i've never seen one myself. i've never seen any convincing proof of life after death. i'm one of those people that need to be shown proof to believe pretty much anything. then shown again, because the first time, i was like "WTF?!" yet still, i read up on it. i watch documentaries and movies about it. i can't get enough.
ghost stories are my heroin.
a few months ago, i bought a voice activated digital recorder. this being shortly after seeing the movie White Noise (ooh, which comes out on DVD a week from today, i might add). yes, i wanted me some EVP's (Electronic Voice Phenomena). if you don't know what this is, it's the equivalent of eavesdropping on the dead. you record for awhile, then play the recording back to hear (hopefully) voices from beyond the grave. i've already tried seances and a ouija board, but nuthin doin'. they actually seemed rather ridiculous. i figured this way, i wouldn't have to try so hard (just set up the recorder and leave).
i normally set the recorder in the basement at night, where i would assume it would not pick up too many normal people-noises. so far, i've recorded wind, the dryer, the furnace, davey running around in his room overhead, the cheap siding crackling, and the sound of my futon bed creaking like a sunnabitch every time i move an inch in my sleep. none of which was remotely paranormal (though at first, my bed creaking did awesomely sound like that chick from The Grudge).
blah. talk about anticlimactic.
still, i'm not giving up on it just yet. i love the idea of ghosts. because i would totally haunt the shit out of people after i die.
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