Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Ghosts



I kind of believe in ghosts. There's varying degrees of belief obviously, from thinking you saw one, to consulting mediums, to levitating and speaking in tongues. I'm at the 'embarrassing superstition I'm ashamed of' end of the spectrum. What I mean is, I know I shouldn't believe in them, every rational part of me says it's all a load of rubbish created for Living TV, but when I stay in a big creeky house I usually sleep with the lights on and if I go for a piss in the night I try not to look too hard into the darkness along the corridor and sprint back to bed super-fast after I've done my business. My girlfriend is the same and recently I think we've been making each other worse, plus she loves to smoke weed and that's been increasing prang tenfold...

Those of you who know me know I am a lazy cunt, but no one could accuse me of not being proactive about developing my neurosises and superstitions. Ever since I was a kid I've sought out sensationalist books about the supernatural, there was a book in my prep school library called Ghosts and Demons which had a painting of a banshee so harrowingly scary I used to have to dare myself to look at it, and it would fucking scare me every time. When the internet came along properly I scoured it for footage, photos and stories -evidence really- and still do that about once a month to this day. Usually I do this late at night when I'm on my own in my flat, I love to psyche myself out. For me it is less about factual proof and more about a sense of the uncanny, I like fear. One of my favourite things to do is download some EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) -which is supposed to be recordings of ghost's voices- and scare the fucking shit out of myself. Remember that Smiths track that begins with a woman saying 'you are sleeping, you do not want to believe'? That's off some record of EVP that Morrissey loves, now when you hear it you'll be scared because that's supposed to be the voice of a fucking GHOST and it's in your room coming out of your stereo.



Poltergeist shit is scary too, I love this video cos you can hear how fucking scared the guy filming is. I try really hard not to believe in shit like this but it's more exciting if you just imagine that it is real and what it would feel like if you were there.




Finally, this documentary has footage that shits me right up when I'm hanging out on my own, if I found out for certain it was a hoax I think I'd be quite upset:

http://www.surfthechannel.com/info/documentaries/Ghosts_on_Tape/34372/Ghosts+on+Tape.html?aid=17907

Tomorrow I'll blog about my first period and how Emma from the year below is nice but I think she's always trying to copy my style. This and Weezer post have been pretty fifteen year old girl-ish I know, sorry fellas.

4 comments:

videotime said...

The ghosts that are recorded accidentally are always really frightening along with ones in the background of photos. Horror movie producers seem to have noticed this as well.

RDF said...

i didn't mention it in the article but once i took a ghost photo. best not to tell people that shit theyll think i'm odd

Conroy Van Winkle said...

Have you heard of automatic writing? I'd never heard of it or tried it, but one time i was abesent mindedly listening to someone rambling on and i accidently automaticly wrote down this name. I was quite freaked out by what i'd written. I don't really want to mention the name. I kept thinking about what i had wrote and i eventually convinced myself this must be the name of a ghost that lived in my flat, or should i say lived in the mirrors in my flat. One day i decided to google the fuck out of the name to see what i could find. It came up with this one guy who had quite a story behind his death, but the worst thing was the fucker looked exactly like me. I'm getting shivers as i write this shit.

RDF said...

that is FUCKING AMAZING. more of this please.