Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rosemary Ellen Guiley's Strange Dimensions (June 2013)

You might be wondering why I'm posting about somebody else's newsletter. Well, I'm in the newsletter!! All of you guys absolutely HAVE to check this out! Rosemary was nice enough to put one of my most recent questions to her in her monthly newsletter! It's under the question "Is the touch of a ghost harmful?" Rosemary has given me permission to reprint the section of the newsletter in question. Enjoy!


Q: Does the touch of a ghost have any detrimental or otherwise dangerous effects on the human body? I am reminded of the Tyrone ghost story, in which Lady Beresford encounters the ghost of her deceased foster brother. When she asks the spirit to prove that he is indeed a ghost, he lays a finger on her wrist, and I quote, “In an instant the sinews shrank up, every nerve withdrew.” What do you think? Kyle Germann
A: Spirit touches vary in effects. Many people go on ghost hunts and walks and feel invisible hands touch their hair, arm, clothing, and so on, and suffer no ill effects. In other cases, there are negative after effects. In some cases, human hands go right through ghosts and discarnate entities, and later the people feel ill or exhausted. In many cases, people feel an immediate cold sensation. Investigators of negative hauntings have reported wounding as a result of entity or ghost contact, such as bruises, and scratches and cuts that bleed a little. One possibility is that a ghost or entity touch brings the body into contact with an unknown energy (perhaps electromagnetic in nature) that has a detrimental effect on the human form.
The Lady Beresford story is a famous ghost tale from Ireland involving historical people. When the ghost of the foster brother, Lord Tyrone, appears, Lady Beresford asks to be touched as proof, but he warns her that the touch of a mortal by a spirit will cause irreparable damage. She insists, and he touches her wrist, which goes immediately cold as marble, and, as the quote above tells, her sinews shrink and there is nerve damage. Lord Tyone also warns her that no living person must see the wound, so she covers it with a black ribbon.

The newsletter may be found at Rosemary E. Guiley's Strange Dimensions (June 2013).

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