Ghosts and Murders and whatnots.

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    Apr 04, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    Okay, so I'm a total freak when it comes to the whole ghost hunting thing. Cold cases interest me, and I've always wanted to go and find some haunted places around Houston.

    I was looking up cold cases and seeing if I could find anything in Pasadena, and there were a couple but this one just stuck with me for some reason.


    It's weird.

    Not for the Squeemish; nothing graphic, just details of an unsolved murder; I don't know why it stuck out more than the others.
    http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/police/investigations/coldcases/kelly.htm


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    Apr 04, 2009 8:37 AM GMT
    reincarnation?

    I used to work with this woman who was so fascinated with ghosts that she would go on vacations to haunted places. She told me a couple of stories that I can't remember too well. Something about a hotel and the robbers who got scared off while she was there. I had told her that she needs her own ghost hunting show. It would have been fantastic.
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    Apr 04, 2009 8:55 AM GMT

    QUESCHUN:
    Why do Leprechauns laugh when they run?


    ANSWER:
    ...because the grass tickles their balls! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    samerphx saidYou are talking about the Cold Case tv show? I don't think that tv show talk about Ghosts? Have you watch the Ghost Whisperer? It is a good show. The tv show like Medium is based on true story of a woman that dream and saw ghost. Check it out.

    Medium
    No, I was just referring to cold cases; when a murder or crime goes unsolved for a long time.
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    Apr 07, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    I love Cold Case. That's a great show and I think a of the episodes did a ghost or two.

    I also like Life on mars. Greatness icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidI love Cold Case. That's a great show and I think a of the episodes did a ghost or two.

    I also like Life on mars. Greatness icon_lol.gif


    Kind of off topic, but my god, Life on Mars was a great show, and not just because Jason O'Mara is the hottest man on televison. The series finale was excellent.
  • Delivis

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    Apr 07, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Ghosts? Seriously? What's next? Loch Ness monster? Moon Hoax conspiracy theories? Tin foil hat crowd?
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    Apr 07, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    Delivis saidGhosts? Seriously? What's next? Loch Ness monster? Moon Hoax conspiracy theories? Tin foil hat crowd?


    Next? How about conspiracy theories about what will happen in 2012?
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    Apr 07, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
    *coughbullshitcough*

    Excuse me..
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    Apr 07, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Delivis saidTin foil hat crowd?



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    Apr 07, 2009 6:38 AM GMT
    ZiMsTeR said
    QUESCHUN:
    Why do Leprechauns laugh when they run?


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    ...because the grass tickles their balls! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    LOL! That totally gave me the giggles!
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    Apr 07, 2009 6:50 AM GMT
    Funk, do you ever watch "Ghost Hunters" or "Scariest Places on Earth" on Sci-Fi? you might get a kick out of those shows, i know i do.

    what else have you turned up?
  • Delivis

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    Apr 07, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    ZiMsTeR said
    QUESCHUN:
    Why do Leprechauns laugh when they run?


    ANSWER:
    ...because the grass tickles their balls! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Q-U-E-S-T-I-O-N
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 07, 2009 7:42 AM GMT
    Okay so basically I used to be obsessed with ghosts, and I still watching Paranormal State whenever its on icon_redface.gif

    My uncle is one of th managers for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, and apparently a lot of people complain about a lady wearing a red dress holding them down in the middle of the night.

    Or they hear a woman crying in the middle of the night.

    My aunt keeps telling me she will get me the records, because apparently there has been almost 100 complaints filed from male guests staying in the "haunted" rooms.

    If she ever gets around the sending them to me, I'll be sure to put them up (if its legal?).
  • Delivis

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    Apr 07, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    I have a very hard time understanding how people find all these ghost hunting shows entertaining. They are all just about a group of people, some of which who think they have psychic powers, running around with equipment they dont understand claiming to have detected ghosts when they read a slight change in temperature or something.

    Complete misunderstanding of intruments, kids pretending to be scientific when they havent a clue what the scientific method is, people pretending to be psychic getting "vibes from the other side", overplayed anecdotes no different than those that UFO abductees and tin foil hat folks will give you...It is all so patently rediculous.
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    Apr 07, 2009 7:50 AM GMT
    I get lots of stories from the nurses I work with..i.e. at one hospital some one was hanging I.V.'s at night....

    Get bell rings from the room after the person past away..

    im not as skeptical as I was before...dealing with death makes you open to more possibilities..some pretty wierd sh1t has been happening though ever since I became a nurse bleh
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    Apr 07, 2009 8:30 AM GMT
    Delivis saidI have a very hard time understanding how people find all these ghost hunting shows entertaining. They are all just about a group of people, some of which who think they have psychic powers, running around with equipment they dont understand claiming to have detected ghosts when they read a slight change in temperature or something.

    Complete misunderstanding of intruments, kids pretending to be scientific when they havent a clue what the scientific method is, people pretending to be psychic getting "vibes from the other side", overplayed anecdotes no different than those that UFO abductees and tin foil hat folks will give you...It is all so patently rediculous.


    Okay its not rediculous...

