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Paranormal News and Views for November 17, 2012

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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley saw an apparition in her hotel room.

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Up-to-the-minute reports of paranormal activity and news from around the world

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Keira Knightley: I was confronted by a ghost in my hotel room
Keira Knightley has revealed she was confronted by a ghost in her hotel room. The British actress made the spooky admission when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her new movie Anna Karenina. Keira told how she was visited by a ghost while staying in a hotel in Los Angeles...

Is it possible to communicate with the supernatural or the dead?
Arvind Khetia, engineer and a Hindu: In Hinduism, the idea of communicating with supernatural beings such as ghosts, demons or the dead is considered inconsistent with the true spiritual practices defined by the wisdom of the scriptures. Such pursuits arise only from spiritual ignorance of the mind and do not help one attain liberation (moksha)...

Is Hertford the most haunted town in the country?
Dave Lee and Ruth Stratton, who have written Haunted Hertford and Haunted Hertfordshire, believe it could set a Guinness World Record and knock the current titleholder, Pluckley in Kent, which has 12 ghosts reported, off the top spot...
(Also read: The World's Most Haunted Places )

Ghosts roamed Varina parkway
Perhaps Henrico County's most famous spirits are the "ghost riders" who surfaced during the construction and early usage of the Pocahontas Parkway more than a decade ago. Newspapers and magazines from as far away as Australia reported on the strange phenomena, which first made headlines in the summer of 2002...
(Also read: Ghost of The Highway Man)

Ghosts: Is this why we can see ghosts?
The two basic ideas in physics are matter and energy. In the past, physicists believed that matter and energy were "two separate ideas". Today, physicists have shown that "matter can be changed into energy and energy into matter." We can explain this transformation by saying: "when a body releases energy it loses part of its mass, when a body absorbs energy, it gains mass"...
(Also read: Why Are Ghosts Seen Wearing Clothes?)

Poltergeists: Teen angst & telekinesis
Is poltergeist activity, those unexplained noisy bangings and rappings on walls and inanimate objects like furniture, toys and stones flying through the air, levitating or materialising from nowhere, the result of troublesome ghosts or evil spirits? Or, does it have more to do with the pent-up psychic energy of lovelorn, rebellious and frustrated teens with hormones coursing through their veins and manifesting in the form of telekinesis...

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