The city of Savannah, Georgia, is literally built on its dead. After a series of fires, Civil War battles, famine and plague, there wasn’t any more room for graves – so Savannah’s founders chose to simply build on top of where the dead lay buried. This fact alone makes it a prime target for some very prolific hauntings. It was founded by a man named James Oglethorpe, a freemason who designed the city using the “sacred geometry” well known within this secret society.
Oglethorpe designed it to be made up of several squares; squares known to trap spiritual energy. As a result, Savannah’s violent past made it the home to one of the most haunted cities in America. One such haunting is at 507 East St. Julian Street, what some call the most haunted house in the country.
The Hampton Lillibridge House, which is not in its original location, was bought by Jim Williams and is the site of the murder of Danny Hansford – a story made popular by the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Although Williams was tried five different times for the murder of Hansford, he was never convicted. However, a year later he died in the exact same spot where Hansford was found dead – an act some might call revenge from beyond the grave.
Hampton Lillibridge House – 507 East St. Julian Street
Not only do the spirits of Williams and Hansford still live in the house, but a depressed sailor was also reported to have hanged himself there. Construction workers have seen ghosts of men dressed in black and grey numerous times on its grounds and heard the voices of the deceased. They have also been the subject of attacks, having things thrown at them and doors slammed in their faces. Pictures taken in the third floor have also reportedly had crosses “burned” into the film after being developed. The house is for sale to anyone bold enough to attempt living there.
Another haunted location in Savannah is in the Wright Square, almost directly in the center of the city. This involves the story of a servant named Alice who used to wash her master’s hair. One day, fed up with the way her master treated her, Alice decided that she would kill her master by drowning him while she washed his hair. She was unsuccessful and got caught, ending in her death by hanging. However, Alice was pregnant at the time and her restless spirit became trapped here for eternity. Moss is prevalent on the buildings in Savannah, but it will not grow on the side of the square in which she was hung.
Yet another haunted location in Savannah is at The Pirate’s House, which is now a restaurant – but at the time of its construction in 1754, it was an inn for weary seafarers and nefarious pirates. The Pirate’s House is claimed to be the setting for the beginning of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island by many, and some have reported seeing the ghost of the pirate Captain Flint sitting at tables or stomping around in heavy boots.
The Pirate House
This is only a small sampling of the locations where this city houses the spirits of its dead – and if you’re looking for ghosts in Savannah, you don’t have to walk far. It is said that “even the trees have teeth” because human bones have been found uprooted from the ground and ingrained into the plant life. It seems that every square inch of Savannah is a home to death.
Every year thousands of people flock to the Lemp mansion in St. Louis, Missouri in an effort to see a ghost or witness some kind of paranormal activity. This home has been the subject of countless paranormal investigations and many of them have resulted in positive findings. There have been sightings of ghosts, orbs and EVP readings. There have also been reports of strange noises and temperature fluctuations.
The question of interest here is not if the house is haunted, but rather is the home cursed?
Lemp mansion is believed by many to be cursed and not merely haunted. To understand the situation in this particular story a person has to go back to the first incident.
At the turn of the century, William Lemp was a prominent businessman in St. Louis, who seemed to be on top of the world. However, that was all to change very quickly. In 1901 William’s son, Frederick died of a heart attack, and it is said that William never got over the unexpected death of his son. In fact, he became so despondent that he took his own life. William woke up on the morning of February the 13th 1904 and shot himself in the head.
The questions that many people ask are:
- Was William really that upset or were there other factors involved in his decline?
- Was the house the cause of his continued depression?
- Was there something in the home that fueled his feelings?
- Are William and the other ghosts being forced to remain in the home?
There are a number of things, which are said to cause curses:
A Deliberate Curse.
This kind of curse is one that is cast or placed upon a person or an object by another person. These kinds of curses can last for generations, depending upon the curse and the power of the caster. A curse of this nature is often considered to be the work of voodoo or black magic.
It is thought that some curses are of such power that they will affect not only those that are living, but those who have passed on. There is some belief that a person who is cursed in life may continue to suffer the effects long after their death. A commonly heard curse is that of a spirit being condemned to remain until a wrong has been righted.
Natural Places of Power.
There is one line of thought that suggests all over the planet, there are certain places, which are like magnets. These spots are a focus for spirits both good and evil. They draw power to them.
Un-natural Places of Power.
This is an area which has in the past been used as a portal. A person or a group of people opened a portal or doorway to the spirit world. They may have been using it for good or for evil purposes, but the doorway has remained open.
If you believe that the Lemp Mansion is cursed, what caused the curse? Was William the target of a curse that has followed his family for generations? Is the home built on a site of power?
