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Meditate your ass off

What is meditation basically? Lots of people will tell you that meditation is supposed to calm your mind. 

But what will really meditation do to you is that you’ll be able to CONTROL your mind. Or at least you’ll be better at it, which is something huge, believe me. And controlled mind is a big tool in magic work.

There are 3 basic types of meditation.

1. Just observe your mind. This is something that you can do when you have time. Sit on your couch, lie on your bed - whatever feels good for you - that’s the key. Close your eyes and just try to observe what’s your mind up to. The important thing is - don’t try to think. Just let your mind exist. It almost feels like falling asleep, actually. Once you try it you can feel how freeing that moment is. 

2. Be aware. Yes, awareness of your body and later, of what is happening around you. For example, try to be aware of your breathing. Focus on how you breathe. Just feel how your nostrils feel the air coming in and out. Tap on your forehead with your finger and feel the spot. Be aware of the sensation. Focus on it like nothing else exist. Just the sensation you feel on your skin. 

3. Focus on one thing and one thing only with your mind. As I always say, start with something easy like an orange. Orange is easy to imagine in your mind. Picture its structure. Picture its taste on your tongue. Picture how it feels when you touch it. Basically, put together a picture of everything you know about the orange and keep mind picturing it. Feel the orange for as long as possible. If you lose your concentration, it’s alright and you did nothing wrong - we’re humans, not robots. Just try again :)

Questions you may ask:

Q: What if I don’t have time for meditation? I’m busy with school and work! 

A: Well, of course we live in a world that needs our presence. And number 2 and 3 can be done while you wait for the bus, while you’re stuck in traffic jam, and so on. Don’t lose hope, just because you’re busy :)

Q: Is it really necessary to meditate? 

A: Nothing is necessary, it’s your choice. But the truth is, if you choose to meditate, you’ll be able to control your mind better and it’s not only helpful in magic work. It can help you if you have trouble sleeping and so on. Helps with anxiety, too, btw. 

Q: How does meditation help control mind?

A: Number 1 can teach you: 

- how to be aware of what’s going on in your mind on the level you can’t reach yet. Later, you can use this new entry to your mind and analyze your psyche better. 

- how to not fall asleep when you try astral traveling before going to bed.

- lucid dreaming :)

  Number 2 can teach you:

- how to be aware of what your body wants and needs even though it can’t speak.

- how to be aware of what is happening around you in a crowd - kind of good skill to have these days, sadly.

- how to feel if something paranormal is happening around you.

  Number 3 can teach you:

- how to use your willpower as a tool for your magic work.

- power of good imagination raises IQ and plain common sense. 


Remember that if something isn’t going well for the first time you try, it doesn’t mean it’ll be like this forever. Things can better with practice. So don’t worry. We were all lame shits when we started. 

Enjoy :)

Podcast rec list

My old podcast rec/request list is still getting notes so I figured I’d make a new list with everything I’ve downloaded since then. Favourites are italicized*.

For updates, please check @insomniac-podcaster.

Audio drama (Fantasy)

  • Alba Salix, Royal Physician* - Follows trials and tribulations of Farloria’s head witch of the House of Healing, Alba Salix. It is a 6-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with no future episodes currently planned.
  • The Behemoth -  15-year-old Madyson tells the story of the Behemoth, a large, lumbering beast that has emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod. It will be a 20-part mini-series.
  • Hello From the Magic Tavern - An improv comedy podcast hosted by Arnie, a man who accidentally passed through a portal into the land of “Foon”. Every week Arnie interviews patrons of the Vermilion Minotaur tavern including monsters, wizard, and adventurers.

Audio drama (Horror)

  • Alice Isn’t Dead* - A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, encountering not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman along the way. This podcast is produced by the same people who brought you Welcome to Night Vale.
  • Archive 81 - These are the recovered tapes of missing archivist Daniel Powell, posted by a well-meaning friend hoping to locate him.
  • Help Me - Nicole investigates the mysterious death of her friend Olivia and possible link to a dangerous entity. It is a 15-part mini-series with no future episodes currently planned.
  • Limetown* - Radio host Lia Haddock investigates the sudden disappearance of the residents of Limetown. It is a 7-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with future seasons (and possibly a TV show) in the works.
  • Return Home - Jonathan Baker returns to his home town after being contacted by a mysterious entity. Episodes are broken up into multiple parts aired every week, with breaks between episodes.

