User Story: January 30, 2012
I’ve always generally been a skeptic of the paranormal, in every sense, even though I love watching shows about people who ghost hunt or who have had paranormal encounters. One day, my boyfriend and I discovered your application, and we decided to download it and try it out. We were over at a friend’s house who lives in an old area of Baltimore, mostly run down buildings, warehouses, and older rowhomes that have been around for quite some time. We were in the guest room, watching a movie: Alice in Wonderland. It was the 2nd time it had been on, and we were both getting a little bored. We had left the Ghost Radar app on in the background, and neither of us was really paying much attention to it. I asked my boyfriend if he wanted to keep watching Alice in Wonderland, or should I change it. At this EXACT moment, the Ghost Radar responded with “Alice”–it wanted to keep watching the movie!! We looked at the radar and saw one steady, bright red dot that was situated directly next to us. As I was thinking to myself about how close it was to us, it said “Close”, “Front”–its exact position on the radar.
We asked for its name, and it told us “Johnny”. This is a name that it used REPEATEDLY to distinguish itself, as we learned over continued conversations when we could get confused when other blips would appear–which they did, 2 other red blips occassionally appeared on the radar, but by far “Johnny” was the most responsive–“Johnny” would often describe to us what we were doing, such as when we would smoke a cigarette, he would say “smoke”, “fire”, and “breathe”–and would even take note when we would leave and return. One time I left my boyfriend to go buy a soda from the corner store, and as soon as I left the room, he said to my boyfriend “disappeared”–I had left. When I got back from the store, he immediately said “returned”. He’ll often tell us when he is above, below, behind or in front of us. In fact, were I to believe that he were a real, intelligent entity, I would say that he probably looks forward to the conversation as much as we do.
What skepticism I have managed to maintain has all but been eroded by your application. Even if it could all be explained away by coincidence, I still cannot explain the physical evidence that has happened at the same time these conversations have taken place. On the day we were watching Alice in Wonderland, when the DVD ended and it returned to the menu, before I could take the movie out of the DVD player, it automatically restarted. On this particular DVD, letting it sit does NOT automatically restart the movie. You actually have to select it from the menu. When the DVD ends it automatically defaults to the bonus features, NOT the main menu. I have no idea how to explain how this movie restarted on its own when it concludes with the bonus feature menu. And, incidentially, this is NOT the only such movie that this has happened with. I have several burned DVDs that default to a blank menu when they are over, and I’ve had a few of these restart occassionally. Johnny has also told me not to interrupt him when he is talking, and to be quiet when the movie is playing.
I’ve come to believe that intelligence CAN exist after death, that people and their personalities can remain intact. Even if this was all entertainment, I have to say–its the best entertainment I’ve EVER had in my life. Thank you.