After the death of William, the family suffered tragedy after tragedy. The Lemp Mansion is no longer in their possession, but it is believed that many of the family now haunt the home. Are they a part of the curse? Are the spirits of the Lemps remaining because of a curse? These questions have yet to be answered, but maybe with continued investigation and study, they will be.
Black holes would be the most enormous compact physical objects in the universe. The super-massive variety are actually millions and even billions of times the mass of our sun. However cutting edge investigation may take these cosmic colossi down a step or even more. Black holes are actually thought to be formed out of the gravitational collapse of astronomical objects that contain two solar masses or more. Astronomical findings to date propose that the centers of the majority of galaxies, together with our own Milky Way, comprise super-massive black holes containing millions to billions of solar masses.
These super-charged gravitational holes in space are formed either each time a star bigger than 20 solar masses collapses, or even when the total core of a galaxy collapses. Galaxy-collapse black holes release remarkable amounts of energy which can be observed from billions of light years out. This kind of energy originates from the friction of in-falling matter against itself and basically, no radiation can emanate from the black hole itself. These holes in space are collapsed stars whose gravitational force is indeed so intense that not a thing can break free of them, not even light. For this reason the adjective black is utilized. So far, there is good evidence only for one type of black hole: the enormous form which inhabits deep space millions of light-years beyond Earth. One particular example of this is actually the titanic black hole which is sucking up nearby stars at the heart of our own Milky Way. Researchers know the black hole is there because the galactic core is giving off intensive radiation which is the actual dying cry of devoured stars.
A star implodes as it is destroyed by means of its own tremendous gravitational forces. The black hole continues to be the same weight as it was just before it imploded, but it is now an opening right into hyperspace. Because a black hole’s gravitational pull is so very formidable, all nearby objects such as planets, asteroids, and even other stars are drawn directly into the whirling mass of the black hole. Any time a physical object enters this black hole, the object’s volume is added to the black hole’s mass, subsequently resulting in the black hole growing all the more powerful.
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Smolin’s idea of cosmological natural selection stays away from anthropic reasoning by way of keeping that a process modeled after natural selection elevates the probability that there are pocket universes compatible with intelligent life. Within this particular amazing process, black holes create new pocket universes in such a way that the offspring universes inherit the fundamental physical attributes and constants of the parents, other than for modifications as an outcome of a modest amount of arbitrary differentiation; in other words, the particular process consists of what biologists name cumulative selection.
This specific innovative concept is born from the theory that we reside in a post-Big Bang universe which was initially generated from some other universe which experienced a big collapse. As a result of collapsing from gravitational contraction, all matter within this particular pre-Big Bang universe contracted to a point, bouncing, thus creating our own Big Bang.
Now that we know more about these gravitational holes, we understand and can hope to eventually categorize the quantum systems inside a charged black hole. Further, modern theory holds that for every single basic particle of matter, there exists an anti-particle with the exact same mass but a contrary electric charge. For example, a negatively charged electron has got a positively charged anti-particle known as the positron. Enter string theory, an evolving theoretical work that attempts to identify the known fundamental forces of nature, which includes gravity, and their relationships with matter in a singular, mathematically comprehensive system. Fourteen years ago, a string theorist, Juan Maldacena, conjectured that a number of powerfully interacting quantum mechanical systems could be patterned by classical gravity in a spacetime having continual negative curvature. The charges in the quantum system are substituted by a charged black hole within the bent spacetime, thus wedding the geometry of spacetime together with quantum mechanics.
For quite some time, Ronald Mallett has been working on plans for a time travel machine.
String theory, then, is a good attempt to deal with the reality that these two important theories in physics; quantum mechanics and relativity, tend to be essentially incompatible. This theory is able to blend the two by positing a collection of added dimensions over and above the usual four. People don’t see these other dimensions because they are securely wrapped inside a tiny radius that is unapproachable with typical energy levels. In concept, when you travel at the actual speed of light, time around you slows down. And so for instance, a man boards a rocket that travels at the speed of light. He travels around the solar system several times, and finally returns to Earth. When he exits the rocket, the Earth will have aged a few weeks although his journey only took a few hours. These concepts will eventually make time travel not only a possibility, but ultimately inevitable.
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is considered one of the most haunted cities in the world. Places where sudden deaths occurred, and cemeteries, are considered hotspots by ghost hunters and Gettysburg certainly has both in abundance.
On July 1st 1863, one of the bloodiest battles of the US Civil war took place at Gettysburg. This historic battle is often considered the turning point of the war. General Lee led the Confederate Army and Major General George G. Meade led the north.
Do Gettysburg Ghosts Haunt the Battlefields?
After three long days of fighting, the North succeeded in stopping the advance of Lee’s Army. The human cost was astounding. The South suffered 4,708 casualties, 12,693 men were injured and 5,830 were either captured or listed as missing. The North, despite its victory, did not fare much better. They had 3,155 killed in battle, 14,531 wounded and 5,369 men were missing or taken prisoner.
