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Happy Hungry Ghost Festival!

Hungry Ghost Month from 14 Aug to 12 Sep 2015.

Pabna school closed over ‘toilet ghost’ panic

Several pupils have fallen ill after entering a bathroom attributed with the death of a schoolgirl.

The unusual series of events, which took place in the Pabna District of Bangladesh, began on Wednesday when 11-year-old Rumi Khatun became seriously ill and later died in hospital after using a bathroom at the Bordanagar Govt. Primary School.

Soon afterwards several other pupils at the school also started to feel ill after using the toilets, prompting the belief that a ghost had taken up residence there. Before long concerns over the matter had grown to the point where the school had to be closed down.

Locals later attempted to solve the problem by using a special ritual to try and cleanse the building.

“People use to believe that there is a ghost in the school as there was a long palm tree rumored to have a ghost many years ago,” said Ataur Rahman Tota, chairman of the Saikola Union Parishad.

“After the schoolgirl died, locals believe that it was the same ghost now taking shelter in the toilet. That is why we have taken a step to remove the ghost from the school.”

It isn’t clear whether his efforts have succeeded in preventing any further incidents.

Source
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/pabna-school-closed-over-toilet-ghost%E2%80%99-panic-82618

Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden

Hidden away down an overgrown road, in a village not far from Bangkok, there lies a curious museum known to many as the ‘Thailand Hell Horror Park’. Built adjacent to a local temple, the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden – as it is correctly named – brings to life Buddhist teachings about the torments of the underworld, in a series of increasingly gruesome scenes.

The Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden is the largest hell garden in Thailand. At the entrance of the monastery garden, a brightly colored sign reads “Welcome To Hell” Further inside the garden, another sign reads:

If you meet the Devil in this life, don’t postpone merit-making which will help you to defeat him in the next life.

At the start of the garden trial sits a giant “fat Buddha” statue. Numerous cement-and-plaster statues depicting life in a Buddhist hell can be found throughout the garden. After a series of relatively peaceful, spiritual scenes, the visitor turns a corner to see a diorama depicting Buddhist hell. Two large figures named ‘Nai Ngean’ and ‘Nang Thong’ stand high above the tortured souls of the garden; their emaciated appearance, long necks and distended bellies seems to mark them as Preta, the ‘hungry ghosts’ of Thai folklore.

Around the feet of these figures are arranged 21 tortured souls, each with the head of a different animal. These animalistic characterisations reflect the nature of each soul’s sin; plaques at the feet of each feature inscriptions such as:

Ones who make a corruption are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the pigs.

Ones who sell the habit-performing drugs are punished in the hell, they are named as the spirits of the cows.

Other designations include the ungrateful becoming tigers, jealous people being named rabbits and a bird head given to those who steal cooked rice.

After this first area come illustrations of the specific punishments for a list of very particular crimes. These include depictions of human sinners being ripped apart by the dogs of Hell,burnt alive in boiling cauldrons,disembowelled by birds, and having their head replaced with that of an animal.

Donation boxes located next to each scene encourage penance through charity. They also detail the sins likely to incur the depicted torture; these range from a woman being crushed in a vice for committing aborticide, to a man having his head savagely knocked off for undermining Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

Source :

http://paranormal-around.blogspot.sg/2015/04/wang-saen-suk-hell-garden.html

http://www.thebohemianblog.com/2013/06/wang-saen-suk-hell-garden-thailand.html

 

 

Woman ‘pushed by a ghost’ in Santiago

34-year-old Cecilia Carrasco was inexplicably flung to the ground while standing beside a reception desk.

Bizarre CCTV footage has emerged this week showing a Chilean woman
standing next to a desk in the lobby of her lawyer’s office when she is
suddenly thrown backwards on to the floor by an unseen force to the
surprise of those around her.

When asked about the incident she
claimed that she had felt two hands pushing her just before she fell
down and couldn’t believe that the culprit hadn’t been picked up on the
video.

“I wasn’t aware of anybody in front of me as I passed the
reception desk talking to a girl, and as I looked towards the
receptionist I suddenly felt two pairs of hands shove me over,” she
said.

“I hit the floor but when I looked up I couldn’t see anybody, and I thought they probably had run off.”

Cecilia
ended up spending three days in hospital as a result of her injuries
and had to take time off work. The incident left her so shaken that she
is now reluctant to leave her house.

