Friday, June 19, 2009
Geology of Hauntings
(Notice the red dots on the top map that show the places I'm researching)
Here’s an overview of geololgy from Wikipedia:
“Three rock types; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
Igneous is formed by lava. Ninety-five percent of the earth’s crust, but in most places is covered over by metamorphic and sedimentary rock.
Metamorphic rock is gneiss, slate, marble, schist, and quartzite, created under high temperatures and pressure and make up a large part of the earth’s crust. These are made up of preexisting rocks that transform under extreme pressure and heat.
Sedimentary rock is formed by deposition and consolidation of mineral and organic material and from precipitation of minerals from solution. The processes that form sedimentary rock occur at the surface of the Earth and within bodies of water. They contain fossils. Rock formed from sediments covers 75-80% of the Earth's land area, and includes common types such as limestone, chalk, dolostone, sandstone, clay, conglomerate, some types of breccia, and shale. Compositionally simple sedimentary rocks, such as quartz, sandstone, and limestone (calcite) do not change composition with metamorphism - their chemistry is too simple.”
From the three maps above, you can tell what parts of the US have each kind of rock. It’s intriguing to me, because I’m having a hard time finding much in the way of hauntings in the igneous (lava) areas that are red on the map. Occasionally, in mining areas, I’ve found some good clusters of hauntings, but overall these are not highly haunted areas. The sedimentary (orange) areas have the majority of hauntings and the metamorphic areas seem to have some super-powered areas and are often associated with poltergeist activity, as well (I wonder if this is because limestone, sandstone, and quartz can't be altered as stated above)?
It’s still too early in the research to make assumptions about geology’s role in hauntings, but it is very interesting. I want to do more comparisons with fault lines too.
I went to sleep last night wondering about something and looking for correlations. Hubby had a hard day and I gave him a foot massage which always relaxes him. I was wondering about feet. Why do they carry the weight of our bodies and yet are still highly ticklish and sensitive? Why, when you rub someone’s feet, does his entire body feel completely relaxed as if you’d massaged him all over? Why, when you’re hot or cold you should uncover your feet or cover your feet to change your body’s temperature? You know the term "he was very grounded?" Was that a light reference to the feet's connection to the Earth?
It had me wondering about something we’d talked about in my post about haunted kitchens. Is it possible that the feet are the source for gathering environmental information and imparting it to the mind? Does the act of walking on ground tell us about the energy of that ground? Fuel us? Give us vibes from the Earth? Of course, once I get an idea into my head, I have to try it out, so next time I’m at a haunted site, I’m going to do it barefoot (carefully, of course, not in a nail-ridden rickety floor). I use my hands to read objects, but now I’m wondering, just how sensitive are the feet? Does their connection to earth mean something? Does the house’s connection to the ground, both of them being stone foundations mean something?
As always, I’d love to hear your theories on such things. It helps me to come up with new ways to test theories.
at 8:24 AM