In the first half of the program, and after two years of silence, paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren finally revealed details about the groundbreaking experiment he was hired by Warner Brothers to conduct to 'create a ghost.' (Related Images) He was joined in the first hour by Todd Lincoln (Twitter), writer/director of Warner Brothers' new horror movie, The Apparition (Facebook page). Lincoln said his new film is inspired by experiments conducted in the 1970s by researchers who suggested that paranormal events happen because people believe in them. The group created a fictional back story for a man named Phillip and focused on manifesting him solely through the power of the mind, he explained. Strange things occurred which terrified the researchers and the experiment was halted, Lincoln added. In The Apparition a similar experiment summons an inhuman entity that gains its power from belief and fear, he noted.
Warren reported on his own attempt at creating a ghost using a lab setup, pointing out that "this actually worked." Components of the original Phillip experiment were combined with technology that amplified brain waves, he disclosed. The subject was asked to focus on a tiki doll and her thoughts were broadcast through equipment that magnified them into the equivalent of thousands of people thinking the same thing, Warren continued. Eventually, a huge harmonic-type field built up which damaged the equipment and ended the experiment, he recalled. According to Warren, seven days later he began to hear scratching sounds in the walls and saw a distorted human-shaped shadow walk down his staircase. In addition, objects were found inexplicably strewn about, the electrical system in Warren's building melted down, and other tenants claimed to have seen a shadowy being, he said. The implications to understand the nature of ghosts and the relationship between mind and environment are startling, Warren said.
During Open Lines, George offered a 'curse' hotline for people who have been cursed or placed a curse on someone else. Darnell in Detroit, Michigan, claimed to be assaulted daily by shadow beings that have been placed on him and his family by practitioners of voodoo in his neighborhood. Most recently a shadow being walked into his room and jumped into the bed, Darnell recounted. Chris from Toronto told George about the time in high school when he used magic to get even with bullies. Chris said he attempted to project his negative feelings into his assailants and gained some relief from their attacks but was also left with a huge karmic debt to repay. Al in Bristol, Pennsylvania, reported on his own ghostly encounter. According to Al, he heard the noise of pots rattling in the kitchen and turned to look down the hallway in that direction. When he did he saw what appeared to be the figure of a woman run into the hallway and through his daughter's bedroom door.
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