Audio drama (Pseudo-radio show)

  • The Black Tapes* - (horror) A weekly radio show hosted by Alex Reagan that investigates unsolved paranormal phenomenon documented by the Strand Institute. They also produce TANIS.
  • The Message* - (sci-fi) Nicky Tomalin documents the work of a team of cryptologists as the attempt to decipher an alien message. It is an 8-part mini-series.
  • Good Morning Zakera Ward - (sci-fi, Mass Effect) A morning radio show set in the Mass Effect universe. It is an 11-part series that appears to have ended abruptly, but is still worth a listen if you’re a fan of the games.
  • King Falls AM - (sci-fi/fantasy) A late-night talk show from quaint town of King Falls that is frequently interrupted by peculiar happenings and paranormal events.
  • TANIS - (horror) A docu-drama series hosted by Nic Silver exploring the myth and conspiracy of Tanis. They also produce The Black Tapes.
  • Welcome to Night Vale - (cosmic horror)  Community radio updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Audio drama (Sci-Fi)

  • ars PARADOXICA* - A journey through spacetime and the Cold War with Dr. Sally Grissom, a physicist send back in time when an experiment goes awry.
  • The Bright Sessions* - The recorded therapy sessions of Dr. Bright, who provides support for patients with unusual talents. ((It’s more of a paranormal drama that a true sci-fi)).
  • The Bunker - A breakfast radio show broadcast back in time to us from the post-apocalyptic year 2414. It’s a 12-part mini-series, and the developers are currently working on another sci-fi series that will be titled Mars Corp.
  • EOS 10* - The adventures of two maladjusted doctors, their medical team, and a hypochondriac ex-prince aboard an intergalactic travel hub.
  • Kakos Industries - Corporate announcements for Kakos Industries, a corporation dedicated to helping you ‘do evil better’.
  • Liberty - Tales from Atrius, a colony cut off from humanity and racked by civil war, and the surrounding lawless expanse known as the Fringe. It consists of multiple mini-series.
  • Sayer - Acclimate to life on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon, with the assistance of the self-aware AI SAYER.
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour - A podcast in the style of an old-timey radio show consisting of the regular sub-series ‘Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars’ and ‘Beyond Belief’ as well as other segments.
  • Wolf 359*** - Follows the crew of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station as they orbit around the red dwarf Wolf 359. This is my all-time favourite series - you should be downloading it right now… unless you’ve already heard it in which case you should definitely treat yourself and listen to it again.

Informational

  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History - As the title implies, this is really hardcore history. Episodes are exceedingly well-researched and is surprisingly easy to listen to considering the density of the subject matter.
  • Lore - A podcast examining myths and folktales alongside the true dark stories that either inspired or arose from them. A chilling listen that also has a TV show in the works.
  • Myths and Legends - Re-tellings of both popular and obscure legends that make them very accessible to a modern audience (i.e. people like me who DON’T read Beowulf in it’s original Old English for fun in their free time).
  • Sleep With Me* - Honestly, I have no idea what this podcast is actually about because Ackerman’s ramblings are so soothing I’m usually asleep shortly after turning it on. If you have insomnia and problems falling asleep to silence (like myself), this is a must-download - it’s more engaging that rain/wave/whale noises but you don’t have to worry about missing anything.

Literature

  • Escape Pod - Every episode consists of a sci-fi short story from a variety of sub-genres, and they are generally 30-60 minutes in length. If you enjoy Escape Pod, also check out their fantasy (PodCastle) and horror (PseudoPod) podcasts.
  • The NoSleep Podcast - Narrations of short horror stories posted to the NoSleep reddit board. It’s featured horror stories for every squick and trigger imaginable so be careful with this one if you aren’t into hardcore horror, and definitely heed the warnings at the beginnings of episodes.

True Crime

  • Serial - I don’t think it’s possible to be a podcast fan and not have (at the very least) heard about Serial. If you haven’t listened to it yet, definitely give it a go - there’s a reason it was at the top of the (Canadian) iTunes store for close to a year. It’s produced by ‘This American Life’, which is another professionally-produced podcast worthy of downloading.
  • Someone Knows Something - A series produced by CBC that examines unsolved cases of missing or murdered individuals.
  • Thin Air Podcast - Two English majors investigate cold cases by examining evidence and interviewing people involved with the original investigation.