    Just because its something that doesn't interest you doesn't mean that it isn't interesting to other people.

    I'm sure things that interest you, and other people, could be easily shot down.

    Some people just have faith in things that aren't always concrete and provable.

    I don't necessarily mean faith in God or another deity, but faith in things that can't essentially be logically explained.

    Its part of the fun!

    When you get into something unknown you're guaranteed to be surprised.
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    Apr 07, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    Funkapottomous saidNot for the Squeemish; nothing graphic, just details of an unsolved murder; I don't know why it stuck out more than the others.
    http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/police/investigations/coldcases/kelly.htm

    The sentence "The victim came to her death as a result of strangulation and was found with her hands bound behind her back." is wonderful in its passivity. The whole blurb is in passive language, adding insult to a terrible murder.

    As for Ms. Kelley's murder sticking out, it could be her picture, her uncertain (and kind of forced) smile, or the absence of apparent make-up on her face.
  • Delivis

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    Apr 07, 2009 9:41 AM GMT
    brianstephens said
    Delivis saidI have a very hard time understanding how people find all these ghost hunting shows entertaining. They are all just about a group of people, some of which who think they have psychic powers, running around with equipment they dont understand claiming to have detected ghosts when they read a slight change in temperature or something.

    Complete misunderstanding of intruments, kids pretending to be scientific when they havent a clue what the scientific method is, people pretending to be psychic getting "vibes from the other side", overplayed anecdotes no different than those that UFO abductees and tin foil hat folks will give you...It is all so patently rediculous.


    Okay its not rediculous...

    Just because its something that doesn't interest you doesn't mean that it isn't interesting to other people.

    I'm sure things that interest you, and other people, could be easily shot down.

    Some people just have faith in things that aren't always concrete and provable.

    I don't necessarily mean faith in God or another deity, but faith in things that can't essentially be logically explained.

    Its part of the fun!

    When you get into something unknown you're guaranteed to be surprised.


    Uh-huh. I see. I have a question. Just how rediculous and unsupported does a belief have to be before you are reluctant to use the "some people just have faith in things" line?

    What if someone had a really nice crazy salad of paranormal beliefs? What if someone believed that an alien race implanted them with the ability to heal all wounds, predict the future, and jump into alternate dimensions where he occasionally has tea with Bigfoot?

    Dont you dare ridicule him, he may just be a sincere believer, he has faith!
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    Apr 07, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    whey2233 saidI get lots of stories from the nurses I work with..i.e. at one hospital some one was hanging I.V.'s at night....

    Get bell rings from the room after the person past away..

    im not as skeptical as I was before...dealing with death makes you open to more possibilities..some pretty wierd sh1t has been happening though ever since I became a nurse bleh
    tot ell you the truth, I think that was one of the things I liekd about emergency medicine.

    I love helping people, and I've got a strange fascination with the other side. I figured by being in a position where people are near death and or dying, you're more susceptible to weird things happening.
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    Apr 07, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
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    Funkapottomous saidNot for the Squeemish; nothing graphic, just details of an unsolved murder; I don't know why it stuck out more than the others.
    http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/police/investigations/coldcases/kelly.htm

    The sentence "The victim came to her death as a result of strangulation and was found with her hands bound behind her back." is wonderful in its passivity. The whole blurb is in passive language, adding insult to a terrible murder.

    As for Ms. Kelley's murder sticking out, it could be her picture, her uncertain (and kind of forced) smile, or the absence of apparent make-up on her face.
    yeah, the passive description of what seemed to be a gruesome murder really wierded me out.


    plus I've driven down that road so many time I can't even count. I can't imagine being the guy that found her.
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    Apr 07, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    whey2233 saidI get lots of stories from the nurses I work with..i.e. at one hospital some one was hanging I.V.'s at night....

    Get bell rings from the room after the person past away..

    im not as skeptical as I was before...dealing with death makes you open to more possibilities..some pretty wierd sh1t has been happening though ever since I became a nurse bleh



    Similar incident happened to one of the patients I talked to during my rotation at Methodist Hospital of Arcadia (CA), she said that the nurse that came in to check on her that evening, turns out, had already been dead for 10 years. she wasn't terrified of the encounter, she said she felt safe.
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    Apr 07, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    Delivis saidI have a very hard time understanding how people find all these ghost hunting shows entertaining. They are all just about a group of people, some of which who think they have psychic powers, running around with equipment they dont understand claiming to have detected ghosts when they read a slight change in temperature or something.

    Complete misunderstanding of intruments, kids pretending to be scientific when they havent a clue what the scientific method is, people pretending to be psychic getting "vibes from the other side", overplayed anecdotes no different than those that UFO abductees and tin foil hat folks will give you...It is all so patently rediculous.


    This is exactly why ghost hunting shows are entertaining: you watch a bunch of idiots (who sincerely believe in ghosts) run around abandoned buildings acting all crazy. You sit back, laugh, and feel superior.

    And you're right. It's ridiculous, truly truly rIdiculous. RIDICULOUS. Ridiculous. R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S.
    (PS, there's no e in ridiculous)