Monday, August 23, 2010


   The most common question that comes from a paranormal investigator or homeowner faced with a ghost is " Why haven't they moved on to someplace better?"
   While there is no certain answer, I can tell you that there are a few theories that are circulating around the paranormal community.  To be exact, there are basically three main reasons that paranormal investigators have come up with as to why these spirits stick around.
   First are those spirits who have some unfinished business to attend to.  These spirits may feel that they did not get to do everything that they wanted or needed to do while on this earth so therefore they want to stick around to try and finish what they started.  They may also feel the need to watch over their loved ones such as family members or close friends.  Or they could have had a fight with someone special right before they passed and feel they must pass a message onto that person before they can move on.
   The second reason that paranormal investigators have thought of is that they are simply afraid to let go and to die.  This would be because they may not have had any certain faith and may be in fear of what is around the next corner for them.  The spirits simply are too afraid to move on and leave this world.  While they may realize that they are dead,  they are not willing to fully accept that they must leave this earth and go wherever it is that they must go.
   And then last but not least, we have those spirits who really do not know or understand that they are dead.  This most often happens when the death is one that occurs out of tragedy or one that happens very sudden.  These spirits would be ones that would not interact with those of the living because their mind has not come to terms with the fact that they have died.  So in a sense, they are living in their own fantasy world and do not see the world as we see it.
   So when speaking of spirits in your home or that you have encountered somewhere, know that they  more than likely fall into one of these categories.  But no matter the reason, it is the job of the paranormal investigators to help prove the haunting, or in some cases disprove it, and to help find out what the spirit wants, if anything.  By doing this, paranormal investigtors may very well help that spirit cross over.