Pending - I either haven’t started these or haven’t listened to enough to categorize them, but most have been rec’d by multiple sources so check them out!

  • A New Winter - A first-hand account of the unsolved murders and disappearances of 25 people in a small UK village.
  • The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga - (audio drama - sci-fi) An epic post-apocalyptic saga set in a world ravaged by fossil fuel scarcity.
  • Greater Boston - An audio drama set in Boston that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical.
  • Hadron Gospel Hour - (audio drama - sci-fi)A sci-fi comedy/adventure following a duo of scientists stranded ouside of spacetime in the Hadron Bunker.
  • Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - (audio drama - sci-fi) Follows two female musicians travelling surreal America with their robot companion, Jim Robbie.
  • Monster Talk - (informational) Examines the science behind cryptozoological and legendary monsters. 
  • The Night Blogger - (audio drama - paranormal) It appears to follow blogger Brian Foster’s encounters with the paranormal.
  • Our Fair City - (audio drama - sci-fi) A campy (their words), post-apocalyptic audio drama.
  • Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles -  (audio drama) In 1996, Pete Schwartz began work on a documentary series called Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles, but his sanity began to unravel during the production of the program and he became completely immersed in a nationwide conspiracy.
  • The Twilight World of Ultimate Smoothness - A podcast chronicling the decline and fall of radio veteran Greg Willis. It is a 6-part mini-series.
  • Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe -  (audio drama) Ruby is a hip, tough-talking detective hired to track down the malefactors who are manipulating the media on the planet Summa Nulla (the “high point of nothing”).
  • Unexplained - (informational) A podcast about strange and mysterious real-life events that continue to evade explanation.

As always, if there’s a podcast you like that’s missing from this list, please drop me a line (message, ask, fan mail, raven, etc. etc.) and I’ll check it out! I’ll also be adding a podcast link to my blog featuring this list with updates. Enjoy~

anonymous asked:

Ok so imagine in the spn world there's a "french men of letters" any headcanons as a french xD ?

Hi anon ^^

I LOVE YOUR QUESTION!! OMG, I’m gonna have so much fin with this one xD Ok, let’s go!

1) Richelieu founded the French Men of Letters in 1635, the same year as the Académie Française (French Academy). They were the biggest and best well kept secret of the French kingdom, then of the French Republic. They work on their own, have “carte blanche” but secretly receive money from the French government because they are useful to the nation. They never appear on any register though.

2) Working during the French Revolution was a pain in the ass but things got better with Napoleon who gave The Men of Letters an unlimited funding after his troops were attacked by a bunch of demons in 1804.

3) Gustave Eiffel was a Man of Letters and so were the Chevalier d’Eon, Marie Curie (poor Pierre never knew about his wife’s activities), Madame Yvonne de Gaulle (wife of General de Gaulle) even if they all denied these allegations.

4) The top of the Eiffel Tower (built by Gustave Eiffel, what a coincidence…) is an observation post that is used by the MOL to spot any suspect/paranormal activity happening in the French capital city. The top of Notre-Dame de la Garde, a famous church in Marseille, is also an observation spot.

5) Rumors says that The MOL’s HQ is located in an abandoned subway station on Line 10 of the Paris subway, Mabillon, or in the complex network of underground tunnels right below the Paris Opéra.

6) The Phantom of the Opera wasn’t a legend. The French Men of Letters helped hunters to catch him in 1881. Gaston Leroux, the son of a hunter, wrote the whole story in 1910, inspired by the stories told by his dad.

7) Only a few members of the organization know about the location of a gate of hell, somewhere on the French territory. In 1999, the gate of hell was almost opened but the MOL prevented the worse. The brief opening “only” caused a series of cyclones over the country.

8) The Cafés are the biggest information network of the French Men of Letters. They are their eyes and ears and the French “garçons” are the best informants you could hope for. The Cafés being replaced by Starbucks coffees and hipsters bars are currently a big problem.

9) The French MOL stopped the big vampire invasion of 1992. You’ve never heard about it? It’s normal, it’s because they stopped it, silly.

10) The Parisians Men of Letters are hated by the rest of the French Men of Letters because the Paris Division is just a bunch of “pretentious assholes” but the Paris Division doesn’t care because they despise the other Men of Letters anyway. They are better than the others and they know it. Please. The rivalry was temporarily set aside during the previously mentioned 1992 vampire invasion because they had to collaborate on this big problem.

