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This is super long and complicated, so I'm going to try to make it as short and easy as possible. I'm just confused and looking for help.

I've always been a logic/fact oriented person. I'm not religious (not enough evidence for me to believe) and am currently employed as a scientist. On the other hand, I've had unexplainable things happen to me from the time I was a little kid. I always dealt with these experiences by saying, "Huh, that was strange" and brushing them aside.

For example:

- I frequently know who is calling me when I hear my phone ring. It doesn't matter if it's someone I talk to regularly or a telemarketer-- I just know.

- I can be sitting beside a radio and know what song is being played on a certain station, even when the radio is turned off. I'll get really excited for my favorite songs and turn on the radio, knowing exactly what the song is. I've unintentionally freaked out quite a few people with this one.

- I've always gotten strong "vibes" from places and objects.

- I used to see a black man walking down the hallway of our house every night when I was 5 years old, which is especially peculiar because I lived in a predominantly white neighborhood and at age 5 my experiences with black people were extremely limited.

- Until I was 17, I used to get feelings that I was being watched when I was at home. My grandma died when I was 17 and all of the feelings completely vanished when she died. They started trickling back around age 20.

- Around 22, I got this crazy uneasy feeling at my parent's house that I wasn't only being watched-- I was being stared at. This is also around the time I started hearing footsteps in the house. I was physically touched a few times when I walked past the spot where the "person" was standing and staring at me.

- When I moved out of my parents house, I stopped feeling that presence. The presence never left their house though-- I feel it every time I go back.

I spent my life convincing myself that these things weren't happening because there was no scientific proof. I didn't want to ruin my reputation as a scientist because of a few silly coincidences and feelings. Then I went to Gettysburg and everything changed. In Gettysburg:

- I saw the same full body apparition 3 separate times in a room fully lit with no doors or windows and no way for her to leave without my knowing. Again, we stared at each other for 3 or 4 seconds before she disappeared. I can tell you exactly what she looked like down to her eye color. This wasn't in my hotel room or anything-- there is no possible way that it was a dream.

- I was physically touched again. This time, the touch left a hand print. The hand print was so distinct and easy to see that you could make out the fingers and the fact that it was somebody's left hand. I was sitting next to a stone wall when this happened, so nobody could have possibly touched me unless they were reaching through the stone wall.

- We went to a museum. I walked around with curiosity and interest until I saw this old coat. Standing in front of the old coat, I was so overwhelmed with heartache that I started to cry on the spot and I whispered "There are so many sad memories..." As soon as I walked away from the coat, I went back to feeling curious and interested in the museum.

I have to accept these things now. I would be an even worse scientist to claim that things didn't exist when the evidence is so clearly presented to me. Since I've accepted it, there's been good stuff and bad stuff happening:

- I play the lottery when I know I'm going to win. This sounds a lot cooler than it actually is-- it's only a few dollars every month or so. But I've never bought a losing ticket since I started accepting this.

- I'm getting good at telling people about current events before they happen. I told people that it wasn't a good idea to be driving a Toyota about a year before the recalls started. I knew Barak Obama would be president before he announced his candidacy.

- I've had the same emotional reaction that I had with the old coat when I was looking at old picture hanging up in an airport.

- I made it a year in my apartment before the feeling of somebody being there with me came back. I turned off my light before bed the other night and immediately knew I wasn't alone in the room. I said "Whoa..." out loud, grabbed my stuff, and moved to sleep on the couch because I was too sleepy to deal with it. The next morning, I accidentally slept through my alarm. When I realized how late it was, I flew off the couch and ran into the bedroom to get changed. A man's voice said, "Good morning," in an amused sort of way. I didn't have time to think about it.

So, if you've managed to read all that, my questions are:

1. Is there any way to make my life as a scientist compatible with the things that are happening to me? I'm afraid to talk about this with anyone because it might hurt my professional reputation.

2. How do I control it? It's gotten more prominent since I've started accepting it.

3. Is there any way to improve the good and block out the bad?

4. What IS it? Is it psychic, what? Can anyone recommend any books?

5. Is it genetic? My mom has similar experiences, except with numbers. She never talked about it to me before I told her about Gettysburg and asked her if she thought I was nuts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to read this!

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Doublemint (3 stories) (261 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-19)
Enjoyed reading your story very much here are my thoughts to your questions.

