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We all know someone who has communicated with a loved one, an entity, a trespasser in an old home or, at least, had an experience with the paranormal activity. If we don’t know anyone then we ourselves may have had an experience.

Are these real or a figment of our imagination? Was it really a ghost that tugged on your jacket at that old asylum or was it simply a blackberry bush?

Our fascination with ghost stories stems back to our spooky campfire stories in our youth.

What happens when they are no longer legends, but actual encounters? You wake up at 3 am in a cold sweat and see a familiar face at the foot of your bed, a dead face. It becomes clear that this isn’t your imagination, or is it? Many scholars believe visitors choose the early hours to visit us because our minds are more present and receptive.

According to the documentary, “What the bleep do we know,” we do not tend to see things we do not have direct experience with. Native Americans could not see Columbus’s Clipper ship at sea because they had never seen a ship before. There was no reference for their minds to properly make the correct association. The Tribe Shaman, whom the village wholeheartedly trusted was the first to perceive such a foreign vessel. After days of observing this, he was able to convey the mystery to the tribe. The tribe trusted the Shaman so much that they also began to see the ship. Doubt will kill the mind and its progress.

Are ghosts all around us and we just don’t see them like the first ship coming to America? There are more questions than answers for most of us. Think about this, the next time your cat intensely stares at something you can’t see. They SEE something.