Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.
Newsletter Subscription:
Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter:

Features Archive:

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

Column - regular feature

Spirit Dor by John Richards
December 9, 2005

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

Hollywood Ghost Hunt Weekend by Richard Senate
November 28, 2005

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

Column - regular feature

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

October 14, 2005

Gift From A Child

By Rick Hayes

Words from a child are at times more valuable then any scientist or lecturer can ever establish. While attending the service of a dear friend whose earthly plan completed with tremendous gifts, his daughter shared with us the valuable words from her own three year old daughter regarding her grandfather. As tears flowed down her face, she looked out into the congregation and told of receiving the heartbreaking phone call that dad had passed. Although he had been battling the deterioration of his earthly shell for several months, he remained strong for the family. She then shared that as she wept in loving sadness, her young daughter said something that brought her comfort. With the eyes of an angel and the tiny voice of faith, the little one looked at her and said

"Mommy, grandpa is happy and ok now."

The amazing beauty within the interior walls of the church seemed to me as being overshadowed by these simple but amazing words from a child. Even as the priest voiced the scriptures of faith and comfort from our loving creator, I felt as though the words from an innocent child continued to remain as an example of the gifts we are given. I looked down the empty pew from where I sat and smiled, as I too felt the same.

Children appear to be very perceptive to lifes energies, and I feel as it is due to the pure spirit that we are all created with. Each one of us is unique upon creation, with a spirit within created to enjoy life and life-everlasting. Our creator has so much love for us that we are each also given a unique earthly shell (or body) for which we are to continue along our earthly path. A child is created with characteristics (physically and psychologically) of the parents, as though to remind us of the beauty of family and the importance of the love from a family. Our energy (or spirit) is although, unique like no other.

When created, this energy is pure of thought and perception. As a newborn creation, we are uncorrupted by the earthly thoughts and description. We are able to perceive the energy and spirit, undaunted by the world around us. Remember the imaginary friend you had or your child may have? Young children appearing to have heard or seen someone that supposedly has moved on? As one grows older, I feel that society gives us lessons to block this perception. We are told as a child that what we see or hear are imagination and coincidence or to just ignore, it is not real and therefore begin to block the ability to perceive. We each still have the ability to perceive, but we tend to block this ability that is within us. As an adult, can you recall having a gut-feeling not to do something? If you are female, have you ever had womens intuition? I feel that during these moments we are simply utilizing the gift that we are given when created.

As I left the beauty and serenity of the church, I knew that my friend had heard the words spoken. I also felt that as his daughter shared with us the words from his granddaughter, he was standing there next to her smiling and nodding his head. His granddaughter knew he was happy and ok, and with his loved ones forever.

Rick Hayes is the founder of LifesGift, Inc. He is an author, speaker, and Paranormal Communications Consultant. Rick can be reached at: *Article reprinted with permission from LifesGift Inc.

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