Thursday, 10 September 2009

'Goose Chase'?... We think not!!

With regards to the preliminary research steps of alleged, ghostly occurrences, the W.M.G.C. have recently had one of those experiences that most groups would rather forget about – or at least pretend that it didn’t happen. In short, we were told of a haunted site which, on the event of an initial visit, seemed to most definitely turn into 'anything but'! Laugh!!

A person that group members met and interviewed during our jaunt to the place in question - they had lived on site for 40 years themselves and had a family history in the area spanning much further – told us that they had 'never' heard anything at all about a ‘ghost’ at the spot.... let alone the rash of multiple-person experiences recently reported to the group?

Needless to say, this type of scenario is far from an isolated incident, as such things have happened a number of times to us over the years. Of course, the valid, objective assessment of such events do most definitely run into something of a ‘grey area’ with regards to the real reliability or intent of the information being reported to you at all stages of an enquiry…. Exaggeration, misinterpretation, denial, misinformation – and a thousand other concerns and connotations in between – are all constant aspects of every walk of everyday life, let alone when viewing things from a presumed, paranormal viewpoint.

But, whatever the truth behind these types of report, this matter is being mentioned here in an endeavour to emphasise the importance of such things within a ‘true research’ framework. Far from being something to be brushed under the carpet and forgotten, this type of incident is just as important in the grand scheme of things, as seemingly valid reports chock full of first, second and 3rd hand accounts.

Of course, this is speaking from a true research inspired angle, where the psychology of a situation should always take precedence over the (so called) psychic. Hitting first base for many, self-professed investigative groups would undoubtedly involve a visit to the site with a medium – to ‘talk to’ the ghost concerned – rather than objectively speaking with the ‘living’, infinitely more informative inhabitants instead!! Laugh, laugh!!

Happy ‘hunting’ folks….. and, remember, there really is no such thing as a ‘wild goose chase’!!


The W.M.G.C.

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