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#1 amor de cosmos

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:12 PM

I finally know someone who saw a ghost in town. It was the ghost of Isabella Ross, & she was standing on Dallas Rd near where she's buried at the cemetary. I'm sure lots of people have heard of the lady who appears on the 7th hole at Victoria Golf Club. Has anyone actually seen a ghost here? Apparently Pioneer Square, James Bay, Chinatown & Bastion Square are good places to see them.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:48 PM

Don't forget Mystic Spring! That's a classic ghost spot... and has been 'mystic' since before colonization.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:56 PM

Although I've never seen a ghost, a strange phenomenon occurs in my house that could be attributed to paranormal activity -- at least it has no reasonable explanation that I can think of. I won't write about it here but if anyone wants to ask away next time they see me in person I'll spill the beans.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:45 PM

I have heard some crazy stories about Chandlers.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

Talking with local shopkeeps and owners downtown, it seems EVERY building has some unique ghost story or named ghost(s), you'd think we were the ghost capital or something. If you believe in such things of course (I ain't afraid of no ghost!)

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:48 PM

http://www.nvspirits...st_hunting.html

July 2008 - July 6, 7, 8, 9. International Ghost Conference, Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC.

Presenting the International Got Ghosts Conference
hosted by Dave Schrader

JULY 6th - 9th, 2008

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS A CHANCE TO INVESTIGATE THE MOST HAUNTED CITY IN VICTORIA, CANADA. THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE USA TO VISIT AND EXPLORE THE PARANORMAL IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD. AS FOR THE ONES WHO LIVE IN THIS AREA, IT IS A CHANCE FOR YOU TO ATTEND A PARANORMAL CONFERENCE OF A LIFETIME. AT LEAST FOR NOW.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:01 PM

I have heard some crazy stories about Chandlers.


Were any of them about the bouillabaisse?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

http://www.nvspirits...st_hunting.html

July 2008 - July 6, 7, 8, 9. International Ghost Conference, Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC.

Presenting the International Got Ghosts Conference
hosted by Dave Schrader

JULY 6th - 9th, 2008

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS A CHANCE TO INVESTIGATE THE MOST HAUNTED CITY IN VICTORIA, CANADA. THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE USA TO VISIT AND EXPLORE THE PARANORMAL IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD. AS FOR THE ONES WHO LIVE IN THIS AREA, IT IS A CHANCE FOR YOU TO ATTEND A PARANORMAL CONFERENCE OF A LIFETIME. AT LEAST FOR NOW.


They maybe scaled back from the Empress:

Who ya gonna call? Paranormal devotees stalk Victoria's ghosts
Tom McMillan, Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, July 08, 2008

If you see a ghost don't worry, chances are someone is chasing it.

More than 60 ghost hunters, psychics and paranormal enthusiasts from throughout North America are at the International Got Ghosts Conference, a three-day lecture series offering industry updates for paranormal veterans and how-to tips for newcomers.

"There's a lot of scam artists out there," said event co-ordinator Lisa Reyna. "We're offering advice for beginners and a chance to learn from the best."

The conference, held at the Chateau Victoria, features lecture topics like identifying authentic haunting evidence and how to communicate with spirits.

Reyna said interest in spirit activity has soared over the past five years as stigmas around believing in ghosts has faded.

"There was a time I wouldn't even tell people I'm a ghost hunter," she said. "Now there's a real strong interest in the paranormal around this area."

Indeed, with Victoria's plethora of old buildings, hunters say the city is littered with potential hauntings. The conference examined Ross Bay Cemetery and Hatley Castle last night. It will explore the Old Burying Ground which is now Pioneer Square, Maritime Museum and St. Ann's Academy this evening.

Investigators carry a variety of equipment when ghost hunting, including infrared cameras, sound recorders and frequency scanners. Veterans say rapid drops in temperature, disruption of magnetic fields and random flashes of light often indicate a spirit's presence.

Whether the conference's evening trips will find anything depends on who you ask. Some attendees eagerly expect to spot a ghost, but many experienced hunters never see one, said Patrick Burns, a Georgia-based paranormal technology expert.

"They rarely reveal themselves to people directly," said Burns, who believes he's seen several ghosts." And with evidence you have to take a skeptical, analytical approach."

Merlyn Ahern, a Seattle-based psychic, said apparitions look exactly like living people, only more pale and prone to sudden disappearances.

"They look as solid as you and I," Ahem said. " You'll look right at them and all of a sudden they fizzle away."

One topic the conference will not discuss is how to remove unwanted ghosts. Reyna said seekers only identify and communicate with spirits. "Most people just want it explained and to know what it is," she said. "They want to know they're not going crazy."

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

Investigators are clueless as to the meaning behind this mysterious apparition seen in the old Cherry Bank Hotel.


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:17 PM

Investigators are clueless as to the meaning behind this mysterious apparition seen in the old Cherry Bank Hotel.


With that face, could be any one of several beautiful people that are no longer with us. Marilyn Monroe comes to mind, or maybe Audrey Hepburn.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

Maybe Ms. Kramer isn't giving up on the Janion because her husband still stalks around inside, and she doesn't want to let him go.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:35 AM

With that face, could be any one of several beautiful people that are no longer with us. Marilyn Monroe comes to mind, or maybe Audrey Hepburn.


or Bill Gates

#13 KublaKhan

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

or Bill Gates


He's no longer with us?

#14 Rorschach

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:18 AM

There are no ghosts.

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#15 KublaKhan

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:24 PM

There are no ghosts.

One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge


Dude...you're a total buzz killer.

PS. There ARE ghosts, they're real and they're spectacular.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:58 PM

There ARE ghosts, they're real and they're spectacular.


Are you high on something?

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:01 PM

There are no ghosts.


Amen to that. There can be no ghosts since humans are no more than chemicals and electrical energy. That energy disapates to the cosmos at death. Anything more than this is about as believable (and provable) as Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. Amusing enough as tales, but with ZERO basis in fact. For those who want to flame me on my "theory", show me irrefutable scientific evidence to prove me wrong.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for resolving that for everybody. The easy comeback would be, "Show me irrefutable scientific evidence to prove you right."

#19 KublaKhan

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

Jesus loves you.

#20 G-Man

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:14 PM

There are ghosts.

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