Some would be able to perceive more when tired, while others would experience the opposite, they cease to perceive what they normally perceive with more energy.
So, in the end…
Energy can be manipulated in proportion to awareness manipulation.
Awareness can be manipulated in proportion to energy manipulation.
So don´t you think that depending on energy and awareness manipulation ethereal beings could be perceived?
There are strange stories about apparitions who have had PHYSICAL CONTACT with people. Entities that mysteriously materialize and communicate with anyone as a flesh and bones human being, so they pass unnoticed.
For me this last scenario is an effect of maximum energy and awareness manipulation. Energy becomes matter.
Ectoplasm mysteries could definitely give us more clues on how energy can materialize in front of our very eyes.
In this respect, could orbs mysteries be related in some cases with these same situations?
There is a place near a small town in Mexico where villagers assure that there have been several confrontations with what they call balls of fire, which curiously they believe are actual witches.
I sincerely believe these sorcerers have the knowledge and power to transform themselves into pure energy and keep their awareness.
After all, orbs appear on many cases to be energy which is aware.
But on other instances could these cases be somehow considered also like ghost orbs?
Let´s not forget that in many cases ethereal beings are more related to an energetic anatomy than a physical one.
Whatever the case and without a doubt, apparitions are deeply intertwined with the strange mechanics of this holographic universe (matter, energy, space and time).
So…is Versailles really haunted?
It could very well have been a time slip manifestation.
On an energetic and awareness level everything just coincided and the ladies were just in the right place at the right time, only unaware of all the frequencies that conspired to make that fabulous experience possible.
Are you ready for your next ghost story?
What about real ghost stories?
Remember...when we talk about apparitions, it is really about awareness fathoming the secrets underlying matter, energy, space and time.