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Why don't they help ghosts move on?

By June 22, 2011

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"I watch many paranormal shows," writes Jill, "and my question is this: Why don't the people on these shows try to release the spirits? I was just reading your article where the little girl's spirit on the Queen Mary was mentioned. Why aren't people trying to free spirits like her? I can't see why they would leave little children's spirits to wander like that, or the spirits of victims who were murdered. Don't these spirits deserve to move on to a happier place? I know if my spirit was here because of some sad or tragic event I would want help to move on."

Answer: Jill, the answer has to do with the type of haunting that is being investigated. In the case of the little girl haunting the Queen Mary, this is most likely a residual haunting -- that is, the type of haunting phenomenon that is a kind of recording on the environment that plays over and over.... Read the rest of my answer.


June 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm
(1) Elaine says:

Then again, who says that driving a spirit out of it’s home necessarily sends it to a happy place? Maybe the paranormal investigators should consider allowing them to stay on where they have chosen to be. I would never consider booting my mother out of her house!

June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
(2) Patricia says:

That’s a good point. If a spirit is peaceful and happy and doing something it likes then let it stay.

June 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm
(3) Psiboy says:

I think spirits deserve better.

June 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm
(4) Psiboy says:

I think spirits should deserve better

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