The Invisible Ghost

My otherworldly search in a fast-paced, technological age where science meets Mother Nature. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Belief: An entirely epic word that within itself, can mean so many varying things to such a vast amount of people. There’s an intensity that comes from believing in something so strongly that it can give, take, and hold such tremendous power. It took me a long time to realize this, but when I did, the world seemed very different and new to me.

I’m not talking about the colour between black and white, or that place where science and creativity meet, where we know all the answers and believe them based on who taught us.

I’m talking about a place where we are told we can’t, so we don’t. We are given a voice to speak, but no platform to talk. Spoken to, but not heard. Bestowed sight, but cannot see.

This isn’t where our future is heading. This isn’t the way the world is supposed to be. I know this much.

TED Talk & Hang?
Technology harmoniously blended with love, kindness, compassion, belief, and perpetual perseverance for the greater good of everyone will advance our species and quest for the unknown. Think I’m starting to sound like an episode of The X-Files? Stick with me, I’m going somewhere with this.

Rich or poor, young or old, spiritual or not, and yes, living or dead, we all play a part in this constantly moving, changing, and evolving world.

We don’t necessarily know why things work the way they do, but we have faith that someone out there has figured that hard part out already to make our lives easier.

If I can use the video chat on my cell phone (which is small enough to hold in the palm of my hand) to see my loved ones halfway across the world, why can’t I talk to those I love and miss who have already passed on just as easily? The answer is unclear, but I love being part of something greater that is questioning this logic.

The fact that “invisibility” rules our world can be both a celebrated and feared notion. I love that I can sit on my couch and use the magical laser beam that shoots from a piece of plastic in my hand to another small box across the room to simply change the TV channel.

If you’re anything like me (an über nerd to the extreme in disguise as the mysteriously elusive “Spooky Steph”) you’ll agree that TED Talks are one of the best collaborative efforts on our planet to date. They encompass the latest in scientific advancements, ever-changing technological innovations, space exploration, universal theories, genetics, sex, art, birds, bees, agriculture, and everything in between. Instead of “Netflix and chill” try “TED Talks and hang.” I swear it will get you much further with the ladies! Well, the clever ones like me anyways. Bonus points if you bring chocolate and a few Xbox games too. You’ll melt her geeky heart in no time!

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there

Technology is advancing with remote, invisible, and impalpable ways to accomplish tasks that help you get your stuff done quickly and efficiently. In a fast-paced world where art meets science, will it propel those of us in the paranormal research field too? Just because you can’t see it, does it mean it’s not there?

We have advanced well enough to prove this notion false, but how far do we have to propel in search of the unknown before it’s established as a respected field? Whether you’re a believer in the invisible ghost or not, we all wonder what happens to us after we die. An all-consuming, constant search for the unknown or a strong, unwavering faith in where our soul goes after it leaves the body: these are common threads that bind us all.

Sometimes the answers are clear. And sometimes they aren’t. That’s where belief steps in. I’m not talking about faith. I understand these as two completely different topics of opinion, and some discussions only hinder our productivity instead of propelling it.

What I am talking about is an awakening to the fact that there is so much more going on beyond your naked eyes than you realize. Ghosts, spirits, shadow figures, angels, demons, or spirit guides … We all give a name to the things we don’t know.

I Want to Believe!
I’ve spent almost two decades in a constant search for the unknown. The Mulder in me wants to believe while the Scully always questions the logic and reasoning behind things first. I like to call myself a “healthy skeptic” and I think it’s a valid term all paranormal enthusiasts should start using liberally. The world is all about balance, positivity, symbiosis, the yin and the yang. There’s a fine line between being a hard-core believer versus a negative nay-sayer. The trick is to find the sweet spot in between.

Just as those infrared lasers, magnetic frequencies, and radio waves permeate their way into our daily lives, ghosts do too. When ghost hunting, we use EMF readers to detect invisible electro-magnetic fields, laser grids to see shadow figures in the dark, and audio/video surveillance to help us see and hear what we can’t with the naked eye. Technology has advanced in ways to detect and read these invisible levels of measurement, so it’s not so far-fetched to believe that energy left behind from our bodies can emit something measurable too. Imagine a moment in your life when you can remember, recall, and revisit an intense amount of emotion. Was it a time when you loved so deeply you cried, fought so hard that you hurt, or laughed so much that you peed (it happens!)? Now put everything you feel from that moment into a tiny bubble. Watch it expand. Feel, sense, and react to it as your emotions elevate and the intensity builds. It’s bound to burst, and when it does, where does all that energy go? In this metaphor, when you fill up a balloon and pop it, the air from the balloon releases unseen. Can intangible energy from such an intense emotional build-up and release a residue too? I believe it can and I know that if you truly look past the immediate feast of the digital senses, past the proximity of your peripheral world, you’ll see it too.In the meantime, start looking at YOUR world differently. Sometimes things unseen can be right there in front of your face like beautiful, vivid portraits. And sometimes words unspoken can be heard the loudest, when simply listened to.

Until next time, stay spooky!
—Stephanie Lechniak
Founder, Haunted Hamilton

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