This was an interesting case in that we gathered next to no “evidence,” whatever evidence we gathered really failed to pass the P101 standard of evidenciary acceptance, and it was in both my opinion and that of the rest of the team that there was no spiritual activity.
So, did I consider my New Year’s Day night and last night wasted time? Not really. My interviews and the correlating interviews from Laura showed that there was something more interesting than ghosts happening, at least more interesting for us as mental health professionals.
Grief. Such a small simple word for such a deep all consuming emotion. I could go on about the stages of grief, but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about the inability to let go due to grief. In my opinion, our client was unable to let go. She was unable to face that her loved one wasn’t coming back. So her mind created a way for him to come back. Her mind created his scent, his sounds, the feeling of his presence. In a sense, her mind created a haunting. And that haunting will remain until she can finally say “goodbye.” Is this unhealthy? Not in the short run. But in the long run, yes, it can become unhealthy. The fact that she called in a paranormal team and expressed an interest in helping the “spirit” move on could mean that she herself is ready to move on. Time will tell.