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#1 Jeff Belanger

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:42 AM

For those of you who have had a ghost encounter, I'm curious how the experience has changed your perspective on life. Have you become more religious? Less? Are you more fearful? More confident? If you've had months or even years to look back on your experience, has it enriched your life?

I'd like to hear what you think about what happens after the encounter.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:42 PM

I have to say it has really enriched my life more. I have a better understanding of things in life and things in the afterlife.

I was raised a Catholic, but I always knew there was something more to our lives.

My experiences have confirmed with me what I have always felt to be true about the supernatural world.

I am more confident in understanding my investigations and my experiences.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:24 PM

I think it has opened up more wonders for me. I now know that there is something after this life we live in. I don't fully understand what happens to us but I know there is something more then just death. It has made me more aware of things around me (entities, ect.)
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:33 AM

For those of you who have had a ghost encounter, I'm curious how the experience has changed your perspective on life. Have you become more religious? Less? Are you more fearful? More confident? If you've had months or even years to look back on your experience, has it enriched your life?

I'd like to hear what you think about what happens after the encounter.


I had a strange experience when I was much younger. I cannot say whether this was a ghostly experience or not, only that I am still unable to explain it. At the time it was very frightening, and as I have gotten older I have been very interested in the paranormal as a result. I am afraid to say as I have looked more and more into the paranormal I have only become far more skeptical to almost the point of not believing in any of it any more. As a result I am far less fearful of anything that goes bump in the night and as for religious we'll just have to see when the times up.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:38 AM

The first time really shocked me. Not sure if it changed my entire life but since what I saw I saw with someone else at the same time it didn't make me question my sanity.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:14 AM

Encounters have always been part of my life. I have never connected encounters with my religion one way or another. They both exist, but on different levels of my being. I have never been frightened by an experience (yet, anyway), although I know people who have been. If anything, I think I have become more aware and accepting of the spitits around me.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:16 AM

Well, the first encounter for me (that I know of) was when I was two years old. This spirit became my friend when we moved into the house I grew up in. To be honest, I grew up thinking this was normal. In fact, I was surprised to learn that it isn't normal. Then I learned to keep my mouth shut because I was labeled a weirdo for most of school. There is one person, now my friend, who didn't want to be around me because she was scared of ghosts and thought I was a creep who only wanted to scare people. As it turns out, she has been having some encounters for the past few years and after the first time it happened, has learned that encounters can be a very good thing, and comforting.

Anyway, there haven't been any 'profound' affects on me that I can tell. My life has been enriched, I believe, because of these happenings. I have learned to develop a few abilities, and been able to help people not be afraid. I always have a hard time understanding how you could be afraid of these entities because in my experience, they aren't scary. Perhaps this is because my early encounters happened long before I saw any of Hollywood's versions of what hauntings are supposed to be like.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:00 PM

From a unique experiance, to place of sheer terror for my family. To a point where an awareness of spirits or ghosts or what ever you call them now stays with us. So we move away if i gets bad.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:42 AM

Personally, ghosts have always been a part of my life. I remember being younger than 5 and having a few child spirits keeping me awake when I was trying to go to sleep. My mother (dad isn't the type to think about this stuff) always let me know that it was normal, and nothing to be scared of. I had an imaginary friend I will always love who was a ghost, and thankfully my mother let me know when it was appropiate to talk about these kinds of things and when not to.

It was not until I was older that I began to have the 'Why' and 'How' questions when it came to ghosts, and it was also around that time that I went from semi-Christian ideals to Shamanistic ones. The whole family was going through the religious transition, but it made me feel more open about thinking about ghosts.

The most I have been effected by ghosts is when I make friends in life. I find there are people who you can talk to about the subject of ghosts and then there are others that when your door closes on it's own and you know what it did it, you have to turn to that friend and laugh about how it was the wind.

I overall feel enriched and privlidged to be able to associate myself with the spirit realm. It helps me have no fear what so ever of death, lets me know that my family is always near when they have to die, and that when I go I will b able to watch over those people I love as long as I need to. It has also helped me have a relationship with my grandmother who died when I was 2.

It is a little odd to tell people that you love your grandmother and know that she is happy with your choices up to now, even though she died 18 years ago lol But it is nice^_^
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 11:01 AM

I'd have to say it's been more enriching and comforting for the most part after having had the experiences. Having the personal belief that there is a place that we go to after this part of life is done and knowing that we will again see our family and friends that have passed before us gives me something to look forward to. And I'm pretty sure it's something our loved ones are looking forward to it as well.
Though I have to admit, I'm a little more convinced that even they would rather have that meeting post poned to the latest date as possible :hug:
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Posted 23 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

This is a great question Jeff!

My experience with spirit on the physical plane has been, I think, a step in the right direction. I think that I was meant to experience spirit on the lower level before I can experience spirit on a higher level. This kind of makes sense to me. I am the sort of person that needs to be shown something 'right in my face' before I'll accept it. Most of my life I believe I have had spirit showing me things and I havent seen the wood for the trees. I think I have been shown the bottom so I can work my way up.

I think it was something I was meant to experience to change my life.

First of all, I am not afraid to die anymore.

I have discovered I am clairsentient and possibly more which I am working on. I am learning meditation and have seen my spirit guide , Joseph. I realise now that I feel him around.

I do believe in god but I am not really religious. I do now feel that I have a purpose in my life but am still not sure what that is. I feel confident that I will discover this soon. Its hard to explain but I feel the need to lead a better life and think of others instead of myself as much.

Its seems strange that ghost investigating would lead to this but it has for me. I still enjoy investigating but now I am seeing another side and experiencing it. This was something that I had only read about before.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:54 AM

I have learned that life has always been and will always be arising in mystery, thats the beauty of unfolding ones self to the possibilities we exist in other dimensions. Each path we take is ever changing, lessons, no right or wrong, but we follow the gravity of our higher self. That the torch of knowledge is ours to pass to each generation without expectations, without judgement. I have learned IAm (hence the named used here) all that I am suppose to be at this moment in time, and when I arrive in the arena of last breath, a journey, I take alone, that the veil that seperates me from others who have taken this passage are waiting for me, life is constantly unfolding, and I am and will always be,
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:50 PM

[font=Comic Sans Ms][color=#6633FF][size=3]It has made meh more religious kinda boosted up my belief in God
This is a new house i just moved into
My family doesn't realize it but there r ghosts or spirits tat want 2 hurt us or chase us away
I want 2 get out of my house
But most of them i can feel r sad and have been hurt
Sum r evil and just hate every1 and everthing
Tho i'm not sure cause i'm not wit this entire spirit thing ><;;;
But this house is brand new
It waz just built a couple months ago
This is new property

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:49 AM

This is a great topic, Jeff!

I would have to say that the whole "ghost experiance" has completly changed my outlook on life. My religious beliefs have drastically changed, and I feel more confortable with what I believe now, versus what was(/is) forced on me. I like knowing that since I have been interested in the paranormal, I have definatly gotten smarter, in the paranormal field, as well as a better vocabulary and better typing skills. Being in this field and interacting with people like me has given me a chance to make new friends. Also, I feel much more confortable with living life, and no longer fear death. I no longer fear anything about spirits or the paranormal, except when they startle me, I guess.

Everything about the ghost experiance is positive here. :wow:

Edited by jakob493, 01 August 2006 - 08:49 AM.

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