Saturday, November 6, 2010
Return of the Ghosthunter
Now the madness that was the MSc in Marketing is finally over I can now return to my real passion - folklore and ghosts. Since my last entry I have been on only one investigation namely Coalhouse Fort in Essex which to be honest was disappointing. Although one group had a spooky encounter with a ghost who made a loud moan in san investigator's ear, the only moaning was done by me (albeit inwardly) at how rubbish the investigation was. Admittedly, I was not in the best of ghosthunting moods. A horrendous journey on the M25 and the problem of being accompanied by a member of the Coalhouse Fort who talked incessantly thoughout, had left me tetchy and miserable. In fact had a member of the undead appeared, I think I would have been tempted to tell it to bugger off.
This made me wonder - do we have to be in a receptive mood to see a ghost? Can our bad moods affect the energy of a place or could my eagerness to see a ghost actually be putting 'them' off? Is this why most ghost appear when we least expect it? The other problem of being a ghost hunter is that of late I feel I had become a bit jaded. In the old days a knock would have sent me into freefall - nowadays nothing less than a grey lady walking through a wall would impress me. It's obviously time to go back to my ghosthunting roots and see where all this will lead me. After all I'd only ever need one 'Enfield Poltergeist' and the I would be satisfied forever.