"I have seen, heard, and felt a lot of strange things, but this one is terrifying," reports Arran. "I was in my house in Blantyre, Scotland, where I had heard knocking on the walls. But this time I was standing there when I looked in the mirror and saw a tall, fat figure walking towards me. It had to be a ghost because it couldn't be anything else."
Mirrors have long been thought to have mystical powers, Arran, and have been used by mystics, mediums and psychics for scrying -- fortune telling and prophecy. Perhaps it is in this context that a mirror is thought to reflect the soul that paranormal investigators sometimes use mirrors to attempt to see the images of ghosts. (Don't forget the "Bloody Mary" legend.) A mirror is also used in a psychomanteum, in which a large mirror is placed in a lightless room where a viewer sits before it in hopes of seeing materializations or visions of the dead or other dimensions. Dr. Raymond Moody used a psychomanteum as a therapeutic tool, about which he wrote in his book, Reunions.