1.) Is there any way to make my life as a scientist compatible with the things that are happening to me? Of course you can we do this by arming ourselves with knowledge. As far as professional reputation goes exercise your better judgment speak to those whom you trust with personal things about yourself.

2. How do I control it? You can to some degree I have listed a few books to get you comfortable with the many facets of your abilities.

3. Is there any way to improve the good and block out the bad?
I am a little older than you and still experience both on different levels of thought. Do a little reading to familiarize yourself with a few techniques on grounding and meditation.

4. What IS it? Is it psychic, what? Psychic!
Can anyone recommend any books? Yes here are a few down below.
The Psychic Pathway by Sonia Choquette
Simply Psychic by Ann Caulfield
Frequency by Penny Peirce

5. Is it genetic? I personally feel that we all have a gift to a certain degree like your mother my mother was gifted also. I have two younger brothers who have their own experiences. My daughter has her own experiences. Is it genetic > the possibilities endless.
delicato (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-19)
My name is Fabio Delicato, and I am a journalist / writter from Brazil and currently on research at the US writing my new book.
I read your story and signed up just to let you know:
This is the most scientific based book written about life after death. I can asure you none of the information over there will be in contradiction with your beliefs.

And yet, if you read this and want some more information I would also like to interview you as part of the research for my book.

My email is fabiodelicato [at]
drewski (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-08)
Maybe responses to the specific questions that Scientist99 asked would be more appropriate here for the moment, although there are many interesting issues being raised on this thread.
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-08)
Alls I have to say to that is I do agree in some way but alls they tell me is that more people will uynderstand in time so don't worry and I amn sorry my whole life have gone from having poor people skills to having good ones that's why I wish I could me some of you for the fact computers an phones are'nt my strong points.
chicken1 (2 stories) (69 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-08)
thanks Iunderstand for putting it that way to newblood, your definitly better with words that what I was about to say.
To newblood maybe you need to get help from the spiritualexperiences website as this site is more for those who believe in the psychic stuff, and its also for commenting on these peoples experiences, not on preacing your beliefs. I guess there's a learning in all of this, that for all of us that believe in something, there's the ones that believe a little to much.
Love and light
Iunderstand (3 stories) (153 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-08)
To newblood- Once again you have explained nothing. All you do is talk about yourself. I have not talked down to you. I asked you one simple question and you have failed to answer it. When Christ was on the earth people asked that He give them a sign, a miracle, to prove His godliness. I ask for no such sign. All I ask is that you talk to me. Don't talk at me, talk with me. Quit talking about yourself, quit explaining who you are and what your purpose is. Allow people to learn who you are through mutual exchange.

Successful human interaction is based on being able to relate to one another through physical experiences, thoughts, and feelings. You aren't doing any of those. All you are doing is trying to force this self made image of you on other people. This is why people think you are weird. Because they can't relate to you. They find no part of you similar to them.

I know what its like to be rejected and to be an outcast. Creating alternate persons of yourself will not satisfy your emptiness. You need people and people need you. We are social beings. We each are given gifts for the purpose of helping each other. Where one lacks, there is another to fill the void.

I wish you would listen to my words and accept the gift I am giving you. Your pride would have you believe I am talking down to you but your pride is wrong. Don't separate yourself from one who would seek to show you truth. I have called you no derogatory name, I have not attacked your character. I admit I spoke to you strongly but sometimes this is necessary to break through all the nonsence.

You have this idealistic image of who you believe yourself to be. You claim to have these gifts and abilities. I have not contradicted any statement you have made. However, I have called you out and have asked that you explain how it is that you have come to believe these things.

Experience produces thoughts, thoughts form beliefs. What experiences have happened to you that have caused you to believe the things you claim? This is a very simple question. I believe I'm an empath. I believe in Christ. I believe I can sence the presence of demons. Furthermore, I can support each of these beliefs with several experiences that compels me to believe them. In other words, I can defend my belief system. Can you defend yours?

If you are who and what you say you are and if you truly can do the things you claim, then surely you can give express some justification for forming those beliefs. So do it. Quit playing games, quit trying to force your self made image on people, quit fooling yourself, you are not fooling any one of us, only yourself. Give us a chance to get to know you. Allow us to paint an image of who you are in our own minds.

