Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the End of the World

Only a few days from the end of the world, and we all sit in anticipation.

It is easy to think the end is near; humanity has hit its climax with kindergartener shootings, mall shootings, and other senseless violence that makes no sense.  I agree that it all is senseless; but I don't agree that the "demons are set loose on the world".  Yes, dark days are here, but it is too simplistic to to feel that all of this will lead up to the end of it all.

I live about 30 miles north  from the infamous 19th century Battle of Bad Axe. The "battle", in all sense of the world, was nothing more than a massacre.  The Native American Chief Black Hawk and his people (his people being women and children) were gunned down by the US military while fleeing across the Mississippi River in desperation to live life.  And the term "gunned down" would be too simplisitic of a theme; essentially government paid men shot in cold blood down and ran through women and children while aboard a river boat on the grand old missipp'.  Savages were murdered at the behest of progress.  Innocent children were murdered at the behest of a nation wanting blood.

I would argue that humanity has always "sucked"; today's headlines do make one wonder about the future of our kind, but to think that inhumane violence is at an apex is absurd.  I would vote that all of us will see Dec 22 2012; if there would be more books and media attention to the idea that humanity would change for the better upon the "day the world ends", there might be some hope for change; however, we all know that meme will not sell.  What will continue to sell is doubt and hopelessness about humanity's future; I would argue that mindset is what continues to keep us chained to a fear mongering profit.  And ultimately, that is all that matters.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

In the Den of Shadow People

I took this photo late last night at my place of work; it features a hallway leading to an area of the corporate center of the company I work with.  With a bit of editing, it is turned to an angle.  And in the area that is lit, there have been two encounters with shadow people by my fellow employees.

As I've mentioned before, I don't believe I have the ability to see the random energy that is about us; I don't believe that I have a "needle" to play out the energy around me to the extent to witness paranormal events.  Yet I have no doubt others do have the ability see play the "record" of energy about us.

Two incidents have happened in the area featured above that I am aware of; one incident involved a network/IT specialist who would have been seated directly to the left of the area above.  One afternoon, while working on a network issue after normal work hours, he witnessed two shadow people walking  from the foreground to the background on the lit hallway featured above.  Being on the left hand side of the hallway, the shadow people moved left to right from his perspective.  He immediately went to the area to find the people but had no such luck.

The second incident involved a customer service representative who worked one Saturday afternoon, again, after normal work hours.  She would have been seated at the very end of the hallway, directly to the right of the back wall.  She claimed to have heard children running around her that afternoon; footsteps of children running along the hallway to the back and to the near ground of the photo.  The following Monday, she had our IT group look at a video tape recording of the office (a security camera does record the entire area featured above); again no evidence was found of children in the office.  The video tape did show her "reacting to something"; the video tape did show her stand up from her desk, peer around the corner, and move around the office.  It was clear that she was looking for something.  Of course, nothing was found in person or in film.

I have heard several theories of the cause of shadow people; multidimensional beings, djinn, ghosts, alien entities, and mental projections.  Many more theories likely exist.  Yet I question again these premises; why does the experience need to have an intelligent or sentient root cause?  Why can't the incident simply be energy that manifests specifically to the observer and to the observer's sociological/psychological perspective?  Why does there need to be a romantic notion of other intelligences or previous life as being the cause for the phenomenon?  More specifically, why can't the energy being witnessed be random; better yet, why can't the universe be random?