Whispers in the Dark
Spirit communication occurs at a mind state when theta waves are created by the brain, similar to dreaming or a form of REM sleep.
The mind images generated in this waking dream state are believed by spiritualists to be messages and past life snapshots from a spirit when they were alive upon the earth.
All images in this set are inspired by messages obtained during spirit communication sessions as part of a ghost investigation in a variety of 'haunted' buildings.
On an investigation in an old theatre running footsteps were heard ascending the stone steps in front of us. Pursuing after the loud footsteps I was aware the warm summer evening had just got very cold. The steps ended at a padlocked fire exit two flights up and there was no other way out. On reaching the door I felt I was pushed by a force unseen, enough that it made me stagger backwards a couple of steps. The area was so cold I could see my breath hanging in the air.
When a trapped entity or spirit remains here and doesn’t pass over, a spiritualist medium makes every effort to firstly communicate with the spirit to understand who they are, and secondly to learn why they remained. For some the thought of leaving a place that they were happy in, surrounded by those that loved them, is too great a wrench so they choose to stay. For others it is the fear that they sinned too greatly during their mortal lives and therefore conclude that they may go to hell.
One of the most popular muses of early-20th-century Paris was a drowned woman. The face of “L’Inconnue de la Seine” (“The Unknown Woman of the Seine”) was a fashionable fixture of salons and studios, her enigmatic expression of a slight smile and closed eyes haunted by stories of her suicide.
Exploring an old rural mansion house the medium ended her walk in a very large open cellar. Here she stopped in her tracks, her eyes wide as if she was witnessing something that horrified her. ‘It's a morgue’ she exclaimed, ‘there are bodies everywhere’. An subsequent examination of the historical accounts highlights an outbreak of Cholera 150 years ago killing many in the village. The document goes on to state the deceased were stored in the mansion house cellar prior to burial.
Perhaps the most distressing of spirits to encounter on an investigation are those that died through an accident or illness. For many their passing was sudden and unexpected leaving them confused and bewildered as to what has happened to them. Many aren’t even aware they have died as they feel exactly as they used to when alive. It’s as time passes that the reality of their new state of existence becomes clear and with it the negative emotions that can go with that realisation.
The medium described a white misty apparition with what appeared to wings on its back beaconing her forward. As she approached she stated that there were two spirits present, the angel and something angry. Her body language suggested that what she was experiencing was real to her. As the medium drew closer to the ‘invisible’ angel, she suddenly froze and cried out. Asking her what happened she stated that the second entity rushed forward and screamed ‘GET OUT!’ straight into her face.