Lastly let's not carry this on any longer here. That's why oI gave out my email. Here it is again, rountree11b (at) I expect to receive an email from you soon. How do you expect to defend yourself against demons or evil or anything else if you can't even carry on a simple conversation inwhich you express yourself in a nonoffencive way?
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-08)
Im sorry but I didn't make any thing up and and yeah my spelling is poor or maybe I have poor spelling ha ha ha. And I dint do any thing close to what I'm sure your in bread family did ha a the little things the humen mind can hold. Ha I'm sure you don't know who I am or ever will the poor body who I am usong to type with now didn't happen to even know about me and yes he is close to god in ways you couldn't imaging and it has a big part of evolotion. This 19 year old child of god I am using is very gifted and has been choosen for very big thing there is quite a few on here but some people are just to simple minded to evolove new humen emtions like freedom that some boy who is the age of 16 devoloped first in kentucky used first and the boy I am using now has created more and will help evolotion. God choose him for a reason for he was touched by some very importent souls when he was younger it just wasn't suppost to happen for another 12 year but that damn board got to him ha the things you biengs come up with. Any way there will be changes made soon and myself and my 20 brothers and sisters will make them for we are the ones you people have spoke of like gods in the romen time and we are the one who helped god make earth we are the one who where formed from clay abd ex. And you people came from use feel the wrath of the original creaters and you can go a head and speak down to this young man for I will not stop you for you have free will but how would you like it if god and our selfs spoke down to you... One more thing this kid has probly been through more poissesions in his life then you will ever come close to and he has also been used for earths angels to have what they would call as a good time the only reason his gift have been so dual latly is because he has been cut short for if he had the gift to use gifts when he was younger he would have devoloped angel gifts. Oh and one more thing there is some one on here that this man is looking for in her past life her name was Maria and he will meet you soon for god but you here for him for you two are some of the only to of all his small biengs who have ever been able to rediem shadow energy so well. Earth was made for one reason to make more like us first your humen for a few million years then your an angel a few more then an earth ach or holy prophet and then you get the choose to come with us or go to prophet star and at the rate this child is going he is deffinetly come with us. Before I go here is a clue to who I am I first made hell hounds not to be bad just like dogs but now you know why all dogs don't go to heaven ha, 2nd I made demons original to collect soul for hell and on sins and if you fools are smart like this child you would realize god made demon what they do its call "God Demands" but they are gone now lucyfer ha ruind that, and I'm form from clay, I have no soul for I'm more then a soul I create souls like natives ha, I can shape shift and can stretch and my color I made is red like the blood in all your vains that was my idea but I got to go my children much work to do and I think I'm make this child a little sick.
Iunderstand (3 stories) (153 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-07)
To newblood- So I have asked you to explain yourself but you have ignored me. If people don't believe the things you say its not because they have a problem, it is because you have failed to properly relate yourself to those people.

I am a child of God. I believe in Christ. I have studied and prayed hard for a long time. I know how defend my faith without causing offence. Instead of getting offended at people who mock you, learn to speak in a way that both you and them will grow. The first place you should start is to learn how to type. Furthermore, I request that thou discontinue with your ridiculous half-azzed old English rhetoric non-sence.

If people think you are weird its because you want them to.

Here's my email. Rountree11b [at] I hope to hear a response soon. I expect it actually.