The Ghosts of Gettysburg
After seeing the numbers of people that were killed suddenly, and the fact that many of them are buried in the local cemeteries, it is not surprising that this is the place to be if you are hoping to spot a ghost. Ghost sightings in and around the city have been going on for hundreds of years.
The ghosts that are most often seen in this area are either recurring, or non-interactive or both. There are numerous claims of people seeing a group of what appears to be soldiers dressed in grey walking in a line into the trees. These ghosts appear regularly, but do not seem to have any awareness of where they are or what is occurring around them. They return each time and repeat the same actions.
Many of the places in and around Gettysburg are considered to be historical landmarks so if you do plan to go and explore for Gettysburg Ghosts, do so with care and respect.
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Shadow People Explained
In ancient lore, shadow people are considered to be demons summoned through black magic or similar ritual to wreak havoc on an intended victim. More modern and scientific approaches have attempted to isolate this phenomenon as nothing more than the product of optical illusions.
In addition, yet another explanation attributed to this process is the prospect of hypnagogia. Hypnagogia is a state of mind usually accompanying the process of first awakening. During this period it’s not unusual for an individual to experience something called a waking dream wherein the imagery can take on a sensation of being all too real. [1. Jenkins, G (2005). Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press. ISBN 9781561643271. Retrieved 2010-03-31]
In any event, wherein the individual does experience this paranormal event, it should be treated as a very genuine encounter for that individual and as such ought to be respected as an actual haunting or visitation by a spiritual entity. In-other-words don’t be so quick to dismiss the experience that it leaves the individual with more questions than answers or more fear than certainty.
As a rule, shadow people are there to cause havoc, not necessarily physical harm. If physical harm does occur it’s usually the result of the individual’s reaction more so than any direct action of the shadow entity. Their presence is much like a parasite feeding off the negative energy of its host. The closer this entity can get to their host the greater the chaos it can create and feed off of.
What to Expect of Shadow People
To come in contact with a shadow person can be very frightening to the unaware. At first you may get glimpses of them through your peripheral vision as dark silhouettes cast against a light background or you might even see them fleetingly at night, usually as dense black spaces in the dark accompanied by an equally impenetrable feeling of apprehension.
Shadow people may try to make direct contact through a dream or astral projection at some point in order to grant permission for their entry and/or attachment. If you see them in a dream they will generally appear as a dark gray mass of energy with generic human features, i.e. arms, legs, body, head, face, smile, etc. In the case where they do present themselves in this manner, remain calm and demand that they leave your presence immediately without question.
If remaining calm isn’t in your vocabulary at that moment; remember, you’re a sovereign entity capable of accepting or rejecting anything that comes into your life. Shadow people cannot attach to individuals without their express consent, but it should also be mentioned that they are extremely tricky when it comes to obtaining that consent; so, be aware and beware.
Although shadow people cannot attach without permission this shouldn’t be seen to imply that they cannot cause havoc in your immediate environment, they can and will. The silver lining to all this doom and gloom scenario is that that shadow people will not stick around long if they can’t generate enough negative energy to sustain their presence and it does take a lot of energy.
Are There Any Dangers?
The dangers associated with shadow people are very clear and at no time should you ever try to entertain their presence or give them permission to enter your life. The primary aim of a shadow person is to create havoc by whatever means possible and to that effect they can behave much like poltergeists.
Shadow Person Captured On Full Spectrum Camera
Just as poltergeists, shadow people are able to manipulate and create physical manifestations through the use of sound and the movement of physical objects. Shadow people are especially keen to influence electronics in such a way as to cause flickering lights, TV interference, and any other number of electronic anomalies. Their primary goal is to inflict as much stress and fear as possible without causing direct harm.
If direct harm is related to a shadow manifestation chances are this is a malevolent poltergeist or spiritual manifestation and as such, the individual should seek immediate help from a trained professional experienced in the matter of paranormal haunting. Never attempt to handle a haunting of this nature on your own or without the aid of an experienced psychic; the results can be potentially devastating.
1. Shadow people appear as their name indicates, as a dark gray mass of energy with generic human features. They are largely benign in causing physical harm but can wreck havoc on the immediate environment.
2. Differentiating between the natural and the supernatural source of a shadow people experience is not a hard fast rule of science. Treat each reported occurrence as legitimate with careful investigation until proven otherwise.
3. If confronted by a shadow person, never give them permission to enter your life; the results can be very distressing to say the least. Always seek the assistance of a trained paranormal investigator if havoc becomes unmanageable or continues to persist over a long period of time.
22 April 2007 Waverly Hills Shadow Person
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