Did you know that "ghosts," as far as seances, hauntings, etc., gained popularity in the 1800s when the Spiritualist movement gained traction? Mostly, Spiritualism sprang forth from the grief during and after the Civil War-for family members never knew what happened to their loved ones who went off to the war and were never heard from again. Spiritualists http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0syNl1HtQE&... believe the idea that people-mere mortals-could contact the dead directly-developed before and during the time the Fox Sisters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_sistershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtMlH9CXOgA two young sisters in their cabin began having direct contact with the spirit of a murdered peddler buried in their basement.People came from miles around to hear the girls conduct "rapping" sessions with him via knockings on every wall of their cabin.Soon the girls were on the speaking circuit and the United States became drawn into the pastime of talking with the dead.
Ghosts Happen is big on evidence in this group-and the proof is in the pudding when you have state of the art technology. We use our technology to document contact from beyond. As world issues become more critical, I do believe the veil between the living and the dead is becoming thinner. I believe consciousness exists after death, and I'm a big fan of String Theory. Physics is a huge part of the answer to paranormal events-incidents that occur when the dead are able to touch our world. We DO NOT use provoking techniques — and if you do, you shouldn't join this group.
Let's face it-ghosts do exist, and you're going to be one of them sooner, or later.... This group educates the curious. You will learn
•How to use mediumship and scientific tools
•Meet us at designated areas where we will show you techniques to use mediumship and state-of-the-art tools and the theories behind them
•Learn the history of ghost hunting
•You will learn how to investigate a property to conduct your own pre-investigation before the paranormal investigation
•If you are interested, you will learn how to develop your mediumship and intuition skills.If you've ever wondered if THEY exist-yes, Ghosts Happen. Please, if you're serious about this subject, join us.
We invite skeptics, but you must have respect for the subject matter, investigation techniques, and the people who conduct this kind of research. Under 18? Sorry, you must be 18 to attend this group unless accompanied by a guardian.
•Post a photo of you (alone) no two-people pictures. You can also use an image that represents you. Always have a photo (please no photos of children). Please don't use an inappropriate pic of you looking like an exotic services ad on craigslist. We get prostitutes (seriously) trying to join as many groups as possible to get "exposure" to expand their business.
•Only one person per membership.No guests at meetings unless posted
•PLEASE do not join because your lover or friend has an interest. Join because YOU want to learn more. Applications stating, "I'm joining because my girlfriend is," etc. will be declined.
•Answer all the questions in your application •PLEASE do not ask to be an exception/rules are rules
•You must figure out the Meetup system on your own (please do not ask me to be a technical guide for meetup user interface).
•Do not show up to meetings unless you're a member.
•There are NO guests unless otherwise specified
•You can't join under a company name-you must be a human.No pics of company logos
•All paid events are paid in advance.
•Anyone who doesn't show up for a waiting list event with 24-hour notice gets a no-show-3 no-shows, you're out
•Please read all of this so you won't have to send me emails.Please view our past calender events to see what we do-do not expect me to spend 20 minutes compiling an email, or asking me to call you to clarify something. If I feel you're high maintenance BEFORE you're a member, you won't get in.
•I know I must sound like a total bitch, but these rules are here because I've come upon the same issues time and time again.This is a free group, set up by me-as a resource to others. Be nice, be polite-and treat myself and other members of this group as you would wish to be treated-and we'll all get along just fine. If you don't get accepted within a few days, check this list (before sending an email to me-I won't answer questions obviously covered here). If you've followed all of the above, send a message,sometimes meetup glitches and I don't get meetup emails.
About Me: My name is Sally Richards. I've researched the subject of contacting the dead-including the physicists who began working hand-in-hand with the mediums of the 1800s.There are several 100+year-old Spiritualist communities that exist today including:Lily Dale, NY, Harmony Grove, CA, Chesterfield, Indiana, Cassadaga in Florida and Edgewood in Washington.Training in classic mediumship techniques can help you become more intuitive-perhaps only a matter of being able to "sense" something enough to aim a camera and take a picture. I am the author of Ghosthunting Southern California (Clerisy, 2012) and Ghosthunting Northern California (Clerisy, 2013). I believe in "life" after death.