Source :

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/paranormal-push–woman-claims-she-was-shoved-by-a-ghost-132640541.html#ZMa8FCx

 

Transylvania’s Haunted Forest, Known as Romania’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’


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Hoia Baciu (Hoia Forest) in Romania. (Bortescristian via Compfight)

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

When most people think of Transylvania, the first thought that comes to mind is Dracula. But, setting Vlad Tepes (the person considered the model for Dracula) aside, the area’s majestic yet notorious landscapes are home to perhaps the world’s most haunted forest.

The forest in question is the Hoia Baciu forest located outside the city of Cluj Napoca in the historical region of Transylvania, Romania.

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

The area first gained notoriety outside the region when in 1968 biologist Alexandru Sift who, while on a scientific expedition to the forest, snapped a photo of a disc shaped UFO. The photo fueled ufologist interest across the world.

However, the forest is known for much more than just UFO related phenomenon. It is known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania” among the ghost hunting community and among paranormal investigators, such as Dr. Adrian Patrut, president of the Romanian Society of Parapsychology.

“Some experts believe that we are dealing with a genuine Romanian ‘Bermuda Triangle.’ The area certainly can be certified as such, especially with the exceptional video and photos, along with testimonies of researchers who studied it for decades,” said Dr. Adrian Patrut in the show “Science and Knowledge (TVR Cluj), according to www.hoiabaciuforest.com.

Visitors to the area tell of intense feelings of anxiety. Moreover, some who have ventured off into the mysterious woods have emerged with unexplained rashes, scratches, burns, and other effects like migraines, nausea, vomiting, and even missing time.

To make matters more menacing, some of the forest trees are twisted and distorted misshapen like those depicted in old fairy tales. This landscape adds to the anxiety experienced by visitors as they enter.

In one particular area of the forest is a clearing were no trees grow. Some paranormal investigators believe this area to be especially high in activity.

Many locals believe the site is haunted and that if they enter, they will not return. In fact, according to legends of the area, the forest is named after a local shepherd who, along with his 200 sheep, disappeared.

Other legends include that spirits of murdered villagers have been trapped in the forest and are unable to move on. Visitors to the forest often hear disembodied voices and sometimes witness disembodied heads floating amid the trees.

Dr. Patrut has been studying the site since the 1970s, but unfortunately, no conclusions about the forest’s strange atmosphere have come to light.

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005. (Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005.
(Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

In recent years the site has attracted tourists to the area seeking either ghostly encounters or spiritual experiences, according to the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” a show which did a short stint on the mystery forest (see video clip above).

Today even the legends remain buried in the shroud of campfire stories. However, the lasting impression of this forest seems to the consistency of the occurrences and the large amount of photographic evidence.

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Source :

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1076670-transylvanias-haunted-forest-known-as-romanias-bermuda-triangle-hoia-baciu/

Alleged Haunting & possible role played by EMF/Infrasound/psychological


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Some people believed that they have experienced some type of ghostly phenomena.  These experiences include reports of apparitions, unusual odors, sudden changes in temperature and a sense of presence. In a small number of cases, witnesses consistently report these experiences in certain locations, giving rise to the notion that these places are “haunted”. Some alleged haunting last many years and involving large numbers of seemingly trustworthy witnesses. Scientific research in this area aims to discover why this is the case, including the possible role played by magnetic fields, infrasound, and various psychological factors.

Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF)

EMF does stand for electromotive force in electronics engineering (also known as voltage), but in the world of “ghost” hunting it is more recognized as an acronym for electromagnetic field. There are conjectures that EMF is correlated either with

(1) induced illusions of ghosts or
(2) the presence of actual spirits.
Ghosts cause EMF fields and need energy to manifest? Our question is what type of evidence is available to prove that a ghost causes or even raises an EMF field?

Like everything else in paranormal research, it’s open to debate. 98% of the time, EMF is caused by unshielded wiring or some other man-made source. However, when you encounter an EMF fluctuation with no apparent cause
(i.e., a higher reading outdoors, many meters away from the nearest power line or electrical outlet or no possible EMF at a particular venue) *in addition* to other activity (EVPs, anomalous photos, etc) or EMF in atmospheric effects.

EMF in atmospheric effects – Connections with water vapor, water molecules, atmosphere temperatures.

As well as absorbing radiation, water vapor emits radiation in all directions. Much of this energy will be recaptured by other water molecules.

The water molecule, in the gaseous state, has three type of transition that can give rise to absorption of electromagnetic radiation. ie Rotational transitions, Vibrational transitions & Electronic transitions
The absorption of electromagnetic radiation by water depends on the state of water.

SPI also discovered the presence of EMF on our hands of sweaty palms.

