The extremes of everything tend to scare us. Extremely religious or atheist. Extremely angry or insincere kindness. Extremely bright or dark.
As humans we are attracted to middles. The most reliable and believable experiences are usually in the middle. Too far on either side and it looks like someone’s compensating or seeking attention. Not believable!
So when you hear this ghost story…
“We left the house for a while. Coming home, we were shocked! All the dirty dishes had been washed, dried and were in the holder.”
Everyone can agree it’s too much.
On the other side, anyone saying there’s nothing to the paranormal before closing the conversation is also hard to believe. Because too many sincere people have had experiences. To say there’s nothing is also too much.
So let’s go to the middle. A place I constantly occupy. The middle is where subtle experiences occur.
- 2 grips for a TV show seeing a glimpse of the ghostly little girl in Auchmar Mansion
- Theatre staff hearing the cries of a little boy in the vent of the Tivoli
- Visitors hearing residual history downstairs in the Laura Secord House
- Or a certain Ghost Walks’ founder seeing shadows in the fields of Hermitage
You know we love telling stories from all sides! But it’s these subtle, creepy and most believable tales. They are the ones that get me up in the morning (or in the dead of night).