11) At 12:00, everybody stops their work/hunt/whatever because it’s lunch. We are not savages.

12) The Parisian MOL are often late to MOL meetings because the local trains are always late and because the traffic on the Périphérique (a belt highway around Paris) is just terrible.

13) The MOL are on strike at least twice a year because “we can’t work in these conditions!! I mean, look at the Brits and all the stuff they have!! It’s an absolute scandal!!”. These strikes granted, among other things, a new Nespresso coffee machine, a high speed internet connection in MOL’s bunkers around the country, two weeks of paid vacations, a grenade launcher per employee and new silver bullets.

14) In July 2006, the French MOL briefly stopped their diplomatic relations with the Italian Men of Letters after the World Cup Finale because of the Zidane/Materazzi incident . It was Materazzi’s fault anyway, a position that wasn’t shared by the Italian branch, hence a brief cold in the relation that was put to an end in early August of the same year when a bunch of demons were causing troubles at the French-Italian border.

15) The vault of the French Men of Letters contains object such as a possessed apple, the one that terrified Annecy in 1585, the armor of Joan of Arc, a letter by Victor Hugo to a newspaper revealing the existence of the Men of letters and that was intercepted just in time (nice try Vic), the body of a Korrigan and of the Beast of Gévaudan, a gun by Casimir Lefaucheux, french gunsmith, that has the same property as The Colt (unfortunately, there is no more bullet left). Not to forget the body of the shape shifter that briefly replaced Marie-Antoinette in 1782.

16) They heard about the Winchesters but thank fuck, the elder one is afraid of flying and will never come to France. The last thing the MOL needs are these guys in the streets of Paris or Lyon (we have enough problems, thank you very much). There’s no space to park the Impala anyway.

I think we are gonna stop there! Thanks again xD

Oklahoma Urban LegendI

Oklahoma City, OK, USA: We have a neighborhood in one of the nicer parts of town named Carey Place. In that neighborhood, there’s a house called “The Hatchet House,” called so for the hatchets on its window shutters and the legend surrounding it.

Legend goes that years ago, a young girl named Carey was kidnapped from her school and killed with a hatchet. Most incarnations of the story say that her body was left on the porch of the Hatchet House, which is now painted red due to the fact they couldn’t clean the blood off the pavement (I have always heard the body was on the driveway but her head was left in a windowsill flowerbox, but I can’t seem to find many other people who’ve heard that version.) 

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The residents of the neighborhood say they haven’t seen ghosts, but sometimes hear “weird noises.” A lot of college/high school students visit the neighborhood and try to spark paranormal happenings (especially around Halloween.) My mom used to tell me that, back in the 1970s, she and her brother parked outside the house late at night and saw the ghost of a little girl in one of the windows, until the homeowner walked by, causing it to disapparate.

beginner’s guide to horror movies

Okay, so you’ve seen a few scary movies and enjoyed them, and now you’re looking to expand your horror prowess. Maybe you’ve been reading/listening to a lot of creepypasta, and you feel like you’re ready to take the plunge. Or maybe you just have a feeling that you’d like horror, but have no idea where to start. 

I’ve been a huge fan of all things creepy and scary for years. I was just reading an article called, “Horror Gems You Haven’t Seen Yet” and realized that I actually had seen almost every film on the list, so I guess that makes me an expert. So, my new baby horror fans, allow me to introduce you to the genre.


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Missing: Ronald Tammen, Jr. 

Ronald Tammen, Jr. was a 19-year-old student at Miami University in Oxford Ohio when he disappeared. 

On April 19th, 1953, Ron was in his dorm at Fisher Hall. At 8:30 PM, Ron went to the dorm Mom to get bed sheets that he had requested earlier in the day, then he went back to his room to study psychology. When his roommate returned later around 10PM, Tammen was nowhere to be found. The radio was playing, Ron’s desk light was on, and his psychology book was open on his desk. His wallet, clothing, and car keys were still in the room, and his car was in the parking lot where he left it. His money in his bank account went unclaimed. Though it was snowing outside, he did not take his coat. When his roommate found him gone, he originally did not report him missing because he figured he went to spend the night at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity where he pledged. He was finally reported missing the next day when he didn’t return. Ron has never been seen again.