Oh and one last thing, creating a holy protector persona and suddenly acting like you are so close to God will not save you from what you did in your past...
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-07)
To all for all who will listen the time is now few have believed me and followed the word of GOD. It all starts to day and things will change they all have been changing already but I need you all to know for if you fear reach to god his soilders will help it not going to be as bad as you thought it isn't some war. Last night was my last night of make gifts and thing like that so things will start now and it started with one of my girlfriends old friends who was bad today he has been poised by a bad soul named NickleI and he beat his girlfriend black and blew and took of in the wood I will have to deal with him the only thing he said was that he hated me and was going to hunt me down and kill me and I have never even met or spoke to him ever things will change now there are some very lucky few on here that god has choose to do good work for him so they must listen. Rashihda, Gurdien Angel, Oricale 101, Rain,. You all will open your hearts to god in away you could never imagin for your time of dutty is now you vessils have been actvated for your soul will be tweaked and become one with the body not some thing that can be removed or switched but some thing that is you no more poisessions the new race the new blood line, angels have touch the earth. I don't know some of you but I'm sure I will meet you some time god has choosen people he can trust andi can I helped for I once was a prophet but now I am an angel for I am New Blood angel of new life and change we will all be heros in our own ways. God loves you all. There is a song they had me find that I never really ever herd but could sing every word of and hit ever note they said I wrote it in the past for this day for a select few. Bad religion- God smack
LungGomPa (9 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-07)
I too, choose not to believe anything without documentable, measureable, repeatable evidence. If you read my profile and story it will help to explain some things you might not accept, or understand.
You cannot separate the physical from the spiritual. Its there but without the tools and devices to see it you will not. We know radio, x, and other kinds of rays surround us. It is also true for the spiritual world, which is simply another way of saying it's a connection to another dimension. For; in order for anything to have an effect in the physical, it must therefore itself be physical, interface or not. Being a scientist means learning, and learning is by seeking. If you are seeking a not, you will find only lies. For is is, not not is, nor is not.
I had to define what an is is. A real thing, having an independant effect on thre physical world. The interesting thing about not is's is that they have no effect independanly, i.e. Religion. Without the input of exterior consiousness they fail to exist, whereas that which is can exist without the input or even the knoledge of the is.
I suggest you seek truth in only one true place, the heart, where we truly reside, and where we hide our innermost self.
Being not doubleminded is also a great help, be the same inside as you are in the world. Like the salesman who smiles and says "Were going to give you the best deal ever!", while he is thinking... Man I'm going to take these rubes to the cleaners...
Fortunatly the laws of right and wrong are written into the fabric of the multiverses. Equal and opposite reaction and all that... Same for a lie or a theft as for a wave function, or the action of a billard ball on a rubber sheet...
The equal and opposite reaction is not a result, but rather a function of the multiverses.
When we act we set up a quantum state, and that state demands return, to maintain the balance of the multiverses. The act itself determines whether the act will result in increased entropy, or will slow or perhaps stop entropy...
Much to think on...
Crazy_banana_pirates17 (2 stories) (13 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-07)
You know what the really great thing about all this stuff is? You can most likely find someone who has very similar experiences and problems. Its always great to know your not alone. Think carefully about your "good morning" man. He may be harmless. The next time it happens, use your intuition. Does he seems aggitated? Do you think he might hurt you? Is he there for his own personal amusement or does he want to help you with something? Maybe hes's lonely. Who knows? But also think about what was happening at the point in time you said you stopped feeling the prescence. Think about your general mood then and before, when you felt the prescence. Me and a friend were talking yesterday about the possibility of actually creating something ourselves that botheres us. Not out of your imagination, but by fighting what your seeing and being a generally sullen person. (That does NOT make you crazy, just means you need some more control) Just a theory, nothing really solid at the moment. As for the coat and the picture you are probaly empathic- being able to feel the emotions of people through object they may have owned seems to be your strong point. See if you can actually physically feel someones emotions next time you come into contact with someone who is either extremely happy or upset looking. Meditate as everyone else suggested, and the light sheild thing is pretty effective. There are all kinds of books out there, but ask around and make sure the book is legitimate and a good source of information first. Don;t want to confuse yourself. Best of luck,
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-07)
See they gifted will rise for the arch have reached earth and the energy is at an all time high. My gift have grown strong I can minipulate music and sound wave, mimic tons of voices, change my eyes what ever color I want with designs in it, use shadow and extream light energy I can prodoce shadow energy, get the wind to blow where ever I am, make a flame bend, here thoughts give thoughts make people feel happy make my day go my way but with a good ripple effect around me, I can get preminitions past present and future and open eys when that ones tripy, amzing hearing, see spirit and hear them, angels, and so much more I thank good every day for I will fight for him...
GoldenGate (12 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-06)
Hi Scientist99, now I know more and more scientist not colliding with spiritual or metaphysical experience but to the contrary they are colluding. It means that metaphysical phenomena will be able to be explained scientifically (someday). And that scientific endeavor need not be separated from metaphysical phenomena. Now we used to think both are separate. One can be proven and the other is no proof. They are no longer like that in the future. You know what people know is very much limited, I think as a scientist you already know this. Even today's most advance scientific theory could become obsolete in the mere 5 - 10 year from now.
So when one claims that metaphysical or paranormal phenomena or experiences could destroy the professional status of a person it is true according to the old belief and notion but now and especially the future paranormal and miraculous nature of human being is not something that is shun off but something which is celebrated. When science and metaphysical phenomena could walk together without hesitating or feeling irritated. 😳 😉
In fact I am getting bored with science. So I read scientific metaphysical phenomena. Like your story with the radio station and the song... Oh wow it is cool. And I read lots of that kind of stories.
It keeps me going. But plain scientific facts. It's just boring. And more and more scientists are coming forward with their thesis that spirituality and science could go hand in hand. Right from crystal water, into space travel.
dimensionofdemons (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-06)
the male voice is probably a man of the shadow world, one of the nine worlds, he knows that if your excepting it your letting him get close to you, you have to be very careful around things like this, they're known as devils, you could create a shield in your mind but that will block everything off, if it's strong enough look up 'black sheilds' this should help you.
drewski (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-05)
Hi Scientist99.
Brilliant post. Thank for asking the questions.
1) Yes there is and you have already found the answer: websites like this one. Maybe keep it cool at work because not everyone is open to this sort of stuff. Even if they are, it might be too much for them: maybe let them come to you when they are ready.
2) Grounding, opening and closing are key. There are many good posts here on how to do this. Most important thing is to know that you always have the choice to switch things on and off.
3) same as 2) but verbally telling the bad stuff it isn't welome and mentally asking the good stuff in works for me.
4) It's just the way you (and everything) are/is. "The Field" by Lynne McTaggart ISBN 0 00 714510 1 may be of interest.
5) Genetic? Maybe. Personally, I think everyone is psychic to some degree. Most can work to enhance the inherent abilities... Some are told to do so... Some choose to block them.

