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#61 Camille

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:44 AM

Another writer!  Welcome, Bluemonkey.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 06:02 AM

[glow=blue,2,300][move]Hullo, Bluemonkey and welcome to GV ;D[/move][/glow]

Good to have another writer here ;) WOW..I never thought of that, an Underworld, like the Greeks where all spirits go and reward/punishment is basically a pocket dimension of Hades?

If I may ask, Blue, what made you decide that your character couldn't go far from her grave...or is it like the ghost story Violet, where they have to return?
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 06:49 AM

There is probably some validity to ghosts staying near their body.  This is our mode of transport, at least in this life.  It's what we know as "home" in many circumstances.  If you look at it from the standpoint that our soul/spirit is some form of energy left over or perhaps even better described as "unrestricted", then perhaps the idea that somehow there is a draw or a tie to the more physical flesh/tissue that the soul has from it being isolated in that body for so long.  Maybe it's kind of like a security blanket to many people.  Afterall, the body is a center of attention for many, many people.  Others however, don't see the same attachment (not necessarily vane) to their body.  

I suppose, you could have quite the mix or combination of people in a cemetery.  It could be pure chance that you have some people that are all buried around ech other that were more attached to the physical self compared to say another cemetery.  That's probably one profil of a cemetery that will be very difficult if not impossible to come bay- The psychological makeup of the people that were buried there LOL!  HAHAH! now that I think about it, it would be neat to see a mapping of a cemetery based o ntheir pschological profiles.  LOL!  I'm being strange  but hey, I live for being strange.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:09 AM

Hey, Akthra, You may actually have a very valid point there
and it is a really cool EVP Question...this trip's going to be much cool ;D ;D
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:34 AM

You bet Whisper, LOTS of questions are going to be asked on this trip.

I Just think it's impossible to get that kind of a profile.  That's not public info that anyone can just pick up at your county clerk lol.  I dunno, I wonder how you could go about getting that kind of info.

SOOOO many questions to ask   ;D
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 01:59 PM

Some very interesting points!

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:44 PM

Akthra, that's what I think, man, since Buehl's got graves dating back to the 1820's, you also kind of risk the spirit
not remembering information, especially if they weren't socialized, as well as the fact that they may not be honest
in answering. I do like the idea of doing this with Roy, he's used to investigators and seems more or less communicative ;D
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 06:36 AM

So true!  Quite honestly, I think they will try to give you wrong info on a regular basis.  As you said, some aren't very sociable either.  I think in many cases, it would take a lot of work to open them up to conversation.  It would take lots of work to develop a sense of trust.

I must say though, it all makes you wonder why some cemeteries are calm, quiet, and generally a good indication of what the place is all about.  Other places such as KarenSue's site, seem to hold more that what can be seen.  You just got have to wonder why.  Getting those truthful answers will be a chore though!
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:26 PM

Thayer's is a really good point, is it the fact that something BAD happened there that got its inhabitants so riled, Bachelor's Grove and Soops in Mich<all very active, have been the site of dark rituals and murders>but why Buhl? Old Hibbing had been moved back in 1925 to make room for a mine's expansion and I suspect since that was the oldest cemetary in the area and some of the families may have died off or moved away so couldn't be contacted or just didn't care, a lot of old coffins and plots were destroyed...hmmmmm
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Posted 25 June 2004 - 06:43 PM

It could be a sense of knowing or thinking that something might happen. When the cemetery was built,(with the hotel nearby;))you can pretty mich bet that there was NOTHING around there. ALl that building, be it grocery stores, houses, etc, you can BET that there's been a disrupting of the 'sleeping' and they're roaming around, either madder than hell about their resting place, or wanting to communicate with someone. Plus, some cemeteries have really cool decorations, or are so old that temptation to investigate is too great, or they have legends or stories to go along with it. I think it's mostly curiosity. There's a cemetery in Linn County, KS I believe, where there's a church on one side of the highway, and a cemetery across the street, just a small, gravel road, that looks like it's been there since 1800. The windows are broken and the door looks like it's boarded up. I'd like to take pictures, but I'm always afraid of getting caught.  

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 06:53 PM

It is my (very small) opinion that the reason that people generally attribute graveyards with hauntings is that we, the living, have a hang-up... What I mean is... I think the living have a hard time separating the body from the spirit so it is natural for us to consciously or unconsciously believe that a graveyard was bound to have ghosts.  I for one tend to think that most graveyard hauntings really are the spirits of people who use to come visit a grave - and for whom the experience was one worth remembering (haunting).  So to me, it stands to reason that the ghost you feel hanging around a grave is rarely that of the body actually occupying the grave.

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 07:05 PM

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