Thursday, September 20, 2012

Medium or Large?



Sophie Winston

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Domestic Diva Mysteries

by Krista Davis



Pumpkins and gold mums have begun to appear at the front doors of the houses on my street. The air has turned crisp and a few leaves are beginning to skitter along the sidewalks.

If you have never been to Old Town, Alexandria, it's sort of Williamsburg-ish in flavor. You can almost feel the presence of previous residents who lived there one or two hundred years ago.

There's a popular TV show right now in which a medium says she might look like a large, but she's really a medium. So I can't help thinking of the medium who came to my house for my niece's birthday party last fall.

We all snickered when she got some things very wrong. For instance, she told us about a woman in a ball gown who recalled a party in my living room in 1860. Except that my ex-husband's Aunt Faye added that room in the 1970's. Whoops!

But some people, including me, think Aunt Faye is the ghost in my kitchen. So I'm not entirely sure that mediums can't speak to the dead. My quite lucid and rational former mother-in-law stops by to talk, not with me, but with her deceased sister, Faye, in my kitchen. Who am I to say they're not actually communicating?

So much that we hear and read about ghosts is scary. But if there are ghosts, surely Casper isn't the only friendly one. Faye has always been a kind presence, well, except when Natasha is in my kitchen. The portrait of Faye over the fireplace always swings to a slant when Natasha comes over.

So what do you think? Are there ghosts? Can mediums speak to them?

14 comments:

  1. I'm keeping an open mind. I know my mother once visited a medium who said she was bang on with many of the things she said. My mother recorded the discussion, but when she went to play the tape, it was completely garbled. Did my mother forget the change the batteries in her recorder, or was the medium sending a message on a different wavelength?

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    1. Ohhh, that's spooky, Sheila. I'm keeping an open mind, too. Some mediums are pretty amazing.

      ~ Krista

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  2. I want to be in your kitchen sometime, Sophie, when Natasha walks in!

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    1. Come on down, Willow! I have a nice guest room all ready for you. Since Natasha barges in on a regular basis, I can almost guarantee you'll be there for it.

      ~ Sophie

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  3. I've had a few "sightings" that make me keep an open mind. Plus my family has passed down a few stories that makes one wonder.

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    1. Sightings? Oh, I want to know more! We've had a few unusual sightings in my family as well.

      ~ Krista

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  4. I saw something when I was a small child I woke up with it standing next to my bed. I put my head under the covers and screamed! I remember it vividly.

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  5. Sophie, I'm pretty sure ghosts exist. Friendly and not so unfriendly. I think one visited me in college. The scary kind. Makes me shiver to remember. Only think because the room got chilly and all sound stopped. Granted, I was taking a nap, so maybe I dreamed it. But I woke up in a cold sweat in a cold room.

    ~Daryl aka Avery

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    1. In college? Like the ghost of a previous student who had died? Scary!

      ~ Sophie

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  6. I just don't know... my rational mind says 'No way!', and my wishful mind says, 'Well, maybe!'. any given day one will win out over the other!

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    1. LOL! That's what I like. A person with a firm conviction! I feel the same way. Sometimes I think it's nonsense, but too many weird things have happened . . .

      ~ Sophie

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    2. I definitely have my own personal ghost who visits now and again.

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    3. Dru, I'm definitely buying you a drink at Malice so I can hear all about it!

      ~ Krista

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  7. No, to both questions. Mediums take advantage of people in their time of grief when they are suggestible and desperate for contact from their missed loved ones. There is no recreatable, retestable, measurable evidence for the existence of ghosts.

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