I'm thinking that science is our attempt to describe and explain this wonderful reality and in this respect we have done remarkably well. We have moved from Flat Earth to Newton to Einstein, then to Quantum Field and much further.

Reality hasn't changed: it's our understanding and description of that reality that have moved. Quantum entanglement could be something that a lot of people are experiencing on a macro level given that most of the matter from which we were shuffled came from the same star. Some of the things that happened to me, I used to call "paranormal" I appreciate that there is no such thing: it's just the way things are.

Hope this helps

Drew 😁
zackterz (35 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-04)
sir please give me your email I would like to talk to you on a very important matter
indigobrat (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-04)
haha you sound a bit like me!. I have never actually 'seen' things, but often felt things, and had a number of what could be premonitions, but my logical side is pretty cynical. In fact I'm cynical full stop, and most people would probably unless they knew me VERY well think Id be the last person to have any sort of premonition

Im not sure if I do or not, I am either in denyal, or imaginging something that isn't there because I want to feel somehow different or more important.

I have adhd and I wonder if this is just my way of making myself feel better about the fact that as aperson with adhd I often feel as though I'm just not in the same place, mentally- as most of the rest of the world.

I also feel that if these are premonitions, that I am angry with either me or whoever or whatever sends them my way as they are not ever specific enough to be of use. Except maybe one, which never happened (so may not have been anything anyway)

One other thing that makes me very cynical and confused is while I have had some very very clear compelling feelings abotu some events, othersa that affect me directly have been a total surprise! If I'm psychic why dcidnt I feel them coming? I have inattendive adhd (dreamersadhd) and I can imagine my own little dreams until they are almost real, so maybe I am just wishing I wa somehow special and different? I also have a high iq and my work and academic ability has been in the scientific and logical area not the artsy fartsy side (though I have family members who are very artsty - but not that I know of psychic)

Here are a few of my experiences:

1: 'Knew someone was going to die (died young, committed suicide), felt like he was dead 2 weeks prior, felt it more than anything else actually thought a ph call when that happened was going to be to tell me he was dead

2: lots of disaster dreams - usually plane crashes or tidal waves. Many times I will dream that nightly and then there will be one - butr overseas no were that I have been or know anyone. The dreams will stop then
Most the time the dream is similar enough or compelling enough to be freaky, but not specific enough taht I could have predicted the specifics of the event.
I did once see an image which was then the same as someone videoed of a plane crash which happened after I think 3 nights of the dream
Ive never seen a ghost, I have heard voices at night and felt things which could e3asily be my imagination

I do think a place I lived in a while ago had ghost, but it was benign and I was not ever afraid of it.

