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2005 Archive:
Whose Scrooge? - by Lee Prosser
December 15, 2005

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Spirit Dor by John Richards
December 9, 2005

The Witchcraft Connection - The Ghostly Carpenter - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
December 6, 2005

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Nature is a Haunted House - by Lee Prosser
December 1, 2005

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Hollywood Ghost Hunt Weekend by Richard Senate
November 28, 2005

Clairvoyance, Ghosts, and Music - by Lee Prosser
November 15, 2005

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Halloween and the End Times - by Lee Prosser
November 1, 2005

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The Witchcraft Connection - Resurrection Mary: The Conclusion - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
October 20, 2005

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1 Corinthians 12:10 - by Lee Prosser
October 15, 2005

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Gift From A Child By Rick Hayes
October 14, 2005

Ghost Hunt: The Liberace Mansion by Richard Senate
October 7, 2005

Mimosa, Marigold, Cayenne, Dandelion, Mullein, Clairvoyance, Uncle Willard, and Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
October 1, 2005

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Today's Cults of Personality by Wayne Harrup
September 19, 2005

Clairvoyance and the River of the Mind - by Lee Prosser
September 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Rev. Pat Robertson - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2005

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Cedar Key Inn - The Man in the Kitchen by Janice Cottrill
August 29, 2005

Bide One's Time - High Spirits - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2005

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CBS Introduces the Ghost Whisperer by Jeff Belanger
August 5, 2005

Bide One's Time - Ghostly Encounter - by Lee Prosser
August 1, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Don Bachardy - by Lee Prosser
July 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - New Mexico, Land of Enchantment - by Lee Prosser
July 1, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 2 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 20, 2005

Bide One's Time - Why Do We Enjoy Ghost Story Movies? - by Lee Prosser
June 15, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 1 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 13, 2005

Bide One's Time - We are Each a Living Ghost in Our Own Story - by Lee Prosser
June 1, 2005

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Electronic Voice Phenomena (E.V.P.) by Todd M. Bates
May 23, 2005

Bide One's Time - Sensitive to Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
May 17, 2005

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Emotions of the Paranormal by Brian Leffler
May 13, 2005

George Lutz's Amityville Horror by Jeff Belanger
April 12, 2005

Connecting Through Reincarnation? by Rick Hayes
March 16, 2005

Chinese Hopping Ghosts by Janice Cottrill
March 4, 2005

Dr. Hans Holzer - A Lifetime of Explaining the Unexplained by Jeff Belanger
February 7, 2005

The Legend of Lucy Keyes by John Stimpson
February 4, 2005

Raymond Buckland by Lee Prosser
January 28, 2005

The Mysterious Haunting of Stone's Public House by David Retalic
January 23, 2005

Some Musings on White Noise by Lee Prosser
January 12, 2005

India and the Supernatural by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2005

August 15, 2005

Bide One's Time

High Spirits
By Lee Prosser

Lee Prosser - Bide One's Time is Lee's bi-weekly column on the supernatural.It is amazing the conversations one can become involved in at the drop of a hat. I recently was visiting with an elderly retired veterinarian. Our conversation went to spirits and ghosts and reincarnation topics. I asked him what he thought would be the better spirit to accompany or greet a person in the afterlife. Here is what he told me.

I give you the perspective of seven decades. Now, according to the psychological claptrap, a person who likes dogs has an aggressive, brutal underside. A person who likes cats has an independent, compassionate underside. Well, to each his own underside. A person can beat the crap out of a dog, and that dog will come back again and again to lick the fist that busted its nose. Now, you try that just once on a cat, and you will find your face in shreds at your feet! As to the afterlife, it probably will depend on how you were in living which animal would be best to have with you on the other side. People talk about the unconditional love of a dog and that is pure nonsense because a dog will eat its own poop and then lick its master's face with wild abandon... this is more like unconditional stupidity to me! A cat will only lick your face after it has cleaned itself and only if it feels you deserve that lick. I have never seen a cat eat its own poop. I have had cats in my life and I have had dogs in my life. Each has a purpose. If you want an animal companion who follows you blindly, then get a dog. If you want an animal companion who leads and is full of spunk, then get a cat. It is a personal choice. But to answer your question, I would have to select the cat because the cat is more spiritually attuned to the afterlife and sees things that a dog is just too stupid to notice. Sorry, if I offend you, but that is my call on the subject, and how I see it. Cats seem to have a simple, straight-forward approach to things supernatural and they are unafraid. A dog gets a case of the willies, becomes frightened, pees on himself, and hides behind a tree. So it goes. That is how I see it.

Interesting, I thought. I wonder how many cats and dogs are out there reading this at the moment? Probably some heavy duty discussion going on in the animal world -- here and beyond!

And which animal would you like as a choice to accompany you to the next world, or be there on call when you arrive? There are as many dog ghost stories as there are cat ghost stories.

Lee Prosser is's book reviewer and a regular contributor. "Bide One's Time" is Prosser's twice-monthly column on his supernatural musings.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014