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What started your interest in the paranormal?


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#16 MoonChild

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:55 PM

Funny, how little things trigger! Good to hear from all you people.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:50 PM

I don't think there was any one thing that started it for me. As a child, my grandmother would tell me stories of things she had experienced. She always let me know that these were not made-up stories, but real life occurances. The way they were told never scared me. Over the years, other things would happen, and my mother and grandmother would tell me about them in a matter-or-fact way. As an adult, I've always been drawn to the supernatural, be it movies, books, etc. When I heard that a friend had a paranormal investigation group, I couldn't wait to join.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:57 PM

Yeah Crone, my paternal Grand Mother used to tell me lot of stories too, and she infact got me this book of Vampires,
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:36 PM

Moonie, aren't grandmothers just the greatest? We probably wouldn't be posting here without them! :headbang:

Edited by Crone, 06 April 2007 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:36 PM

I myself had a weird experience and wanted to learn more. Later I was told my my aunt that she was a psychic and that I may inherit the gene. The way things are going, I have inherited it.
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:46 AM

I have always had a fascination with the unexplained, having been fortune enough to experience a spirit encounter in 2004. (recently posted the encounter, hopefully it will make the cut). Books and movies as a child only fuel my passion to understand what science or religion could not. Hopefully, one day in the future, we will have a greater realization of exactly what spirits and ghosts truly are, but until then, the draw of exploring and researching such a diverse and controversial topic will be Siren's call.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:14 AM

I was exploring a closed underground tunnel complex and some of the photos had orbs (solid and transparent and one had mistines/smokiness.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:28 AM

The "normal"...

(and "none of the "above", too)
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

Mine is a combination of things, I'll try and make this quick.
I was born April 14th, the Titanic hit the ice berg on my birthday, so I've always had an avid interest in it. There are urban legends about the Titanic, like it had a cursed mummy aboard. I read these legends as a small child, in collections of other weird tales and legends and that lead me to ghost stories. Plus I lived close to an ancient indian burial ground and an old settler's cemetary, so I was experiancing weird stuff anyway. Plus my mom grew up in a haunted house and she and her sisters would tell me true stories. Learning of ghosts lead me to other aspects of the paranormal, and made me more receptive to everything, which made me want to learn more about more.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:18 PM

I believe there was no event or thought that "started" my interest in the paranormal. I've never not believed in ghosts and I never asked myself if I did or not? It's always been just like "common knowledge" for me. Ever since I was very little I have always used my "gut" for things and have always been aware that there are things that lurk unseen. I guess you could say the knowledge of "paranormal" existence was just built in.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:54 PM

Hmm, well... perhaps it was the conversation I had with my deceased grandfather when I was seven, but I think it was even before that...

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:13 AM

I didn't vote because I am not sure. I have been fascinated with ghosts/supernaural ever since I can remember. Everything slightly macabre has held a fascination for me but I don't know where, why orwhen it all started. I remember watching horror movies as young as 4th and 5th grade.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

I dont know were my interest came from... Is that wierd??

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 05:00 PM

From as far back as my mind can carry me...
I have always been interested because of what I could see and hear.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:17 AM

When i was younger me and a couple of friends decided to go in an old school building that hasn't been used for about 60 years now. While leaving the house for some reason i stopped and looked back up at the top of the building on the top floor. There were 3 young girls stood in the window looking out at us then a split second later they were gone.

That's what first got me interested. :clap:

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