Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sgt. Janus Replies #6

Armando Rivera asks:

”Upon encountering a spirit of unknown origin, is it more appropriate to withdraw posthaste, or venture to engage the phantom in polite conversation?”

Sgt. Janus replies:

”Firstly, I must state that beyond honesty, politeness is always the best policy. Now, more importantly, young man, I take it from the wording of your question that you feel within you the desire to communicate with spirits yourself – I must warn you that doing so will open you up to all manner of troubles if you are not prepared for such untoward contact. Before diving into a situation where a spirit could potentially be hostile, I would always err on the side of caution and call in a professional first. Granted, yes, you may have met up with a poor soul who wants only the singular solace of human company, but you may also just as easily encountered a vengeful shade whose only goal is to vex the living and extract as much revenge on them as possible from beyond the grave. By taking this all into consideration, I believe you will see that the choice is an easy one: do not go it alone – REJ”


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  1. Glad to hear it, Sean! Thank you!

  2. Hear that, Ghost Adventures?

    (The shenanigans on that show strike me as guaranteed to honk off not only skeptics but true believers: from all reports, ghosts tend in the (super) natural order of things to be troubled individuals, and those guys take great pains to target, and indeed to taunt and harass, the ghosts of people who were violent and/or mentally ill in life. Is poking your fingers in the cage really that bright an idea?

    I also note that the GA crew are big, intimidating, somewhat manic-looking guys any of whom would lend themselves splendidly to the "This house is you!" scenario.)

  3. Yes, I gave up on that show long ago; their "bad" attitude and in-your-face brand of ghost investigating turned me off and drove me away for good.

    I do watch GHOST HUNTERS now and then.