Having been reading Lucya’s blog, syndicated on LJ As badwitchblog
, I got to wondering about people’s attitudes towards ghosts and the supernatural generally.
I am generally sceptical about the entire business, but I do acknowledge that strange things do occur and that it is sometimes somewhere between difficult and impossible to think of a rational explanation. This does not, of course, mean that there is no rational explanation simply that it has not been found yet.
The interesting thing about belief, or lack of it, in the supernatural, is that it seems to operate separately to religion. I know more than one person who believes in God (the supreme supernatural entity!), but dismisses ghosts, goblins, fairies, sprites et al
as flights of fancy. I don’t want to get into that, but as a matter of interest, I would like to know if you have religion of some kind. For the purposes of this entry, it doesn’t matter if you are (in no particular order) Christian, Moslem, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan or any of the other nine generally recognised world religions. It would just be interesting if you were to indicate belief in a deity or deities.
Even better, if you have any ghostly or strange experiences, it would be fun to read about them: annoyingly, I don’t as such. I have been in a few rooms with strongly unwelcoming atmospheres, but the nearest I ever got to a ghostly encounter was when I was about six or seven years old. I woke up one night and it seemed to me that there were two golden figures standing at the foot of my bed; one tall, the other short1
. There was no feeling of threat and they neither spoke nor moved. I thought they might be my Dad and little sister, but they didn’t respond when I spoke and I just lay back down to sleep. When I looked again (I think) a minute or two later they were gone. And that’s that: the nearest I have to a ghost story and it’s a damned boring one at that!
What strange experiences do you have?
]1They were not camels! (NWO in-joke).