This case gets a little weird as Ron had specifically requested new sheets because someone had put a dead fish in his bed earlier that day. A few weeks before, he went to a doctor’s office, and randomly asked to have his blood type tested. The place he was residing- Fisher Hall- was the former site of a mental asylum, leading some to believe something paranormal happened to him. Theories of Ron’s disappearance range from abduction to amnesia, to ghostly activity, or even his fraternity or the government being involved, but authorities say there is no evidence leading them to believe anything concrete.  

When Ron went missing he was 5′10″, and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He had a muscular build, and was on the wrestling team at his university.

Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact Butler County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 785-1300.

Seventeen as things said in Buzzfeed: Unsolved videos
  • S.coups: I bet I could squeeze an apple till it exploded
  • Jeonghan: *yawns while waiting for paranormal activity to happen*
  • Joshua: Jesus said "chill"
  • Jun: Anytime you get uneasy, that's me
  • Hoshi: oOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOh
  • Wonwoo: Woah they got Peter Frampton tapes in here. And Springsteen!
  • Woozi: Your unrelenting scepticism is exhausting
  • DK: I just got startled by a disco ball
  • Mingyu: They had donuts in 1947? How old are donuts?
  • The8: You ARE a big weenie
  • Seungkwan: I can't imagine a ghost would get fooled into falling into these bushes down here but the thought is nice
  • Vernon: Are basketball players aliens?
  • Dino: DEMONS! YOU'RE NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH! PLUNGE US INTO DARKNESS, DEMONS!

Kind of want to write an AU where Shepard is the new sheriff in an old town on the east coast where weird, paranormal things happen all the time. Lo and behold, a cult of old god worshippers is living right under their noses, killing people and doing generally creepy shit. Ft. Saren and Benezia as cut leaders, Garrus as the head of the neighborhood watch, Kaidan as the sheriff’s deputy, Liara as the lab technician, Tali as a reporter, Wrex as the bouncer at the only bar in town (who also does odd jobs for cash), Ashley as the only surviving officer of a string of murders that happened just before Shepard arrived, Joker as the receptionist, and Dr. Chakwas as the town doctor.

BTS Reaction To You Sleep Talking

Namjoon: The first few times he’d be alarmed because he thought you were speaking to someone but then he’d just get used to it.

Taehyung: Would tease you about it but he’d stop if you weren’t having it.

Hoseok: Would actually talk back to you thinking you were talking to him doesn’t realize until the “conversation” wasn’t making any sense.

Jin: He heard you talking and thought something paranormal was happening lmaoo but then he sees that you’re in deep sleep and figures it’s not something else.

Jungkook: He would tease you and pretend his asleep and talking earning a hit on the back of his head

Yoongi: Would have never noticed if it wasn’t for one night when he came home super late and heard you talking in your sleep but he wouldn’t bring it up. 

Jimin: He would probably bring it up because he wasn’t sure if you were sleep talking or not since you never mentioned it to him.

Let me tell you about my town...

Because honestly it’s a pretty freaky place. I mean, we are legitimate Night Vale/Gravity Falls level freaky. Here are just a few things about our town you all should know that gives it these qualities:

-It is currently the middle of summer and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping
- There are frequent ghost sightings throughout the town
- A few poltergeist
- Our state office literally has a place to register to be a vampire
- Honestly no one even notices when freaky paranormal things happen
- If you go to the darkest parts of the town there are people who summon demons for you. Like drug dealers but with demons
- Last school year the field by the school caught fire and burned up the entire field unnaturally. What makes it unnatural? Well, according to documents by the police and fire department, and since I saw this the next day at school, the fire was already out by the time they had got there and the fire had actually stopped abruptly in a line. Almost like it hit a wall but there was nothing there.
- There is a haunted Bell tower where some guy fell to his death and his corpse got sealed in the walls.
- We have a house out here where if you open all the doors and one person stands at the front door and another at the back, and one of them shot the other it would just immediately hit the other person
- There’s a Ghost train that goes by my house every once in a while. The ghosts are dressed on 1920s fashion. They’re quite nice.
- The last time I saw a deer come through it ate a squirrel
- The coyotes can climb fences. Not like how a dog would climb a fence though. More human like.
- There’s a pizza parlor run by the mafia. And two of the sons just “left” permanently.
- Back when I was a baby, apparently the town had a curfew since there was a large dark “something” roaming around. I asked my mom a few years ago what happened to it. She said that it just disappeared one night.
- And finally, at night, when the stars come out, they always are brighter than other places. Even out in the country, they are not as bright.