In high doses EMF can be really unhealthy. They can make you see things that are not there, black spots, dizziness, nauseas, headaches, make you feel like you being watched, hallucinate….etc.

 

EMF Detectors

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We are not Ghostbusters and we are only Investigators, the equipments only captured datas and not Ghost!

What do EMF meters measure? In day-to-day use, electromagnetic field (EMF) meters are used to diagnose problems with electrical wiring and power lines and to get readings on working appliances.

EMF meters detect fields emitted by moving electrically charged objects. Electromagnetic field theory lies at the combination of an electric field, produced by a charged object, and the magnetic field created when the charged object moves.

Electromagnetic fields are created using alternating current and direct current, but with different results. EMF meters measure fields produced by alternating current – the type of electricity surging through your microwaves and television. This current moves back and forth.

Infrasound

Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz (Hertz) or cycles per second, the “normal” limit of human hearing.

Animals have been known to perceive the infrasonic waves going through the earth by natural disasters and can use these as an early warning. A recent example of this is the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Animals were reported to flee the area hours before the actual tsunami hit the shores of Asia. It is not known for sure if this is the exact reason, as some have suggested that it may have been the influence of electromagnetic waves, and not of infrasonic waves, that prompted these animals to flee.

“Frequency Sounds (Infrasound) can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound.” “Some scientists have suggested that this level of sound may be present at some allegedly haunted sites and so causes people to have odd sensations that they attribute to a ghost. Our findings support this ideas.”
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Richard Wiseman (born 1966) is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. His research has been published in leading academic journals, with one Scientific American columnist labelling him “…the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today”. Wiseman is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena, including reports of paranormal phenomena.

“NORMALLY YOU can’t hear it,” Richard Lord, an acoustic scientist at the National Physical Laboratory in England.
Lord and his colleagues, who produced infrasound with a 23-foot (7-meter) pipe and tested its impact on 750 people at a concert, said infrasound is also generated by natural phenomena.

Reactions to Infrasound

Lord and Wiseman played four contemporary pieces of live music, including some laced with infrasound, at a London concert hall and asked the audience to describe their reactions to the music.

The audience did not know which pieces included infrasound, but 22 percent reported more unusual experiences when it was present in the music.

 

Their unusual experiences included feeling uneasy or sorrowful, getting chills down the spine or nervous feelings of revulsion or fear.

“These results suggest that low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound,” said Wiseman, who presented his findings to the British Association science conference.

Natural Phenomenon

Infrasound is also produced by storms, seasonal winds and weather patterns and some types of earthquakes. Animals such as elephants also use infrasound to communicate over long distances or as weapons to repel foes.

Psychological factors

Finally, some researchers believed that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. For example, witnesses may have had prior knowledge about which parts of a building were ‘haunted’, and do become anxious when entering these areas, resulting in mild psychosomatic and hallucinatory phenomena. Alternatively, certain areas may simply ‘look’ haunted (i.e., be especially dark or creepy looking) and again cause people to feel anxious.

Power of Suggestions

Honestly the power of suggestion is probably the #1 reason people
both believe in the paranormal and don’t believe in the paranormal.

Beliefs Systems , Heard, Said, Cultural, Seen, Felt, Myths Happened in unexplainable situations, Judged too quickly, with faiths from religious masters or priest, Astrologers & Psychics etc, that goes through the conscious and subsonscious abilities.   You believe there is, there is.

 

Law of Heat transfer

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Unexplained and strange sounds may also occur due to the weather when its at night.  It can happen when it is cold or when there’s a sudden drop in temperature, then it probably is the building materials (walls and framework) contracting and expanding with the weather. Even new buildings can do this.

 

Conclusion

The Alleged “Haunting” of a place that can be explained mostly by the few factors mentioned above,  which can be in connections with EMF, in connected with infrasounds that stuck in a venue which can be negatives energies, and the psychological minds thinking of the beliefs system of each individual person. (especially the venue can be rated as defined as haunted).  And also the nature taking  its own place of atmospheric or physics  quantum on all objects that may vibrates, moved, produced sounds or  misjudged by others.   Other scary sounds may be produced by Humans or Animals, insects or creatures.

We may also be scared or “hairstand” caused by the fear factors not just haunting or ghosts.  Since young we may  absorbed from parents, people – hair raising stories that may be exegerated through communications many channels.  The scary movies, ghost books, tales or myths heard through the years causes a belief system.

Meanwhile, if things happened, they maybe a reason!

Happy Halloween 2014!

 

Research done, analaysed, tested for some and contributed by :
Desmond Wong
Singapore Paranormal Investigators