In my last post I explored the possibility that some ghostly apparitions are the result of a recording, impressed into the fabric of a building by the energy field of a distressed human being. Of course they had every right to be distressed as is evidenced by the fact they’re now deceased. The idea came to me as a result of an anomalous recording on some studio equipment. As is often the case though, further research revealed that I wasn’t the first by any means to toy with this idea. In fact, it’s known to parapsychologists and paranormal investigators as the stone tape theory, named after a television play on the subject.
I would, however, like to take it a little further. The stone tape theory holds that these phenomena are non interactive recordings, devoid of consciousness or intelligence. Just like images recorded on a DVD where neither Brad Pitt nor Angelina Joley actually spring to life in your lounge. All you actually see or witness are lifeless moving pictures. So solid media, whether stone, magnetic tape or laser imprinted disk cannot retain a conscious being, merely a representation of them. But what about water?
Again, the possibility of water being the medium, if you’ll pardon the pun, in which these strange visitors are recorded has been explored by specialists in the paranormal, and it’s easy to see why. However, what if it records much more than an impression? Water does indeed seem to have a unique ability among seemingly homogenous substances to retain information. It seems in many instances to have a memory. Homeopathy is entirely dependent on this quality. In this field another substance, known to have therapeutic properties, is diluted again and again, often due to it’s associated toxicity, until the concentration falls to zero. There is only water left and yet therapeutic effects are observed. As though the water has retained a memory of the substance it was once mixed with.
The validity of homeopathy has certainly been a matter for controversy, but in the 1980’s a highly respected French immunologist, Professor Jacques Benveniste, accidentally gave a real boost to it’s credibility in an experiment that went wrong. Specialising in allergies, Benveniste was testing the responses of blood cells involved in allergic reactions , basophiles, to the presence of highly diluted allergens. The mistake that happened with one of these experiments led to one of the solutions being so dilute that it was, in effect, plain water that had once contained traces of the allergen. In spite of the error, there was a strong reaction in the basophiles. Water does indeed, seem to have a memory.
Not only does water remember and record, it reacts to and even amplifies aspects of the human energy field. Researchers at the Heartmath Research Centre in America have developed equipment that can detect and measure this effect. They have found that a glass of water placed several feet away from a human subject not only replicates within itself, but amplifies the electrical impulse of the heart beat.
The work of Masaru Imoto, in which human emotions and thought forms directed at water samples changed the shape of the ice crystals that formed when the samples were frozen, is another example of the ability of water not only to retain impressions of people, but to somehow replicate aspects of human functioning within it’s memory. Benveniste’s samples didn’t just seem to be like the allergens they were exposed to, they behaved like them. The water used at the Heartmath Research Centre wasn’t just affected by a heart beat, on an electro magnetic level it had a heart beat.
Could it therefore be possible that water, exposed to a sufficiently powerful burst of energy from a traumatised individual, or one determined enough to stick around, might not merely record an impression of them, but might come to hold the essence of them. A functioning, interactive, intelligent consciousness.
I concluded my previous post by suggesting that stone recordings might explain one type of repetitive apparition and that the more lucid types may have a different cause and anatomy, but what if it is all a matter of degrees? A matter of just how much of a being is replicated. In theory, might it not be possible for all of the energy that it took for a person to be fully sentient to be transferred, in it’s original form, to the water content of any material, such as stone, wood or soil? If emotions can be retained in water, if a heart beat can be replicated in a glass, why not the living energy of an entire individual? This would be no lifeless recording but a fully conscious, fully aware, entity. This would be a ghost.