Monday, July 4, 2011
Europe is steeped in hauntings with a bloody history from the time of early Pagans to Viking invaders, Crusades and Black Death. You take a place like England, with a history such as it has and castles that were often times the jumping branch for such bloody battles and torture, and you add onto that centuries of people on an island and you have more killings per square foot. More hauntings, right?
What about America? We are still babies in the scheme of things, but just because Europeans hadn't yet landed here doesn't mean there were wasn't blood shed and battles, death and agony amongst the Native population. Still, given the size of the country, the relative age, the deaths per square foot is considerably less. Does that mean America is less haunted?
When we recite our history of potential hauntings, they revolve around battlefields from Revolutionary War to Civil War, the Salem Witch Trials and Old West Outlaws, jails, mental hospitals and TB Clinics.
When looking to our future hauntings here in our country, where can we expect them to stem from? Areas of natural disaster like Northern California and New Orleans? How about inner cities where gang fighting is rampant? Do you think our modern jails where prisoners watch TV and work out on weight benches will create hauntings? Perhaps the mental hospitals where patients are drugged up so much they are not cognizant of their woes? Hospitals where dying patients are given morphine to make the transition painlessly?
So, where do you think the future hauntings in American will come from or is possible hauntings will become less and less common in a "civilized" society?