Ghost Stories, the Paranormal and the Strange
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Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever experienced some 'thing' strange and unexplainable?
The paranormal articles and ghost stories here were written by many different people. You will read about topics ranging from demonic possession and poltergeists to haunted houses and ghost pictures and from vampires and werewolves to strange creatures and aliens. Although the name of the site is TrueGhostTales.com we are by no means limited to just ghost stories.
While we aim to become the largest collection of ghost stories and experiences on the web we also strive to add interesting articles and stories about other "strangeness". The realm of the paranormal has always inspired questions about such things as ghosts, spirits, fairies and elves, extraterrestrials, and even demons and monsters and further even to the immortality of humanity and the existence of gods. These things have been pondered upon by human beings perhaps since the dawn of time it self.
And here we continue... seeking glimpses of the truth... sharing our thoughts and experiences... pondering questions like, "Is there an invisible world around us which includes beings and entities we cannot see?" and "Is there something else beyond this life we see? What lies beyond the Grave?"
Most people know of at least one ghost story that has been told as being true within their family. Many of us even remember living near a haunted house when we were young. As children we tend to believe these ghost stories are real, but by the time we grow up we often consider ghosts to be as mythical as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Great Pumpkin.
Humans have always been both fascinated and afraid of the unknown. Even during ancient times people experienced encounters with the paranormal and shared their stories with others.
At True Ghost Tales we delve into the supernatural with visitor submitted true ghost stories, ghost pictures, haunting articles, EVPs, poltergeists, werewolves and more paranormal topics. We have a lot of resources for ghost hunters and everyone interested in the paranormal world. The blog is updated every day with new ghost stuff. We also have an archived section of ghost stories and for those of you who like to interact with others who are into the paranormal we have a forum.
However we may explain the supernatural world, nothing prevents us from being intensely interested in real true ghost stories, haunted houses, and the realm of the supernatural.
In different stories, ghosts have been described as being benevolent, benign, or malevolent. A benevolent ghost seems to want to help or protect in some way while a malevolent spirit will seek to inflict harm. Benign ghosts are usually indifferent to, or unaware of, the living.
Types of Hauntings
The most prevalent type of haunting, by far, is referred to as a residual haunting. In this type of haunting the ghostly energy goes through a cycle of actions over and over again. It's like a video clip that repeats itself in a loop. Oftentimes this plays out at a specific time as though it were following a schedule. Most commonly the scene played out will be that of a tragic event, such as a death. This type of haunting is more like a psychic impression of energy than an actual haunting by a presence or entity. Many true stories seem to describe this type of occurrence.
The second classification of haunting is known as the Classic or Intelligent Haunting... In an Intelligent Haunting the spirit, or ghost, demonstrates an intelligence and an awareness of its surroundings. These ghosts have been known to communicate with humans and to interact with their environment. In this type of haunting it is common for objects to be moved. There have been reports of ghosts making noises, such as rapping or banging on walls, slamming doors, or making footsteps. Ghosts have been known to move things around, or even to hide objects. They may even turn light switches on and off. This type of ghost will often manifest the personality of someone who has died. Smells and odors that were commonly present with the person when they were still living, such as tobacco, perfume, or flowers, often occur in these hauntings.
For more read ~ The Six Types of Haunting Activities
Paranormal Investigation Techniques & Equipment
More and more people are wanting to do their own paranormal investigating. The popularity of shows such as "Ghost Hunters" has everyone wanting to find their own proof of the paranormal. If one is seriously wanting to investigate a haunting, there are several things that are important to know... and many misconceptions that need to be clarified.
There are many aspects to paranormal investigating - client interviews, walk-through of the property, understanding the equipment that is being used ( Paranormal Investigation Techniques and Equipment ) and what naturally causes certain anomalies or sounds to show up, and hours of reviewing any video or audio data for every hour of investigation time, just to name a few.
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