@SoupyCat: LMAO! Okay, just creeped myself out a little bit. I hit “reply” like five times, and it would NOT put the little “@SoupyCat” tag in. I had to refresh the page. Who wants their computer or website to act up when they are reading ghost stories? Not me!!! ANYWAY, to answer your question…
Do you think ghosts adhere to our time zones? Like ghosts in Texas don’t come out until an hour later than those in Florida?
I guess that would kind of depend. Generally, midnight to 4am is considered the best time to “ghost hunt” because of the energy or whatever it is that makes paranormal activity stronger or more apparent at that time. So, technically speaking, if the energy spikes in Texas later than in Florida, I would say yes. At the same time, ghostly activity is not exclusive to those hours…paranormal activity can and goes happen during the daytime, for example. So it’s not like there are a bunch of spirits, waiting in closets, staring at their watch or waiting for the clock to strike twelve. So the answer is yes, but also no at the same time, if that makes sense. LOL!
@Earlybride: So these ghosts are demons. Messing with people around the world, looking like dead family members, shadows,etc.
You’re right! I do disagree! That is not to say that demons and/or evil spirts cannot take the form of our loved ones. It’s one of the reasons I refuse to use a Ouija Board…it is too easy for something evil to take control of you when you invite them to use your body in that way. Communication is better done with a digital recorder, and K-2 meter, or even a flashlight, so the spirit can manipulate an object WITHOUT interacting with you.
Also, just because we cannot hear them speaking with the naked ear does not mean they are not trying to communicate with us. That’s why most ghost hunting teams use digital voice recorders; it allows them to capture the voices that may not be heard, (EVPs, aka Electronic Voice Phenomena).
Oh, and if an apparition does not appear to see or interact with someone, it’s believed to be residual energy; the “spirit” is in fact imprinted energy and is not aware of it’s surroundings or your presence. In the case of residual hauntings, often the same activity will occur at the same time, repeatedly. “Great Aunt Agatha walks down the hall at midnight every night,” or “Grandpa Bart closes the bedroom door at 4:30 in the morning on the fifth of the month.” Sometimes, the activity repeats itself frequently, other times, it may be years between manifestations, or conditions need to be exactly right for that energy to “relive” the experience.
Intelligent hauntings are completely different…the spirit is aware you are there, and is able to interact with you. There may or may not be a full-body apparition, (which, from what I understand, are pretty rare), but you may receive knocks, or light flashes, etc., (or EVPs!) in response to questions. Just don’t use a Ouija Board!