The Paranormal...

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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:04 pm

To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.
 
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Elessar » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:14 pm

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Yeah, it seems unlikely. Maybe a 1-in-1000 shot. But whatever paranormal explanation there may be - time travel or ghosts or pixies or elves or whatever - the chances of that are more like 1-in-1,000,000.


I'd call it a 1 in a billion shot, in fact it's impossible, but you can't possibly know that. Well yeah exactly, taking it as fact it wasn't paranormal...still stumped for an explanation. It could be made up, we could have been in the wrong place, but it's not and we weren't. I'd love to know what actually did happen.


How many times have you seen a set of houses when in reality there was an old building there...and not found out afterwards?

A huge amount of what we see is actually made up by our brains. Most of the time it gets it right, or it doesn't matter either way. Sometimes it gets it wrong. It's no big deal.

To prove it, close one eye, hold your finger an arm's length in front of the open eye, and turn your head. At a certain point, the finger will disappear. It's the blind spot. It's there because of science. Now do the same against a tartan background. Your finger disappears, but the tartan will remain. Your brain is filling in the gaps.
 
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby musicalprostitute » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:17 pm

Innuendoes wrote:To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.


My experiences happened during my teens and into early adulthood, but they stopped quite abruptly one day and that was that.

My old man was a natural palm reader (not one of those fairground pike/gypsy types, but a genuine reader) and the things that he predicted that he could not have known were quite amazing. I just wish I knew where all this stuff comes from!
 
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Belle Leisha » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:28 pm

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How many times have you seen a set of houses when in reality there was an old building there...and not found out afterwards?

A huge amount of what we see is actually made up by our brains. Most of the time it gets it right, or it doesn't matter either way. Sometimes it gets it wrong. It's no big deal.

To prove it, close one eye, hold your finger an arm's length in front of the open eye, and turn your head. At a certain point, the finger will disappear. It's the blind spot. It's there because of science. Now do the same against a tartan background. Your finger disappears, but the tartan will remain. Your brain is filling in the gaps.


Yeah but it's not a random set of houses seen out of the corner of your eye, it was specific building, in a specific place, not accidentally glanced at, but driven to intentionally.
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Belle Leisha » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:31 pm

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Innuendoes wrote:To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.


My experiences happened during my teens and into early adulthood, but they stopped quite abruptly one day and that was that.

My old man was a natural palm reader (not one of those fairground pike/gypsy types, but a genuine reader) and the things that he predicted that he could not have known were quite amazing. I just wish I knew where all this stuff comes from!


So do you believe in genuine supernatural experience?
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Elessar » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:34 pm

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Innuendoes wrote:To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.


My experiences happened during my teens and into early adulthood, but they stopped quite abruptly one day and that was that.

My old man was a natural palm reader (not one of those fairground pike/gypsy types, but a genuine reader) and the things that he predicted that he could not have known were quite amazing. I just wish I knew where all this stuff comes from!


So do you believe in genuine supernatural experience?


Hold on - you actually went to this pub and it wasn't there? That IS weird.

I had an experience like that once. I got a taxi to King's Cross station, and for some reason couldn't find the destination I wanted on the board. Then I realised that the whole station looked completely different - all shiny and new. I figured they must have renovated it. Then I noticed that all the trains were going to 'Bruxelles'. Then I remembered that I'd been at King's Cross no more than about 12 hours earlier, and there was no way they could possibly have renovated it in that amount of time.

Then I remembered I was extremely drunk, and I was at King's Cross International, having been put into a taxi by Loretta.
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Innuendoes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:34 pm

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Innuendoes wrote:To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.


My experiences happened during my teens and into early adulthood, but they stopped quite abruptly one day and that was that.

My old man was a natural palm reader (not one of those fairground pike/gypsy types, but a genuine reader) and the things that he predicted that he could not have known were quite amazing. I just wish I knew where all this stuff comes from!

For me, it started in early adulthood, involved deceased family members, then also living friends whom
I had completely lost track of, then back to deceased family members and also things that were unexplained, but to my priest at that time, was apparently evil as it did not like it when I used the name Jesus Christ.
 
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby Belle Leisha » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:46 pm

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Hold on - you actually went to this pub and it wasn't there? That IS weird.

I had an experience like that once. I got a taxi to King's Cross station, and for some reason couldn't find the destination I wanted on the board. Then I realised that the whole station looked completely different - all shiny and new. I figured they must have renovated it. Then I noticed that all the trains were going to 'Bruxelles'. Then I remembered that I'd been at King's Cross no more than about 12 hours earlier, and there was no way they could possibly have renovated it in that amount of time.

Then I remembered I was extremely drunk, and I was at King's Cross International, having been put into a taxi by Loretta.


:lol: Yeah I remember that night.
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby AutumnGirlLybbie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:35 am

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AutumnGirlLybbie wrote:Hang on....
What do you mean by paranormal?

How can you talk of paranormal and spirituality yet at the same time reject the notion of a God and religion?


I so knew this would be the predictable response from certain individuals!




Thanks for the reply. I know exactly how to respond to this this thread now.
 
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Re: The Paranormal...

Postby musicalprostitute » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:18 pm

Belle Leisha wrote:
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Innuendoes wrote:To be clear on this from my experiences, musicalprostitute, none of them were as a child that I can recall, only as an adult did I have any experiences.


My experiences happened during my teens and into early adulthood, but they stopped quite abruptly one day and that was that.

My old man was a natural palm reader (not one of those fairground pike/gypsy types, but a genuine reader) and the things that he predicted that he could not have known were quite amazing. I just wish I knew where all this stuff comes from!


So do you believe in genuine supernatural experience?


I don't know what I believe in anymore! I used to believe 100 per cent when I was younger, but I'm more cynical and bitter now. I know that the things that happened did happen, but why or how they happened, I know not. So, to answer your question - I really don't know.
 
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