Monday, January 10, 2011

Food For Thought: Perception

Ghost Hunting Theories comes us with an interesting post to scratch your head over.

"...a woman breaks up with a man and he goes all psycho on her. His angry stalking does not mean he loved her more than other men love their women. It simply means his self explanatory style is not grounded in reality but fantasy. He's running around telling himself his life is over without her and thus he reacts as if he's trying to save his life."

Perhaps this is something you've witnessed yourself. Perhaps you are also guilty of this. In fact, I know you are. I am. We all have this tendency at times. I think the important thing is to be aware of this and make a conscious effort to avoid it in our lives and during investigations.

1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Amen, brother! Any time someone's emotions are way out proportion to what's happening, their internal dialogue is one screwed up fantasy. I was on a hunt once with a group and a woman got hysterical when someone said they saw a shadow. She didn't even see the shadow, but she started trembling and crying and clutching people and then ran from the room. I can't even imagine what went on in her head, but I'll guess it probably went like this, "Oh my God! Something is in here with us. What if it seems me? What if it touches me? What if it tries to hurt me or possess me? I have no way to fight the unseen. What will I do? I must get away!" It doesn't make me popular in ghost hunting to tout the benefits of rational emotive behaviors, but honestly the more you deal with reality, the more the unexplained becomes something even more miraculous because it defies logic. You don't lose your wonder when you're rational, it actually makes the wonder more worthy because it is reserved for that which is truly unexplained.