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Paving the Way for the Paranormal

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Anyone who is familiar with me, or my novels, knows I am passionate about the paranormal. Ever since I was a child, I have felt drawn to this fascinating subject. I think it’s because, on some level, I always possessed an instinct that there is more to life than meets the eye. Ask anyone about the subjects of ghosts or hauntings, and you will likely get one of two responses: One will either dismiss the subject with either humour and incredulity, or be met with a sincere acceptance from people with open minds – people who have often experienced the paranormal themselves. People who, once they know they will not be mocked, will likely open up about the odd occurrences they have witnessed in their lifetime.

It’s a popular subject, the paranormal. In years gone by, the subject was seen as sinister, something to be avoided. Religions labelled anything to do with the study of the after-life as occultism, leading to many people avoiding discussion or study of this amazing subject.

It’s a popular subject, the paranormal. In years gone by, the subject was seen as sinister, something to be avoided. Religions labelled anything to do with the study of the after-life as occultism, leading to many people avoiding discussion or study of this amazing subject.

Today we have paranormal shows, like Ghost Adventures (USA series) and Most Haunted (UK TV series) that take the paranormal seriously and aim to educate people on the reality of spirits, hauntings and the after-life.

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I think, gradually, over time, people are becoming more considerate of the possibility that the paranormal is a reality. Whereas once it was easy to mock or dismiss, countless studies have been documented, witness accounts collected, science itself has even become involved. Take, for example, Ghost Adventures. Using state of the art gadgets, the team are able to record visual anomalies – as well as record spirit voices. The paranormal is no longer an out of date parlour trick of candle-lit séances, but is instead something serious, methodical, detailed and even scientific.

Coupling the serious study along with the basic human instinct that there is just simply something more to us, to life, than we currently know, I think there is an amazing and interesting time ahead for those interested in the paranormal.

An interesting survey, which took place of March last year, published by Fiona Macrae of the Daily Mail, suggested that people today are more likely to believe in ghosts than in God. This is an eye opening indication that more and more people are not only interested in the paranormal – but actively believe it. Perhaps it is today’s religion? A new study of us: our souls, the after-life, our existence.

So, whilst we continue to learn more and more, we have books, documentaries, and TV series which aim to educate those who are interested. A personal favourite of mine – Ghost Adventures, seems to deal with the subject in a serious and respectful way. I will always have a great deal of time for this show that keeps working hard, time and time again, to show people that this is real. Spirits are a reality. There is no shock, drama or silliness, but instead a straight forward experience where evidence is collected and presented for the audience to draw their own conclusions.

I believe, from personal experience, that spirits do exist. I’ve had several experiences which lead me to believe in life-after-death. I am just thankful that today we live in a world where we don’t have to feel demeaned or ridiculed because we believe. And ghosts are no longer a matter of faith alone – the evidence is stacking up, hard and fast.

I’m excited to see where the future takes us.

Thanks for reading.
If you have any spooky experiences you want to share, please feel free to email to me and I will add them to my website:
fionadodwell1982@hotmail.co.uk

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