“On The Fringe” Things That Made Me Go Hmmmmm…2014 Edition

Another clever snow day activity?  Finishing the blog you started before Christmas!
Another clever snow day activity? Finishing the blog you started before Christmas!

 Happy New Year 2015! Or close to it, I hope! The laptop that I started this post on had to go to the computer hospital, so I’m attempting to use a different device. New year, new technology I guess. That should be a resolution or something for this non-techie person…

Fringe had a great 2014. We kept our goal of doing something paranormal-y every month. We were allowed to do some private investigations of a couple well-known places. We lead several public presentations. We were even filmed for a possible TV show! Honestly, we have accomplished more than I ever dreamed possible and we’ve got even more planned for 2015.

One thing Co-Director Don and I always try to mention during our presentations is that almost everything in the paranormal field is theory. We aren’t dead and we really don’t know what it’s like on the other side. Guessing the intent of a possible spirit is not something I’m comfortable doing, and is fodder for another blog. However, when the paranormal is close to your heart like it is to mine, theories pop out of anywhere. Here’s just two things that recently made me go hmmm….

Wonder #1: A good friend and co-worker of mine passed away a couple months ago. I mentioned in another blog how I’m secretly jealous of the fact that people who pass actually know what it’s like on the other side. Not that I have a death wish or anything. I’d just like to know too, ya know? Anyway, this passing found me at my first Jehovah’s Witness funeral and reeling at the fact that this religion does not believe in a typical afterlife. They believe that you just go into the ground and when Jehovah calls his people, you’ll be resurrected. Whenever that may be. You’re just….not there anymore. I’m not knocking anyone’s choice of faith, but to me that sounds kind of depressing! I picture an angel of some kind coming up to my friend (or anyone else of this faith) and saying “hey… they got it wrong… you can go check on your grandkids.” Would my friend (or whoever this happens to) be excited at the fact that they were wrong? Or would their earthly beliefs be so engrained that they’d ignore the opportunity maybe thinking it was some kind of test of their faith? All I know is that there have been a lot of moments recently at work where I’ve thanked Diane for little things she did over the course of the year, and it bums me to think her beliefs would not allow her to hear me.

Wonder #2: A couple weeks ago I saw the movie Interstellar with my nephew and brother-in-law. I’ve never been a huge Matthew McConaughey fan, but between this movie and True Detective, he’s slowly winning me over. Anyway, there was one part in Interstellar that really got me thinking. (PS. This is not a spoiler for the entire movie, I promise). Cooper (McConaughey’s character) and his team land their spaceship on a planet outside of our galaxy. They can tell by all their fancy spaceship equipment that, because of the atmosphere of this planet, one hour on the planet would equal seven years our time. Of course, Cooper and another crew member have to go out. The next few scenes play out in a few minutes real movie time, maybe an hour for them in the movie, but when they get back to their ship, it’s been 23 years earth time. It made me wonder… is this what it’s like after death? Most people who believe in an afterlife seem to agree that your soul, energy, whatever goes to a different plane after your body dies. I’ve also heard some theorize that time moves differently there. However, that theory never hit home as hard as when I actually saw it in this movie. I’ve heard more than one person say, “I’ve been asking for my departed love one to give me a sign, but they never do.” Well, maybe it’s only been a couple minutes for them! There’s also those who claim they knew exactly the moment a loved one died because of a feeling or an actual event. I think maybe that soul that passed was still earthbound enough to use his/her energy to make its presence known in our real time.

I don’t know for sure, though. That’s just my theory.  If you have  comments or theories  or wonders of your own, feel free to contact us through our Facebook or web page!

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