Thursday, November 26, 2015

Did It Really Happen?: 5 years old...

Exactly five years ago, this blog site came into being.  I posted my first article as a counter argument to the Echo Flight story.  This article still remains as having the most page views.

Notice I said story rather than incident.  For that is what it truly was, an interesting story that remains as pure folklore.

Since that day five years ago, this blog has seen a steady growth in readership.  A few regulars check in every now and then, but I get a lot of first time page views which contributes to the health and viability of this blog.

I look forward to continuing the blog for the next 5 years.  The subject matter may change, but in the end I'll still ask the question:  "Did it really happen?"

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Feedback from my Halloween Story

My previous post described a memory when I was 6 years of age.  I recall seeing the image or shape of a woman dressed in black standing at or near the doorway of my bedroom. This all coming from my peripheral vision.

Despite my memory of the event being "vivid", I did state that there were logical explanations that could account for the image.  As strange as the image was, I hold that there were plenty of external influences that could have shaped a young boy's imagination.

Back in the early 1960s, television content and programming was rife with such mental vehicles:  Twilight Zone, the Outer Limits and Thriller, just to name a few.  Of course the culture (Cajun) that I grew up in was inundated with supernatural themes, superstitions and folklore so this could have been a catalyst.    

I had originally posted the story on my Facebook page and received some interesting comments.  Especially from my wife:

"Glad you never told me that story....or anyone else....especially in the neuro field you work in. Sorry, I bet wild and vivid imagination, watching TV too much."

And that's why I never told her the story.  Nothing like having your better half weighing in.