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As I was driving down I-95 last week with my family towards Florida, I had an experience that I believe was paranormal in nature. It started around 1:30 A.M. on a clear night where I was driving through the great state of Georgia. This also happened to be one of the few times that everyone else in the car was sleeping.
The traffic was not too heavy at this time, but there were still usually cars in my immediate vision at all times. However, I came to a stretch a road where it was silent, without any cars except for mine. Completely alone, I continued on, one exit after the next. I started to think about last year on the same exact day I was driving through Georgia in some heavy fog and I was almost certain that I would see a ghost, but it apparently did not happen to me.
Soon after that though, through my peripheral vision on the right side of the road in my headlight I caught a glimpse of a man walking. He was wearing boots, jeans, and had a leather jacket on. As soon as I saw it however, it was gone. It is my belief that this was a ghost without a doubt in my mind. The timing of it seemed too much of a coincidence and I had not seen a broken down car in that entire state.
I will never forget the experience I had that night on I-95 in Georgia. Driving on historic roads late at night may very well lead you to experiences in the paranormal. Perhaps one day, even you may see something similar to what I saw.
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I know that a lot of you have contacted me and asked me about cold reading. For those of you who don’t know what cold reading is, I will provide for you a simple definition I found:
“Cold reading is a series of techniques used by mentalists, fortune tellers, psychics, and mediums to determine details about another person in order to convince them that the reader knows much more about a subject than they actually do.” – Wikipedia.org’s article “Cold reading“
What these phonies do is tell you very general answers that applies to almost anyone, trying to gain your trust and confidence. A lot of famous psychics and mediums have been accused of using this technique. Why do they do this? Money. You slap them a $10 or $20 bill and they will tell you what you want to hear, nothing too specific. How can you spot out a cold reader? Let me give you an example:
Cold Reader: “I see a guy, he meant a lot to you, and he passed away recently. He suffered very much, it was a painful death.”
Actual Psychic: “I’m getting a John, he was something of an artist. He died in his sleep.”
Do you see the difference between a cold reader and an actual psychic now? Actual psychics are more specific and can gather more information than cold readers. In fact, the Comedy Central television show South Park is known to have a whole episode on mediums and cold reading. Below is a video clip from that episode:
The video is of poor quality, but you can make it through. Many people unload lots of money to psychics and mediums asking to predict their future or contact their deceased relatives. However, I would like to share one piece of advice to you:
Your deceased friends and family who love you are watching over you as you are reading this article. Recent research has shown that they give us signs every day to let us know that they are there. To view some of these signs, check out our article, “Signs From Spirits“. Don’t spend your hard-earned money on something that you don’t necessarily need. There is plenty of information on this website as well as many others that can help you find your spiritual growth and identity. Some psychics and mediums are real, and some aren’t. Do your research before you consider to talk to one of these individuals, including their reputation, reliability, and history, because who knows, you may be talking to a phony.
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Are ghosts real? Could it be that people who have passed on are trying to visit us and communicate? Well, it seems likely, but there is another side of the issue. Maybe all these reports of haunting and ghosts are just fabrications and over-exaggerations. People have a tendency to make things more than what they are. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure many of the reports are genuine and people truly did see things that are unexplainable. But out of all the thousands of supposed sightings, I highly doubt all of them could be real. Someone may say they heard a noise downstairs and then their bedroom door closed on its own. This most likely could be a result of the wind or an old house. Then people do research and think that since someone died in their house hundreds of years ago, it was that dead person who was causing the noises.
Most people who report these phenomenon never take a lie detector test. They just assume that the second they say the word “ghost”, everyone will believe them. They hope that the story will give them attention and they may get famous. This to me seems the most likely reason for these hauntings. But what about all those ghosts on camera? Well they may be the real thing. When there is evidence and it can be seen by people, then it helps the credibility of the claim. But as for the millions of sightings that people report constantly, they could be just the result of simple people wanting attention.