How open are you about believing in ghosts?
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:09 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:19 PM
Nice idea for a poll! I chose “I tell only those very close to me.” I know that here on GV, believing in ghosts and other paranormal beings is pretty much a universal belief or, in the very least, an interest for those, here. But, I’ve found that, out there in the general world, there are quite a lot of people who either don’t believe or think it’s “weird.” I’m fortunate to have friends (and, some family) who are very open-minded and have had their own strange experiences, so I feel safe to bring my thoughts up to them. But, I wouldn’t bring my thoughts or experiences up to anyone unless I was very close to them and know they are open-minded or if I knew they were believers, too.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:25 PM
It's not something I usually start a conversation with, though.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:09 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:50 PM
Nearly everyone at my job knows I'm "into ghosts" and I was actually approached by an indivitudual who wanted to start a paranormal inverstigation group because someone at our work place had told him I was interested in "things like that" (I didn't join because of the other things going on in my life at that time)
I have only ever had two bad reactions. One was a travel employee who simply refused to talk to me after she found out and the other was my brother. I adore my brother but we have diffrent religous philosipys and his does not allow room for ghosts. He tried to explain to me that ghosts were not real it was only the "devil" trying to "fool" me. 9 i don't argue with him, I just keep quiet. We are too much alike and I do not want to spend the rest of our lives arguing about that!)
I very rarely get a bad reaction and in fact most people imediatly start talking about their own experiances. It might have something to do with working in health care, but I've never felt like I couldn't share that with people.
Talking about being "sensitive" and getting premontions on the other hand . . .. I tend to keep that to myself.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:22 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:28 PM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 07:18 AM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:08 AM
WEEELLL, I DID say I'll tell someone after the first few times of meeting them, BUT...I have my husbands family to live with. I mean not in my house, but pretty near by. SSOOOO, it's been 3-4 yrs.since we moved into this amazing place and I was talking to my mother-in-law last wk. when I NATURALLY and CASUALLY said something about the action in the house, at which point she just looked at me with this blank face...That's when I said to her "OH, didn't I tell you about that?" OF COURSE, she said "NO" well, I told her "I'll tell you all about it later" But honestly, I don't think I want to tell her everything...I don't want her to think I'm a "nut" But on the other hand, a total stranger is just that. The chances of you meeting up with them again are pretty slim. So if the subject comes up, I TELL THEM! Besides you might just find an alli that you didn't know was out there. Peace, Linda
Just something I started thinking about because some people are "secret believers" and I was wondering if anyone here falls into this catagory.
Edited by sensitiveinIn, 17 August 2007 - 08:08 AM.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:17 AM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:19 AM
Yeah, that's it most of the time!
Like many who've already posted a reply here, I found that none of the options fit me. I don't hide my interests in the paranormal, but unless the subject comes up in normal conversation, I don't mention it. I have a friend who is openly gay, but he doesn't start conversations with "Hey, did you know I'm gay?" He doesn't avoid the subject, or try to hide his homosexuality, but he doesn't feel the need to talk about it either. It's simply who he is. That is how I feel about my sensitivities and interest with and in the paranormal.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:08 PM
Thank you for all that responded to this!! I love reading them so, keep them coming!!
Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:17 PM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:49 PM
Its a natural thing and part of our world, why not be open about it.
I've had a few strange looks, but they stay and listen out of their own secret curiosity...lol.
Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:13 AM
Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above
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