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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:55 PM

My looong story involves a ouija board, a revolutionary war burial site and a pagan god come to the rescue. lol.

That sounds like a story worth telling--I'd certain;y like to hear it!

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

That sounds like a story worth telling--I'd certain;y like to hear it!


Is this still an open forum? lol. It really is a very long story that took place over the course of 5 + years.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

You cannot leave us here Cali. What happens next? Eeek gosh!:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:08 AM

I would never call you crazy. That is an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

Candycane, that's cause you're too sweet. lol. And you're most welcome. :smile:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:53 AM

HI, Eli...

I have one about read Tarot cards. My ex-mother in law came to visit, and decided that it would be fun to read the Tarot cards for my ex-husband. This was in 1989, and we were in Tillamook Oregon. She spread the cards out and told us that there was sickness and death all around us. Needless to say, I was thinking, yeah, right, but a day later Bill (ex-husband) got the flu, and then me. Then a day later a barn burns down with over a hundred head of calves in it… After all this happened, I told ex-mother in law to leave her cards out of the house… Juls

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

And since my dreams are so realistic, it could be totally conceivable. The other night I dreamed I was tortured and murdered. Felt all the pain until I made a lucid break from my dream self. Then I just watched the rest of the "story" unfold. Pretty gruesome to see one's self dumped in a river and watch your own hair float in the current.


Oh Cat, I am just as dark and twisty as you are! I can feel and see everything happening to me in a dream clear as day, and I am usually very aware that it is a dream and it's not usually pleasant. I have certain recurring dreams too, that as I am waking up it feels as though some spirit or something is almost lifting off from me and can be fully awake seconds later and still feel that sensation of someone touching me, than it goes away and comes back a few seconds later! It's freaky for sure!!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

Hey, you guys just keep writing and I'll have the makings for my next MS! Thanks for having fun :biggrin:

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:03 PM

I'm interested in actual experiences with the paranormal and the sensory data that accompanies them. There are the usual things everybody expects to feel like chills and hair standing on end, but what are some of those other uncanny things not quite so common we can fill people in on? I think having an experience 'pool' might be valuable for us as writers.

So...this said, I'll begin. Cue the woo..woo..music. :wink:
I have had several out-of-body experiences, and one of the things I never see mentioned in writing when people are having this kind of experience is the feeling that you are extremely HEAVY when you return to your body. In fiction people seem to just float out and float back in and that's it.
No way. The body feels like a block of lead and somewhat foreign. I have had the feeling linger as well, almost like having the flu.

Ok. Anybody else??


Not only heavy, but sometimes, when you're re-entering your body, you wake just slightly and feel like something is holding you down and you can't move or scream or anything. When that happens, just relax and you'll pop right back in again.

I've done some astral travelling( had lunch with my grandmother), yelled at husbands ex three days after she died (yeah, I let her have it), had this real freaky thing going on at our old place involving the toaster (someone kept unplugging it), and told someone to quit talking to my son when he was eating. I mean geez, it's hard enough to get a toddler to eat as it was, let alone someone talking to him during supper. :wacko:

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

HI, Eli...

I have one about read Tarot cards. My ex-mother in law came to visit, and decided that it would be fun to read the Tarot cards for my ex-husband. This was in 1989, and we were in Tillamook Oregon. She spread the cards out and told us that there was sickness and death all around us. Needless to say, I was thinking, yeah, right, but a day later Bill (ex-husband) got the flu, and then me. Then a day later a barn burns down with over a hundred head of calves in it… After all this happened, I told ex-mother in law to leave her cards out of the house… Juls


I'd sincerely like to know why you banned the cards. What was your reasoning? I need to understand this better.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:21 AM

I've tried those tests, but I always come out as average. Looks like gotpsi.org isn't any different. I tried a few and I came out 'below chance'. IE Mundane Some people blame it on the computer screen, but I'm not sure if that would make any difference. I'm just as bad when it comes to picking machines at the casino when my mom drags me out there. :P

The ghost incidents I mentioned aren't something I look for. They just happen--which reminds me of the time I was going down the road in a car. As I got close to an overpass, I saw a girl hanging off the side like she was going to jump. A second later, she was gone. Thank goodness I wasn't driving. Scared the crap out of me.

I dunno. Maybe I'm just a closet Schizo.

Although... I DID feel the need to write my characters as they watched a news report on a major catastrophe in my fanfiction (earthquake specifically).... and Haiti happened a few days later.

And in grade school, I checked out 'Aladdin' and... a few days later... they announced the movie. Dunno if that counts.



My kids are in the background watching Aladdin right now. This is the first time we've ever watched it at home (it's usually in the car). Thought that was a little freaky as I was reading all of your "experiences".

