What Was Your First Paranormal Experience?
Written by JC Phillips
Do you remember your first paranormal experience?
Was it when you were a child, or later in life?
There are theories that suggest children are more sensitive to the supernatural. Turns out, what’s really shocking is how many kids can actually communicate with spooks — or at least feel they do. So says Caron Goode, a Fort Worth, Texas-based psychotherapist and author of the new book “Kids Who See Ghosts: How to Guide Them Through Fear” (Weiser Books).
“Generally, children at the age of 2, 3 or 4 aren’t able to distinguish between a ghost or a purely imaginary playmate,” Goode says. “By the time they are 7, 8 or 9, they are able to distinguish between an apparition or a shadow on the bed.” via Ghosttheory.com (AOL News)
But what about those who have their first experience later in life? The folks at Spirit Now, break down the five most common paranormal experiences as”Astral Travel (out of body experience,) Deathbed Messages (those who come out of a catatonic state to deliver a message prior to passing,) Ghosts, Near Death Experiences, and Precognitive Dreams.
I know I’ve experienced a few of those… The two most impressionable paranormal experiences happened in my youth.
First, when I was about 4 years old, I was walking out to the back porch to play outside with my older sister, and heard a very deep, very growly voice in my ear. The voice said two words, ”It’s time.” I ran outside, as pale as a ghost… and never felt comfortable in that house again. We moved two years later.
The second experience was in my teenage years, about a month after my father had a near death experience. This experience featured a couple of entries from Spirit Now’s list… I typically sleep with the TV on, and in the 90′s… Television stations went off the air at 2am. I awoke from a deep sleep to see the fuzz on the television, I tried to reach for the remote to turn off the TV, but I couldn’t move. I was completely paralyzed. I’ve heard of this type of paralysis happening when you awake from a deep sleep… But, what made this different for me… was that I felt myself lift out of my body and look down on myself sleeping, I looked over at the TV and it shut off automatically… and a transparent calming spirit appeared at the foot of my bed. I felt as if it was the Virgin Mary calming me after the traumatic events that had recently unfolded in my life… letting me know that everything was going to be ok. I saw this as I was floating above my bed.. What’s weird is, I’m not even Catholic… I was raised Methodist. Then, all of a sudden the television switched back on to an actual channel, not fuzz… and I snapped right back into my body, and sat up. Was it all a dream?
November 3rd, 2012