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Lethbridge, T C - Ghost and Ghoul - Poltergeists



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A description of the experience

T C Lethbridge – Ghost and Ghoul

A poltergeist is an invisible force, either without a mind behind it, or a mind so small that its actions appear to be completely irrational. Poltergeists throw material objects about, move considerable weights, produce apports from somewhere else, make noises and even start fires.

The results collected by many observers show that most cases of poltergeist are found in association with some living person who is not quite normal and is often on the verge of becoming adult.

This much has been realized for a long time; but many still think that the mind of the individual concerned is linked with that of some sub-human personality. The force used to handle the objects which are thrown about and so on, has only recently been demonstrated scientifically to exist by Professor J. G. Rhine, of Duke University, North Carolina, in his experiments with dice.

It is known as psychokinesis. But psychokinesis is only a form of a much more widespread force which is known from de la Warr's experiments as resonance. The most ordinary example of resonance, with which many people are familiar, is water-divining.

The source of the experience

Lethbridge, Thomas Charles

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