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17 April 2010, JellyBean @ 6:52 pm

The other day I was thinking about the reason why I started writing about the paranormal. What GhostTheory represents and what writing does for me. As a writer, I find myself spending a lot of time contemplating life. I don’t just surround myself with the paranormal. Many of you might be aware that I write about the paranormal as a hobby. Most of my other readings are about social issues and history (both usually focusing on the relation between the U.S. and Mexico). The strangeness and uncertainty of the unexplained has always fascinated me. As far back as I can remember, reading about the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch or ghosts, has always been my favorite way to spend an afternoon.

These stories of ghosts, UFOs and cryptids were just scary tales to a child. I truly believed in the existence of these things.

As a man in my early 30s, I find that most of the things that fascinated and scared me as a child seem so far gone. Throughout the years I’ve learned about the intricate details of each infamous “monster story”. What I hailed as definite proof of a living dinosaur in Loch Ness, turned out to be hoaxed photographs created out of spite. The “Cottingley Fairies” was another hoax revealed that chipped away at the concrete foundation of my childhood beliefs, creating loose rubble that slowly turned into a new skeptical conglomerate foundation.

No matter what hoaxes were revealed, the fact of the matter is that I still know that there is something out there that exists, some type of force that is self-aware and influential in our own lives. I know this because I’ve seen things that I cannot explain. I’ve seen things, as clear as day (or night), that defy all logical thought. I’ve seen a Shadow Person. I know deep in my heart that what I saw was not a trick of light or my imagination. Yet those who I share this story with look at me like I’m crazy…

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