I have no control at all over this, just sometimes know or feel something is coming, and it does

Maybe that's just coincidence though

Because I am a cynic I also must say that I tend to be pretty resistant to ever (publically anyway) indulging in anything like this for fear id be looked at as a looney...

Anyway your story rung some bells with me, as you sound as though like me you are not the 'type' you expect to have any sort of belief in this, yet there it is... I hope to hear more about anything you learn or experience
Scientist99 (1 stories) (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-04)
Thank you all so much for your help. I'm going to take every single one of your suggestions into consideration.

I tried so hard to debunk the things I saw in Gettysburg. As for the apparition, I was wide awake, walking around in a fully lit room. I saw her so clearly right in front of my face that I was convinced that she was a real person who simply had a strange wardrobe. This wasn't a mist or a shadow that I caught out of the corner of my eye in a dark room. She wasn't translucent. And she didn't immediately disappear. We made eye contact for several seconds. She was as obvious to me as the computer I'm typing on. When she vanished, I still didn't think, "Yep, that was an apparition." I tried to debunk it with hiding places and I even considered that I may be schizophrenic. However, the odds of conveniently having one schizophrenic episode, once in my life, in a town that just so happened to be one of the most haunted in the United States, when I didn't believe in anything paranormal to begin with that would influence my mind, just seemed to be way too much of a stretch. It's like trying to convince myself that I'm not wearing a grey shirt right now.

Same with the hand print. When I felt the initial weight of somebody touching me, I thought, "Maybe I'm just imagining it." When I saw the hand print, I thought, "Maybe I just so happen to be getting a rash, and I just so happen to feel a small weight where the rash is." When the mark looked exactly like a left hand, I traced it with my eyes, counted all the fingers to be sure that there were five, checked for the curvature of a thumb, and looked at the contours of my own left hand for comparison. I started running out of possible explanations. Other people could see the hand print as well, and whenever I felt the weight lift from my arm, the hand print vanished. The possibility of schizophrenia flies right out the window if other people could see it, too.

I'm so glad I've found people who understand what this is like. It's not scary, per se-- just unnerving because it always happens unexpectedly. None of the entities I've encountered have been malevolent. And the thing is, just because we can't prove this rationally with scientific evidence now doesn't mean that we won't be able to in 50 years. There was a time when it was logical and rational to believe in spontaneous generation.
bnaur (10 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-04)
Physics is proving an unseen world, multi dimensions and atoms of 99.9% space (as electrons bounce in and out of existence). Spiritual things are yelling for your attention, accept that these are spiritual experiences, that life is much more than it seems. I am a Christian, after disbelieving, God got my attention in 'unseen' ways.
pegs_deborah (3 stories) (112 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-03)
It is refreshing to hear discussion of this from a scientist. I am an English teacher at a college and I am going back to school for my Masters in Counseling. I am well-educated and well-read and I know my experiences aren't scientifically possible. I've had psychologists explain to me that ESP is nothing more than the mind playing tricks on us. While I am not a scientist, I need logic and explanations. I am the type of person who needs to know why something works the way it works and why it works when it works. I am not exactly sure how to go about finding answers.

I have spent a long time trying to either pretend these experiences didn't happen or simply shrugging them off as "well that was weird." Unfortunately, simply ignoring them or shrugging them off doesn't make these abilities or experiences go away. So, I've decided to accept them and try to use them in a positive/beneficial way (hence going back to school for Masters in Counseling). In reference to your own words, I can no longer ignore the evidence presented before me.

I suppose I am writing this to tell you I can relate with your experiences and to say I appreciate your posting your story. I understand that as a scientist you may be reluctant at times to share your experiences. I don't know that I can necessarily offer you any advice or explanations. However, I can recommend some books:

"Suddenly Psychic" by Maureen Caudill -- Some of her experiences seem a little farfetched but I believe she is sincere. Her's is a story of a skeptic's journey to accepting their own psychic experiences/abilities.

"Entangled minds" by Dean Radin ---Dean Radin is a research psychologist. Essentially, the book attempts to explain extrasensory experiences in a Quantum Reality. I do know that for the most part mainstream science has issues with his methods (not being a scientist I don't know what those issues are). I'll admit that I don't know what his qualifications are with regards to Quantum Physics. However, I enjoyed his book and his explanation of psychic phenomena. I really got a lot out of it. He has a number of books so you might want to look more into his work.

