UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ghosts, not UFOs!


Two books about ghosts and other strange ghost-related phenomena were sent my way, and I dutifully reviewed them.

The reviews are adrift from UFOs but some visitors here might like to read about the books, which I, who is not a ghost-chaser by any means, found interesting, to say the least.

Click HERE to access my review(s) at The Explicator.

Thanks for indulging me...

RR

4 Comments:

  • Thanks for this little detour from the ufological. I've listened to a few of the Jim Harold UFO podcasts and didn't find the Campfire Tales an appealing notion. Following your review, I'll probably go back and give them a try.

    Since the age of ~11, I've experienced quite a few moments that fall into 'ghost territory.' Not believing in ghosts puts a skew on my interpretation of the experience. As such, I find the research fascinating.

    Standing air waves, environmental causes and underlying psychological predispositions are all worth considering before opting for 'ghosts.' In all honesty, prosaic explanations are way more attractive than the alternative.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

  • I keep saying, Kandinsky, that I'm not a ghost chaser, but I (and my crew) have experienced what we might call ghosts or spirits at our Fort Wayne venue.

    We've had something shadowy walk by our office space down the hallway and we've seen something evanescent with a glittering vest at the bottom of our stairway.

    We asked some long-time residents near us if anyone died in our building. They said "no."

    So what did we see and continue to see on occasion?

    Projections of our own fervid psyches?

    Actual misplaced spirits?

    A lost phenomenon?

    What?

    The books, especially Mr. Harold's gave me the willies.

    The stories by regular folks resonated with me, for some reason.

    (And I really did hear a noise, a strange thump, in the early morning, right after finishing the book, waking me up. So maybe my mind extrapolated from the tales presented in the book.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

  • It's a sharp case of cognitive dissonance for anyone with a sceptical bent to experience these things.

    Although it isn't apparently ufological, we can see parallels whereby an unusual occurrence is given all manner of elaborate interpretations.

    The light in the sky (to some) is obviously an alien spaceship. Likewise, voices in an empty room *must* be that guy who died there way back.

    From my own experiences, and likely yours too, it's hard to make sense of them so we put them aside and feel better by rationalising them with hindsight.

    Then again, when the time is right, it's good fun when they get aired. In those moments, it's better to leave aside the scepticism and appreciate the strangeness.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

  • Thanks, K...

    I feel a lot better...(maybe).

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

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