3. Have you ever seen
anything that could not be explained by science and logic?
4. Have you ever felt you
were being watched when you were alone?
5. Have you ever had a
vision or a dream that came true?
6. Have you ever had a
successful session with a Ouija Board?
7. Do you have an open
mind about the supernatural?
8. Would you refuse to
spend the night in a "haunted” house?
9. Do you meditate?
10. Have you retained the
childlike ability, simply to "accept” new experiences without distorting
11. Are you more likely
to make decisions using your "gut feeling” than your "thinking logic?”
12. Have you ever been
told that psychic ability runs in your family?
13. Do you wear black 90%
(or more) of the time?
Scoring your test:
Give yourself one point
for each "yes” answer. As for question "13,” I was just kidding. I wear
black much of the time…but then, now that I think about it, there was that
time I was alone in my 100 year-old farmhouse, and I heard… Perhaps, I
will share that in the next book.
Scores 1 – 4
Your psychic ability has
not been fully developed. Perhaps, your personality is rational and
pragmatic and you prefer to see "phenomena” that can be explained by
logic. However, if you are interested in improving you psychic ability you
can practice meditation and open yourself up to new experiences. There are
on-line sites that offer information about and guidance in the fascinating
world of the supernatural, which has a virtual Ouija Board. Werner
Heisenberg (Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science)
wrote, "… many new elementary particles may be created from the available
energy and the old particles may have disappeared…” In other words,
something dies and something new is created from its residual energy.
Makes sense to me. Is this a possible explanation for the presence of
ghosts…if, indeed, they exist? See, logic and reason…
Scores 5 – 8
You are coming along
quite nicely. Your score indicates that you are open to unique experiences
and you esteem an open, inquisitive mind. You may have experienced the
supernatural. Perhaps, you would like to enhance this area of your
personality by learning more about spirits. Here are several fascinating
Scores 9 – 12
It is certainly possible
that you have psychic ability. Your score is very encouraging. You, as
well as the last group, may have experienced the supernatural. It would be
a pity if you did not learn more about this enthralling subject and about
your innate ability. Look at the sites listed and perhaps take a ghost
tour, plan a vacation to spots that are rumored to be haunted and read
some scholarly books on the paranormal. Good ghost hunting!
Our Guest Experts
Dr. David Oester, of the
International Ghost Hunters Society was kind enough to provide this
information (personal e-mail) on key character traits for a ghost hunter.
"It has been our experience over the last combined 28 years of ghost
research that the people who have experiences with ghosts are those with
an open mind and those with a closed mind, as in total skeptic, fail to
have any experiences. It is okay to be skeptical, but a skeptic's mind is
closed to anything paranormal. An open mind is the only characteristic
that we have discovered. We had have over 4 million visitors to our site
and all of them with experiences if married, and their spouse is closed
minded will not have any experiences with the paranormal. This open
mindedness spans race, color, creed or sexual orientation and equally so,
those that are closed minded are closed to any kind of paranormal
Wendy Haver, a Spiritual
Counselor, from Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, was kind
enough to provide more insight (personal e-mail) into the personality of
"Many seem to be more open to having such experiences occur. Not that they
believe in ghosts necessarily, but will admit to it being a possibility.
Education level does not seem to be a factor, but intelligence might be.
Those of an average or slightly less than average intelligence seem not to
report as much activity as those of a higher intelligence or those of a
significantly altered intelligence such as mental retardation (higher
functioning so as to be able to report events)
Age may not be a factor but the environment in which they were raised does
seem to factor. This has changed over time and so it will skew any age
One must take into consideration those who have had experiences vs. those
who are willing to report their experiences. There are many who will not
openly admit to such things. Therefore, you could say that being willing
to talk about this sets them apart.”
When you have eliminated
all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however
improbable, must be the
truth. …Sir Arthur Conan Doyle