Justified & Ancient
- Jul 30, 2003
That's what the sceptic on the show said. But it seems to me to itself be a figment of the imagination. There's not only no evidence presented to suggest it, but there is evidence explicitly undermining it :I've just listened to the latest podcast and feel a bit underwhelmed.
My overarching feeling concerns Ann's partner who was dismissive of her claims. Until he comes home and finds her and their child gone leaving just a note. Now he has some inkling that this thing is not just a nuisance but is actually installing fear into Ann.
I think he wanted to placate her by telling her that he'd experienced something too to convince her that she wasn't going doolally. So he concocts his confirmatory experience. That was my immediate reaction to listening to this.
"I scribbled a note to my other half saying I'm at this friend's house, come and get me when you get home. I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED"
She further says when he rang her she was insistent there was no great hurry or emergency.
The sceptic says he came home and saw his wife had rushed out in panic and taken their son etc. But this - on the only testimony available - seems to be pure fantasy. What sign of panic? It's not in her note nor in her response on the phone.
The child's absence would not have been some clue that things had escalated to the point he needed to make things up to placate her ...surely whether she was at her friend's , the park or the school fete she would have taken the kid with her so there's nothing out of the ordinary at all from that point of view.
So why would he think "She's at her friend's - the ghost delusion must have escalated dramatically. I'll calm things down by feeding it further "?