Justified & Ancient
- Jan 9, 2012
Well put.Well put. That's how I feel. It is hard to credit so much of that episode, but... I can't dismiss it. Maybe some embellishments have been added. Shame, cos even the basic weirdness would probably have been interesting enough.
One reason I can't feel too dismissive is because of a couple of odd 'ghostly' experiences that I have had, which I can't explain to myself and always puzzle me when I sit and ponder them. In my case both are not so much "I know what I saw" as "I know what I heard". Both were
random, isolated, spontaneous instances, not suststained or repeated or in any way expected or predictable.
In addition to this, I have a good friend - a sensible, mature, eloquent guy in his 60s - whose mother grew up in what was a similarly 'haunted house' to that which featured in this episode. Events occurred frequently and sometimes regularly (similar noises at specific times of night) and were experienced by many family members and others, to the extent that over the years the family all became accepting of them (though they had tried to have the house cleansed by priests on 3 occasions, earlier on). My friend did not experience any of it himself, as the family had moved out by the time he was born. He fully believes all the things he was told went on there, as all his relatives were all so adamant about it. He is as puzzled about it all as they were. It was just a part of all their shared experience of that house and he can come up with no reason why they would have made it up. So that makes me conclude that - for whatever reason - weird stuff sometimes does happen. Whether a mirror with 666s and death threats written on the back is just too corny to swallow is a different matter.
I have posted on here about some minor poltergeist activity in a house we live din and also a 14th Century building that I worked in. So, yes, I do believe but unfortunately the paranormal (including UFOs) has always attracted attention seekers and fantasists (not saying this applies to our Uncanny witness...!).
I would just like to see and hear more evidence for the extraordinary claims in this latest Uncanny episode, such as an image of the 666s and threatening message and an interview with the other householders. I would also like to know more about the background of the primary witness: we cannot be blind to the reality that some people have ulterior motives for getting themselves on the tv and radio.