So yeah.

  • Nightmare Questions:
  • 1) Favorite horror movie?
  • 2) Scariest place to be outside at night where you live?
  • 3) Any animal fears?
  • 4) When you were younger what were you afraid of?
  • 5) When you were younger how did you cope with your fears?
  • 6) Is a basement or attic scarier to you?
  • 7) Ever have recurring nightmares?
  • 8) Favorite old horror film?
  • 9) Are you comfortable being at home alone?
  • 10) Has the fear of something ever kept you up all night?
  • 11) When you imagined monsters when you were younger what did they look like?
  • 12) Do you sleep with one foot out of the covers or both under?
  • 13) What is your natural response upon hearing a loud crash in your house?
  • 14) Have you ever played any horror games? (The Midnight Man, One Man Tag, Three Kings, Kokkuri-San)
  • 15) Top 5 scariest noises to hear when you're alone?
  • 16) Pick a horror movie and explain how you would survive.
  • 17) Do you have pre-planned hiding places in your house for scary situations?
  • 18) Have your experienced any paranormal happenings?
  • 19) Do you believe in ghosts?
  • 20) Are there any spots in your house you are to afraid to be?
  • 21) Any recommendations for horror films?
  • 22) Do you prefer gore or thrillers?
  • 23) What did your parents tell you about monsters when you were young?
  • 24) Are you a fan of jump scares?
  • 25) What is your go to for horror entertainment?
  • 26) Do you believe aliens or other life forms exist?
  • 27) Have you read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? If so what was your favorite or what was the scariest story?
  • 28) Have you ever been near a murder scene?
  • 29) Would you ever spend the night in an abandoned building?
  • 30) Are you superstitious?
  • 31) Have you ever had a fortune told to you that came true?
  • 32) Do you sleep with your window open?
  • 33) Have you ever trespassed onto private property late at night?
  • 34) Would you ever stay overnight in a place that is said to be haunted?
  • 35) Do you ever have dreams/nightmares that end up occurring in real life?
  • 36) Have you ever worked in a haunted house? If not have you wanted to?
  • 37) Have you ever seen something super spooky and unexplainable?
  • 38) Scariest horror game you've played?
  • 39) What do you do for Halloween?
  • 40) Post a pic of a Halloween costume that you've worn.
  • 41) Ghosts or Ghouls?
  • 42) Do you have any phobias?
  • 43) While on the subject of phobias, do you have any things you want people to tag for safety?
  • 44) Have you ever used a Ouija Board? If so did anything happen during your experience?
  • 45) Favorite horror movie antagonist?
  • 46) Favorite horror musical?
  • 47) Zombie apocalypse weapon of choice?
  • 48) Tell a spooky joke.
  • 49) What would be your back story if you were the killer in a horror movie? Why are you killing people?
  • 50) One unrelated question of your choice.
Why Did I See Spirits As A Child?

I’ve talked to many people who experienced some form of the paranormal as children. Either they saw apparitions, heard voices, or have stories about very vivid imaginary friends from their parents. There are also plenty of ghost stories about children seeing dead relatives they had never met, or even remembering aspects of their past lives. So why is this?

If you experienced this with a child, or as a child, you are not alone. It’s far more common than you think, especially since most of it is disregarded as an overactive imagination. What you don’t hear is that the elderly also experience paranormal things such as seeing spirits, hearing voices, or even experiencing poltergeist activity. That’s also not really discussed for a lot of reasons: adults don’t want to admit they’re haunted or will blame it on something mundane, or nobody may believe them in case that elderly person has or is developing dementia, or even that person is lying about their experiences out of loneliness or want of attention. Either way, there’s a reason that paranormal experiences tend to happen quietly around young children and the elderly: they are closer to death. If you think of life as a cycle of birth -> middle age -> old age -> death -> rebirth, the stages closer to death are birth and old age. Just being near that stage in your cycle, recently born or nearing death, makes you more susceptible to spirit activity. This is the main reason why a lot of people message me wondering why they had experiences frequently as a child but slowly stopped as they got older. 

There’s another reason why children have paranormal experiences more often than adults. Remember that spirits are people, with human attitudes and feelings. They may want to appear to someone to send a message, but they may not want to frighten that person. Or worse, they don’t want someone to see them to only blame it on the wind, or a visual hallucination. But children are more likely to believe in something fantastical like ghosts and spirits. Plus, young children haven’t been taught yet that ghosts are scary, and will see them as non-threatening and even fun. Therefore, spirits prefer to be around children. 