Check out the website for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. My understanding is that they are looking into the science of consciousness. I should also mention that Dean Radin is a senior scientist at this place.

I hope this helps. Good luck.
Lyra (5 stories) (47 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-03)

First of all: I just read this excerpt from the book "The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry it's very insightful. It talks a lot about the idea that scientific research on its own is based on a scientists intuition. Theories and predictions scientists have to make are based on their intuition a lot of the time, and they use their intuition to then use facts to prove their theories. I'm no expert on science, nor do I claim to be, but I do think being a scientist, there's always a little uncertainty.
I think you being a scientist and having these experiences is fantastic. I hope you can find a way to work with both and not see them as interfering with each other.

Meditating and simply practicing with your abilities will help you in the long run. Also shielding yourself will help you, you can shield yourself from negative energy. Shielding and meditating are the main ways to improve the good and block out the bad that I know of. I would definitely recommend looking techniques up online and in books from a library. I don't know any specific books but there's usually a new age section in book stores and they have a lot of helpful books.
IntoTheBlack (66 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-02)
Mr. Scientist,

Welcome to the site. Nice to have you here. As an engineer, I can fully understand how you feel. The things you have asked about are indeed real, and many others besides you have experienced them. You'll just have to keep your realizations to yourself half the time, because most people "aren't there yet", although on here you have our full support. 

While I can't suggest anything that would convince your collegues, I can hopefully explain the metaphysical in a more scientific way.

Matter and energy is the same thing on a continuum, and light is right in the middle of it, being both a particle and a measurable wave.

A "spirit" being is mostly capable of existing in the energy side of the spectrum, but with enough effort can slow itself down to the frequency of visible light. Some though aren't able to make it past near infrared and can only be photographed with infrared-sensitive film. Cold spots felt during spirit encounters may well be the entity using up thermal energy for it's own purposes.

A certain religious book has been known to say that spirits or "jinn" as they are called there, are composed of "smokeless fire", which can be a pretty good description considering that it was made in a time before electricity.

Some aparitions though you'll only be able to see with your mind's eye, as they are staying within their natural frequencies.

Our bodies are able to both produce and receive electromagnetic signal and fields, and our brains are capable of interpreting some of them. Brain waves can be picked up outside the scull with sensitive enough equipment and certain frequencies can be used to jam and affect thought patterns from many yards away. 

The brain's pineal gland is coated with calcite crystals, much like a part of the inner ear, and is able to pick up on electromagnetic signal. The inner ear has been well studied, and a Japanese company has already developed a device to affect a person's perception of gravity, by applying an electromagnetic field to the crystals. 

The pineal gland is tuned to something other than gravity, but the concept is the same.

While it is somewhat more "far out", I believe that our bodies generate an electromagnetic copy of themselves, and the two must be in communication with each other for proper functioning. That explains the so-called "out of body" experiences. Those can also be induced with some success, by catching the moment of sleep paralysis and walking out of one's body. This process is often refered to as "astral projection". Half of the brain is asleep with the body, and half is still able to process what the electromagnetic, or "astral" body is seeing, as you walk around the room and see yourself asleep.

As for the phone call phenomenon, my granparents have had a cat at one point, who would run to the phone if the call was from family, but would completely ignore it if it wasn't. That was in the days before Caller ID.

Animals often have such abilities but make no conscious effort to deny them, treating them as equal to the other five senses.

The human mind, built on conscious logic, has a way of denying the things that can't be logically understood. It's about time though, as science is almost there in terms of explaining those events.

