I grew up in a family with five kids of a wide variety of ages and temperaments. In other words, it was a constant battle. When I look back at the times I witnessed phenomenon, it seemed to occur when I was playing alone, or we were sitting quietly for a TV show or perhaps in the bedroom. We never in the middle of a really loud game of penny poker on a Friday night run into a dark shadow in the room or heard a door slam shut. It rarely came with a foreknowledge such as goosebumps, cold spots, feelings of being watched. It happened when we looked up from reading a book, tucked ourselves into bed, came up off the stairs into the hallway, walked into the house through the front door…
Perhaps this is the “Railroad Track Paradox” I discovered while doing my haunted formula last summer. I found a ridiculous amount of haunted places were near RR tracks. Why? Well, I had to consider it eventually an incidental finding. It happened that these older homes were built in towns based on RR trains that transported people and goods.
As a logic-minded person, I would assume the reason we don’t notice ghosts in the middle of arguments or lovemaking is the simple issue of attention and noise levels (well, hell, some of us are noisy in bed). Kidding aside, as hunters we deprive ourselves of light and sound as much as is possible in order to discern even the most minute changes in the environment. .We generally take note of the phenomenon when there is less sensory stimulus. However, it certainly doesn’t mean that while your teenaged daughter was making out on the sofa with the quarterback, an entity didn’t pass right by them.
It is also entirely possible that we are more receptive in our quiet moments and for that reason we are able to discern phenomenon better. This is somewhat like what occurs in the moments upon waking or going to sleep in the alpha state of mind; we are an easier receiver of communications.
I am going to follow this up with a post about the issue of sleep and ghostly sightings to help you break down whether you’re having a genuine paranormal experience or a parasomnia experience.