So what if you miss your childhood experiences and want to have them again? Talk to the spirits around you, either out loud, or with a pendulum, or a Ouija board. Spirits can always hear you if you talk to them, but they may not be able to answer back right away. Give them time, and eventually they can reply to you in some way, either by moving an object, speaking, or even materializing.

If a child comes to you and tells you they’ve seen a ghost, believe them, talk to them about it, and encourage them to not be afraid. A child seeing a spirit does not mean an evil presence is around, or the child is haunted or cursed, or that anything negative is happening in their home. The worst thing you can do is tell that child that what they are seeing is evil, therefore terrifying that child or even scarring them for life. Let the child know that what they saw was really cool, and they’re very lucky, and reassure them that a spirit cannot hurt them as long as they know that they are more powerful than any spirit. 

Feel free to drop by my blog anytime for advice on the paranormal, spirits, and Ouija boards. 

anonymous asked:

Hi friend! Can I tell you that I love tour art, specially the one of your story, The Great Majority! Can you pls tell us more about the characters! Please! keep being awesome!

Thanks so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying it! <3 Currently The Great Majority is an idea I’ve had for a while and am very slowly fleshing out. It’s in the vein of Scooby Doo and Buffy as a fun supernatural story that takes place in the small beach town of Summerland. 

The main characters (as of now) are best friends forever Annie and Elizabeth. Annie can see and talk to ghosts and currently functions as a guide to help the recently deceased cross over. (in her own words, especially in a sleepy boring town its mostly just the equivalent of helping little old ladies cross the street.) Elizabeth is her partner in crime and usually follows along to check out cool supernatural shit and is almost always eating something. 

Their usual hang out is the local ice cream shop “The Ice Scream Parlor” run by their friend Kim, who everyone calls “Spoons” (Her family owns it) and fellow employee Colette. 

For the most part its been a fairly uneventful existence with the four of them getting into normal young adult teen shenanigans, until more and more inexplicable paranormal shenanigans happen which could possibly have ties to Annies grandmother? 

In the 19th century, consumption was thought to be caused by the deceased draining the life from living family members, the deceased were believed to be vampires. The massive outbreak of consumption (tuberculosis) caused the New England Vampire Panic. A panic that had a multitude of victims many of which were already deceased. 

In the late 1800′s, the Brown Family became infamous as a focal point of the Vampire Panic. In December of 1883, Mary Eliza Brown died after a series of consumption infections. A few years later, Mary Olive, the eldest Brown daughter succumb to consumption, Edwin came down with an infection shortly after prompting him and his father to go west for fair weather. Mercy Lena Brown died from galloping consumption in the winter of 1892. Her body could not be buried because of the frigid temperatures so it was stored in a mausoleum until the ground thawed.

Two months after Mercy’s death, Edwin still struggled with symptoms of consumption leading the townspeople of Exeter, Rhode Island to believe one of the deceased family members was a vampire. All the bodies were examined and mercy’s was found to have signs of life: flushed cheeks, hair and nail growth, and movement in her casket. These were the signs that confirmed the townspeople’s worst fear, Mercy Brown was a vampire. Her heart was removed, burned and mixed with water to make a solution, of which her brother Edwin would later consume as a cure.

Unfortunately the sad fate of Mercy Brown was not a singular event. Many families exhumed loved ones and in the desperate search for a cure desecrated the bodies of family members. 

some-sorta-ghost  asked:

Is mothman considered an alien?

Oh man my first legit paranormal question! To put it simply it depends who you ask. Personally, I do not generally consider mothman an alien, but there are people who do. The reason some DO consider them an alien is because a lot of other strange paranormal happenings occurred in Point Pleasant around the same time as the original mothman sightings. For example, famed journalist and UFOlogist John Keel (writer of the Mothman Prophecies) noted appearances of UFOs and men in black during his investigations in Point Pleasant. Mothman is an alien in the same way the Flatwoods Monster is, essentially. Could it be something native to the area, but hidden for years and years? Probably not, but maybe. Could it have be a misidentified animal, most likely an owl? That seems very probable (if not confirmed, but that’s a tangent for another day). Or could it be something not from our planet/dimension? Who’s to say? Since there’s no concrete evidence, you can categorize them either way. Hope this helped!