Real life paranormal experiences

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, May 10, 2018.

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    • Magical Realist has been warned (again) not to cut-and-paste videos of UFOs, ghosts and the like from youtube without commentary or analysis..
    The following are compelling and credible accounts by people of their encounters with ghosts. Hopefully they will open up your mind to what is possible in this reality. You don't have to explain these incidents. You have only to freely acknowledge they happen and that people around the world have experienced them and continue to experience them. Who knows, maybe one day you may have your own experience if you're lucky.

    1. Various experiences


    2. The terror of a supernatural presence
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT1fe-9W...ex=10&t=0s

    3. Ghost experiences of Melissa McCarthy and Ellen


    4. Haunted office experiences
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14sNdXq4...Fq&index=1

    5. Shadow creatures
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNW5RiNf...s&index=13

    6. The rocking chair
     
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  3. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Well, the first and last videos are ''compelling and credible'' because of the background music and spooky sounds. The middle video doesn't have these, so that one is not ''compelling and credible''.
     
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    Yeah...music really makes accounts "credible".

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  7. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    All aboard MR's merry- go-round.
     
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    Compelling AND musical!
     
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  9. Kittamaru No more Staff Member

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    Anti-science at its purest...

    I've had my own experiences; some I could explain, others I am at a loss for and readily admit it. That does not mean I jump to the nuttiest conclusion possible at every shadow.
     
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    As is consistent with this thread, if you don't mind could you share those experiences you could not explain?
     
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  11. Kittamaru No more Staff Member

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    They've been shared before, in other posts - to be frank, I don't feel it's worth my time or effort to attempt to rehash them yet again from old memories.
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    So you admit there are things that can happen that cannot be explained? What distinguishes this from the paranormal?
     
  13. Kittamaru No more Staff Member

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    Simple - claiming something unexplained as paranormal is attempting to assign a very specific label to an unknown event; it is no more a true statement of fact than a Nigerian Prince that claims to have a hundred million dollars to transfer to your bank account, if only you would send him a check for ten grand to pay the taxes on it. Is it possible that he will follow through? Sure, but not probable.

    Something unexplained is, quite simply, something we cannot explain yet. At one time, the movements of the stars and planets was unexplained, and so it was said to be "The Gods". At one time, bacteria and other pathogens were unknown, so sickness was "explained" as an imbalance in the humors of the body, resulting in bloodletting and drilling holes in peoples skulls. Certainly one would not call these well founded nor scientifically accurate explanations, given what we know now.
     
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    I do not disagree with the definition, I disagree with the application.

    To further define the word:

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paranormal
    and
    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/paranormal

    To take the root - para + normal.

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/para-
    The prefix para-, in this usage, would denote beyond or outside the realm of the the adjective, -normal:

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/normal
    Latin word normālis - perpendicular, square, or with right angles, as a carpenter's square

    Thus, para-normal, in a quite literal sense, simply means "outside normal". In a contemporary sense, as is used today, it refers to something that we cannot currently explain.

    Ultimately, a "claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation" does not require it to be anything "from the beyond", "extra-terrestrial", or otherwise non-mundane - it simply means we haven't the data to explain it; as such, attempts to label it as something else are simple speculation, and significant evidence would be required as a proof-positive for such a claim.
     
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  16. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Because they are not Science?

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  17. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "British Prime Minister Winston Churchill loved to retire late, take a long, hot bath while drinking a Scotch, and smoke a cigar and relax. On this occasion, he climbed out of the bath and naked, but for his cigar, walked into the adjoining bedroom. He was startled to see Lincoln standing by the fireplace in the room, leaning on the mantle. Churchill, always quick on the uptake, simply took his cigar out of his mouth, tapped the ash off the end of his cigar and said "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage." Lincoln smiled softly, as if laughing and disappeared. Churchill smiled in embarrassment."---- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln's_ghost

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  18. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder, when the time comes around, what antics Donald Trump's ghost will get up to.
     
  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    With no attempt at analysis, this is just spam from Magical Realist.

    Thread closed.
     
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