September 22, 2017

The Flying Dutchman



The term Flying Dutchman refers to a ghost ship…one that is doomed to sail the oceans forever and can never pull into any port…there are few nautical myths that are as well- known as the stories that surround the infamous Dutchman…it is said that the ship was illuminated with a pale, ghostly light that sent waves of fear into those that encountered it…if hailed by another ship, then the crew of the Flying Dutchman would make an attempt to send messages to land…or to people who died long ago...in the tall tales of ocean lore, the story of the Flying Dutchman may be the tallest, for if anyone makes sight of this phantom ship, it is said that the vessel that sees it will become doomed…some claim that the ‘sight’ of this ship is merely an optical illusion…the task of this ship was to collect all the unfortunate souls who had died at sea…they would then ferry these souls to the afterlife…for these reasons, the ship became feared by many who sailed the seven seas…it was not one they wanted to meet.

September 20, 2017

Paranormal Events



Paranormal events are phenomena based events that go beyond and scientific explanation and the events are far from normal…ESP, psychic events, ghosts, transmigration are all examples of paranormal activity…’experts’ dismiss paranormal activity as merely pseudoscience…they don’t believe such things can occur…yet haunted houses are common, people rely on the stars to make decisions, UFO sightings have been frequent…things happen with no rational explanation…but they do happen…things have been captured on video to prove this…skeptics may dismiss these videos as being ‘tricked up’ but can they all be?...the skill of telepathy has been demonstrated over and over and that cannot be disputed…the paranormal is studied by parapsychologists who look deeply into claims of paranormal activity…the paranormal should not be confused with the supernatural…the supernatural is usually defined as something that is beyond nature…it has to do with magic and/or religion…generally, there is no attempt to prove or disprove supernatural beliefs, since their foundation is in faith, superstition and magical thinking…the paranormal usually relates to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without a scientific explanation…things such as transmigration, ESP, or other phenomena…sometimes proof of these occurrences cannot for scientists, be adequately explained…and are scoffed at or disbelieved…but the people who have experienced them…and those who have an open mind to the mystical...they believe.

September 18, 2017

Cemeteries



I’ve always had a fascination with cemeteries…perhaps because both my grandparents lived so close to ones…I never found them scary, I found them to be places of peace…my one set of grandparents had a medium sized cemetery that backed up to their property…when we would visit, my sister and I would walk and look at the headstones…I always wondered how they died, what kind of life did they live…some people had lived to be quite old…others were the graves of children or babies…one can only imagine the heartbreak…some were well maintained, others were practically covered in grass and weeds…maybe forgotten about…lost to the history pages of time with no one around to remember them…my other grandparents lived across the street from a huge cemetery…the biggest in that part of the state…it wasn’t accessible from their house, but I would sit on the front porch glider and look at the headstones which stretched out endlessly so it seemed, seeing tents and black hearses, and flowers…all signaling that someone else was being buried…such an odd custom…as though it’s one last desperate effort to stay here on earth, having someone chisel a name on a stone…the custom some have of ‘visiting’ the grave…as though that keeps one closer to those who have departed for the spirit world…cemeteries were and are such places of peace…of course, paranormal activity is often reported in cemeteries, images, orbs, flashes of light...