The new kid on the block of paranormal shows, Ghost Stalkers premiered Sunday 10/19. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the showing by good friend and Paranormal Researcher, David Rountree. It was held at the Marley’s Gotham Bar and Grill in Hackettstown NJ and all attendees were in for a real treat. Ghost Stalkers stars actor Chad Lindberg who also starred in The Fast and Furious and October Sky and John E.L Tenney, paranormal expert, author and lecturer who both had near death experiences when they were young. Since then, Chad has possessed a keen awareness and sensitivity to the paranormal, something that becomes all too eerily apparent in this first episode. The show features cutting edge technology developed by David that measures wormholes, usually associated with the occurrence of portals in which paranormal activity occurs. This cutting edge show has downright chilling moments while providing what could be scientific proof of how spirits actually manifest in the physical realm. Chad provided some genuinely scary moments as he attempted to make contact with a negative entity in this first episode filmed at Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana. The crowd at Marley’s was riveted to say the least. Even the bartender, who initially seemed nonchalant, was a little freaked out by the entity’s activity caught by the Ghost Stalkers. Needless to say, I will be tuning in Sundays at 10pm!
It is staggering the number of people who I have read for who have lost a loved one over the past 22 years. The insight I have gained as a medium is secondary to the understanding I have gained about grief and loss. If there is anything that I have learned it’s that everyone grieves differently. And those who are placed in a a position to help such individuals, be it family or friends, must understand this truth. Well intended people may think that they know best when attempting to help a person who has recently lost a loved one. Well intentioned but misguided friends may want to show them a good time or even suggest support groups to help alleviate the grief. But in all honesty, if the individual is not ready to receive the help, it will only further alienate the individual. Never force the person to do something they are not emotionally ready for, no matter how strongly you believe it will help them.
Allow people to grieve in the manner they see fit. Give them their space. Of course if you suspect that the individual is severely depressed or suicidal, then it is best to involve close and trusted family members to help support him or her by suggesting they receive professional help. The passing of time offers it’s own healing. For those who have suffered the loss of a significant person in their lives, time will never fill the void, but it will allow for it to soften the emotional impact of the loss. The best that you can do is support them in whatever manner they will accept. Give them a chance to heal at their own pace and in their own time frame with the love, care and concern of family and friends.