Smoke and fireflies
Type of Spiritual Experience
This is from the combined effect of living in a stone built house and static electricity – a very potent combination. The environnmental influence was psychokinesis
No hauntings, and static was not generated by this thing, this was the static and the static attracted dust – probably the dust from all the building work . It did occur to me that the do-it-yourself building work might have caused some of this, but we will never know
But if it is true that Beryl had out of body experiences, then the static was indeed extremely strong and it shows what static can do if it builds up to a high enough level.
A description of the experience
I will close with one further case, this time in Nether Edge. It involves the Browitt family who had a most unusual haunting over a period during 1985.
David, a decorator, was often doing repair work around the house. His wife Beryl also had an impressive track record of strange experiences, including lucid dreams, where she could control the content, and out-of-body visions, where she floated free of her physical self. …
But the most intriguing phenomenon was a floating amorphous shape, which was seen on a number of occasions, especially in the main bedroom. It resembled smoke or vapour, but seemed to be composed of fine particles that came together into a cloud that was roughly shaped like a person.
This drifted about the room, sparkling like thousands of fireflies, then just as quickly as it had appeared it would vanish.
They soon regarded it as a form of haunting. Beryl usually kept clear when this misty shape appeared but on one occasion saw it too late and had walked through it before she had time to stop.
It did not in any way impede her passage. However, it did give a cold sensation to the exposed skin and left an interesting legacy. It seems to have charged up the atmosphere with static electricity.
The fine hairs on the end of her arm were made to stand up as if they had been energized. And residual electrical problems were caused around the house for a few days - equipment such as TV sets not working properly when she was nearby.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Jenny Randles – Supernatural Pennines