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:03 PM

I'd sincerely like to know why you banned the cards. What was your reasoning? I need to understand this better.


I'm not Juls, so can't positively say why. I have a guess, though. Objects only have power if you believe they have power. They can't be inherently good or evil, either.

However, sometimes you can't control what you believe in... or how you believe in it. It's the same reason why people refuse to touch Oujia boards. Even though it's a plain object, a person can expect it to do evil. It's only natural that those expectations come true when that same person comes in contact with it.

Belief is power.

Jul might believe the cards are what brought the sickness. If that's the case, banning them from his house is the right move until he can make himself believe otherwise.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

I'm not Juls, so can't positively say why. I have a guess, though. Objects only have power if you believe they have power. They can't be inherently good or evil, either.

However, sometimes you can't control what you believe in... or how you believe in it. It's the same reason why people refuse to touch Oujia boards. Even though it's a plain object, a person can expect it to do evil. It's only natural that those expectations come true when that same person comes in contact with it.

Belief is power.

Jul might believe the cards are what brought the sickness. If that's the case, banning them from his house is the right move until he can make himself believe otherwise.

Interesting way of looking at it, Eli. Belief is certainly a powerful tool. It certainly finds it's way into Christian fiction a lot, but I don't think is mentioned enough as an asset or a liability to the MC in paranormal fiction. :smile:

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

Interesting way of looking at it, Eli. Belief is certainly a powerful tool. It certainly finds it's way into Christian fiction a lot, but I don't think is mentioned enough as an asset or a liability to the MC in paranormal fiction. :smile:


That makes me think of an old question I used to ask...

What's the difference between a prayer and a spell?

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Belief really is underplayed in fiction, but I think it's because "happily-ever-after" relies a lot on hope. Even in their worst moments, readers want to believe characters will find their way. Writers feel a need to answer that, so their characters have an underlying strain of hope even when they doubt themselves.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

I'm not Juls, so can't positively say why. I have a guess, though. Objects only have power if you believe they have power. They can't be inherently good or evil, either.

However, sometimes you can't control what you believe in... or how you believe in it. It's the same reason why people refuse to touch Oujia boards. Even though it's a plain object, a person can expect it to do evil. It's only natural that those expectations come true when that same person comes in contact with it.

Belief is power.

Jul might believe the cards are what brought the sickness. If that's the case, banning them from his house is the right move until he can make himself believe otherwise.


Thanks! That helps. I need to understand that perspective for my paranormal writing. Fear of the unknown or strange is not my natural reaction so I've had to revise a lot to bring in that other perspective.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:02 PM

Belief really is underplayed in fiction, but I think it's because "happily-ever-after" relies a lot on hope. Even in their worst moments, readers want to believe characters will find their way. Writers feel a need to answer that, so their characters have an underlying strain of hope even when they doubt themselves.


I agree. I think humanity has hope as a basic component of our psyche. It takes different forms, but it is there unless overwhelming events (or illness) eradicate it. Without hope, none of us would get out of bed. Even if we rise only because of obligations, there is an underlying hope.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:49 PM

What's the difference between a prayer and a spell? I'd say, one is asking and the other is telling.

How do you do the quote thing here? I can't get the hang of it. I click on the multiquote thing, but that doesn't do squat.

I'm usually not this geek-challenged.

I'd never call myself psychic or anything, but I have had paranormal experiences. Some of the things I see described as paranormal are things that have happened to me. I took them for granted as normal (for me, anyway), but I'd never tell anyone about them because I don't want to be locked away in a padded room.

I've had a couple of Ouija experiences, too, that were strange.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

I dunno. Maybe I'm just a closet Schizo.

Although... I DID feel the need to write my characters as they watched a news report on a major catastrophe in my fanfiction (earthquake specifically).... and Haiti happened a few days later.


I'm breaking internet silence cause this is kinda freaking me out... I wrote this in the rough draft of my WIP at the start of the month:

Devlin looked down at the four dots a second time and blurted the first thing to come to mind. "Tabletop." The man's anger instantly disappeared, but the test continued. He flipped to the next card, one with three parallel lines. "Railroad tracks," Devlin said. The man's eye twitched. Remembering that he'd asked Devlin to use his imagination, Devlin changed his answer before he could turn to the next card. "Highway." The stranger paused.

"What was that?"

"Highway," Devlin repeated as sweat began forming on his forehead. "Two lanes." The man smiled. It was the right answer. The third card showed a triangle. Devlin took a moment to think before offering, "Tunnel." Six overlapping circles became, "earthquake." A square became, "pizzeria." An inward spiral became...


I know it has to be coincidence (I write this, then Japan has earthquake), but I think I'm going to ban myself from mentioning them from now on.

*chills*

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Wow. gosh!:




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