Late is better than never.         
It will be a number of years before one scientist can freely say to another, "You know, the spirit haunting our facility may have come through the ruby laser!" (Hint: silvered mirror + ruby + half-silvered mirror. Two mirrors facing each other allow a spirit to manifest itself more easily), but as time goes on, more and more of the "metaphysical" will be explained in simple, scientific terms.
newlite10 (1 stories) (21 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-02)
Hi Scientist99,

It is great to read a post from someone in the area of math/science. I am also in the math and science field, and deeply relate to your concern of damaging your reputation. I have overheard so much negative talk about ESP phenomenon from peers and professors, that for a while I would ignore blatant unexplainable things that occurred until occurrences became more frequent and stronger. I have accepted it and come to the realization that being a scientist with the ability to experience oddities allows me to see a fuller more realistic view, thus enabling me to come up with solutions that others would not. To control your entity situation, I first suggest to not fear them because nothing can hurt you. By fearing them you allow them to confront/hurt you. I can sense when something is in a room as well, I will close my eyes and send them away by envisioning myself as a bright light and expanding the light to fill the room. While envisioning this I say to myself or outloud "dark energy I send you away, I only operate in the light" or "thanks for bringing this to my attention, now go away". For now, send them away until you learn more about it, then perhaps in the future you may want to communicate with them... They seem to come to you for a reason. I took a class from a lady named Pam Ragland and via this class I learned to control my fear. I also learned how to shield myself by envisioning a bubble around my body, to keep any unwanted experiences out. I also listen to a radio show called Awakenings with Michele Meiche (it talks about these things in a practical way and the guests share how they use their experiences in everyday life) every wednesday at 12pm PST on (old episodes are on iTunes). I also listen to any podcasts and read any books related to my experiences. Just keep looking, be open to learning and you will find what is right for you. Best!
Stark (2 stories) (52 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-02)
1. Do personal research and experiments

2. Meditate twice daily and exorcise regularly.

3. Same as 2

4. I wouldn't call it psychic. You're more in tune with your senses. There are 11 senses BTW. The government suppressed the knowledge of the other six and only taught the first five.


The next three will be revealed to you if you can develop senses 6-8 further.

Based on your story you have developed #4,6,7,8 past the normal "human" level.

As for books... "some times you have to stop looking for answers from the outside and start looking on the inside"

Your best bet is to experiment with astral projection. So look for something in that subject.

5. I'm still not 100 % sure that this type of stuff is genetic. I don't believe that every human has the ability to do this type of stuff on the account that they are in a "coma" like state or rather they took the "blue pill" and now they live their boring useless human lives.
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
14 years ago (2010-09-02)
There are numerous people who are psychic and also professional. You can all but abandon talking about this at work. I own this and numerous other 'paranormal' and 'metaphysical' sites and cannot share them with co-workers. I work in technology and this would fly like a brick. The good news is that you've got lots of on-line resources for sharing and learning. Things are changing but they aren't there yet.

You're a scientist so start looking at this scientifically. There is no hoo-doo baloney going on here. You are more than your physical body. You're a soul with an energy body experiencing life and the physical plane through this shell, you're going to occasionally (as you've found out) perceive things outside your normal senses. The soul may seem limited by the shell, but only when it's in beta. If you want to increase your abilities and experiences, do the logical thing and start working with your energy bodies. You've got to further your education and learn about chakras and the aura. What cleans them up? What energizes them? How do you open them? And so on. This is your life, not your co-workers, so pursue what will make your life more enhanced. And what is there to lose? You'll gain knowledge and experience at a minimum.

What is 'bad'? What we write off as bad ends up being a great learning experience. And how would you ever know what "good" is if you didn't have "bad" to compare it to? Like writing on a white chalkboard with white chalk. You need one to see the other. Rethink what is real and necessary.
We are all psychic. It's just how much a person opens to it.

I just recently purchased a book by Daniel Pinchbeck who is one of the most intelligent writers I've happened upon. He's just like you; smart (he's actually pretty damned brilliant), questioning, lucid and wanting to know what this and the future is all about. His book was so engrossing I finished it in two days. It's called "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl". Don't get hung up on the 2012 aspect of the book, it's actually fairly minor compared to the whole content. But it's a parallel path to yours and it's a very mature well written read. Just a suggestion.

You're already doing good things to help yourself along. You're starting to trust, continuing to stay open, checking out the internet and so on. You'll end up where you need to be. We all do sooner or later.

A tip that I've always hugely benefited from is to maximize sleep. If you can, force yourself to really sleep in during the weekend. You'll spend less time in unconscious slumber and more time seeing other realms, being told answers to things, the future, and so on. This was also one of Robert Monroe's piece of advice. That's why so many people find answers with the three "B's" of bed, bath and bus. This is because your logical left brain is put to rest for a moment and your more subtle, right brain function is allowed to come to the surface.

Thanks for sharing,

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