SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON GHOST HUNTING....
Years ago we held grave sites sacred and considered it sacrilege to disturb them. We prayed for those who passed over and revered them. Communication from the dead to the living was considered rare and a gift in a way, that we did not take lightly or with blatant disregard. Now it has become the latest and most prolific form of entertainment. It has become big business!
Just think about that for a moment. People pay to go on these organized ghost hunts at places like the Waverly, in hopes of having an experience with a spirit. Some do it for entertainment, some to try and find some proof of our afterlife existence, that would serve to validate their faith in the afterlife and all things spiritual. No matter what the purpose a person has for doing this, it is still an uninvited harassment to the spirits that dwell in that space. What of those who do have an experience at one of these events? Does it serve to validate their faith and provide a revelation that makes them view life differently and really change the way they govern their lives? Or, does it just serve as a cheap thrill that they will pay for and return to recapture again and again?
What happened at the Waverly Hills sanitarium was a real life nightmare for the people who lived and died there. Are we honoring them and their spirits by selling tickets to go in and rehash it all for them? Or are we disturbing them and their right to peace? At the bottom line of this sort of thing is money, for the people who organize and exploit these places and the spirits who dwell there. Should we be exploiting the dead? Does this seem like something God had intended for us to do? We have never really had a need to "hunt" the dead, as if they want to communicate with us they find a way. Sometimes it is benevolent and sometimes it is hostile but from the dawn of time, man has been aware of the presence of spirit around him. Some have been fascinated by spirits, some have a real fear of them and now more than ever, some just pass it off as the imagination and hysteria of ignorant and primitive minded people.
When I started delving into the paranormal seeking answers for what I went through with a bad haunt back in New Jersey, back in 1974, hauntings were pretty rare. given that fact there was not much information out there about this phenomenon. I figured out that the best means of resolving my problem was to treat the entity like a person and try communicating and reasoning with her. This actually, in time worked and the experience with this lady went from a nightmare of tremendous proportion to a peaceful and even beneficial relationship. I learned early on that ghosts were still people and responded very well, to the same methods used to deal with people. I took a very human approach to a supernatural situation and still do so to this day.
There are some people who will say I am a hypocrite to criticize the paranormal field since I am a paranormal investigator myself. As I have said many times, I am not a ghosthunter, never have been. I go out to help those who are having a problem with spirits in their home. I am a haunts resolutionist. I go out as a mediator, a counselor and even a detective of sorts. I try to find out who is seeking to interact and why, give them a chance to communicate, and then try to proceed from there to resolve the problem for both sides. When a spirit reaches out to people on this plane there is "always" a reason. Sometimes important information is being relayed, or some one is in need of something to find closure on some level, whether it be the living or the dead person, involved.
I have noticed in the past five years that hauntings seem to have increased. I believe in the idea, that what goes on on this plane reflects and affects what goes on , on the next as well. The more we reach out to those on the other side with this current fad, the more that some, on the other side will seek to do the same with us. Unfortunately some of those who have decided to reach out and join the game are not the most elevated spirits in the first place, and shallow endeavors attract shallow companions. Many of the spirits who are haunting these days are doing so out of the desire to cling to this world and interact with it, in the same frivolous or entertaining manner as we are, in our efforts to interact with them. This is not necessarily a good thing, for all concerned. More elevated and enlightened spirits have a higher agenda than just playing with us. So, most of the spirits who do seek to play our game are not the most benevolent or enlightened people, and sometimes they are the most rancid members of the other world. So to those who seek out ghosts and spirits, I offer the old adage.."Be careful what you wish for." Even benevolent spirits are getting sick of the ghost hunters and may attempt to teach them the error of their ways here and there also, which is of course perceived by the ghost hunters as evil spirits.
I think we need to sit back and reevaluate our stand on the paranormal craze. If we are seeking spirit in earnest for spiritual purpose then we should know that if we are to be gifted with a communication from the other side, that it will be and should be a spiritual thing. a sacred thing, something to be respected and appreciated with a humble gratitude. It is certainly not something you can buy tickets to, or attain for any price, anywhere. I am not saying that people should not seek answers to the afterlife or seek to communicate with their loved ones. What I am saying is that the craze which has come about is a bad thing, from a spiritual standpoint and that directly because of that condition, no real learning or enlightenment will come of it.
Let's put a stop to the craze and get back to really seeking answers for the sake of spiritual advancement rather than shallow entertainment or egotistical science advances. The veil "is" thinning folks and it is our doing. With all this talk about the end of days, and all the ways and reasons it may come about, this may very well be one of our biggest and most audacious trespasses to date, that may very well contribute to our own downfall. This may be the final insult to our Creator and our ancestors, that becomes the straw that broke the camel's back. Of course who am I to warn or advise on such things. I am not a paid actor or actress billed as a para-celebrity on a TV show. I do not go to commercial events signing autographs, seeking fame and fortune. I am just a real spirit researcher with 37 years in speaking from my own observations and things learned directly from spirit communication. But what if................just what if i am right? Just food for thought....