Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paranormal Investigator is Looking for Stories on Ghosts that Get Personal

Have you ever heard your name spoken in an empty house? Or a loved one calling to you from another room, only to find no one is in that room – at least no one you can see?

Ryan Straub wants to talk with you.

Straub, founder of the Missouri paranormal group Tir Firnath (which means, “to observe the dead” in Tolkien elvish.), is researching these talking spirits for an upcoming book – and he’s no stranger to spirits that take notice of the living. When a car accident injured a then 16-year-old Straub, it awoke something in him that had, until that point, lain dormant.

“I was hurt really bad,” Straub, now 25, said. “Then I started seeing things, even that night. Spirits.”

As he saw more and more people – dead people – no one around him could see, he set out to find out what he was experiencing.

“That’s what’s sparked my interested in the paranormal,” he said. “I’ve dedicated my life to it. Since then I’ve been indulging myself in research.”

Straub’s group has investigated spots in Idaho, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, and specializes in hauntings. Straub hopes the research for his book will help others who have experienced these talking spirits.

Straub is looking for the following encounters:

- Calls by name: the spirit or ghost calls out the name of the intended victim.

- Calls for help or assistance: the spirit or ghost claims to need some kind of aid.

- Lured by unnatural sensory phenomenon: the ghost or spirit tries to draw victims to them through unnatural means in unlikely places; for example, appearing as a beautiful woman, making noise that attracts people, like playing, screaming or screeching, or smells like cooking or perfume.

- Mimics, impersonates or recreates: the ghost or spirit mimics your voice, impersonates loved ones, recreates conversations, or appears as you or someone you know.

- Calls by control: hypnosis or possession.

- Lures by irrational response: the ghost or spirit causes fear, anger, or an anxiety to make you want to lash out.

Had any of these encounters? Contact Ryan Straub at: tir_firnath@hotmail.com or comment on his blog, http://tirfirnath.blogspot.com/; he wants to hear your story.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Well, naming the group in Tolkien's elvish doesn't give him much in the way of street cred, in the paranormal field.

Plus, all the types of encounters named in the article, are usually NOT human spirit oriented. They are demonic in nature.

So, unfortunately, I'm not going to be buying the book, since it seems very much to be one more Hollywood style event to "demonize" Paranormal Activity.

Ryan Straub said...

Well unfortunately, seeing demons everywhere you look in the paranormal field is well, foolish and seem to be someone who usually lacks training in the paranormal field. Also, Spirit and ghost are to completely different entities. Unfortunately, they are often clumped together. Ghost stem from the material realm, they are the revenants of human existence, their emotions, beliefs, life styles and behaviors. Spirits are any other ephemeral entity whose origins are not rooted in the material realm. Hence, the phrase “human spirit oriented” shows the lack of experience in the paranormal field. Thanks for the feedback though.

Ryan Straub
Tir Firnath Paranormal

cthuluscohort said...

Well, this didn't happen to me but to a friend of mine. He was about 10-12 and he was upstairs in his room just reading and minding his own business. He then heard his mom calling for him downstairs, who usually slept on the couch at that time. He came down stairs to find something that looked like his mother with all of her limbs ripped off and pooling blood all around her, and this thing was urging him to come closer. He didn't though, he ran back upstairs and hid the best he could until morning. He then came downstairs at daybreak and found his mother completely unharmed and had no idea what he was talking about when he told her about it. So, creepy huh?

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Bixyboo said...

Hi Jason. You and I emailed a few months ago about my shadow person experience. Feel free to use it if you wish anywhere (Just let me know where). Bixyboo