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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 06:17:22 PM »
well you obviously know. i can tell you're a teaching type that actually encourages learning rather than throwing information around to see what sticks.
i'm at a road block here. can you point me in the right direction?

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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 08:17:46 PM »
Well I do know that the movie "The Eye" based it's design for the Escorts (Who lead ghosts to the afterlife.) on the Shadow People.

According to the movie they're not really grim reapers themselves. I say that because they don't really harvest the souls like a reaper would, but simply guide the soul to the afterlife. Kind of like a collector rather than a reaper, since the person's already dead. Then they make the soul follow them and disappear along with it. Also, they don't like to be seen and get an angry reaction when spotted.

Now we have to know how much of that was right.
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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 08:25:45 PM »
Well I do know that the movie "The Eye" based it's design for the Escorts (Who lead ghosts to the afterlife.) on the Shadow People.

According to the movie they're not really grim reapers themselves. I say that because they don't really harvest the souls like a reaper would, but simply guide the soul to the afterlife. Kind of like a collector rather than a reaper, since the person's already dead. Then they make the soul follow them and disappear along with it. Also, they don't like to be seen and get an angry reaction when spotted.

Now we have to know how much of that was right.

well if that was the case, we'd have no ghosts.

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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2010, 12:44:06 AM »
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, the "escorts", they don't force the spirits to follow them. Some ghosts follow, others just refuse the escort or aren't escorted. (Or they're "waiting" to be escorted) They're the ones that end up being ghosts.

I managed to grasp that from the story because the spirits we see being escorted are often talking with the escort. The ones we see either follow immediately, while others aren't sure, but they're never forced to go on; the escorts are just that, escorts.



But keep in mind that although I said that, it is just a fictional interpretation and could be completely wrong; I only mentioned the film because oni said you weer close to the explanation. Also since you said their duty is the transition into death. It's not my personal opinion; I'm keeping neutral ground for now, just throwing out things I think might help figure it out.
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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 07:12:28 AM »
I was of the opinion Shadows were a type of interdemential Being (sp) who at times were as suprised to see us as we were them. The type of being who was around before people. Mayhap we've acidentially built homes and businesses on or around their doorways so the sightings are becoming more numerious than in past times.

It never occured to me they were escorts. That's an interesting concept. It never occured to me they had any connection to death.

I began the thread because I found them distracting, and possibly that all the activity had a meaning or correspondence to things I was unknowing about. Since my original post I resigned from work. Not due to the spirit activity....it was a long time comming by staying I was beating a dead horse.
The place was very negative long before my employment, despite many folks efforts it remained so....it very probably is meant to be that way.
However it did lead me to this forum so in my experience the Shadows may well have been an escort of kinds. Abet of the Living, and as it turns out in a good way.

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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2010, 09:28:55 AM »
Personally, I like the interdimensional being idea better... Although I did give a bit of info on the possible escort thingy, I've never seen other ghosts, yet have spotted those quite a few times. I'd think that could mean they're not in the same plane of existence as spirits...
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Re: Sudden Influx
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010, 10:51:56 AM »
i'm starting to get a pretty good idea what they might be. and i think they're related to both demons and the sidhe, but they're not negative.