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The Haunted Diary

This is a diary of Aedryan's personal thoughts regarding his thoughts and observations on ghosts and anything else paranormal. Lots of questions are certain to arise as The Haunted Diary grows, so if anyone has any theories or knowledges regarding anything that is logged in the diary, please be sure and Email Us your thoughts.

 

July 9, 2004

Elemental Spirits?

I am starting to wonder more and more if it is possible that the many ghostly faces that we and other ghost hunters, as well as other individuals capture on film, could be "Elemental Spirits". As outrageous and unbelievable as this may sound, it kind of makes perfect sense to me how it could be possible. In many pictures we will capture ghostly, monsterous, demonic and some times even "alien-esque" looking faces that seem as though they are blending in with tombstones, trees, walls, the ground and other surfaces. Many times they will obviously appear to be coming out or off of these surfaces. In my opinion, this more than proves they are not merely "illusions", trick of the light, pixelations or our imaginations in all cases, as some (even paranormal investigators, ghost hunters and parapsychologists) will claim. We have even captured pictures in cemeteries of, what might appear to be a tombstone at first glance. It will seem to have a similar color, shape and/or texture of a tombstone, but we KNOW there wasn't a tombstone there and there are faces or figures coming off of it. So, this begs the question - Is it possible that these are elemental spirits, shapeshifting into whatever given surface, as to blend in and observe us and/or hide from us? Two very good examples of what I am trying to explain can be seen on our Chestnut Grove Cemetery Investigation page. Look at the "Misery And The Beast" and "The Boogie Man" photos.

For those who don't know, Elemental Spirits are believed to be the earths natural spirits. They are shape shifters so to speak, who are said to take the form of many things, ranging from fire and water to smoke and trees. They are also said to be VERY powerful spirits and nothing to mess with, but they can be helpful as well. This is all speculation of course. Or is it?....

September 23 , 2004

"Sensitives"

Between our ghost chat and emails people share a lot of stories and experiences with us and the 2 things we hear most is, "I see/hear/feel dead people" and "Something keeps pinning me down to my bed and I can't move". Neither of these things have anything to do with one another of course, but both seem to be an epidemic. As far as the people who say they are "sensitive" or tell us that they see/hear/feel dead people go, I have derived at 3 different theories for them. As you may or may not know, doctors pretty much just chalk these symptoms up as schizophrenia. Well, I can personally attest that I have without a doubt witnessed a pattern in pretty much every person I have ever spoke with who says that they see/hear/feel dead people.... They have been diagnosed with SOME sort of mental illness. They always say they have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, manic depression or all of the above. I feel that the very few (probably 2 people out of dozens) who said they do not have any sort of mental ailment have either just not been diagnosed with it yet or they were lying.

"Schizotypal Personality Disorder" is another condition that fits the description of a sensitive person to the T. Here is what we learned about this condition:

Diagnostic Criteria:


A. A pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1) Ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference)
2) Odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms (e.g., superstitiousness, belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or "sixth sense"; in children and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations)
3) Unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions
4) Odd thinking and speech (e.g., vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped)
5) Suspiciousness or paranoid ideation
6) Inappropriate or constricted affect
7) Behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar
8) Lack of close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives
9) Excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with familiarity and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about self

B. Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia, a Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, another Psychotic Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
Note: If criteria are met prior to the onset of Schizophrenia, add "Premorbid," e.g., "Schizotypal Personality Disorder (Premorbid)."

Differential Diagnosis:


Delusional Disorder; Schizophrenia; Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features; Autistic Disorder; Asperger's Disorder; Expressive and Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders; Communication Disorders; Personality Change Due to a General Medical Condition; symptoms that may develop in association with chronic substance use; Paranoid Personality Disorder; Schizoid Personality Disorder; Avoidant Personality Disorder; Narcissistic Personality Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder; Schizotypal features during adolescence.

In any case, I have seen a pattern with sensitives first hand and as I mentioned, I have derived at 3 possible theories. However, either way I am convinced that the seeing, hearing and feeling of dead people is directly attributed to a mental illness. They are as follows:

1) Consider the fact that mental illnesses, such as the ones mentioned above, can cause excessive energy and mixed emotions among other things of course. Well, seeing how spirits are believed to "feed" off of energy and emotions, it seems that a person with one of these mental illnesses would be a pretty good source of energy and emotions, doesn't it? Not to mention, spirits (especially mallevolent ones) have been found to target people who "have their guard down" or aren't feeling quite right due to lack of sleep, illness, being under the influence of drugs or alchohol or whatever the case may be. There have been many documented and proven cases where people (even experienced paranormal investigators that we personally know) have become possessed, because their guard was down. So, is it possible that spirits could target people with mental illnesses?

2) Could it be that people with mental illnesses see/hear/feel things in a different way than "normal" people? As we know, small children and animals have repeatedly been found to be more aware of spirit activity than others. One theory on that phenomenon is that children have not yet been programmed to believe that ghosts do not exist and animals are believed to see things in a different spectrum than humans. Spirits are in turn thought to be made up of a different spectrum, which is not viewable in the spectrum in which we humans see. That is one of the reasons we think they show up in photos and videos moreso than being seen with the naked eye. It is thought that perhaps a camera's lens is able to see things more perfectly than the human eye, which considering today's technology, that is very understandable. So, back to my point.... Could certain mental illnesses cause a person to see things in a different spectrum? Are they more open and suseptable to the things around us?

3) The doctors are right. The symptoms that sensitives describe are the effects of their mental illness. Here are some symptoms of schizophrenia: Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, psychosis and paranoia.

An SHGHRS Strange Finding

Awhile back we investigated a private residence and it just so happens that the man of the house has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and manic depression. Well, the lady of the house told us that one night her husband had woke up in the middle of the night hearing children laughing and playing, so he got up and looked out their back window and saw just that.... Children laughing and playing in the backyard. The next day the lady of the house phoned his doctor and told him about the incident and the doctor said, "he must be hallucinating, we better switch his medication around". Well, strangely, during our investigation we captured some of the most fascinating electronic voice phenomenon we have yet to ever hear and guess what.... Many of the voices on the recordings were children talking! Could it be that the poor guy isn't as crazy as they might think or is it just a coincidence?

By the way, the EVP's we recorded that night can be heard in our reports from our "A Spirit I Have Investigation".

May 22, 2005

The new SHGHRS team has been extremely busy doing investigations, reviewing evidence and puting TONS of updates on the site! We have made lots of incredible new discoveries and we're very disapointed in the amount of people (other paranormal investigators especially) that are failing to see some of the blatantly obvious evidence we have recently presented. We have came to a few conclusions about why the majority of ghost hunter websites are contaminated with little more than orb photos and the occasional ecto. On May 21st I posted an article about this problem and we urge everyone to take a couple moments to read it. The article can be seen Here!

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