Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ghost Hunters

I've seen those shows on TV where they search for ghosts in peoples homes & have always thought how stupid that is. I'm like, "ghosts aren't real. They never find them!"
Well the latter is true - we never see any ghosts being found. But is that because we aren't in the "right mind" so to speak? Let me explain...
I heard on the radio today about a family who bought a home & shortly after moving in began to hear & even see things - strange & even ghostly things. Things that couldn't be rationally explained. At least until their home was checked out.
As it turned out there was a carbon monoxide leak in their home. This was slowly poisoning them & the cause of them seeing and hearing the strange noises & sights.
But were these all just hallucinations? Or did the poisoning of their brains enable them to sense things that normal minds could not detect?
It is a quandary & hard to prove.
I've never believed in ghosts, but I've also never been in a mentally damaged state that might enable me to see & hear them.
Maybe the people on the ghost hunter shows need to suck on a car tailpipe or something before trying to find these ghosts. Maybe that would help them too? Of course, even if they did see or hear them then they still couldn't record them on video or audio for TV.
Oh well...
I also had another idea relating to this & it is with the term spirits. Spirits is another name for alcohol & is derived from Middle Eastern alchemy. These alchemists were more concerned with medical elixirs than with transmuting lead into gold. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process (as with distillation of alcohol) was called a spirit of the original material. And so, you'd see a "spirit" as it changed into alcohol. Of course spirits is also another name for ghosts, which brings us back again to the subject of this posting.
My thought is that, as with poisoning of the mind by carbon monoxide, alcohol can likewise put the mind in an altered state. Possibly altered enough even to see what the imbiber believes to be ghosts. Usually those who were drunk forget what they saw and were doing, however, but perhaps this is just another way of enabling this ability. And perhaps the term spirit was not only derived from the distillation process but also due to drunks witnessing ghostly images.
Who knows?...

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