For most of my life, I never thought much about the reality of ghosts or anything paranormal. I wouldn't say I was a skeptic or believer; it's just that I didn't even contemplate the idea. I played with an Ouija board as a child and a couple of times as an adult at parties, but I never really believed you could communicate with ghosts, or anything else with it, and I still don't. If the oracle, or as it is also called, the planchet, moved on its own, without being touched, then and only then I would be more likely to believe. But because it has to be touched with the fingertips, I believe it's nothing more than someone, either intentionally or subconsciously moving it.
The reason I now lean more toward being a believer in ghosts and the paranormal, is that I, personally have had some unexplainable, paranormal type activity happen to me, in my own home. Activity that I cannot explain. I got up one night around 2:00 AM to let my dog out and seen a shadow that almost looked like a person, hunched over, dart across my kitchen floor. To be really honest I don't remember if the moon was out or not. Perhaps it was, and in reality, it was nothing more then a shadow coming in through my kitchen window. I have also heard footsteps in my loft or attic room. I went to investigate and found no one there. My wife has also heard these footsteps, and they have been heard on more than one occasion, and they have also been heard by guests and friends. I have also heard voices in the middle of the night when no one was around and all the televisions in the home were off, and we don't live near really close to any other houses. And what I found most disturbing was that this voice almost seemed to speak to me personally. Are these events paranormal or evidence of ghost or spirit activity? I really don't know. All I know for certain is that I can't explain them. Perhaps my own home is haunted! Or perhaps it's just my own, overactive imagination running amok. But if my home is haunted, then I think that's pretty cool.
I've watched spooky movies like Poltergeist, the Exorcist and others like that, but to me they were nothing more then entertainment. They did not scare me, nor did they change my attitudes or beliefs one way or another when it comes to the possible existence of ghosts.
I have no particular religious convictions, although I am not an atheist. I do believe that some force, I guess you could call it God created our universe. But what that force is exactly, I don't know, and personally I don't believe anyone else does either, even though some would like you to believe they do.
If you've clicked on this page then you're probably interested or at least a little curious as to why I believe the way I do, and why I spent the time, energy and money to create this website. The purpose of this website is not to try and change anyone's mind. I am not going to try and convince the hard-core skeptics that ghosts or any other paranormal phenomenon is real, but by the same token I am not going and to try and convince the true believers that ghosts and these other things are not real. I can only hope that some of these skeptics will open their minds, even if by just a little bit, as to the possibility that there are some things, that just may be beyond the scope of normal human understanding and perhaps ghosts do exist. But, at the same time, I hope that some believers will view such things as ghosts, psychics, mediums and other things of that nature with just a bit more of a critical eye, and not become victims of unscrupulous, phony psychics and mediums. And hopefully by doing this, I hope to close the gap, even if by just a little bit between the skeptics and the believers.
I don't know if ghosts or any other paranormal type phenomenon is real or not. Perhaps it is all within our own minds and imaginations, but there is also the possibility that there is some reality beyond ours, and ghosts do exist and reside in another realm of existence. Or perhaps ghosts even exist within our realm of reality but on a much more subtle level. If it is true that the personality or spirit of a person can transcend death and continue to exist, then I absolutely do believe that there has to be some way of proving this in a scientific manner, proving it in a manner that would convince even the most zealous skeptics.
But there will always be some skeptics who are so closed minded, that they would not believe in ghosts or the paranormal no matter what that proof may be. Simply because they don't want to believe and even if they had seen it with their own two eyes they would still be reluctant to give up the comfort of their closed minded skepticism.
I wish to thank each and every person who has visited my website. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. Some will think I'm too much of a believer and others will think I'm too skeptical. But we all must make up our own minds as to whether we believe in ghosts and the paranormal or not. Perhaps someday there will be verifiable evidence that ghosts are real and do exist, or it is also possible that someone, someday will be able to prove that it really is, all within our imaginations. But until that day comes I sincerely hope that everyone, skeptics and believers will maintain an open and curious mind and respect the beliefs of others
I am not a scientist, psychologist, psychiatrist nor am I trained in parapsychology. I am also not a member of the clergy. All the information contained within this website is based solely upon my own personal views, opinions and experiences. If you feel you are being haunted or tormented in any way, by any malevolent entities, demons, devils, ghosts or other beings, please do the prudent thing and contact someone who may be able to help. If you are experiencing what you believe to be paranormal activity that is in any way bothersome or disturbing, talk to your doctors, psychiatrist or psychologist. Your clergy may also be of some help if you truly believe the activity to be demonic. And it may even be beneficial or perhaps even advisable, to contact a reputable paranormal research team, I am not going to make any specific recommendations because I am not particularly familiar with any group, but I do have some groups listed on my links pages, who may be able to get you in contact with one near your home or place of business.
I would like to give a word of caution, before you let anyone into your home or place of business, please do a little research into their background and reputation, and also into the backgrounds of all the people who will be entering your home or place of business. Most reputable paranormal research teams or groups will do an investigation without charge. Most of them will do an investigation for research purposes and because of a sincere desire to help others, and a desire to obtain evidence for the reality of the ghosts and the paranormal.
Again I wish to thank you for visiting my site. Martin Burns