The other day I was given the opportunity to tour a museum storage area. We were having a pleasant look at artifacts when we turned a corner. I got such a wave of anxiety and trepidation, no idea what had caused it. Then I noticed what was in front of me. A green sheet covered a large object. Before our guide uncovered it, I knew what it was.
An electric chair.
All I could feel was an overwhelming anxiousness. Tunnel vision took over my senses to the extent that I didn’t realize I was leaning against another object. All I could think was SOMEONE better cleanse this object before its put on display.
Now, I am not particularly sensitive for energies and spirits and whatnot, despite my strong belief in them. I am admittedly skeptical.
But at the same time,
I’ve had a fair amount of experiences and have had friends and mentors who I trust to be honest that I instinctively know something else is going on. For example, last year my brand new dorm room in which my roommate and I were the first residents hosted a spirit. It made some noise and opened our door once, but mainly left us alone. Liz and I exchanged stories of our “friend” like Pokemon cards with our friends. Eventually, I attempted to commune with the spirit with the help of an experienced friend. He and I came to the conclusion that it was very old and quite harmless and pretty cool with us living there. So through this and other, less intense, experiences, I have learned to be skeptical, but open with the paranormal.
Back to the other day, I was plagued with the experience with this chair. So I asked my Pagan coworker, Mary, about her reaction. She divulged that she felt almost like the energies connected to the chair were taking over. She remained shaken for days.
I want to urge my readers to keep this experience in mind when visiting sites in which spirits and whatnot are known to be present.
(c) Ariadne Woods