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Aurian

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Things that go bump in the night
« on: June 01, 2016, 05:08:51 PM »

So, my daughter was afraid to sleep in her room. It was never really a big issue before so I of course asked her what was wrong and why she was afraid. She informed me there was a scary ghost in her closet.
This was a few weeks ago, and now she is fine in her room. So, I asked her about the ghost in her closet. She informed me that he left.
"Where did he go?" I asked her. "He went to live in the village in the woods." Well, i didn't know what to say about that.
So, I got to thinking, what is everyone's opinions on this? Do you believe? No? What are some weird things you've experienced?
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Re: Things that go bump in the night
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 06:57:37 PM »

Human imagination makes people see weird stuff. Especially if people start to hallucinate.

Seeing as children are very imaginative, I am not surprised that they see things that aren't there such as imaginary friends and ghosts.

That said, it may be nice to ask a few more questions to see how solid things are. You know, keeping in mind the midget dressed as clown doll in the bedroom-kind of (urban legends)stories.
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Re: Things that go bump in the night
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 05:43:14 AM »


But I don't.

I've walked through a cemetery on Halloween night. I've walked through abandoned houses. I have been alone in a cave with nothing but a flashlight to keep me company. I used to go love going out and walking around in the dark, be it around the house, around the block, or through the woods. I once dared to sit in an unused industrial freezer to see how long it took before I got scared and I just sat there for the longest time, not bothered at all by anything except the heat. That last one was probably a great example of bullying actually, but I considered them friends so you know... whatevs. I have never encountered anything weird.

When I was a kid, I had an overactive imagination and spent a lot of time alone and I pretended that the shadows that flit across your vision at night, off in the distance or maybe even close by, were things... creatures, monsters, or beasts. Whatever you wanted to name them. They were there. I saw them. Of course I did, because they were a trick of the light or my eyes adjusting to the darkness. I knew that then, but I still pretended that they were more than that. Whatever they were. It made life just a little more interesting.

I don't believe in the supernatural. I want to believe in it. I would love for it to be real for the very same reason my younger self pretended what he saw was real... it would just make life a little more interesting.
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Re: Things that go bump in the night
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 07:06:13 AM »

I have a super active imagination. I imagine some crazy things all the time. I like to believe in things because it makes life fun.
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Re: Things that go bump in the night
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 01:41:51 AM »

I'm like Aur. Believing makes things more exciting. That being said, I don't actually believe in ghosts or spirits or karma or heaven or hell or any of the standard superstition stuff.

No, mine are a lot more fun *sarcasm*. I sometimes experience split-second and absolutely ridiculous inventions of fancy, or short-term delusions. Once I was washing dishes and Joe entered the room behind me and I was convinced that he was a human-sized locust or grasshopper due to the noise of his keys scratching together, and I turned towards him with a large knife (remember that??).... And once after a rough break up I was convinced that people who saw images of me would get smallpox because I was infectious/contagious/dirty/etc, since the break-up was about whether I'd lied about having herpes when I failed to mention that I get a cold sore about once a year. I put on gloves and clothes I could discard after and set to removing images and suspending/deleting accounts so people wouldn't get sick from looking at me. That specific folly lasted about 10 hours.

Scratch that. Most of them aren't fun.

Every so often I'll have waking dreams -- like, at night, when I'm mostly awake, but still imagining things very vividly -- of someone (or the wrong someone) being in my bed. Or I'll be blind, and search for a light switch in a panic, usually on the wrong wall, with my eyes closed. Once or twice I've imagined blood or another liquid leaking down the walls or from the ceiling.

I don't believe that these are real or mean anything, but they're certainly an interesting quirk of my brain.
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Re: Things that go bump in the night
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 08:59:22 AM »

Besides. If I didn't believe, that means fairies are dying and my banshee-leprechaun hybrids will never get the publicity they deserve
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