Why do we investigate cemeteries?
Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:48 AM
I'm also considering this to be a topic for the Resources section.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:35 AM
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:49 AM
Do you think Spirits have a different sense of time's passage?
Posted 28 April 2004 - 05:03 AM
And good question whispers...honestly, I don't know. I think that for some ghosts, they are trapped in a perpetual time warp, without ever noticing that the outside world has changed since they've passed on. On the other hand, there are spirits that definitely DO know that times have changed, and perhaps, have even tried to adapt to them...hmm...gonna be chewin' on this thought for a while!
Posted 28 April 2004 - 08:42 AM
the changing times, whether this is by observation or some other means, I don't know. I've encountered spirits from the '20's that made a reference to Ann Frank, a book written 25 years after their deaths :o
Posted 28 April 2004 - 10:45 AM
Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:54 PM
Posted 28 April 2004 - 03:53 PM
The connection between ghosts and cemeteries seems puzzling to me. There are many more reports of hauntings at places where a person lived than where he or she is buried. That seems consistent with the general notion that a soul leaves the body at death, which doesn't usually happen at cemeteries. (this doesn't include older cemeteries, where people may have been buried <ahem> "before their time"). This is also consistent with some theories that ghosts "haunt" to contact the living, tho not always--some ghosts might just want to be left alone by the living and don't need to be cleansed/"shown the light", so who are we to presume?
The grief factor is understandable, but many times when you visit a cemetery, it is practically empty, with the exception of the funeral, of course. Also, grief can be just as powerful, if not more so, before and after the burial of a loved one.
Anway, it seems the cemetery would be the least likely place to find a ghost.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 01:31 PM
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 12:31 PM
1) Ghosts supposedly do not know that they ae dead. So why would they haunt a place of the dead? If they do not realize they are dead then thye won't know to seek out thier grave and haunt it.
2) Ghosts generally haunt a place they are familiar with or the place where they died. Unless they died or worked at the cemetary, why would they haunt it? I could understand a caretaker haunting because it was his job in life. And have heard a story about a dog that slept by his master's grave and when the dog died, his ghost was supposed to still be there. That makes sense to me.
3) A cemetary is consecrated. The bodies interred there have been blessed and absolved of all thier fears by a religious leader. People have said goodbye. There is no reason for a soul to feel unrested. If the grave is a potter's grave with no name, or the person was murdered and buried there then I could understand it.
4) By the time the body is buried it does not resemble anything it once was. It has been embalmed, make-up applied, lips glued shut, mouth filled with cotton, etc. Would a ghost even realize it is its body or would the soul still be trapped in a body that has had this much done, only to find release once buried?
However...haunted cemetary stories are common, so are they true or are they just told frequently for the scare factor?
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