Jan 30, 2012

Paranormal Theories and a Movie on Fort Cochin

Today we had a conversation regarding ghosts. Not everyone believes in ghosts. Some believe they exist and are afraid of them especially in the dark. Some don’t believe in ghosts but still they have this particular fear of ghosts. I don’t know how many of such people would enter a huge desolated and isolated mansion with intermingling and hallucinating labyrinths and all, if it is said to be haunted at least as per the local beliefs. The morbid fear for ghosts is known as Phasmophobia according to the particular branch of Psychology that deals with phobias.

In my distant relationship, there was a Priest who was specialized in the studies regarding the connection of body, spirit and soul. With his knowledge and research in the field of paranormal activities and spirits, he initiated a healing method called ‘Psycho Religious Therapy’ to treat people with mental illness. Because of his ability to cure people, who were supposed to be possessed by ghosts and spirits, he used to be referred to by the nickname, ‘the Ghost Hunting Priest’. Though I hadn’t seen him when he was alive, the image that I got of him from photographs and from my relatives’ references is that of a very old priest with long silky beard and thick black framed spectacles, clad in a white long priestly rob. 

If you along with your friends happened to live in a building which has the reputation of that of a haunted place, how many of you would dare to live there? Suppose, someone had a mysterious and tragic death in one of the rooms of the building, and you and your friends are going to sleep in the same room (of course you are unaware of the bad reputation of the building), would anyone be alive when the next morning breaks out? According to the studies made by the ‘Ghost Hunter’, it is not necessary that any of you have a ghost sighting. Only if the emotional wavelength (I don’t know if my usage of the technical words here are correct. My apologies! But I feel you will get what I am trying to communicate) of the person who died in the room matches with someone who sleeps in that room, some paranormal experiences may happen, only to that person. That means, your friend might experience something queer in the night while you and others having a sound sleep. These all are rumours that I heard; I don’t know to what extend these studies are accurate. According to one of my previous colleague’s description, her friend woke up in the morning in a different room, though they both went to sleep last night in the same room. Yes, sleepwalking is a possible theory that would justify the queer affair in the night, but the next day, they both got scared happening to hear that the building that they slept in during the last night was of a haunted nature.

In Pictures:

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall: Most famous photograph of a ghost clicked by Captain Hubert C provand in 1936. 

My Movie about Fort Cochin

I invite your attention to the fact that this blog was started first in order to flaunt a video which I had created years back about a beach in Thiruvananthapuram. I wonder if I had told you about a wonderful destination located in the suburb of the Cochin city close to the sea. Yes, Fort Cochin! With my new still camera which provides HD video recording facilities, I visited the place during the weekend, and finally edited the visuals into a single video. This has been uploaded in YouTube. You may please watch it and tell me your comments – pluses and minuses. Instead of simply merging the video clippings into one video, I have tried some editing effects and animations, so that it would sync with the background music well. Apart from the usual sights like beaches, and buildings, you can see local boats, Chinese fishing nets, natives and foreign tourists in the video.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Tomz, about ghosts, I would like to say that I do not believe in them but then I don't want to because belief in ghosts is something that is triggered by our minds when we are feeling sensitive to a certain sort of atmosphere. I remember watching a movie where there was a dialogue that said that ghosts derive their strength from our fears. So it is quite possible that some people feel it more than the others. But overall, I am not sure that there is anything called a ghost or a ghost buster...!! About your video, I am not able to see it here as I am in the office where do not have access to youtube. Will comment on it when I get to see it. BTW what happened to the priest? What is his score in ghost hunting?

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    1. Yeah thats true, Ghosts may be a creation of our own fear..I dont also believe in ghosts..But some say (like the priest), after our death some souls linger on the earth, though they do not have the power to do anything ghostly..

      Yeah pls watch it when you have access to youtube..I am curious to know what others think about it..

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  2. Hi Tomz

    Nice video. You are obviously made for a career in film making. It has inspired me to go to Cochin

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    1. Thank you Meera..welcome to my blog..will visit your blog also..

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  3. This post reminded me about my friends who stayed in a house where a person had committed suicide. One guy among them was very scared. The others made him sleep in the same room without telling him that the suicide was committed in that room itself :-)

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    1. I happened to live in many rooms, and every of such rooms had such a suicide story to tell :) and I also used to scare others telling them the same suicide story..

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  4. Very beautiful video. I was thinking about my college days as I did MBA from Cochin and used to visit Fort Cochin almost every weekend and it was one of my favourite place. I enjoyed your post very much.

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    1. Oh u did MBA in Cochin.Yes I rmbr..u told this thing before..Happy to knw that are familiar with many of the places for which I have a fancy..

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  5. Cochin is a beautiful sight-seeing destination for anyone across the world. I have never been to Cochin before or Kerala for that matter, but through your video i could get to know most of the beautiful places about the Fort Cochin and watch some amazing stills you've captured. And that story about ghosts was so thrilling; i am not sure if they really exist in the real world, but i believe ghosts do exists because we exist:)

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    1. Oh u were never to Cochin.. I think If u ever come to Kerala, this is one of the must see destinations..Happy to knw that u like my video..and it is a good theory that ghosts exist because we exist..:)

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  6. You did a wonderful job putting that video together, Tomz. All of the elements were excellent, including the music selections. I especially liked the focus on the different churches shifting to the people.

    As for ghosts? I do think there is a supernatural element to life. It's another dimension existing alongside the one we live in.

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    1. Hello Walk2write,

      Thank tou very much for the nice words..Happy to knw that you liked it..

      Oh so u believe in Ghosts?

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  7. നിലവാരമുള്ള വീഡിയോ..സ്റ്റില്‍ ക്യമറയില്‍ ചെയ്തതാണെന്ന് പറയില്ല. എഡിറ്റിംങ്ങാണ് കൂടുതല്‍ ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടത്. ക്യാമറയുടെ കുറവുകള്‍ എഡിറ്റിംഗ് പരിഹരിച്ചു..അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങള്‍ ടോം...

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    1. Hello Tony,

      Thank you..yeah the editing also was handled by me..

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  8. hii tomz

    i do believe in spirits honestly..this post scared me a bit :P

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    1. Oh u r afraid f ghosts..if you check my blog under the Supernatural tag, you will find more such scary stories..

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  9. Dear Tomz,
    I never met a ghost. What I believe in is "bad energy" of places - that I have experienced once very impressively: couldn't put my foot on a place in an unfamiliar city - later they told me that in the Middle Ages they had burnt witches there (what does that say about me? :-)
    No, really: there are buildings where people have suffered a lot and you can feel that. I prefer the Chinese version: ask about the history of the previous owners before you buy a house or flat. And being cautious I always do a room-clearing with sage when we move into a new house - one never knows :-)

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  10. Who of these poltergeists is responsible that I forgot to write: "Beautiful video, thanks!" ??
    To all ghosts, "listen very carefully - I'll only say it once": Heads will roll! Oh, errrg - how embarrassing, I see -- you have it already under your skeleton arm -- jinn...

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  11. I don't believe in ghosts, and don't fear one. So can't comment on it. Did see your movie and its well done. (have a left a comment on Youtube too)

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