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A Vision of the Afterlife

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Do we go to heaven? 

Do we merely stop existing? 

What happens? 

First, we need to think in terms of energy. Our souls are like balls of energy that contain our essence or everything that makes us who we are. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but rather it just is. There is what we call the spiritual plane, which isn't a new place but rather a dimension that is unseen by people in the physical plane. We still exist, but we exist without being seen by those who are in the physical plane. Sometimes, glitches occur as with most hardware where some can temporarily cross-over: sometimes people from the physical plane can cross over to the spiritual plane temporarily and sometimes energies from the spiritual plane can cross over to the physical plane temporarily. Also, some people can temporarily see energies from the spiritual plane. Glitches happen. You call them miracles and I call them glitches in the matrix. 

As far as heaven is concerned, I personally do not believe in heaven, which means I don't believe in the opposite, hell. I do believe in demons, but I don't believe that they are confined in a place called hell. They exist with energies in the spiritual plane. If you've ever seen the movie "Insidious", it's a lot like that. I guess sometimes movies get it just right. 

Ouija Boards and the Ideomotor Effect

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

The ideomotor effect is a phenemenon whereby the user of the ouija board moves the planchette involuntarily. In other words, some people move the planchette without being aware that they themselves are the ones who are moving it, not a supernatural entity. 

Reading about the ideomotor effect reminded me of when I used a ouija board with friends. Of course, I didn't know the dangers associated with the board when I was a kid, but I digress. Using the ouija board, I wanted something supernatural to happen so badly that I involuntarily moved the planchette causing myself and the other person to believe that some supernatural entity was attempting to communicate with us. 

Did I observe anything paranormal from it? No. However, you'll remember from some of my previous posts that I mentioned how getting involved in the occult can open doors. 

To understand ouija, we need to dive into some history. The first use of ouija as a writing tool was dated around 1100 AD in China. This method of writing was known as "fuji" or "planchette writing." It was a means of contacting the dead via rituals until it was forbidden by the Qing Dynasty. During the 19th Century planchettes were sold with an alphabet board as novelty items. These items were pattented by Elija Bond and Charles Kennard. An employee of Kennard named William Fuld took over production of the boards and used the term "ouija" in association with the boards. Fuld claimed that he learned the word "ouija" from using the board, which he believed meant "good luck." The word and the board became popularized under Fuld. After Fuld's death, the patents as well as his estate were given to Parker Brothers. In 1991, Parker Brothers was sold to Hasbro, and they continue to hold the trademarkers and patents. Religious criticism about the boards came from fundemental christians who believed that the boards gave information that only God should know. They were burned along with books that they believed were associated with witchcraft in Alamogordo, New Mexico. 

Do ouija boards really work? For me, it didn't but it may have opened doors that shouldn't have been opened. 

Bloody Mary: More Than An Optical Illusion?

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Mary is said to be a witch that was executed centuries ago for practicing the dark arts or a woman who had her face mutilated in a car crash. Many confuse Mary with Elizabeth Bathory who bathed in the blood of virgin girls to stay young and beautiful.

Elizabeth Bathory is not Mary the mirror witch. 

So, how did the mirror witch game come about? It actually started centuries ago when unmarried girls believed that mirrors possessed divine powers. They believed that by chanting rhymes in the mirror, they would see their future husbands. In reality, what they would see is an optical illusion where the brain tricks your eyes into seeing something that's not really there. 

What happened was the ritual evolved into something of an urban legend where people believed that chanting bloody mary's name multiple times in the mirror would summon her. Urban legend would tell you that once summoned, she would steal your soul and bring you into her world where she would torture you. I forgot to add that the lights need to be off while chanting her name. It turns out that darkness can cause people to see optical illusions. In other words, Bloody Mary does not exist, the urban legend is garbage and optical illusions are trippy. 

Do Not Travel Down That Road: The Occult

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I admit that when I was a kid, I became curious about the occult.

That was a mistake. It opened doors that weren't meant to be open. Some doors need to be remain closed. 

I hung out with a crowd that thought it was hip to be goth. They would talk about topics related to the occult. I admit, I became interested in what it entailed. To my horror, I came across spells and witchcraft to which I attribute my sleep paralysis. 

It gave demons a way to me. They became interested in me just because I was interested in them. They say once you stare into the abyss, it looks back at you. 

Trust me when I say do not travel down that road. You won't like what you see. 

To all you paranormal researchers, stay away from the occult. The internet can be scary place since anyone can be a publisher, and there are some truly messed up people out there. 

Keep the door closed. Better yet, just don't get near it. 

Demon Sounds from Hell: Are you !@#$ing kidding me?

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM

One of my favorite woopsie videos on YouTube: 

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Sounds like Hollywood editing to me. I remember hearing almost the exact same sounds from "Left in Darkness" which was actually a decent flick as far as horror movies are concerned. You hear the sounds of hell (in the movie) when Monica Keena looks down into in what is supposed to be a very small version of hell. In the movie, David Anders acts as her guardian angel so that he can eventually add her to his collection of souls that are being collected in this deep hole (literally) in the spiritual plane of this frat house. 

If you ever get a chance to watch the movie, pay attention to the one scene where Monica Keena looks down at the collection of souls and you will hear almost the exact same sounds as in the clip I posted above. 

If I hadn't seen the movie, and if the clip didn't have weird photoshopped images, and if I didn't know anything about sound editting and Siberia, I might (I use that term loosely) have been fooled. 

Nice try.